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For the second year in a row, Luverne’s tax levy could increase by more than 9 percent, according to action at the Sept. 8 City Council meeting. Council members set the proposed 2021 tax levy at $2,298,720, which represents a 9.67 percent increase ($202,596 more than the current levy). The levy...
The Luverne School Board unanimously approved two-year contracts with the district custodians and the district paraprofessionals at a special meeting Thursday night, Sept. 10. Both contracts are effective from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022. Salary increase percentages are consistent with...
Direct Support Professionals are (front, from left) Erika Camarillo, Krista Kurtz, Pam Tieszen, Jenna Coffman, (back) Tessa Shuler, Christina Hacker and Markie Taubert.
Rock County Opportunities in Luverne and the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR) are supporting Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week this week, Sept. 13 to 19. The goal is to recognize the accomplishments and contributions made by direct support...
Rock County 4-H member Whitney Elbers received a $1,000 scholarship on Sept. 7 during the virtual 4-H Auction Scholarship Awards Program. The Minnesota State Fair and the 41st annual Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association Purple Ribbon 4-H Auction were canceled due to the pandemic. However, the 4...
Aug. 24      Worthington (H)      6-1 (W) Aug. 27      at Pipestone            6-1 (W) Aug. 31      Pipestone (H)         7-0 (W) Sept. 3       at Worthington        6-1 (W) Sept. 10     at Marshall              5-2 (W) Sept. 12     at St. James             2-5 (L) Sept. 14     Marshall (H...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new annual survey of farmers, ranchers and private forestland owners. The survey will help USDA understand what it is doing well and where improvements are needed, specifically at the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation...
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Joe Martin reminds producers that Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs) are available to help producers through periods of low market prices. MALs and LDPs provide financing...
Luverne High School senior football players pose on Cardinal Field Friday, Sept. 4, which would have been their opening game in Worthington. Instead, the team will have twelve practices in September and hope to play a shortened season in the spring due to current pandemic restrictions. Pictured are (from left) LaShad Smith, Ethan Teunissen, Riley Cowell, Carleton Oftedahl, Bailey Cowell, Cade Wenninger, Ethan Beyer, Peter Baustian, Justin Dohlmann and Zach Ahrendt. Missing are Hunter Baker, Camron Kopp, Jay
Friday nights aren’t quite the same this fall in Rock County and throughout Minnesota, due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic In early August, the Minnesota State High School League’s (MSHSL) governing board voted to delay the high school football and volleyball seasons until Spring 2021. ...
Luverne Public Schools started in-person classes Tuesday, the first time since the coronavirus pandemic switched instruction to distance learning from home in March. All students and staff must wear masks in school as well as on the buses until COVID-19 positive tests decline in the county.
Transportation director Brad Goembel wanted Tuesday’s first day of school to be as close to business as usual as possible for Luverne students. As usual, on the weekend before the start of school, each of the district’s 17 drivers phoned families on their routes. They inquired about which children...
A former hatchery barn is now repurposed as a potting shed at Carol Ceynowa’s Crow’s Nest Farm in rural Luverne.
Local artists are celebrating their annual Holiday Art Tour with an outdoor format and earlier date this year to accommodate pandemic social distancing. The 2020 Art Walk will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Crow’s Nest Farm, located at 1074 161st St. Luverne. Outdoor booths will...

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