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Luverne’s Hot Dog Night is becoming a weekend occasion with several big events planned around the original draw of 15,000 free hotdogs served by merchants. “That’s really been the goal of everyone I’ve talked to is to have a whole weekend of Hot Dog Night, so that families can spend that time and...
The Luverne School Board gave Superintendent Craig Oftedahl three distinguished rankings and one satisfactory ranking on a recent evaluation. “The board feels Mr. Oftedahl continues to do an exemplary job of leading the district through the building project and implementing the CEO program,” board...
Luverne School Board members approved a 3.5-percent salary increase for supervisory and exempt employees at their Thursday, June 28, meeting. Those salaries, effective for 2018-19 are as follows: •Business manager Marlene Mann, $78,242. •Technology coordinator Wade Hiller, $71,644. •Administrative...
Chandler Feed Co. officially became the new owners of the Hardwick grain elevator as of Monday, July 2. Chandler Feed CEO Derek Krosschell confirmed the purchase of the grain storage facility from Mouw’s Feed and Grain Inc., Hardwick, along with Mouw’s Leota feed mill and grain storage location. “...
“Road Under Water” signs were erected throughout Rock County Wednesday night, June 20, through Thursday morning, June 21, including County Road 8 between Luverne and Kenneth as the area was deluged with several inches of rain.
Rock County Commissioners met in an emergency session Friday afternoon to declare a state of emergency for Rock County from the June 20 excessive rain event. County administrator and emergency management director Kyle Oldre estimates the county suffered about $25,000 in damages to public...
Rock the Edge ecumenical youth group recruited dozens of volunteer teenagers and adult supervisors for a “Service Over Self” mission week this week in Rock County. More than 50 teens divided into adult-supervised work teams to tackle 47 community projects ranging from painting and yard work to home...
Parade marshals Tony and Sadie Van Grootheest (far right) pose with four of their 15 grandchildren (from left) Leah Kruse, Karly Kruse, McKayla Van Grootheest and McKenzie Van Grootheest before the start of the parade.
A picture-perfect evening greeted parade-goers Saturday night at the Hardwick Community Club’s Jubilee Days. The 30-unit parade was kicked off with Rick Wenzel piloting a spray plane over Main Street.
After 35 years in elementary education, fifth-grade teacher Wendy Bosshart retired from teaching at Luverne Public Schools
Fun and enjoyable describe Wendy Bosshart’s focus in the classroom for the past 34 years, and now, as she settles into retirement, the words also describe the next chapter in her life. Since 1984 Bosshart has taught fifth grade at Luverne Elementary, an age group that has its instructional...
Learning at Luverne Public Schools hasn’t stopped for the summer as various classes for children and adults are offered through the school’s community education program. For three days last week students in grades 1 through 5 attended “Make-a-Mess Science” class to brush up on or possibly better...
The Rock County Land Management Office was flooded with calls Monday about flooded livestock manure pits. “Livestock pits are overflowing, and farmers are asking what they can do about it,” said Doug Bos, assistant Land Management Office director. “We’re telling them to do the best they can to...

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