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James Jarvie (far right) is the new band instructor at Luverne High School. On Friday he counts as students maneuver through this year’s field competition selection called “iBand.”
Luverne High School band director James Jarvie traveled between three classrooms Friday as he prepared 59 students for the upcoming marching band season. Jarvie began his duties this summer, as the district remodels its auditorium into new band and choir suites and the existing rooms were...
Luverne’s 1958 wastewater treatment plant is under construction for a $14.3 million upgrade, and on Aug. 27, the city sold bonds to pay for it. The plant project was divided into two major parts, Phase 2 and Phase 3 (Phase 1 has been completed in the past few years). Phase 2 improvements will...
Aiden Meyeraan
The Luverne Optimist Club Fishing Derby Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Minnesota Veterans Home pond attracted more than 40 participants along with their parents and chaperones for prizes, raffles and hot dogs and, of course, fish. Winners this year included Ty Klingenberg for largest fish, a 10 1/2-inch...
The League of Minnesota Cities has recognized 34 state lawmakers, including Sen. Bill Weber, Luverne, as 2019 Legislators of Distinction. Chosen legislators are honored for specific actions that aided efforts of Minnesota cities during the past year’s legislative session. Legislators of Distinction...
As of Aug. 28, the Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca reports growing degree units (GDUs) since May 1 are 5 percent less than normal.  The Southwest Research and Outreach Center in Lamberton reports GDUs are behind as well, running 5.8 percent behind the long-term average as of Aug. 26...
The Luverne Area Community Foundation recently announced its Spring 2019 Grant Awards in the amount of $62,840. Grants awarded in the health care category are: •#Luv1LuvAll $1,955 for dental health. •Luverne BackPack Program $2,500 for K-12 weekend food supplies. •L.I.F.T. and Farmers Market $1,000...
Matthew Stensland-Bos performs at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair talent contest.
Matthew Stensland-Bos, Luverne, represented Rock County in the 2019 Minnesota State Fair County Talent Contest last weekend on Baldwin Park Stage in St. Paul on the fairgrounds. The vocal and baritone ukulele performance of his original ballad, “The Living Verbs,” earned him the top place in Sunday...
Open houses Marian Schneekloth is retiring after 35 years of providing day care for local families. A retirement open house will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at her home at 605 N. Freeman Avenue in Luverne.  
Two Luverne residents died in a one-vehicle crash this morning, according to the Rock County Sheriff’s Office. Myron Waddington, 39, and Jennifer Cattnach, 41, were riding in a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu on County Road 7, two-and-one-half miles west of Hardwick near 120th Avenue, when the crash occurred...
Concrete Creations, Luverne, has been repairing sidewalks on Main Street following work on sunken electrical vaults near light poles. The city repaired 16 of these “toe trippers” — sidewalk depressions — as part of ongoing monitoring of sidewalk safety. According to Public Works supervisor John...

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