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Rock County Library director Calla Jarvie (far right) reads questions during Thursday night’s monthly library Trivia Night at the Take 16 Brewing events center. May 2 marked the one-year anniversary for the library’s outreach program.
A year after debuting Trivia Night at Take 16 Brewing in Luverne, Rock County Library director Calla Jarvie isn’t surprised at the event’s success. “But I am so pleased,” she said. “This outreach has done wonders for patronage.” Jarvie took over as director in February 2018 after working with the...
At the DX Amaze dance competition in Minneapolis on March 23 the Spotlight Dance routine "Egyptian" won the Judges Choice Award and Platinum for Acro Dance (acrobatics) and choreography. The trio dancers are Meghan Witte (bottom) Mary Opitz and Vivian Brockberg.
Ten local Spotlight Dance groups attended the Triple S Dance Competition in Sioux Falls on March 10, and some of the same dancers also attended the DX Amaze Competition in Minneapolis on March 23. In Sioux Falls the dancers competed in categories such as jazz, lyrical, ballet, musical theatre, open...
The Luverne School Board will meet in special session Thursday, May 9, to discuss adding an elementary teacher and a middle school-high school administrator. Elementary principal Stacy Gillette and middle-high school principal Ryan Johnson outlined their requests at the April 25 school board...
There is movement afoot to pair Luverne with an international “sister city,” and now organizers are seeking local input to choose a global partner. “We’re reaching out to the community if you have a relationship with a city or an interest in a location,” said Luverne Area Chamber Director Jane...
The public is invited to the first Southwest MN CEO Trade Show May 15 at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. The event begins with a 5 p.m. social hour followed by the trade show from 6 to 8 p.m. The tradeshow features 16 students from Luverne, Hills-Beaver Creek, Pipestone, Adrian, Southwestern...
Luverne’s Complete Count Committee members have been meeting monthly to support local efforts toward a complete count in the 2020 census. The city of Luverne established a Complete Count Committee (CCC) earlier this year to make sure all of the city’s residents are counted. Mayor Pat Baustian...
Seventh- and eighth-graders sang numbers from the movie, “Grease.” Ninth- and 10th-grade girls choir sang, “I have a Dream,” “Thank you for the Music” and Dancing Queen.”
The Luverne Middle School and High School choirs performed their annual pops concert Friday, May 18, in the Luverne Elementary School gym under the direction of Seana Graber. Students wore fashion appropriate for the different eras and movies featured in their performances.
After adjusting for inflation, Minnesota farms earned the lowest median farm income in the past 23 years of data tracked by the University of Minnesota. In 2018 the reported median net income was $26,055, down 8 percent from the previous year. Farmers in the lowest 20 percent reported losing nearly...
Assistant park manager Tom Sawtelle fills up his drinking glass at Blue Mounds State Park’s campground faucet. Water service to the park has been restored and has been deemed safe after testing last week. E.Coli bacteria had contaminated the park’s well in 2014, leaving the park without a safe drinking water source since then.
For the first time in five years, campers and visitors at the Blue Mounds State Park can drink and bathe in the park’s tap water. “We’re open for showers,” said Blue Mounds State Park manager Chris Ingebretsen Friday. “Our samples came back clean yesterday, so we’re ready to go.” For loyal campers...

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