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Nearly 90 people participated in the poverty simulation at Grand Prairie Events Wednesday morning where #Luv1LuvAll hosted United Community Action Partnership, Willmar, to set up a “Realville” community.
Nearly 90 people received name cards Tuesday morning when they came through the doors of Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. The cards carried names of real life families living in poverty, and local participants spent an hour walking in their shoes during a poverty simulation hosted by #Luv1LuvAll....
Hospice Community Advisory Board members include (from left) Keith Elbers, Meg Nelson, Becky Ranschau, Jill Wolf, Diana Schwartz, Curt Bloemendaal, (back) Tammy Moeller, Helen Saum, Lois Leuthold, Phil Gorter, Karen Van Essen, Alice Hansen and Greg Spath. Not pictured are Judy Fenske, Deb Kroon, Laura Loosbrock and Tammy Loosbrock
Nearly 400 people attended the 25th Annual Hospice Charity Banquet and Auction Saturday, April 13, in Grand Prairie Events. According to volunteer coordinator Helen Saum, the event raised nearly $92,000, all of which stays in the community to support the Hospice program and The Cottage in the...
Macie Edstrom’s Doodle for Google shows her desire to be a teacher when she grows up.
Every day a different doodle is featured on the home page of the internet search engine Google.com incorporating the letters G-O-O-G-L-E. Thanks to the company’s annual “Doodles for Google” contest, a Luverne student could have his or her doodle selected for display on the company’s next home page...
The top three writers in the Rotary Club’s Four Way Test Essay Contest are (from left) Tiana Frankenstein (second place - $50 prize), Emma Nath (third place - $25 prize) and Marin Oakes (first place - $75 prize). The writers read their essays aloud at the April 16 meeting of the Luverne Rotary Club in the Pizza Ranch.
Local sixth-graders recently delved into matters of truth, fairness, goodwill and team benefits through the Luverne Rotary Club’s Four-Way Test.  The Four-Way Test is the ethical code that Rotarians live by, challenging them to ask four simple questions: •Is it the truth? •Is it fair to all...
Luverne Public Schools will count April 11 as a student contact day even though a blizzard kept students and staff at home. Board members decided at their April 25 meeting not to make up the missed day of classes, choosing to seek state relief instead. “I think it is in the school district’s best...
Seven Rock County townships have signed contracts with the city of Luverne for emergency services through the Luverne Fire Department, and Luverne City Council members approved them at their April 23 meeting. The contracts cover the townships of Luverne, Magnolia, Kanaranzi, Clinton, Mound, Vienna...
Rock County Senior Citizens are now known as “Generations” in order to reflect a broader interest of members and lifestyles. Lutheran Social Services, which provides the senior meals in the Luverne dining site, is also updating its name and image to reflect the changing needs of residents it serves...
Local emergency responders were called to the scene of this crash on I-90 in the eastbound lane just east of Luverne Wednesday morning, April 24. The report came in as a car-vs.-semitrailer collision due to the driver of the car suffering a seizure. The Minnesota State Patrol handled the incident,...
Pictured are (from left) Luverne Lion Bill Martin, Luverne Lions Diabetic Camp Scholarship recipient Emma Deutsch and her mother, Sara Deutsch, and Luverne Lions Club President Gordon Mulder.
Each year the Luverne Lions Club provides scholarship funds for summer Lions Diabetes Camp to local children. This year Emma Deutsch, daughter of Sara Deutsch, was selected to attend Camp Gilbert in Waubay, South Dakota. Camp Gilbert provides educational sessions on nutrition, exercise and...
A significant amount of seed planted this year will have been treated with one or more fungicide, insecticide, nematicide or biological seed treatments.  The following are some key precautions and reminders to follow when working with treated seed to help prevent pesticide exposure to handlers, non...

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