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With waterways across the state clearing of ice, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anxious boaters that wearing a life jacket is a critical safety necessity during the spring “cold water” season. While boaters should always wear a life jacket no matter the water temperature or...
Performing “I’m a Little Teapot” are Discovery Time students (from left) Bryce Johnson, Brielle Churchill, Dominic Kellen and Avonelle Woods.
Fifty-seven students in teacher Debbie Mitchell’s Discovery Time Preschool classes donned capes Friday for their graduation ceremony through the Luverne Community Education program. The 3- to 5-year-olds presented a musical program as part of the ceremonies during which they demonstrated the “...
The Easter egg hunt at Luverne Area Aquatics and Fitness may become an annual activity, based on the enthusiasm generated by the first egg hunt Friday afternoon. “We wanted to find something different to do for the kids during the break,” said pool manager Sam Honerman. Schools were not in session...
Saturday night, when Luverne High School conducts its annual prom, one student’s flowing gown will represent the accomplishment of a personal goal and the guarantee of a one-of-a-kind dress. Lilli Donohue spent the past several months practicing before designing and sewing her own prom dress. “I...
George Bonnema updated Luverne City Council members at their April 16 meeting about plans for a new building for Generations (formerly Rock County Senior Citizens). The group originally planned to preserve the newer portion of the senior building (the kitchen and dining room) and replace the south...
A bike trail in memory of Chris Ashby received support last week from Rock County Commissioners. Gene and Barb Ashby of rural Luverne outlined their proposal April 16 during the commissioners’ regular meeting. Commissioners voted 4-0 to allow staff to engineer and research possible funding sources...
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Doreen Rollag has been a musician her entire life. She’s been singing with the Sweet Adelines for 46 years, and she’s been the organist for 60 years at Palisade Lutheran Church in western Rock County. When she began losing vision in her left eye two years ago, she feared her music contributions...
Rock County is rich in aggregate materials, and county officials want to know where these resources are located and how to best manage the finite resource. Commissioners adopted a resolution April 16 to work with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to map the sand and gravel potential...
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Luverne native Bill Keitel introduced his Silent Oak Society at the Chamber After Hours event in the Brandenburg Gallery Monday on Earth Day. “My grandfather didn’t want people to bring flowers to his funeral; instead, he asked them to plant a tree,” Keitel said. “And so began my obsession with...
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Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums has awarded Geraldine Pedersen with the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award for her 40 years of service to the Jasper Historical Society. She was honored at an April 25 reception at Treasure Island Resort and Casino near Red Wing where the organization...

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