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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...
Tuff Village and Viste Manor tenants are (from left) Delores Halverson, Ethel Ossefoort, Shirley Honken, Lorene Heller, Donna Sjaarda, E. Tootie Johns, (middle) Florence Knobloch, Ralph Hansen, (back) Administrator Eli Ripley, Leona Moser, Judy Binford, Jacky Reverts, Lois Nelson, John Bosch, John Kuiken, Allan Boysen, Jerry Thorin and director of nurses Mary Lemke. Not pictured are Dora Steffen and Arlene Franchuk.
National Assisted Living Week is Sept. 8-14 with the theme, “A Spark of Creativity” to inspire residents and staff to be creative through the arts or other means. Tenants and their families, staff, volunteers and local communities recognize the role of assisted living in caring for seniors and...
A Magnolia woman lost her life in single vehicle rollover Tuesday morning, Sept. 3, near Kanaranzi. According to information from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, the report came in at 8:17 a.m. of a vehicle crash on 190th Ave. and 21st St, which is near the curves south of Kanaranzi. Ana Little,...
Jill Arp and her daughter, Jaelyn, take in the sights and sounds of the airport Saturday morning during the annual fly-in and drive-in pancake breakfast.
About 400 people attended the fly-in and drive-in pancake breakfast Saturday morning at Quentin Aanenson Field Luverne Municipal Airport. Jerry Aanenson traveled to Luverne from Maryland to take in the event and to honor his dad, the late Quentin Aanenson, a World War II fighter pilot and Luverne...
The new band room construction is about 85 percent complete. The space used to be a portion of the former middle-high school theater.
Classes for Luverne Public Schools are a few weeks away, and school officials have developed contingency plans as if none of the new classrooms are ready. School begins Sept. 16. Currently the remodeling of the seven classrooms on the second floor of the west wing remains unfinished along with the...

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