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Representatives from the city of Luverne, Rock County and the Luverne Chamber of Commerce’s Convention and Visitors Bureau paddle down the Rock River on Tuesday, June 30, to identify possible entrance and exit points for a proposed canoe and kayaking trail.
Smiles were prevalent on everyone’s faces as they exited their canoes, kayaks and small boats from the Rock River Tuesday morning, June 30. The group had just spent a little more than three hours on the water. “It’s really relaxing … letting the river carry you along,” said Luverne City...
Luverne’s 53rd Annual Hot Dog Nite will be Thursday, July 16, on Main Street. The event will feature a beer garden at Sterling’s Café, live music, wiener dog races, wiener dog beauty contest and much more. “Visit Luverne businesses and enjoy some of the over 10,000 free hot dogs and beverages given...
Local emergency crews respond to the motorcycle-vs.-dog crash that temporarily closed both lanes of Highway 75 near the airport south of Luverne Monday afternoon.
A pair of motorcyclists suffered nonlife-threatening injuries Monday after their Harley Davidson collided with a dog on Highway 75 south of Luverne near the airport. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 56-year-old Larry Neal and his passenger, 72-year-old Madaline Neal, both of Ormond Beach,...
Former Hills resident Al Berdahl is a three-time tissue recipient, so his job with the South Dakota Lions Eye and Tissue Bank comes easily. He’s an outreach coordinator and takes the message of organ and tissue donationt to area driver’s education classes. He’s pictured in Luverne on Wednesday, June 24.
Former Hills resident Al Berdahl is a three-time tissue recipient, so his job with the South Dakota Lions Eye and Tissue Bank comes easily. “I’m a walking poster board,” he admitted Wednesday after speaking to a driver’s education class in Luverne High School. “I talk about it to anyone who will...
Chamber Board President Mike Smith (left) presents Curt Bloemendaal (center) with this plaque for being named “Outstanding Chamber Member.” W.R. Berkley is pictured at right.
William R. Berkley of Berkley Corporation traveled from the East Coast to attend a recognition event for Curt Bloemendaal Wednesday, June 24, at Sterling's Cafe and Grille. Bloemendaal was named Luverne’s Outstanding Chamber Member of the Year for his leadership role in local business and for his...
Water bubbles up through the sidewalk and through cracks in the pavement on East Main Street Wednesday morning after a six-foot lateral split of an underground water main. The ordeal prompted the closure of that block for that day, and partially closed it for later that week and Monday morning as pavement was repaired.
It’s been a rough week for the city of Luverne’s Water and Wastewater Department. On Wednesday, June 24, motorists and pedestrians noticed water bubbling up through the sidewalks and cracks in the pavement on East Main Street near Loopy’s. An 8-inch main had split open six to seven feet, sending...
Luverne High School yearbooks captured a fresh-faced Gary Fisher as the new high school principal in 1992 pictured with Middle School Principal Jim Harner (left) and Superintendent Norm Miller (center.)
Amid packed boxes and empty shelves in his office, retiring Luverne Superintendent Gary Fisher joked last week that he should write a book. “Let Me Tell You A Story” would be its title, taken from the phrase the 64-year-old often used to preface lessons learned during his 40 years in public...
The Old Limo takes its place behind the Arthur Moeller American Legion Post 478 color guard at a recent Jubilee Days parade in Hardwick.
Hardwick kicked off its annual summer celebration last weekend with softball games, a community meal and its annual parade. This year’s parade, however, was missing one of its usual parade entrants. On Saturday, June 27, instead of being washed and polished for a drive down Hardwick’s Main Street,...

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