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Gevo Inc. and Butamax Advanced Biofuels have agreed to share patents and licensure on bio-based isobutanol, ending years of litigation between the two companies. The agreement, which creates a new development relationship between the two companies, means that isobutanol production will increase at...
Sealcoating work on Highway 75 started Friday on the north end of Luverne. Workers are pictured here near the hospital making their way south.
The paving on Highway 75 in Luverne is wrapping up this week and the detour removed as the project nears completion. After a stretch of rainy days last week, however, road resurfacing did not get done in time to get the lanes restriped from four lanes to three before school started Monday. The lane...
Lisa Fischer of Missouri River Energy presents a check for $43,712 to Luverne Superintendent Craig Oftedahl (far left) and Luverne School Board Chair Dave Riphagen (far right) during the July 28 Luverne City Council meeting in Luverne City Hall. Also pictured is Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian (second...
An estimated 375 people attended Saturday’s annual Rock River Beer Fest in Luverne. The event, staged this year at the Blue Mound Ice Arena, attracted more than 30 vendors, including Luverne’s Take 16 Brewery, who shared more than 100 different profiles of craft beers. Beer Fest also featured live...
Luverne Public School’s business manager, Marlene Mann (third from right), gives a tour of the middle/high school media center Thursday night, Aug. 13. New lights and carpet were installed in the media center and asbestos was removed. The media center was one of several areas in the high school that benefited from this summer’s $494,000 in renovations.
Portions of the Luverne Middle/High School are a little brighter as a $494,000 summer renovation project is finished. School board members toured the progress Thursday night, Aug. 13, during their regular monthly meeting. Business manager Marlene Mann conducted the tour that included the media...
The annual Cardinal Gold’n Bowl is set for Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Luverne Public School Football Field before the Luverne-vs.-Worthington football game. The Luverne Area Chamber will team up with Gold’n Plump and Glen’s Food Center to serve grilled chicken sandwiches with homemade toppings and...
Brad Goembel took the reins as Luverne Public School’s transportation director in May. Monday will be his first day of organizing and scheduling the bus routes for more than 700 students who rely on district transportation to get to and from school.
Brad Goembel is no stranger to city and rural residents in the Luverne School District. For 20 years Goembel was a driver at Ketterling Services Inc., Luverne, and through the years he grew familiar with local streets and addresses. On May 1 he put this route experience to use in his new position...
One of Luverne Public School’s two operating referendums will come to voters for renewal this fall. At their Thursday, Aug. 13, meeting, School Board members unanimously approved putting the ballot question to voters on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Voters will be asked to reapprove the $763.34 per pupil...
Luke Rossow (left) pulls in the electrofishing booms Monday afternoon, Aug. 10, at the Creamery Pond in Luverne. Rossow and Ryan Doorenbos (right) are with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries office in Windom and were in Luverne recording the number and species of fish found in the pond.
A small group of interested fishermen gathered around the Creamery Pond in Luverne Monday afternoon, Aug. 10, while two Minnesota Department of Natural Resource (DNR) officials crisscrossed the former gravel pit looking for fish. “A lot of nice shiners,” shouted Ryan Doorenbos from the boat....
Pilot Matt Schanilec from AgriMAX LLC, Grafton, North Dakota, sprays a soybean field north of Kenneth earlier this month. According to aerial application manager JP Knox, his company sprayed about 25,000 soybean acres for aphids in a two-week timeframe. The amount is comparable to previous years in Rock County.
It has been five years since area crops have looked this good in mid-August. That was the finding of the Aug. 9 Minnesota Crop Progress & Condition report, which rated both corn and soybeans at the highest condition since 2010. Locally, crop conditions mirror the state’s findings. “They look...

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