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Sealed bids were opened Oct. 20 for Phase 1 of the Luverne Loop bike bath, and Henning Construction, Adrian, submitted the low bid of $439,694.50. The only other bid was from Duininck Inc., Prinsburg, for $597,223.60. City Council members took action at their Tuesday night meeting to award the bid...
Luverne Public School District officials are seeking to renew one of two operating levy referendums set to expire at the end of this year. To help voters understand the levy’s impact on the district for the past 10 years, school officials will conduct a public meeting tonight (Oct. 29) at the...
Corn harvest is almost finished for Ron Fick as he combines a field northwest of Luverne Thursday morning, Oct. 22.
Ten years after setting Rock County’s highest average corn yield, area producers are confident the record will be broken once the 2015 growing season is wrapped up. How much the average could be raised is yet to be determined. Meanwhile, local farmers have enjoyed 24 days of rain-free weather from...
Luverne High School marching band drum majors Samantha Ykema (left) and Katerina Siebert display some of the hardware the LHS group earned during the 2015 marching band season.
The Luverne High School marching band members are finished with fall competition, and director Richard Owen is reflecting on what he considers a successful season. “As a director it seemed to me that this season went really fast,” said Owen, who was in charge of 54 band students. There are 19...
Luverne High School Fall Play will be Nov. 6 and 7 in the high school auditorium. Cast and crew members include (front row, left) Christina Casazza, Bethany Starling, Sadie Kindt, Emma Verbrugge, Tatiana Gust, Naomie Daniel, Emily Wendland, Ashlee Boltjes, Tayler Hoogeveen, Gary the Pelican, Jake Henckel, (second row) Michael Kinsinger, Ryleigh Beers, Josh Schoneman, Brandon Claussen, Mira Uithoven, Katerina Siebert, Freddi Stroeh, Nicole Aanenson, Grace Sweeney, Doug Rozeboom, (back row) Aidan Bartels, Pau
Luverne High School students will perform their annual fall play — about a play being conducted in a high school auditorium — in the Luverne High School auditorium next week. “Paranormal High School,” written by Andrew Ross, is set in Bram Stoker High School, home of the Fighting Tarantulas. Its...
Hardwick native Bruce “Buzz” Anderson creates a miniature town in the spare bedroom of his Eagen home shared with his wife, Linda. He designed the businesses after the ones he remembers from growing up in Hardwick during the 1950s and ’60s.
Tucked inside a spare bedroom in Bruce “Buzz” Anderson’s Eagan home is a little remembrance of growing up in Hardwick during the 1950s and ’60s. Resting on top of a 4-by 8-foot antique table, the miniature town started with an N-scale train 18 months ago. “It sounds like a real diesel engine,” he...
From now through the end of the month, Luverne's Carnegie Cultural Center will be home to the first-ever Veteran Photo Display featuring Rock County Veterans.
Photographs from veterans and their families have been submitted from Luverne and throughout the United States to be displayed at the Carnegie Cultural Center during the month of October for the first-ever Veteran Photo Show.  The show was developed to complement military photographer Stacy...
Chris Pressler (left), Tony Edwards and Matt Eickhoff clean leaves and branches from the Hardwick Veterans Memorial Friday morning, Oct. 16, as part of Enel Green Energy’s Green Up Our Community Day.
Three Enel Green Power employees spent Friday morning, Oct. 16, sprucing up areas around the city of Hardwick. “Green Up Our Community Day” is a companywide effort to help clean up communities where Enel Green Power North America (EGP-NA) has its offices and where renewable energy plants are based...

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