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Luverne Middle School teacher Jerry Benson ranks No. 1 on the district’s seniority list for his 47 years of continuous employment in the classroom. On May 31, however, Benson will retire and end a teaching career that began in 1970 with the former Magnolia Public School District. Deb Ward, who is...
Lori Hallstrom has no trouble explaining why she bought the Holy Trinity Church building in Luverne. “That has always been my favorite building — ever since I got here,” said Hallstrom, a stained glass artist who owns Rock River Relics (formerly HGS Gallery) on Main Street. “Every time I’d go by, I...
Luverne’s Brandenburg Gallery is hosting an artist reception Saturday, June 17, for college senior Cora Mumme. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mumme is displaying her hand-illustrated posters through the end of June. The 15 promotional artworks were developed as a capstone project for her...
Luverne’s Dick Herman, 75, is recovering from injuries he received after being struck by a car Monday afternoon. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Herman was headed east on Main Street on his medical mobility scooter at 1:50 p.m. Jillian Vander Steen, 18, Luverne, was westbound in a Honda...
Star Herald still recording local news about the people and for the people Rock County’s history of keeping up with the news started in 1873 when S.J. Jenkins brought an old hand press and a few cases of type to Luverne by ox-drawn wagon. He started a paper May 24, 1873, and the front-page news was...
An open house retirement reception Friday afternoon celebrated Elaine Hansen’s 50 years at First Farmers & Merchants Bank in Luverne. Friends, family and co-workers spent two hours congratulating Hansen on her five decades of service to the bank.   Hansen was hired in 1967 as a proof operator...
Safety and educational deficiencies top the list of reasons Luverne Public School officials are examining facilities and proposing long-term improvements . Initial discussions about upgrades to the elementary and middle school/high school buildings tallied around $22.8 million. Discussion at the...
The Buffalo Ridge Regional Railroad (BRRR) has new owners who plan to expand their transportation business and improve the 41-mile rail line that spans Nobles and Rock counties. Clark Meyer, president of Ellis & Eastern Railroad (EE), signed a 15-year lease agreement June 1 with representatives...
More than 200 people gathered at Grand Prairie Events Friday morning to hear what consultant Roger Brooks had to say about Luverne. Brooks had “secret shopped” the town earlier in the week and shared his impressions in a three-hour presentation. “The things you’re already doing are fantastic,” he...
Luverne High School Honor Roll   Quarter 4 A Honor Roll Seniors: Arham Ahanaf, Mariah Aukes, Madison Crabtree, Ariel DeBeer, Jeremiah Dooyema, Marissa Fick, Bergin Flom, Hailey Franken, Autumn Hamann, Jenae Hamann, Molly Hansen, Jake Henckel, Hanna Honerman, Makayla Huisman, Matthew Hup, Zayna...

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