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Tony and Wendy Gacke invite area youth to their rural Luverne acreage Sunday as a way to celebrate, teach and commemorate their daughter’s life. Sunday was World Suicide Prevention Day.
Suicide is the 10th most common cause of death nationwide, with one person becoming a victim to suicide every 11.9 seconds. Sunday was World Suicide Prevention Day, kicking off National Suicide Prevention Week Sept. 10-16. The occasion was marked locally as a Luverne couple thinks one person lost...
James Montag of Rock Rapids, Iowa, purchased JJ’s Tasty Drive-In in Luverne from longtime owners Randy and Donna Slade. The sale was official Sept. 3.
After 40 years behind the grill, Randy Slade decided last week to pass the spatula and drive-in dining tradition to the next generation. The sale of JJ’s Tasty Drive-In on South Highway 75 in Luverne to James Montag was completed in a matter of weeks. The official sale took place Sept. 2. Slade’s...
Third-grader Collin Knips gets the best of Luverne senior and exchange student Pradana Arviano in learning how to block off the line.
Luverne students in grades one through six experienced what it would be like to play on the varsity football field Friday nights. A mini football clinic took place Friday afternoon at Cardinal field, where students working on catching, passing and other skills to play football before the evening’s...
Residents in the Roundwind Road neighborhood are mostly against proposed residential development in the green space east of the pool and fitness center. They made their opinions clear at a public hearing July 13 about rezoning the space from commercial to residential use: They oppose any...
City Public Works employees put the finishing touches on the northwest corner of Highway 75 and Main Street Friday near the Laundry Room parking lot. It's the third corner to be completed in Luverne's "four corners" project to improve the aesthetics along Highway 75.
Work is continuing this summer on the “four corners” project at Main Street and Highway 75 in Luverne. The flag park on the southeast corner was completed late in 2015; the northeast corner and its lighted sign at the W-2 Quality Meats corner wrapped up last fall. Now work is underway on the...
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines has selected Luverne Initiatives For Tomorrow as one of seven finalists vying for a $15,000 Strong Communities Award. Exchange State Bank, a Federal Home Loan Bank member financial institution, has partnered with LIFT to help engage local partners and move...
Senior Citizens Monday, Sept. 18: Chicken casserole, broccoli, lettuce with dressing, bread, tropical fruit. Tuesday, Sept. 19:  Lemon pepper fish, baked potato with sour cream, creamed peas, bread, slice of pie. Two-buck Tuesday sponsored by Rock County Red Arrow. Wednesday, Sept. 20: Sweet and...
The Luverne High School Marching Band performed for a home football game audience at halftime Friday night in what was their first official performance of the competitive season. The theme this year is “Totally 80s” and includes “Any Way You Want It,” by Journey, “Take on Me,” by Aha, “Careless...
Kim Rockman
Luverne’s Kim Rockman is planning to grow a Food Forest near her family’s home on North Blue Mound Avenue. A Food Forest is a public site that provides “free, nutrient-dense food for citizens.” The concept isn’t new, but it’s new to Luverne, and Rockman has been working to get plans in place for a...
Firemen from Magnolia, Kenneth, Ellsworth, Adrian and Luverne work to contain a fire at the Gary Frodermann farm south of Magnolia Friday night. More than 350 calves perished in the blaze, which also destroyed the barn.
More than 350 dairy calves perished in a barn fire Friday night at the Gary Frodermann farm south of Magnolia. Neighbor Chad Nelson called in the fire shortly before 8 p.m. Firefighters from Magnolia, Kenneth, Ellsworth, Adrian and Luverne were on the scene from 8 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday...

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