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Sixth-grader Jacob Jurrens bundles up against Tuesday’s snow shower that had Luverne Public Schools dismissing at 11:30 a.m. The April snow comes two days after Easter, covering these large decorative plastic eggs with several inches of white snow.
Sadie VanGrootheest (left) and Deb Fodness join hands as Hardwick Goal Seekers president Glenda Jacobsma (center, left) and Rayola Bryan recite the group’s “Hand in Hand Poem” at the end of Monday’s meeting.
Each Monday the Hardwick Goal Seekers faithfully weigh in, record the results, and discuss how the eight members can continue achieving their individual health goals. They close their meetings by joining hands around the table. They recite a poem about extending a caring hand because the “goal is a...
City crews on March 28 began the demolition process at 319 N. Freeman by clearing the house of personal items and hazardous materials. The house will be demolished later this spring as part of the city’s ongoing blight removal process. According to city officials, the property was vacated due to...
Rock County deputies seized two pounds of marijuana and arrested four people last week after stopping a speeding car on I-90. According to the complaint filed in Rock County District Court, deputies were notified around 7 p.m. on March 27 that a red Camaro with Washington plates was speeding...
This year’s Rock County Relay for Life will move indoors and will follow a shorter format, according to local organizer Lisa Ehlers. “We’re trying something new, and hopefully it will allow for more people to participate who haven’t been able to come to the park,” said Ehlers, who chairs the local...
Medicare will begin issuing a completely new type of Medicare card this spring. The new cards will have a new Medicare number format that is unique to each person, rather than using a Social Security number. The cards will have randomly assigned numbers called Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBI...
Rock County Commissioners unanimously agreed March 20 to return just over two acres of highway right-of-way back to the adjacent property owners. The resolution vacated .53 acres to Charles Schriver and 1.28 acres to Gerald Bruggeman along County Road 4 in Section 35 of Beaver Creek Township. The...
Luverne now has an updated comprehensive plan to guide city development for the next 10 years, according to City Council action on March 27. “One thing that struck me is that our city leaders wanted a useable document — not just a big book that sits on the shelf — to keep them grounded as they plan...
Luverne High School concert band received superior marks from judges at the recent Large Group Ensemble Contest in Pipestone. The concert band earned superior marks from the judges of 39, 39 and 37. According to director Richard Owen, the maximum score is 40. A superior rating is for scoring 40-35...
The Luverne High School concert choir and the ninth-tenth grade girls’ choir received superior ratings at the recent Minnesota High School League Large Group Contest in Pipestone. “They sang beautifully and really gave their all that day,” said director Seana Graber. “They were into the music and...

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