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Miles Brown officially became a U.S. citizen on Sept. 28 with his family in attendance. Pictured in the front row are (from left) Liam, Zach, (back) wife Mary, Brown, Brenna and Tom. Daughter Zoe, who is studying in England this fall, is not pictured.
After more than a decade of making the United States his primary residence, Luverne’s Miles Brown recently decided to make it his permanent choice by becoming a U.S. citizen. Last week, surrounded by family members, Brown and 337 others took an oath of allegiance at naturalization ceremonies Monday...
Combat photographer Stacy Pearsall takes a selfie with Jack Lauer, Brandon, who told her he was drafted in the Navy the day of his graduation in 1943. He was one of 20 veterans Pearsall photographed Thursday Oct. 1, in Luverne for her Veterans Portrait Project.
Nationally known combat photographer Stacy Pearsall will be in Luverne Friday, Oct. 2, to share her story about what combat is like from behind the camera. Pearsall has captured over 500,000 images across 41 different countries, and her work has appeared in Time, USA Today, CNN, BBC and the New...
Yields are looking promising, said Magnolia farmer Paul Doherty as he combines a field north of Kanaranzi Friday afternoon. He indicated soybean yields were around 60 to 65 bushels per acre with moisture levels averaging about 10 percent.
According to Monday’s Minnesota Crop Progress and Condition, there were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Oct. 4, the most for this crop season. During that time, soybean harvest advanced from 35 percent complete to 69 percent in the state, 10 days ahead of last year and five...
Luverne City Council members have granted a franchise to cable TV company Clarity Telecom, LLC, which is doing business as Vast Broadband. The council approved an ordinance at the Tuesday, Sept. 22, meeting that outlines the conditions of the franchise agreement. The Cable TV Board has reviewed the...
For Rock County communities outside of Luverne, preliminary property tax levies ranged from zero to 10.1 percent. On Sept. 30 cities, counties, townships, school districts and special taxing districts in Minnesota must submit preliminary 2016 tax levy amounts to county auditors. Each entity will...
A woolly caterpillar provides added enjoyment of picking out pumpkins for siblings Bergen and Adam Ask along with six black kittens with one getting some attention from Rebecca Arendt.
For almost two decades the Drost family has invited visitors to their farm south of Luverne. On Monday and Tuesday children and their families were allowed to pick a pumpkin during a Luverne Community Education event. The patch is open to the general public. "It's fun," said Deb Drost as she helped...
Newly crowned king Cole Bosch and queen Morgan Haugen.
Luverne High School seniors Cole Bosch and Morgan Haugen were crowned the 2015-16 Homecoming king and queen Monday night, Sept 28, during the school’s coronation ceremony in the elementary gymnasium. Other king candidates were Jack Baustian, Nicholas Overgaard, Connor Sandbulte and Erik Tofteland,...
Luverne’s Tri-State Band Festival parade and field competitions unfolded under perfect weather conditions Saturday with plenty of blue skies, sunshine and warm breezes. Now in its 65th year, Luverne's Tri-State Band Festival is the longest-running marching band festival in the region. The annual...
Sept. 29 is the day the Good Samaritan Society was founded more than 90 years ago, and it’s the day the organization celebrates its mission: “To take care of the whole person, body and soul.” Locally several volunteers celebrated Founders Day by supporting 25 area seniors with free CO detectors and...
Rock County 4-H’ers earned champion herdsmanship honors at the 2015 Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show Sept. 17-21 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Pictured are (front, from left) Andrea Severtson, Thea Richards, Meranda Fick, Annaliese Braucht, Kallie Chapa, (back) Lizzie Chapa, Adam Fodness, Joni Vander Beek and Grace Homer.
The eight-member Rock County delegation to the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show earned champion herdsmanship honors during the Sept. 17-21 event. Competing in the large county category, Rock County was one of 27 counties competing in the finals with a perfect 500 score, according to Tim Bonham, who...

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