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Luverne city officials learned about a federal policy that could make the area ‘ripe for investment,’ according to discussion at the Luverne Economic Development Authority meeting. In May 2018, the U.S. Department of Treasury designated 128 census tracts in Minnesota as Qualified Opportunity Zones...
Key ag policy issues hang in the balance as leadership changes in Congress   By Kent Thiesse, Farm management analyst The highly contentious 2018 midterm elections are now history, and we will now move forward with some changes in leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. After Jan. 1, 2019...
Luverne Area Chamber hosted a ribbon-cutting Saturday morning, Nov. 17, for BeMobile, which purchased the Luverne Verizon franchise from Sudenga Communications earlier this year. Pictured are (from left) Chamber vice president Kevin Thelen, president Faye Bremer, Tanner Grosz, Corey Kennedy,...
Snow-covered and frozen soils make land application of manure a challenge. Producers run the risk of runoff, leading to loss of soil nutrients and potential contamination of water resources. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency advises the following: •Watch weather and field conditions closely...
Step 2 of 5 steps in the process is to secure funding   By Scott Rall Outdoors columnist My last writing was the beginning of a five-part series about the steps it takes to acquire a new parcel of land for a wildlife management area (WMA).  These are lands that are managed by the Minnesota DNR for...
Another blighted residential structure will be demolished in Luverne, this time on West Warren Street, according to recent City Council action. The city purchased a property at 115 West Warren Street on Oct. 24 from James and Heidi Mehlhaff for $35,000. The old residential dwelling at this address...
Five Luverne Middle School students were selected for the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota 2018 honor choir. The seventh- and eighth-graders performing Sunday at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi included (from left) Jacob Madison, Ethan Braucht, Ethan Nath, Ross Bergman...
Quarter 1 A Honor Roll Seniors: Nicole Aanenson, Greta Ahrendt, Caitlyn Allen, Jadyn Anderson, Jessica Anderson, Giulia Cilleni Nepis, Carissa Cunningham, Zoe DeBates, Jedidiah Dooyema, Julia Ferguson, Gabrielle Ferrell, Jackson Golla, Quinn Graber, Jake Haugen, Jacinda Hustoft, Luke Jarchow,...
The Southwestern Mental Health Center in Luverne was honored as the NAMI Minnesota Provider of the Year at a conference in St. Paul on Nov. 3. The Minnesota chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) each year recognizes an organization that demonstrates excellence, respect and best...
It’s no secret that nature helps soothe a troubled mind. Consider spending an afternoon at a state park with a veteran this Veterans Day where the “awe” factor increases as the stress level decreases. “A state park visit can provide a healthy dose of nature therapy,” said Erika Rivers, director of...

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