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#Luv1LuvAll and Southwest Crisis Center recently partnered to offer two free educational sessions on Sex Trafficking: What You Need To Know. On Sept. 27, Allan Bakke with the Southwest Crisis Center returned to Luverne to address community businesses and local residents about how to recognize and...
 Beth Capistran, Luverne, is an avid volunteer who fosters pets for Tracy Area Animal Rescue. She’s pictured here introducing puppies to Claire (left) and Kristi Kruger.
The second annual “Paws to Remember Dani” was at Shopko Luverne Saturday to honor the late Dani Gacke and to give exposure to animals available for adoption through Tracy Area Animal Rescue. Dani, who died of suicide in June 2017, was known for her love of animals, so her parents, Wendy and Tony...
Ninety-minute weekend-only prairie and bison tours continue through Oct. 21 at Blue Mounds State Park where a tour truck take visitors into the prairie to see the bison. Same-day tickets can be purchased at the park office until 15 minutes before the tour starts. Reservations are recommended....
Each day 29 people die in motor vehicle accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers. Of the 29 deaths, eight include teenagers, according to the Center For Disease Control. To illustrate the potential consequences of drinking and driving, local emergency response agencies presented a “mock crash”...
St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellsworth closes its doors Sunday after serving the community for 133 years. The building looks much the same as it did in 1924, when parishioners raised the building to create a basement and applied stucco to its exterior as seen in this old photograph.
When St. Mary’s Catholic Church conducts its last Mass Sunday, the 133-year-old building will continue to bring the Ellsworth community together in faith. Pastor Bill Ostermeier with the Jasper Community Church is purchasing the building for the price of the title transfer fee, estimated to be...
Registration is underway for the 2018-19 4-H year, and full-time program coordinator Kelsey Maeschen said she hopes to recreate the positive experiences she had as a 4-H’er growing up in Goodhue County. “I feel 4-H did a lot for me,” she said. “It was something I did for 12 years.” Maeschen sees a...
Luverne High School marching band wraps up field competition Saturday afternoon with its performance, “Awakening.” Below, LHS students exit the field in step with their cadence.
Luverne hosted the 68th annual Tri-State Band Festival Saturday, Sept. 29, with 23 bands and more than 2,000 students participating. Unseasonably cold weather prevailed that day as bands from Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa converged for one of the longest-running marching band competitions in the...
Roll On Luverne opened to the public Sunday afternoon with the official ribbon-cutting of the free bike loan program hosted at GrandStay Hotel and Suites on South Highway 75 in Luverne. Eight adult and two children’s bikes are available to be borrowed by anyone interested in pedaling on the Luverne...
Rock County Commissioners set the 2019 preliminary levy at $5,971,164 during their Sept. 18 meeting. The amount is a 6-percent increase ($337,990) over the previous year and will affect taxes payable in 2019. Commissioners unanimously approved the increased levy. The majority of the levy increase...
The Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener is only 10 days away and excitement is growing about the events and activities surrounding the hunt itself. According to Rick Peterson, who chairs the local committee planning the event, the Saturday morning pheasant hunt will involve Gov. Mark...

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