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Semitrailers line up to deliver corn harvested for the late Verlyn Hoff Wednesday, Nov. 15, northwest of Luverne.
Friends and neighbors of the Verlyn Hoff family pooled their time and resources Wednesday, Nov. 15, to harvest the remaining Hoff crops northwest of Luverne. Verlyn died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 25, while working near his home. With a good share of his corn still in the field, his son, Chad...
Thora stares attentively at a Minnesota Veterans Home Luverne staff member next to her sister Izzie. The two dogs became the facility’s newest companion animals when they arrived Oct. 24.
Two golden retriever-Labradors have found a new home at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. Sisters Izzie and Thora arrived last month to a reception with residents and staff. They also passed a poster taped to the glass front doors that read, “The MN Veterans Home will be welcoming 2 new...
  Karen Bosch of Beaver Creek prepares to package up gift boxes dropped off Monday at the American Reformed Church in Luverne for this year’s Operation Christmas Child collection. The Samaritan’s Purse-sponsored program encourages organizations such as churches in Rock County to collect items such...
The History Center on East Main Street will celebrate its opening with a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. and an open house Friday morning, Dec. 1, the first day of the 2017 Winterfest weekend in Luverne. A holiday highlight will be Betty Mann’s permanent display of 2,800 nutcrackers and also the...
Several Luverne students participated in the seventh- and eighth-grade Minnesota State Honor Choir Concert Saturday, Nov. 18, at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi. They are (front, from left) Elise Ferrell, Averill Sehr, (back)Ethan Nath, Ross Bergman, Parker Carbonneau, Pierce Cunningham,...
A low interest rate is expected for Luverne Public School’s first bond sale, according to action taken during a special Nov. 14 board meeting. Gary Olsen, senior municipal adviser with Ehlers Inc., presented the pre-sale report. He said he expects the bond’s interest rate to be less than 2.63...
Two years after Minnesota established its water quality buffer initiative, more than 90 percent of the state’s landowners have complied with the mandate. Landowners faced a Nov. 1 deadline to establish vegetative buffers along the state’s public waterways or to request a waiver moving the...
Rock County continued to build its budget reserves in 2016, according to findings from the state auditor’s office. Melody Caron traveled from her Marshall office to present her finding of the recently completed 2016 audit to Rock County Commissioners at their Nov. 7 meeting. Caron was lead auditor...
Seven health care directives were submitted to Sanford Luverne Medical Center and entered into the first turkey raffle through the “It’s Time to Talk Turkey” initiative to promote meaningful conversations about death and dying. Two names of those who submitted directives were drawn to receive a...
Minnesota West Community and Technical College will be participating in the Workforce Development Scholarship Pilot program by awarding twenty $2,500 scholarships to students who plan to enroll at Minnesota West for the Fall 2018 term. The 2017 Minnesota Legislature created the Workforce...

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