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Stephanie Sparks and her son, KC, of Beaver Creek, videos the two C-130s, as they fly over the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.
Two C-130s out of St. Paul flew over the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne and several additional southwest Minnesota communities Wednesday, May 13, in a training exercise called Operation American Resolve. The statewide flyovers, which involved the Minnesota Air National Guard 133rd Air Wing and...
Physicians at Sanford Luverne and Adrian clinics are encouraging parents to continue with well-child visits and immunization schedules, particularly for children ages 2 and under. “I’ve heard some hesitancy from parents about bringing their children in to the doctor right now. It’s very important...
Occupational Therapist Karla Kruse (left) works with patient Shelbi Gesch, Luverne, who is recovering from surgery on her wrist.
Amid coronavirus concerns, people still get sick and suffer injuries, and they still need preventative care. Sanford Luverne has been open for these services, and CEO Tammy Loosbrock is reminding community members to take care of themselves, even under the threat of a pandemic. “I think the biggest...
Vendors and patrons of Luverne’s Farmers Market will meet for their weekly produce and home goods sales this year, but they’ll follow a long list of social distancing guidelines. In a message to vendors, local market organizers shared details. “The health and safety of our vendors, customers and...
Fey Industries employee Lisa Gunnink (right) delivers a box of face shields to Hardwick Fire Department member Joan Kindt in Hardwick.
Fey Industries, Edgerton, is on a mission to distribute personal protective equipment to everyone who needs it on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to filling orders for customers nationwide, the company is donating protective face shields to communities where Fey Industry...
Minnesotans will once again be able to access the majority of driver and vehicle services starting May 19, butoffice visits will look different with changes made to protect the health and safety of customers and staff in light of theCOVID-19 pandemic.        The Minnesota Department of Public...
Three area students are members of the 2020 MSCA All-State Team for achieving a series of milestones established by the Minnesota Speech Coaches Association (MSCA) by their senior year. Nicole Hoogland and Alexa Chesley from Luverne High School and Maritza Beltran from Adrian High School are among...
Dallas Hamm
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office has retained legal counsel through the Minnesota Counties Insurance Trust in defense of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota.  The suit, filed May 6 in U.S. District Court, names Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge and deputies Dallas...
Releasing the young bluegills into the lake are is John Chambers (left) and watching (from left) Summer Aning, Jeremy Wallenberg (back), Dustin Aning, Emmalee Wallenberg and Danny Aning.
Proceeds from February’s Get Hooked Fishing Derby raffle were used Tuesday morning to stock 725 hybrid bluegills in The Lake west of Luverne. John Chambers (right) with 10,000 Lakes Aquaculture of Osakis delivered the 4- to 6-inch fish to Luverne and placed the young fish into buckets for Dustin...
Grant Binford
Despite high consumer demand for meat in the coronavirus economy, livestock farmers are receiving lower prices for their products than before the pandemic. Meanwhile, four companies — Tyson, JBS, Cargill and National Beef — control 85 percent of U.S. beef processing and are achieving sizeable...

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