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Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is Friday, June 8, to Sunday, June 10, when Minnesotans can fish without licenses if they take children 15 or younger fishing. “Fishing together with kids can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors and have some memorable experiences,” said Jeff Ledermann, Department of...
Planning is underway for the eighth annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener in Luverne Oct. 12-13, 2018. “I thank the people of Luverne for graciously offering to host the 2018 Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener,” said Gov. Mark Dayton. “The Pheasant Opener has become a special...
Dispatch report­ May 25 •Complainant reported six bulls out at 251st Street. •Complainant reported male walking near Highway 75 and County Road 7. •Luverne High School requested deputies for issues in parking lot with seniors. •Complainant on South Kniss Avenue reported vandalism to property...
Carol Nelson enjoys laughs and remembrances Tuesday afternoon, May 22, about the one and only employer she has had in her life. She was offered a job at the Exchange Bank in Hills as she graduated from H-BC in 1973. She has worked at the Luverne branch since 2011.
Carol Nelson’s colleagues honored her 45 years at Exchange State Bank, Luverne, on Tuesday, May 22, with a party and open house. “I never had a job interview,” Nelson said, looking back on her career. As a high school senior at Hills-Beaver Creek, then local bank owner Dennis Roning dropped by the...
Luverne High School senior Katie Fick credits her involvement with a wheelchair basketball team in Sioux Falls in helping her develop strength and agility while teammates showed her it’s possible to live an independent and fulfilling life.
  When Luverne High School senior Katie Fick rolls across the stage to receive her high school diploma Sunday afternoon, June 3, the paper document represents an end to childhood and the beginning of adult independence.  Much of Fick’s determination was fostered five years ago when she joined a...
More than a dozen people gathered early Monday morning to assemble the 110 flags needed for the Avenue of Flags and Memorial Day ceremony at Maplewood Cemetery near Luverne. Thirty-five flags were displayed at St. Catherine Cemetery in preparation for the Monday afternoon service.
  In under an hour, more than a dozen volunteers unpacked, fastened and placed 145 American flags at sunrise Monday in honor of Memorial Day. The early morning hour didn’t bother those who showed up, including the four Sasker siblings as they quickly snapped the flags onto the metal poles and...
Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday authorized the use of funds from the State Disaster Assistance Contingency Account for emergency relief in Nobles County, Rock County, and St. Louis County.  Certain areas of each county experienced significant damage to public properties caused by a major winter storm...
The Luverne Optimist Club volunteers delivered sand to local backyards Monday, May 21, marking the group’s 40th year of sand deliveries. According to club member Don Amos, sand deliveries to local family sandboxes was the first community service project the Optimist Club did when the group first...
Area residents gathered at the Rock County Veterans Memorial on the courthouse lawn Sunday night on the eve of Memorial Day.
Area residents gathered at the Rock County Veterans Memorial on the courthouse lawn Sunday night on the eve of Memorial Day for a candlelight vigil honoring those who served their country. Rock County Veterans Services Officer Dave Haugom led the event, which featured live music by Ron and Jane...

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