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A new employee classification system and pay schedule adopted by county commissioners on Nov. 21 allows current and future employees wage growth in their positions. The action was the result of a six-month comparable worth study conducted by David Drown Associates Human Resources Inc. of Wayzata....
Quarter 1 A Honor Roll Seniors: Madelyn Aleman, Pradana Arviano, Hans Bakken, Trey Baustian, Anthony Cavazos, Isabella Donohue, James Erickson, Alexis Ferrell, Tyler Fick, Alexis Henrichs, Janae Kopp, Kasyn Kruse, Aric Meinerts, Jocilyn Oye, Samantha Pierce, Michael Rahm, Mark Robinson, Megan...
Luverne students Courtney Meeker (left) and Genna Natte watch Dr. Naomi Walks unwrap a suture during a general surgery demonstration.
Brianna Huether knows her future health care career won’t include surgery. “I am not a fan of blood,” said the Luverne High School senior. “I am leaning toward a medical coder.” This fall Huether and 20 other students from Luverne and Adrian high schools have been participating in “Introduction to...
The city of Luverne has purchased the remaining ground behind the former Sharkee’s lot (to the east) to square off that 6.5-acre lot for future development. Gary Golla sold 2.13 acres to the city this fall for $155,000. The bare ground is on the corner of Hatting and Freeman, and a small piece of...
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...

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