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As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will resume accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Eligible farmers and private landowners can sign...
Crews with local contractor Dave Niessink replace a large second story window on the Luverne Family Dental building on Main Street Thursday, June 14. Kevin and Mary Aaker own the building, which was recently approved for Luverne’s Historic Façade Improvement program. The work includes tuck pointing...
A benefit for Ethan Erickson, son of Aaron (Ernie) and Heather Erickson, will be Saturday, June 23, in Beaver Creek.  Ethan, 11, was admitted to Sanford Castle Friday, April 27, with flu-like symptoms, and a CT scan later revealed a small mass in his intestines. He underwentemergency surgery, and...
At the June 12 Luverne City Council meeting, water and wastewater operators Darrel Ykema (left) and Ivan Kooiker (right) were recognized with Operator of the Year awards. Ykema was recognized for his work as a laboratory operator in the wastewater department and Kooiker as wastewater operator....
The Green Earth Players community theater group is back downtown and closer to the Palace Theatre after signing a rental agreement for the Quality Printing building on West Main Street. According to GEP vice president Shawn Kinsinger, they needed a new home after their Edgehill Street location (the...
Another funding hurdle was cleared this week in the process of restoring Mound Creek in the Blue Mounds State Park. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management announced last week that $1.84 million in disaster aid...
Luverne and Mound township supervisors are conducting joint public hearings later this month to vacate portions of two Rock County roadways — 131st and 181st streets. “Basically we are relinquishing our easements,” said David DeBoer, clerk for Mound Township. The vacated roadways include about a...
This colorful piano will be available for public enjoyment thanks to generous donations and some talented artists. It was donated by the Blue Mound Area Theater Board and will be stationed in Luverne’s downtown plaza, which for now is on the lot west of the History Center. “We want people to enjoy...
The residents of the Mary Jane Brown Home, along with activities director Kathy Hansen, crocheted more than 100 baby hats for the new babies at Sanford Luverne. Pictured are (front, from left) Ramona Weinkauf, Olive Greve, Ruth Chovancek, Mickey Von Holtum , Kris Waknitz, (back, from left) Hansen,...
The Luverne High School Class of 1973 gathered for a class reunion Saturday, June 2, at the Luverne Country Club. Attending were (front, from left) Debra (Meyer) Tilberg, Jolene (De Boer) Van Den Brink, Julie (Mann) Vogel, Barbara (Johnson) Stensland, Carol (Kjenslee) Hagen, Barb (Henrickson)...

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