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Ellsworth Locker owners Brian and Kathy Chapa received champion honors recently during the meat competition at the 2018 Meat Processors Convention in St. Cloud. They received champion for their dried beef and their honey BBQ stix; reserve champion for smoked BBQ pork chops and bacon; and honorable...
The Luverne speech team walked away with the Sub-Section 10 championship Wednesday, April 4, in Adrian. A total of 17 members of the team qualified for section competition Saturday, April 14, at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.  Twenty-eight members of the Luverne team competed in...
The Luverne speech team walked away with the Sub-Section 10 championship Wednesday, April 4, in Adrian. A total of 17 members of the team qualified for section competition Saturday, April 14, at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.  Twenty-eight members of the Luverne team competed in...
Michaella Sandbulte holds a bunny for 5-year-old Summer Aning to pet after the Easter egg hunt.
Wind chills were in the single digits Saturday morning in the Magnolia City Park, but dozens of 4-H members and their families distributed 2,400 plastic eggs stuffed with candy and prizes for bundled-up children to find. It was truly a testament to the hardy Minnesotans in Rock County to see such a...
Marvin and Beverly Hoogland’s house on Carsrud Circle in Luverne is supposed to be white, but lately it looks more yellow than white. Something in the air has deposited brownish-yellow speckles all over their white vinyl siding giving it a dirty, weathered appearance. And their home isn’t the only...
Players and fans will enjoy a little more legroom when new bleachers are installed in the Luverne High School gymnasium this summer. School Board members recently approved a bid of $119,150 from Seating and Athletic Facility Enterprises Inc. of Ellendale. The bid includes $10,500 to remove the...
Shawn Kinsinger is lead vocalist for many of the songs, but he also plays percussion with Dean Luethje (right).
The Locals are returning to the Palace stage next weekend with another round of pop song tributes — this time focusing on “One Hit Wonders.” The show, which benefits the Luverne Optimists Club, will feature songs by artists who have made only “one trip up the pop charts,” according to organizer...
Sixth-grader Jacob Jurrens bundles up against Tuesday’s snow shower that had Luverne Public Schools dismissing at 11:30 a.m. The April snow comes two days after Easter, covering these large decorative plastic eggs with several inches of white snow.
Sadie VanGrootheest (left) and Deb Fodness join hands as Hardwick Goal Seekers president Glenda Jacobsma (center, left) and Rayola Bryan recite the group’s “Hand in Hand Poem” at the end of Monday’s meeting.
Each Monday the Hardwick Goal Seekers faithfully weigh in, record the results, and discuss how the eight members can continue achieving their individual health goals. They close their meetings by joining hands around the table. They recite a poem about extending a caring hand because the “goal is a...
City crews on March 28 began the demolition process at 319 N. Freeman by clearing the house of personal items and hazardous materials. The house will be demolished later this spring as part of the city’s ongoing blight removal process. According to city officials, the property was vacated due to...

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