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Luverne High School ninth- and 10th-graders will spend noon breaks on campus this fall, as the new school commons allows for greater seating capacity. Luverne School Board members at their June 24 meeting voted unanimously to close the noon lunch period for freshman and sophomore students beginning...
Luverne School District may work with the Rock County Sheriff’s Office and the city of Luverne for a school resource officer. Total cost for an officer, equipment and vehicle is estimated at $98,000. The district, city of Luverne and sheriff’s office would each pay a third of the costs. Sheriff...
Luverne’s Fourth of July celebration returns to The Lake this weekend with all the classic holiday attractions, including free inflatables, face painting, a bean bag tournament and fireworks. The Davis Lake Triathlon includes team and individual competition with a Minnow Race. There’s also a 3-mile...
Local pilot Rick Wenzel flies over Hardwick's Main Street during the Jubilee Days Parade.
With rain showers occurring most of the morning and early afternoon, the weather turned sunny Saturday afternoon in time for Jubilee Days in Hardwick. The annual celebration featured a community dinner and adult and children’s activities. The parade, however, took center stage, with community...
Anglers can get their fishing questions answered on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ fishing page at mndnr.gov/fishing. The page answers questions like: What species can I fish for? What kind of bait is legal? What kind of fish can I keep? It also is a mobile-friendly source of...
The lots lined in yellow are owned by the city of Luverne. The city recently purchased the property at 315 E. Maple St  from the Pam Bode estate for $108,600. The house and garage will be moved at a later date to 115 W. Warren Street, which the city bought in 2018 for $35,000 from James Mehlhaff. The lot was cleared and prepared to sell as future residential housing, and moving the Bode house and garage would fit the city’s intent for that parcel. Meanwhile, the Maple Street purchase means the city owns all
Luverne City Council members met in closed session Tuesday, June 22, to discuss the purchase of a residential lot on East Maple Street. They approved $108,600 to buy the property at 315 East Maple Street from the Pam Bode estate. The council intends to move the house and garage at a later date to...
Members of the Beaver Creek City Council, community and Luverne Area Chamber celebrated the new splash pad Thursday afternoon, June 24, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The public splash pad is free to use and is located on the north side of the elementary school. Pictured (front, from left) are Annie...
Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian is among city, business and sports leaders across the state working as ambassadors to encourage Minnesotans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. According to Gov. Tim Walz’s office, the ambassadors will reach out to members of their communities through their local news...
Signs along the June 24 Service Over Self parade route thanked volunteers for their contributions.
More than 125 local youth and adults last week volunteered with “Service Over Self,” sponsored by Rock the Edge youth group. They completed projects such as siding homes, painting, washing windows and landscaping during the weeklong annual mission project. “What an amazing week sharing Christ’s...
Tammie Leuthold (far right) hosted an open house Thursday, June 24, for her new business, The Barn on 60th Spa and Salon. Located south of Hills, the business features a full line of services for men, women and children. Joining Leuthold as stylists are Jaimee Leuthold (center) and Jessica Boelman, who is also the business manager.
On Thursday, June 24, Tammie Leuthold celebrated the opening of her new hair salon and spa called The Barn on 60th with an open house. Constructed this spring, the new facility features hair styling for the whole family, facials, tanning, nails, hair extensions and other amenities. Mekayla Kolbrek...

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