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Fundraising totals as of Wednesday morning, Sept. 20.
Luverne Public Schools students are raising money to support americacares.org, a non-profit disaster relief organization helping hurricane victims in the South. Each homeroom has a jar to collect donations, as do the school offices. High school students Jadyn Anderson and Anika Gust are...
The Luverne Optimist Club 2017 Fishing Derby attracted more than 60 children and 100 participants Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Veterans Home Pond in Luverne. Young Keegen Hess (right) snagged a 20-inch catfish for the first catch of the day, and it ended up earning him a third-place win. Mallachi...
About 30 people march around the courthouse square Sunday night in support of keeping federal legislation that allows children of immigrants who entered the U.S. as minors to receive Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA. Leading the walk (from left) are Katie Oksness, Mary Aaker, Kyler Krzmarzick and Annabelle Ericson. Oksness holds a sign that reads “I stand with Dreamers!” with Aaker’s sign reading “Defend Human Dignity.”
It was a small, but committed group that circled the Rock County Courthouse Square on foot Sunday night. With signs and songs, they carried the message that St. Catherine Church — and Christians in general — support immigrant families affected by recent government policies. “These are fellow human...
Fire protection isn’t cheap, and rural township officials are questioning the price they pay for emergency response from the Luverne Fire Department. The groups met Sept. 7 for their annual budget review, and township officials showed up with pointed questions — such as: •“Why are we still making...
Tony and Wendy Gacke invite area youth to their rural Luverne acreage Sunday as a way to celebrate, teach and commemorate their daughter’s life. Sunday was World Suicide Prevention Day.
Suicide is the 10th most common cause of death nationwide, with one person becoming a victim to suicide every 11.9 seconds. Sunday was World Suicide Prevention Day, kicking off National Suicide Prevention Week Sept. 10-16. The occasion was marked locally as a Luverne couple thinks one person lost...
James Montag of Rock Rapids, Iowa, purchased JJ’s Tasty Drive-In in Luverne from longtime owners Randy and Donna Slade. The sale was official Sept. 3.
After 40 years behind the grill, Randy Slade decided last week to pass the spatula and drive-in dining tradition to the next generation. The sale of JJ’s Tasty Drive-In on South Highway 75 in Luverne to James Montag was completed in a matter of weeks. The official sale took place Sept. 2. Slade’s...
Third-grader Collin Knips gets the best of Luverne senior and exchange student Pradana Arviano in learning how to block off the line.
Luverne students in grades one through six experienced what it would be like to play on the varsity football field Friday nights. A mini football clinic took place Friday afternoon at Cardinal field, where students working on catching, passing and other skills to play football before the evening’s...
Residents in the Roundwind Road neighborhood are mostly against proposed residential development in the green space east of the pool and fitness center. They made their opinions clear at a public hearing July 13 about rezoning the space from commercial to residential use: They oppose any...
City Public Works employees put the finishing touches on the northwest corner of Highway 75 and Main Street Friday near the Laundry Room parking lot. It's the third corner to be completed in Luverne's "four corners" project to improve the aesthetics along Highway 75.
Work is continuing this summer on the “four corners” project at Main Street and Highway 75 in Luverne. The flag park on the southeast corner was completed late in 2015; the northeast corner and its lighted sign at the W-2 Quality Meats corner wrapped up last fall. Now work is underway on the...

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