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Trisha Speed Shaskan (left) and Stephen Shaskan from Minneapolis talk to Luverne Elementary second-graders Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 7, about the necessary steps used to develop the characters and storylines for their children’s books.
After last week’s annual author visit, many Luverne Elementary students are immersed in drawing, writing and/or telling their own stories in class and at home. On Nov. 7 and 8, Minnesota authors Stephen Shaskan and Trisha Speed Shaskan talked with each grade level at the K-5 school. The couple...
Darrell Schmidt (left) and Deb Ward are the 2019 Friend of Education and Teacher of the Year respectively, as announced Monday afternoon during the annual program for American Education Week. Luverne Education Association sponsors the award selections each year.
Luverne Public School’s most-senior teacher received the 2019 Teacher of Year selection Monday afternoon in a special ceremony hosted by her peers in the Luverne Education Association. Theresa Graff, the 2016 Teacher of the Year, announced this year’s award recipient. “She hardly ever misses work...
Organizers of Luverne’s Winterfest celebration are encouraging area residents to get their tickets early for the Holiday USO Show at the Palace Theatre Dec. 1 and 2. The shows are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, and feature the best of classic entertainment that was made...
A card draw Monday night determined the winning candidate in Magnolia’s tie vote for city council. Magnolia residents could vote for two candidates among the four on the ballot for Magnolia City Council. Incumbent Gary Lee had 37 votes (38.96 percent) to keep his seat on the council, but incumbent...
The city of Hardwick comprises about 1,100 acres of which 997 are classified as agricultural. This Google map of Hardwick shows the city limits encompass more rural properties than urban, and the rural properties are taxed the same as urban properties, despite the fact that many don’t have access to city services.
Hardwick city residents could see an increase in property taxes beginning in 2020 if the council adopts an ordinance to develop rural service districts. The ordinance creates dual tax rates (one for urban and one for rural) within the Hardwick city limits. The result could lower tax rates for...
Luverne High School hosted a Veterans Day program in the gymnasium to thank area veterans and recogize them for their service. Above, the Luverne High School concert band, directed by Richard Owen, plays “Freedom’s Light,” James Swearingen, as a prelude for students and community members as they...
Luverne Elementary second- and fourth-graders perform “Mighty Minds,” a musical by John Jacobson and Cristi Cary Miller, Friday in the gymnasium. The half-hour performance focused on the panic created by the upcoming school-wide standardized tests and the students are feeling stressed that they won...
Skies were sunny and temperatures in the 50s accompanied the 1 1/2-hour event. Many of the trick-or-treaters only donned in light jackets or no coats at all for the late afternoon activity. Kysten Willers, 6, wore a jacket over his “Man in the Yellow Hat” costume with Melayna Kopplow dressed as “Curious George.”
Luverne Area Chamber organized the 6th Annual Trunk ’n’ Treat Halloween afternoon on Main Street Luverne. Thirty-nine merchants and organizations parked cars and trucks to the curb with trunks and tailgates opened to reveal holiday decorations inside. Hundreds of area children and parents walked...
The Green Earth Players community theater group will perform “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” the next two weekends at the Palace Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. The second week has a Thursday performance at 7:30 p.m., in...
Tru Shrimp announced Tuesday that engineering and construction plans are finalized for the 67-acre harbor complex coming to Luverne, and groundbreaking is on track for next summer. The announcement comes on the heels of the Balaton Cove Hatchery successfully coming online with the first broodstock...

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