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The Blue Mounds State Park has an official “Animal Ambassador,” a garter snake named Chuck. He made his official Facebook debut earlier this spring and has already amassed a notable social media following. “He has been quite popular so far,” said Blue Mounds State Park naturalist Amber Brooks. “We’...
Area photographers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the 2018 Prairie Photo Contest sponsored by the Luverne Convention and Visitors Bureau. "We're trying to encourage people to get out and enjoy the prairie," said Luverne Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere, who also...
The next show at Lord Grizzly Gallery in Luverne will feature the work of Dr. Rick Love, a Twin Cities-based artist who works in a multitude of mediums and methodologies on themes related to power and language. According to gallery owners and curators Cody and Nicole Henrichs, Love has in recent...
Luverne has been selected as the host community for the 2018 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener, and a local committee is preparing for the Oct. 13 event. Among other things, the committee is tasked with securing sponsors to help fund the weekend events and activities. Committee Chairman...
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton chose portions of Rock County to be recognized federally as “Opportunity Zones” for economic development. The selected area includes the portions of the city of Luverne and Luverne Township plus the townships of Magnolia, Martin, Clinton and Kanaranzi. Also included in...
  Join the friends of Blue Mounds State Park at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, to improve the cliff line for climbers and hikers. Meet at the climber’s parking lot on the curve of County Road 8. Bring your own hand tools, work gloves and protective eyewear. Lunch and giveaways will be at 12 noon...
In an effort to clean up blight in Rock County communities, the County Board on April 17 set minimum bids for four of five tax-forfeited properties at $1 each. The auditor-treasurer will conduct the auction sale beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Rock County Courthouse. Auditor-...
On April 13, nine members of the Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter traveled to South Dakota State University in Brookings to participate in the Region 6 FFA general livestock and dairy judging contests. The general livestock team consisted of Halle Hough, Hannah Kruse, Trey Baustian, Tyler Fick, and...
  By Lizabeth Stahl and Dave Nicolai, U of M Extension Educators in Crops Jeff Coulter, U of M Extension Corn Agronomist Much of Minnesota has been covered in snow past mid-April and it will take some time for field conditions to dry enough for field work and planting to begin.  Farmers are...
Fifty students represented the Luverne High School instrumental and choral departments at the Section 3A sub-section 10 solo and ensemble music contest April 9 in Fulda. Students performed for judges who rated each performance as superior, excellent, good or fair. The LHS choral department had 19...

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