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The Luverne Mock Trial team finished 10th at the state tournament Feb. 28 through March 1 in Duluth, according  to results released last week by program organizers, the Minnesota Bar. Apple Valley claimed first place out of the 16-team field. Last year, the first year with the 16-team format,...
Local Girl Scouts delivered cookies to the Luverne Fire Department Monday night as part of their “Donation of Caring” project. Pictured at the fire hall are (front, from left) Girl Scouts Erin Mongold, Millie Gonnerman, Mila Rensink, Amelia Ganun, (back) co-leader Christine Tyng, troop leader Emily Rensink and Luverne Fire Chief David Van Batavia.
A small group of girls made a large delivery to the Luverne Fire Department Monday night at the fire hall. As part of their “Donation of Caring” project this year, the Girl Scouts in kindergarten through first grade accepted cookie donations — 37 boxes in all — from their customers for “local...
Luverne Community Education annual summer recreation fundraiser recently received a $250 check from the Shopko Hometown Foundation. Luverne Shopko Hometown store manager Teresa Kinsinger (front, left) presented community education director Karen Willers with the check. Also pictured are employees (...
At this time of year livestock producers may be looking at full manure storage and want to get an early jump on application for the coming growing season. Patience can pay off in the form of manure nutrient conservation. After all, the goal of manure application is to place valuable nutrients on...
Water creeps over the railroad tracks at the Gabrielson Drive intersection near Gevo and County Road 4 in Luverne.
Raging floodwaters that closed roads and damaged property last week quieted down over the weekend, and several dry days and freezing overnights have slowed the spring thaw. But area residents and emergency officials are bracing for the next round with a warmer forecast and hydrology warnings for...
Business partners and friends Manda Steensma (left) and Vicki Altena are seeking a new owner for their WildFlowers Coffee Boutique but will keep the business open and operating as usual until the right buyer can be found.
Business partners and friends Vicki Altena and Manda Steensma have poured their hearts into WildFlowers Coffee Boutique in downtown Luverne. “Between remodeling the building, working as baristas and managing part-time employees, it has been a joyful adventure,” Altena said. They announced last week...
Rock County residents need to wait an extra month for their annual property evaluation and classification notices to arrive in the mail. “It’s a combination of a perfect storm,” said Land Records Director Tom Houselog. A March 6 letter to township and city officials explained the reasons for the...
The cast of “Larceny and Old Lace” will perform at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30, at the Palace Theatre in Luverne. Participating students include (on floor, from left) Meagan Hansen, Mia Wenzel, (second row, sitting) Jordan Winter, Kyle Ferguson, Luke Thorson, Alexa Chesley, Rylee Gee, Gunnar Oldre, Elise Jarchow, Seno Chanthalangsy, (back standing) Xavier Carbonneau, Jacob Hansen, Pierce Cunningham, Sophia Holmberg, Nicole Aanenson, Catalina Oakes, Adrianna Gonzalez, Melanie Rittenhouse, Kat
For Luverne High School spring play director Shawn Kinsinger, the choice for this year’s production is a compromise between students. “Last fall I asked the kids what they wanted to do; half the kids wanted to do a musical and half wanted to do something different, but well-known,” he said. “...
Three Luverne High School seniors, Mikayla Wiederhoeft (left), Adriana Gonzalez and Courtney Wendland, are collecting new and gently worn socks for their FCCLA project, “DeFEET Poverty.”
Three Luverne High School seniors continue to shine the spotlight on local poverty issues. Mikayla Wiederhoeft, Courtney Wendland and Adriana Gonzalez are collecting good clean socks for distribution locally. “Socks for Souls” aims to collect 100 pairs. “We found out that socks are the most...

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