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The first competition of the Luverne High School robotics team yielded a rookie team award and plenty of experience, according to coach Aaron Perkins. Perkins, 17 students and three adult chaperones traveled to the Great Northern Regional 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition Feb. 26-29 in Grand Forks,...
Next week Hills-Beaver Creek High School choral students will sing on stage with multi-platinum-selling rock group Foreigner. They will join band members on stage to sing the chorus to their No. 1 hit “I Want to Know What Love Is.” “They were so excited,” said director Amy Comp. “Foreigner is a...
Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization’s first Walk-a-thon raised more than $6,300 for various education activities. The kindergarten through fifth-grade students walked 346,698 steps around the elementary gymnasium on Feb. 21. Students collected pledges from Feb. 12-20 and...
The Luverne High School speech team traveled to Montevideo Saturday, March 7, for the Thunder Hawk Speech Invitational. The Cardinals brought home a third-place trophy. There were 13 schools and 108 competitors at the event. Several LHS speech team members earned individual awards at the...
Seven Hills-Beaver Creek seventh- and eighth-grade students participated in the Celebration of Music Festival in Brandon, South Dakota, on March 4. Participants (from left) are Rebekah Swenson, Madison Gaugler, Bailey Spykerboer, Mazzi Moore, Jaci Stubbe, Sylvia Fick and Ashton Taubert.
Seven Hills-Beaver Creek music students participated in the Celebration of Music Festival March 4 in Brandon, South Dakota. Students Bailey Spykerboer (playing flute) and Mazzi Moore (clarinet) were chosen for the seventh- and eighth-grade band. Rebecca Swenson, Sylvia Fick, Madison Gaugler, Jaci...
Local music fans were treated to a surprise concert Sunday evening by the University of Sioux Falls wind ensemble, which performed at the Carnegie Cultural Center in Luverne as part of a weekend tour. “They asked us if they could do a concert, and we didn’t have much notice to publicize it,” said...
In a matter of weeks, Premium Minnesota Pork will accept its first delivery of antibiotic-free hogs for processing at its Luverne plant. “The pigs that are coming here are already on the ground (born),” company president Dan Paquin said during a recent tour of construction progress. May 4 is the...
An eagle northeast of Hardwick rests on what is left of the snow in a crop field.
Mild weather prevailed over the weekend with high temperatures reaching the mid-40s to begin the month of March, which is known for its abundant snowfall and precipitation. On Tuesday morning, however, plenty of robins are seen in Luverne with a bald eagle making his presence known in a field near...
DFL caucus
Rock County Democrats and Republicans, along with Minnesotans statewide, gathered for precinct caucuses Feb. 25, one week ahead of this week’s Presidential Nomination Primary. The Democrats met in the Generations building on East Lincoln Street in Luverne, where 22 people participated. Rock County...
Jolene Hunt scoops popcorn into a bag Feb. 21 in preparation of Popcorn Friday at Luverne Middle-High School.
Popcorn is bringing students and adults together at Luverne Middle-High School. “Popcorn Friday” is a once-a-month activity between students in grades 6 through 12 and clients at Rock County Opportunities in Luverne. After an initial trial run in January, the first official Popcorn Friday took...

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