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Human traffickers continue to victimize young people, and the most vulnerable are often rural teens who have been lured by social media predators. Southwest Crisis Center’s Allan Bakke will return to Luverne this weekend with heartbreaking stories of victims and to urge local awareness and...
The Luverne mayor will now serve four-year terms, rather than two, and elected leaders on the Luverne City Council are now known as “council members” rather than “aldermen.” These were two changes recommended by the Luverne’s Charter Commission following their annual meeting, and City Council...
Magnolia City Council members voted Jan. 13 to proceed with a formal application for a state housing improvement grant with a few changes. Council members supported moving forward after Magnolia’s preliminary application was deemed “moderately satisfactory” by state officials. Teresa Keifer with...
Luverne High School students in David Rysdam’s government class recently wrapped up a segment on tariffs and their effects on local economies. After reading local and regional news stories and surveying community members, students invited Rep. Joe Schomacker to the classroom to discuss the tariffs...
The extremely wet conditions of 2019 in Minnesota led to planting delays and unprecedented levels of prevent plant acres. Where planting delays continued late into the growing season, farmers needed to decide whether or not to plant a crop during or after the late planting date for crop insurance....
Lori Sorenson
Skyler Hoiland of Bluestem Restaurant, Luverne, donates a $1,285 check to Generations vice president Renae Reu (left) and president George Bonnema Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Generations dining room. Hoiland raised the money through a new “Community Cash” menu option at Bluestem that automatically...
Workers with Prahm Construction of Slayton pound a bridge piling on the north side of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Jan. 9 on County Road 52 southwest of Beaver Creek. The bridge was destroyed by fire in July 2017, and after delays in funding, contractors and railway supervision, work is back on track for an expected March completion, weather permitting.
After another construction delay, work has resumed on the County 52 bridge near Beaver Creek. The project was recently delayed eight weeks while contractors waited for Burlington Northern Santa Fe officials to provide a flagman for the project. Rock County Highway Engineer Mark Sehr placed the...
LEDA and LIFT worked with Media One Advertising and Marketing to produce a series of video and print ads to promote Luverne.
City and community leaders recently released a series of videos and print advertisements to promote Luverne to potential businesses and residents. At Monday morning’s meeting of the Luverne Economic Development Authority, the board viewed the videos and images produced by the Sioux Falls agency...
Discovery Time Preschool students (from left) Sean Bonilla Soto, Kayedence Cink, Olivia Rigney, Wesley Kracht, Emrik Syndergaard and Mary Waddington enjoy snack time Friday while construction workers carry on outside at the Luverne Schools construction site.
Since September, Debbie Mitchell’s Discovery Time Preschool students have pressed their noses to classroom windows watching the Luverne Middle-High School construction unfold. They’ve lost interest in the past two months, however, when outdoor activity stalled. Cold temperatures slowed progress for...
Students in the 2019-20 Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities class work Tuesday morning in the Edgerton Emergency Management Services building on specific tasks for Sunday’s CEO Subzero Extravaganza in Luverne. From left are Rylee Gee, Bryn Mongeau, Lindsey Truijilo, Brenna Henning, Regan Feit, Isabel Smeins, Cade Wenninger, Colby Crabtree, Nathan Nekali, Austin Taylor and Jonathan Eisma.
At Sunday’s CEO Subzero Extravaganza in Luverne, students in the 2019-20 Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities class will showcase what they have learned. Activities begin at 12:30 p.m. and continue until 4:30 p.m. at The Lake with mini golf, sleigh rides, a bonfire and team events of kickball and...

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