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Luverne students traveled to Washington, D.C., July 5-9. Pictured on the steps of the U.S. Capitol are (front, from left) Hunter Gaffaney, Ashton Sandbulte, Ethan Rahm, Kristin Rud, Madee Schmuck, Kayetlin Huiskes, Grace Sandbulte, Hunter Ahrendt, Casey Sehr, Connor Overgaard, Eli Radtke, Tanner Terrio, Mallory Nelson, Kaylee Voorhees, (second row) Kyle Ferguson, Logan Ommen, Ayden Bonnett, Matthew McClure, Kendall Buss, Cheyenne Schutz, Mia Wenzel, Olivia Huisman, Rylee Anderson, Brooklynn Ver Steeg, Tenle
“My favorite part was seeing all the different memorials representing so many major events in our history.” That’s how Luverne High School student Brooklynn Ver Steeg summarized her recent trip to Washington, D.C., July 5 – 9. “Being able to stand in front of these structures and listen to our...
Isley Smith (left) and Emersyn Klosterbuer, both 7, pose underneath their artistic contributions to the “Expression is Elementary” exhibit at Lord Grizzly Gallery in Luverne Thursday, July 11. They submitted drawings related to the book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” by Eric Carle.
Hot Dog Night crowds enjoyed a bonus art exhibit Thursday night at Coffey Contemporary Arts when its new display, “Expression is Elementary,” opened to the public. This spring the gallery teamed up with the Luverne Elementary School and the PPIE booster club to create the exhibit and generate...
A splash pad may be coming to Beaver Creek if plans go as expected. At their July 10 meeting, council members agreed to go forward with the possibility of building a public splash pad near the baseball fields. They capped the project scope at $100,000. “We’ll see where that money brings us,” said...
With two-thirds of the Luverne Loop finished, city leaders are making plans for the third and final phase of the trail that will close the loop where it connects with the Blue Mound Trail on East Main Street. Funding is coming together with a recent grant approval of $150,000 from the Minnesota DNR...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline to file crop acreage reports for agricultural producers in Minnesota impacted by flooding and heavy moisture. The new July 22 deadline applies to reporting spring-seeded crops to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices and...
Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts may now re-enroll in certain CRP continuous signup practices or, if eligible, select a one-year contract extension. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is also accepting offers from landowners who want to enroll for the...
Mary Herr "All Smiles After Bison Buggy Ride"
The first round of 2019 Prairie Photo Contest judging is complete, and the Luverne Area Chamber announced winners Friday. “I can honestly tell you that they had a very hard time,” Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere said about judges for the May-June contest. Winners in the Animals category are...
Rock County Historical Society President Betty Mann addresses a gathering of fellow Chamber members Thursday morning, July 11, at the History Center to discuss the new Agriculture History display in the showroom and to update them on increasing attendance (more than 500 visitors in June) largely due to interest in the nutcracker collection.
The Rock County History Center on East Main Street continues to draw visitors to Luverne, and given the comments from tourists, many are drawn to the room-sized nutcracker collection. “I dusted them all recently, and it took me almost two weeks — and I had help,” said Historical Society President...
Pete Hoff, Hills, is recovering from injuries he sustained July 3 when the golf cart he was driving was rear-ended by a distracted driver. Hoff, 82, said he’d been on his golf cart in front of Orv’s Station near the curb on Highway 270 in Hills when he noticed in his mirror that a vehicle was...
Organizers of Fourth of July events in Luverne estimate roughly 2,000 people came and went from The Lake and nearly 5,000 watched the fireworks display Thursday night.
An estimated 2,000 people celebrated the Fourth of July at The Lake in Luverne Thursday. The event — the fifth in a row — was marked by sunshine, blue skies and busy shorelines and lake water. “There were tons of kids and adults in the water throughout the day,” said Chamber Director Jane Wildung...

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