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A slick road surface was to blame for a crash in Luverne City Park Monday afternoon, Nov. 6. According to information from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, 34-year-old Griselda Medina-Chavez, Magnolia, was traveling eastbound on Main Street over the Rock River Bridge when she lost control of her...
Luverne Area Chamber Administrative Assistant Lorna Bryan retired from her position Oct. 27 and returned for a two-hour celebration in her honor Monday night at Sterling’s Café and Grill in downtown Luverne. Chamber representatives are currently interviewing for a new administrative assistant.
Dana Hoffman is a native of Sioux Falls and recently joined the Klosterbuer & Haubrich law firm in Luverne.
Two months into the job as an attorney with Klosterbuer & Haubrich LLP in Luverne, Dana Hoffman has made herself at home. “This is my dream job right now. I knew I wanted a small town feel,” she said. Hoffman grew up in Sioux Falls, graduating from Roosevelt High School in 2006. It was when she...
Prairie Rose Wind Farm employees completed community service projects earlier this month in Hardwick. Wind farm operators, Enel Green Power of North America, sponsored the company-wide event called “Green Up Our Community Week.” Employees Pete Johnson and Chris Bressler spend one day working around...
The Blue Mounds State Park has acquired a new breeding bull with Yellowstone genetics to the herd. “We’ve been trying to acquire Yellowstone genetics for several years and are excited to be able to bring them in,” said park manager Chris Ingebretsen. The 2-year-old bull is a descendent of the...
Minnesota Veterans Home Activities Director Shirley Connor (left) discusses the details of Shirley and Glenn Klingenberg’s entry in the Veterans Home annual Scarecrow Festival with residents Mike Doeden (center) and Bob Tomlinson. The trio took one last look at the 18 scarecrows lining the driveway...
Minnesota Public Radio’s Cathy Wurzer (far right) returned to Luverne Oct. 24 as part of The Convenings, a statewide initiative to motivate communities to talk about end-of-life decisions. Three community members talked with Wurzer about their experiences with death and their advice on how to make the experience more positive.
Twelve-year-old Ross Bergman said music helped him and his family grieve the loss of his grandpa, Evan Ver Steeg, last year. “It was nice to let my feelings go on the piano,” he said at the Oct. 24 reConvening in the Palace Theatre. As a guest at the event, Bergman told host Cathy Wurzer of...
Chad Van Surksum (right) donated a kidney to his pastor, Billy Skaggs, of Living Rock Church, Luverne. It's been over a month since the operation and both are doing well.
Pastor Billy Skaggs told his Living Rock Church congregation last summer that his kidney was failing. He was on a transplant list, but he’d likely wait five years unless a living donor offered a kidney. The announcement was meant to be an update on his health and how it might affect his role as...
Minnesota West Community and Technical College Luverne Center will host a 10-year Anniversary Celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6. The school entrance opens into what was at one time the medical clinic entry. In the past 10 years the Luverne Learning Center has awarded 403 degrees to 373 different students, and the school continues to add programs fro degrees, both Associate of Arts and coursework toward bachelor's degrees.
Minnesota West Community and Technical College Luverne Center will host a 10-year Anniversary Celebration from 2 to 4 pm. Monday, Nov. 6. The center opened its doors to students in the fall semester of 2007 as part of a joint effort between Minnesota West, Sanford Health Systems and the city of...
Kindness is the character-building theme at Luverne Elementary School this year, and school counselor Marie Atkinson-Smeins is reinforcing the message with kindness rocks, which carry positive messages to be found by others in public places. Pictured are (around table, clockwise from lower left)...

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