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A new option for senior housing is now available in Luverne with the recent opening of the Oasis Care Home at 514 Britz Drive in the Evergreen Addition. An open house for public viewing will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. The 3,500-square-foot house offers six bedrooms and three bathrooms...
Plans are underway to develop a bike share program in Luverne that would allow people to “borrow” and return bicycles around town. The Luverne Chamber Office last summer requested state funding to purchase bikes for a loan program, but it didn’t qualify. But last month the Statewide Health...
For years Rock County residents could count on the public transportation network for a ride. For rides outside the network area, United Community Action Partnership would rely on a group of volunteer drivers. However, a federal law has caused the volunteer drivers to quit in the past two months. “...
Community consultant Roger Brooks recognized the nutcracker collection at Luverne’s History Center as a tourism draw for the community. “This is flat-out amazing,” he said in his June 9 assessment of the town. “This is worth getting off the interstate for.” He showed an artist’s rendering of an I-...
Allison Eitreim started the Regional Autism Networking Group earlier this year to empower families and professionals working with children with autism. Long-term, Eitreim envisions creating a community where individuals with autism are included, accepted and valued.
Allison Eitreim’s passion for teaching is extending beyond the school’s walls. As autism specialist at Worthington Public Schools, Eitreim started the Regional Autism Networking Group late last year and now the group regularly draws 30 or more people to its quarterly meetings. “If we stop at our...
Firearms and muzzleloader hunters who want to harvest antlerless deer in a deer permit area designated as lottery this hunting season are reminded they must purchase their license by Thursday, Sept. 7. Hunters who purchase their license before this date are automatically entered into the lottery...
Luverne High School students Lindsey Roemeling (left) and Jacinda Hustoft attended a week of BestPrep’s Minnesota Business Venture (MBV) this summer.
Luverne High School students Jacinda Hustoft and Lindsey Roemeling attended a week of BestPrep’s Minnesota Business Venture (MBV) this summer, thanks to sponsorship from the local K.A.H.R. Foundation. MBV is a business and career skills camp held each summer in partnership with the Herberger...
Almost $5 million dollars is now available to support landowners in meeting the requirements of Minnesota’s buffer law. Funds distributed to soil and water conservation districts (SWCDs) are to be used for cost-sharing contracts with landowners or their authorized agents to implement riparian...
On Sunday, Aug. 27, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, along with Luverne and Rock County officials, toured the construction underway on the 4-million-gallon reservoir being constructed southwest of Luverne. Pictured are (front from left) Red Arndt, Klobuchar, Rock County Commissioner Sherri Thompson, Lewis and...
Minnesota waterfowl season opens Saturday, Sept. 23. “Habitat conditions look good in most areas, wild rice reports are good for hunters in the northern portions of the state and waterfowl numbers are favorable,” said Steve Cordts, waterfowl specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural...

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