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Luverne fire fighters arrived at the scene of a garage fire near the city park Saturday night. The blaze was deemed arson and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal is investigating.
The community woke to disheartening news Saturday morning about vandalism to Christmas light displays in Luverne City Park. A 2 a.m. barn fire near the park appears to be related to the vandalism spree, according to Luverne Fire Chief David Van Batavia. He reported the cause of the blaze to the...
The former Hills-Beaver Creek School building in Hills appears to be headed for demolition. Built in 1921, the three-story brick structure was last used in 2012 and sits empty. A facilities assessment estimates more than a half million dollars for its removal. The Hugo Goehle gym, located to the right of the school, continues to be used by the community. Upgrades to the 1955 facility are being considered along with improvements to the attached locker rooms (not pictured). The locker rooms were added in 2004
Nearly $7.5 million worth of improvements are recommended for buildings in the Hills-Beaver Creek District, and school officials are weighing how many will be tackled in the next 10 years. Earlier this year the district hired ICS Builds to assess the district facilities and point out where...
Shelves and racks are fuller than usual this time of year at Redeemed Remnants, a thrift store in Luverne. According to manager Greg Hoogeveen (pictured above), donations of clothes, household goods and seasonal items are high due to people doing “spring cleaning.” The coronavirus pandemic has prompted people to stay home and complete annual tasks earlier than normal. The store is open during normal business hours, but masks must be worn. About 10 shoppers are allowed in the store at one time.
Donations are coming in to Redeemed Remnants in Luverne more quickly than usual. Greg Hoogeveen, the thrift store’s manager, said last week the number of donations being dropped off at the Main Street Luverne location was higher than normal because more people are staying home in accordance with...
Sanford Luverne started offering outpatient infusion treatments this week for higher-risk patients who qualify, according to hospital director Tammy Loosbrock. The goal is to prevent patients from getting sicker and to keep hospital beds open and staff available for the sickest patients. “Hopefully...
The enclosed front porch of the John Ruddy house near Beaver Creek is completely destroyed.
Emergency responders helped a Beaver Creek man to safety on Dec. 1 when a fire destroyed his porch and sent smoke billowing into his home. Firemen were dispatched to the blaze around 5:30 p.m. at 701 County Road 4 where they arrived to find flames coming from the door of the enclosed porch. Beaver...
Luverne High School graduate and resident Robert Remme is the Adrian Education Association 2020-21 Teacher of the Year. Remme currently teaches mathematics at Adrian High School.
Robert Remme, a 1999 graduate of Luverne High School, was selected by his peers at Adrian Public Schools as the 2020-21 Adrian Education Association Teacher of the Year. Remme, a high school math teacher, was recognized at the Nov. 13 afternoon staff meeting.  Due to the coronavirus, no public...
Dean Luethje
Few people are more popular at Adrian Public Schools than Dean Luethje, the district’s technology coordinator. He was recently named the Adrian Education Association 2020-21 Friend of Education. In 2015 Luethje transitioned from the corporate IT (information technology) world to a school setting...
Luverne Public Schools will continue with current learning models until the holiday break. However, starting Jan. 4 elementary students will transition from hybrid learning to in-person instruction, and middle-high school students will move from distance learning back to a hybrid schedule. “The...
The Luverne Area Community Foundation named the Rock County Star Herald the LACF Outstanding Business for 2020. From left are editor Lori Sorenson, circulation manager Jennifer Nelson, office manager Deb Lusty, sportswriter Brennen Rupp, reporter Mavis Fodness, business manager Rick Peterson, sales representative Chantel Connell, designer Danae Meinerts and designer and production manager Heather Johnson. Not pictured is copy editor Esther Frakes. Johnson sewed the matching flannel masks for her co-workers
The Luverne Area Community Foundation will host its 2020 Celebration of Philanthropy Event virtually this Friday, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “Our fourth annual Celebration of Philanthropy is about lifting up donors and friends of the foundation that have worked with us this past year and to say...
The City of Luverne purchased this property at 712 West Lawn Park and in the near future will demolish the old residential dwelling to clear the lot for future housing or economic development. The city paid $9,500 for the property in September with the intent of improving the neighborhood and...

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