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The work of installation artist David Hamlow is on display at Lord Grizzly Gallery through Feb. 23 in the Coffey Contemporary Arts exhibition and education facility on Main Street in Luverne.   Hamlow’s exhibit, “From Below,” addresses the cost and value of daily life in a consumer culture. Since...
Shakrya Johnson, 22, Brainerd, is in custody of the Nobles County Jail
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office was involved in the arrest of a Brainerd woman who is allegedly connected with vehicle thefts in Hills and Adrian. According to information released Friday from Sheriff Evan Verbrugge, his office received a call around noon Thursday, Jan. 10, about a possible stolen...
The 2019 Minnesota High School Mock Trial Program kicks off this week with Luverne High School making a bid for its fifth consecutive appearance at the state meet. This is the second year for head coach Jason Berghorst, who has already set several goals for this season. “One important goal this...
The doors at the USDA Services Center on West Gabrielson Road in Luverne are open, but only for services provided through the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Farm Service Agency workers were furloughed Dec. 28, closing the FSA side of the Luverne office.
As the federal shutdown continues into the second week of 2019, its effects in Rock County have halted services to agricultural producers. Only half of the USDA service center in Luverne remains open after Congress failed to pass a spending bill in December 2018. Farm Service Agency personnel in...
The H-BC High School Mock Trial participants in 2019 are Jacob Sheppard (front, from left) Bryn Mongeau, Shayla Rainford, Allison LaRock, Abby Knobloch, (middle) Hannah Fick, Erika Dysthe, Mikael Mess, Sadie Fuerstenberg, Taylor Durst, Lauren Tatge, Austin Allen, Thomas Dysthe, (back) Carter Hartz and Jessup Dunn.
Student interest in this year’s Mock Trial competition at Hills-Beaver Creek High School was enough to bring the program back to two teams under veteran coach Glenda Kuehl. Sixteen students in grades 9-12 make up the two teams as the 2019 season gets underway this week. “We started out with more...
Luverne Senior Dining Site recently introduced “Tell Your Favorite Joke” to their activity schedule. On Friday site coordinator Lauree Teunissen (back) finishes telling a joke as (from left) Ila Wieking, Gen Eernisse and Fran Vos, all of Luverne, react.
Frances Veldkamp breezed into the Luverne Senior Dining site Friday and quickly accepted the microphone from site coordinator Lauree Teunissen. Veldkamp told a joke that went something like this: “Two senior citizens were talking when one of them asked, ‘Do you believe in the hereafter?’ “’Well,...
Luverne High School sophomore Zach Ahrendt (left) and senior Payne Bonnett throw beanbags in the corn hole game activity Thursday, Jan. 3, in the high school gym. The activity was one of several that students could choose during the school’s newly organized flex time, a uniform block of time for students in grades 6 through 12 to complete school work or enrichment activities each day.
Luverne students are spending an additional 30 minutes in class each day to accommodate a longer summer construction season for the school building project. The 2 to 2:30 p.m. “flex time” is tacked on to existing homeroom periods and can be spent making up missed tests or homework assignments,...
Premium Iowa Pork has signed a cost-sharing agreement with the city of Luverne confirming its plans to process pork in the former Gold’n Plump property on the west edge of town. The agreement specifically outlines the company’s responsibilities in upgrading Luverne’s wastewater treatment plant to...
Mexico is thousands of miles away, but the government shutdown over the president’s demand for a border wall is affecting local farmers in Rock County, Minnesota. Erin deKoning said she and her husband sold calves Saturday, but the bank can’t cash their check without a co-signature from the Farm...
Gil Haugan Construction of Sioux Falls was chosen as the general contractor for the upcoming Luverne School District building project. Board members accepted the low bid of $20.9 million Monday night at a special school board meeting. They also approved seven alternate projects, which brought the...

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