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Rhonna Jarchow (left) and Griselda Medina visit their bankers, Marie Atkinson Smeins and Elise Jarchow during the simulation.
About 90 people received name cards Wednesday night when they came through the doors of Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. The cards carried names of real life families living in poverty, and local participants spent an hour walking in their shoes during a poverty simulation hosted by #Luv1LuvAll. “...
Luverne High School students played a prominent role in last week’s poverty simulation in Grand Prairie Events. Dave Rysdam encouraged his high school economics students to participate in the event for extra credit. As part of the assignment, they wrote short summaries of their reaction to the...
The Rock County Library is hoping to be one of four communities selected for the Blandin Broadband Community’s two-year project for 2018-2020. “The county has high-speed Internet so now what do we do with it,” said library director Calla Jarvie. BBC works with a local steering committee to develop...
Luverne Public Schools will contribute an additional $10,000 toward the boys’ and girls’ hockey program for the next five years. Board members approved the agreement with the Luverne Hockey Club Inc. at their May 10 regular meeting. The agreement is from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2023. Both parties...
Luverne High School’s Class of 2018 spent Friday morning completing various community service projects around Luverne as part of Senior Service Day. Students worked in small groups cleaning, straightening and organizing. For the Luverne Area Chamber, seniors help committee members Annie Opitz (far...
The city of Hardwick continued its battle against blight when it purchased a tax-forfeited parcel from the county for $1 at 103 S. Buckingham St. Council members agreed to the purchase at their May 2 meeting. Originally the council expressed no interest in the property that has been abandoned for...
Local volunteers with Leaders Partnering to End Poverty celebrated a milestone Thursday night when the Blandin Foundation “graduated” them from training. “The movement we’ve already seen has been significant,” said Ed Zabinski, a trainer with Blandin. “We haven’t seen this much action this fast in...
The Luverne Instrumental Music Department presented its 2017 Spring Concert Friday night, May 11, in the high school gym. The annual event included performances by multiple age groups under the theme, “Around the World.” Band director Richard Owen presented the 2017-18 awards and scholarships...
By fall the Blue Mounds State Park will have a consistent supply of drinkable water for the first time in four years. Rock County Commissioners accepted the lowest bid Tuesday, May 8, from Henning Construction Inc. at $450,481 for the three miles of pipeline to connect the park to the Rock County...

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