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Kim Rockman
Luverne’s Kim Rockman is planning to grow a Food Forest near her family’s home on North Blue Mound Avenue. A Food Forest is a public site that provides “free, nutrient-dense food for citizens.” The concept isn’t new, but it’s new to Luverne, and Rockman has been working to get plans in place for a...
Friends and family of the bride and groom decorate the Grand Prairie Events Center Friday afternoon in the ballroom.
Saturday’s wedding reception for Lexi Burmeister and Ben Aukes was the first one on the books for Mike and Wanda Jarchow’s Grand Prairie Events Center. Construction on the former Family Dollar building piqued public interest through the summer, so by Friday afternoon, wedding decorators discovered...
Dan Hamann (left) and Gene McClain attach signage on the new Grand Prairie Events facility on South Estey Street in Luverne Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 31. Remodeling of the 11,500-square-foot former Family Dollar Store began last fall with the finishing touches completed last week. The first event,...
Luverne Public Schools Superintendent Craig Oftedahl (front) calls out numbers during Monday’s district-wide staff in-service in the Luverne Elementary School Commons. Oftedahl’s message of “Charge!” comes after last year’s message of “Be Great” as still seen on the backs of the red T-shirts given out last year.
A year after he encouraged staff at Luverne Public Schools to “Be Great,” Superintendent Craig Oftedahl inspired employees at Monday’s in-service to continue moving forward positively. Charge! “One word. Very simple,” he said to the 200 people gathered in the Luverne Elementary School commons. “And...
Luverne’s Main Street will gain another business in time for Christmas. The popular home décor boutique Dragonfly will gain a sister business once Dragonfly owners Stacy and Dave Riphagen finish remodeling the former Lavish Designs building on East Main Street. The Riphagens opened Dragonfly three...
Local fans of the late Luverne author Fred Manfred may want to take note of Hollywood’s Jan. 8 release of “The Revenant.” The film depicts the tale of legendary fur trapper and frontiersman Hugh Glass (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) who survived being mauled by a bear in 1823 in South Dakota. His...
The Beaver Creek City Council is seeking to fill a vacancy on the council since Mayor Carolyn DeBoer died this fall of cancer. At their regular monthly meeting Nov. 18, councilmen Pat Bender, Al Harnack and Josh Teune moved current councilman Jamie Dysthe from acting mayor to mayor when no one...
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