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Brenda Winter and DJ Luethje took their popular “Marlene and Darlene” act to the Palace Theatre stage Sunday as a fundraiser for the Generations building project. The two comedy shows, one at 2 and one at 7, attracted a total of more than 450 people and donations are still coming in for the new...
A truck from Anderson Truck Service of St. Cloud transports a 180-foot-long wind turbine blade down Luverne Main Street Dec. 18. It was the last of six blades delivered for Gevo to the Rock County Wind Fuel project currently under construction west of Luverne.
The last of six wind turbine blades were escorted through Luverne Dec. 23 on their way to the Rock County Wind Fuel project west of town. The blades, 180 feet in length, were transported by a semitrailer with special blade holding apparatus to the site 2 1/2 miles west of Luverne on County Road 4....
The Luverne Middle-High School lobby prior to the remodel.
progress was revealed Friday when the plywood walls around the former theater were removed. The former theater entrance area now serves as a gathering space in the new concessions area.   The former theater was remodeled into the new music suites for the band and choir programs that were finished...
It’s been nearly three years since the former Sharkee’s property was cleared to make way for the new Towne Square mixed-use development along Highway 75 and Hatting Street. At a liaison meeting last week, city and county officials discussed progress of those plans and the status of a potential...
Rock County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve conditional use permits for the construction of two wind towers west of Luverne over the objections of neighboring property owners. John and Cathy Jarchow live northwest from the proposed wind towers in Luverne Township. They were...
Members of the Luverne Economic Development Authority approved a commercial demolition request at their Aug. 12 meeting for Scott and Tricia Viessman to improve the property at 401 W. Edgehill Street. The Viessmans, who own Momadic Properties LLC, acquired the property for commercial business...
Dave Mulert, ICS Consulting site superintendent (far left), Greg Holmberg, foreman with Gil Haugan Construction, and School Superintendent Craig Oftedahl watch Gary Henning with Henning Construction, Adrian, use excavators to dismantle a portion of the middle-high school west wing June 19.
In a matter of days, a portion of the Luverne Middle-High School was demolished and officials ceremoniously broke ground. Wednesday afternoon, June 19, Gary Henning from Henning Construction of Adrian used an excavator to begin removing a portion of the two-story west wing to make way for the...
Gevo, Inc. and Juhl Energy Development are proposing locating two wind turbines about two miles west of the Gevo biofuel production plant near Luverne. Organizers are seeking a variance because the turbines are too close to neighboring property lines. The public hearing for the variance is Monday.
Organizers of the first wind energy project under Rock County’s new renewable energy ordinance are asking for a variance because one setback requirement cannot be met. The public hearing is at 7 p.m. Monday, July 1, at the Rock County Law Enforcement Center in Luverne. Gevo Inc. proposes erecting...
Patrick Gruber, chief executive office of Gevo, Inc., explains plans to use wind turbines to power the Luverne plant to a group of about 30 people, mainly Gevo Luverne employees, June 4 at Take 16 Brewing Co. in Luverne.
Under a two-phase plan announced June 4, the Gevo, Inc., plant in Luverne is expected to become the first bio-based production company to use wind and livestock manure as energy sources to reduce its carbon footprint on the environment. Gevo purchased the Agri-Energy production facility on the...
The painted nutcrackers are rich with detail, as seen on this one by artist Janine Brands.
Luverne’s 3,000-piece nutcracker collection is the third largest in the world (after Germany and Leavenworth, Washington) and visitors increasingly stop off I-90 and venture into town to see it. City leaders are looking to capitalize on this traffic and invited local artists to create ten 18-inch...

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