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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...
Nine Luverne Middle-High School students earned trips or were named alternates to the national FCCLA convention in Anaheim, California, this summer. The students (from left) include Adriana Gonzalez, Parker Carbonneau, Ross Bergman, Courtney Wendland, Mikayla Wiederhoeft, Zoe DeBates, Jacinda Hustoft, Carissa Cunningham and Lindsey Roemeling.
Twenty-six Luverne Middle-High School students were among nearly 1,000 youth who attended the Minnesota Family, Career and Community Leaders (FCCLA) state conference March 28-30 in Bloomington. The leadership conference featured competitions, awards, leadership training sessions and motivational...
Three Luverne High School seniors, Mikayla Wiederhoeft (left), Adriana Gonzalez and Courtney Wendland, are collecting new and gently worn socks for their FCCLA project, “DeFEET Poverty.”
Three Luverne High School seniors continue to shine the spotlight on local poverty issues. Mikayla Wiederhoeft, Courtney Wendland and Adriana Gonzalez are collecting good clean socks for distribution locally. “Socks for Souls” aims to collect 100 pairs. “We found out that socks are the most...
Luverne district residents will vote Nov. 7 on a $23 million bond referendum for school building upgrades and improvements. While property owners study its impact on their taxes, students are studying the referendum as a class project in their high school government class. Teacher Dave Rysdam said...
Boys from Southwestern Youth Services in Magnolia volunteered Friday to help organize donations for the One Warm Coat Project upcoming distribution. Those in need of warm coats can pick them up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, and from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the ATLAS for Life...
Four Luverne Public School seniors appear in the Polished Stone Project video and will present stones to fourth- through eighth-graders at upcoming assemblies. Pictured (from left) are Knute Oldre, Logan Stratton, Bergin Flom and Hailey Franken.
Luverne students will soon carry polished stones in their pockets as reminders to make good decisions on social media and the Internet. The stones are part of the Polished Stone Project to be introduced to Luverne fourth- through eighth-grade students. Four local seniors have been selected to...
The Hardwick City Council is considering street improvements on roughly 13 city blocks, and a cost analysis will provide options for how much work can be done for the best price. Meeting in special session Wednesday night, Aug. 10, council members charged Gary Kurth of DGR Engineering, Rock Rapids...
Ryleigh Beers holds one of the 170 Blessing Kits, a project she was able to organize, fundraise and assemble for three organizations.
Luverne’s Ryleigh Beers is experienced in raising money to help others. Two years ago the recent graduate of Luverne High School purchased and delivered art supplies for the Children’s Home Society. The following year she made dozens of blankets to be given away for Project Linus. This year Beers’...
Members of the County K9s 4-H Club helped member Mira Uithoven (front row, third from left) finish an FCCLA community leadership project to sew 50 pillowcases for her Every Pillow Has A Story that will be donated locally. Holding up the completed pillowcases at their April 18 4-H meeting are (front from left) Annaliese Braucht, Riley Anderson, Uithoven, Cassandra Chesley, Aisha Porter, Gabriella Porter, (back) Adayla Rouzer, Alexa Chesley, Adam Fodness, Sophie Holmberg and Candice Porter.
One last workday recently wrapped up the local contribution to the One Million Pillowcase Project. Earlier this year, Luverne High School Senior Mira Uithoven joined the challenge as part of her FCCLA National Leadership Service in Action project with the assistance of her 4-H Club, the County K9s...

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