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Almost 200 student speakers representing 14 teams competed in the Luverne Cardinal Invitational on Saturday, March 5. Thirty-five Cardinal team members competed. As hosts, the Luverne team could not compete for the team sweepstakes trophy. However, individually, Luverne speakers did a fantastic job...
Marg Kuiper and William Martin
During a surprise celebration Feb. 15 at Sanford Luverne, the Luverne Lions awarded Sanford registered dietitian Marg Kuiper with the Dream Catcher award for her work with them on diabetes education. Pictured here, William Martin from the Luverne Lions presents Kuiper with a plaque for the award,...
An emergency room visit resulted in a felony drug arrest when a Wanda, Minnesota, man showed up at Sanford Luverne demanding pain medicine. John Charles Baumann, 64, was charged in Rock County District Court with two counts of fifth-degree drug possession after he tested positive for meth and...
Luverne Public Schools will replace two staff members before the 2016-17 school year starts this fall. At their Feb. 25 meeting, School Board members approved the retirement of Craig Nelson, middle-high school guidance counselor and track coach. His last day is June 11. Nelson’s retirement comes on...
LifeLight 2016 will present a Shine A Light concert in Luverne at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the American Reformed Church. ARC youth teacher Tami Bergman said she’s excited the group decided to start this year’s tour early to include the Luverne stop. “I was just blown away,” Bergman said. “What...
The Luverne Fire Department was called to a report of a gas smell at 211 W. Main Street Monday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol closed off the block while firefighters investigated the source of the odor. After CenterPoint Energy personnel...
Feb. 20-27 was National FFA Week, and several students drove their tractors to school Tuesday, Feb. 23. They’re pictured here at the Holiday Station on South Highway 75: (from left) Justin Mente, Riley Baker (who drove the tractor on the far left), Tucker Oeltjenbruns, Tyler Reisdorfer (who was...
Twelve members of the Blue Mound Figure Skaters captured the first-place team trophy at the Yankton Winter Miracle Feb. 20-21 in Yankton, South Dakota. Pictured (from left) are Elisabeth Kelm, Moriah Flanagan, Maranda Thier, Breanna Richters, Brooke Top, Marisa Thier, Hannah Henning, Katharine Kelm, Anisa Vanden Bosch, Ashley Hohn and Hannah Hofer. Not pictured: Mara Thier.
The Blue Mound Figure Skaters were represented by 12 skaters at the Yankton, South Dakota, Winter Miracle on Feb. 20-21. The teams Blue Mound, Yankton, Sioux Falls and Brookings were represented at the competition.  Even after having a couple of skaters become ill and not being able to finish...
Since the Rock County Community Library closed to patron visits Feb. 15, workers from Jones Library Services, Carlisle, Iowa, returned to assemble the new shelving that arrived earlier than expected. They later brought lending materials from the basement back up to the main floor. By week’s end the...
Phil Gorter with G&S Auto Sales and Services, Luverne, removes a 2006 Pontiac G6 from the ditch along County Road 8 near 161st Street Tuesday morning. Driver Carol Bertrand, 57, of Wilmont, was treated and released from Sanford Luverne Hospital. Roads were slick due to freezing moisture at the...

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