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"Colors of Death" is published by Thought Catalog Books and can be purchased on Amazon, Apple and Amazon and Noble in print or digital format.
Luverne High School graduate Rona Vaselaar has authored a book, “Colors of Death, Fifteen Tales of Horror,” released in October online and in bookstores. The series of short horror stories are described on the book’s back cover: “Humanity has long been fascinated by its darkest hours, secretly...
Harper Renken plays with shaving cream with her dad, TJ Renken, during the Rock County Children’s Fair Thursday at the Luverne Elementary commons.
More than 130 children and adults attended the Rock County Children’s Fair Thursday at the Luverne Elementary School commons. “It was the first time at a new date,” said Karen Willers with the Rock County Early Childhood Initiative, which sponsored the event. The event is designed to let families...
Sixth grade concert band
Luverne instrumental students entertained audiences Thursday night, Dec. 17, with their performance of the Winter Band Concert in the Luverne High School gym. Fifth-graders, under the direction of Angie Swenson, made their performance debut, and the evening’s music grew more polished as the older...
In the manger scene are Samantha Wieneke (angel), Erik Tofteland, Madi Oye and Dylan Thorson.
Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne hosted its annual outdoor live nativity Sunday in its east parking lot. The event featured fire pits, singing, snacks and live animals.
Q: Historically speaking, how often do we have a white Christmas in Minnesota? A: Having a white Christmas is generally defined as having one inch of snow on the ground on Christmas Day. In the Twin Cities, this happens about 72 percent of the time. In northern Minnesota, the chance of a white...
DNR issues thin ice warning With daytime temperatures still climbing above freezing even in the northern parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding outdoor enthusiasts to stay clear of early ice and use extreme caution when recreating on dangerously cold water....
Holiday checklist: Line up a sober ride This holiday season, the Department of Public Safety reminds people not to forget to line up a sober ride, as the Christmas holiday period ranks as the second deadliest for drunk-driving related fatalities compared with other major holidays in Minnesota. On...
The holidays are a happy time of year, but for those who abuse alcohol — and for the loved ones of those who do — it can be a difficult time of year. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) define binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration...
  Minnesota firearms hunters registered 118,599 deer through the second weekend of firearms deer season, up from 104,785 from the same period in 2014, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Hunters are seeing more deer this year as we continue to build deer populations across...
Two Rock County motorists were involved in a crash Tuesday night on County Road 4 east of Luverne. According to information from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, the crash was reported at 6:10 p.m. near the intersection of County Road 9, the landfill road. Kaemphet Xaphakdy, 52, of Magnolia was...

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