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  Troopers from South Dakota and Minnesota join forces Friday for a 21-hour joint operation designed to promote highway safety. The Minnesota State Patrol and South Dakota Highway Patrol will have an increased law enforcement presence on Interstate 90 from 6 a.m. Friday, May 22, to 3 a.m. Saturday...
Brothers Bud (left) and Don Rust show the sign Don made in his wood shop for the Kenneth Community Center.
Kenneth, Minnesota, is a small rural town with an official population of 67. To outsiders, the dot on the map doesn’t mean much, but to those who live there and make their regular acquaintances at the Kenneth Community Center, it’s the best place on earth. Just ask the Rust brothers; they’ll attest...
Winners of the Luverne Rotary Club 4-Way Test Essay are (from left) Ellie Hodgen, Ainslie Robinson and Elise Jarchow.
Local sixth-graders recently learned about truth, fairness, good will and team benefits through the Luverne Rotary Club’s Four-Way Test.  The Four-Way Test is the ethical code that Rotarians live by, challenging them to ask four simple questions: •Is it the truth? •Is it fair to all concerned? •...
Pictured are (on the ground, from left) Mike Schacht, Carol Morgan, Allison Zollner, Glenn Oeltjenbruns, Keith Aanenson, Jim Erickson, Daniel Tofteland. Toby Sengvongxay, Nathan Nekali, Dale Reverts, Codie Zeutenhorst, Travis Pierce, (in pickup bed) Sam Berghorst (left) and Dan Steensma.
Members of the Luverne Optimist Club gathered volunteers and three truckloads of sand Monday night, May 4, to fill orders for area backyard sandboxes.  By the end of the night, they had filled 20 sandboxes with donated sand from W&N Construction, with proceeds from the orders benefiting...
A former Luverne man appeared for sentencing in Rock County District Court Monday for his role in a felony case of corporate theft. After a three-year investigation covering more than four years of alleged embezzlement, Jeff Wilsey, 52, now of Brandon, was charged Sept. 8, 2014, with theft for...
  While the old adage, “April showers bring May flowers,” is true of most years that cannot be said of this year.  I was mulling over some new adages that might have been more appropriate like “April drought brings May burnout” or “April dry causes May flowers to go bye-bye,” but nothing seemed...
Eleven Luverne Middle/High School students attended the State FCCLA Conference in Bloomington April 16-18. Pictured are (front row, from left) Mira Uithoven, Alyssa Kienholz, Zoe Brown, Amy Cook (adviser), (second row) Melissa Tweet, Sam Aanenson, Courtney Wendland, (third row) Nicole Aanenson, Adriana Gonzalez, (back) Mikayla Wiederhoeft, Jenna Schelhaas and Kat Siebert.
  Eleven Luverne Middle/High School students attended the Minnesota State FCCLA Conference in Bloomington April 16-18. The students had the opportunity to hear featured speakers throughout the event to help them become better leaders in their schools and communities. They also competed in a STAR (...
Dr. Zach Nolz and registered nurse Casey Westphal use the telehealth system to see Mary Jane Brown residents electronically from Sanford Luverne.
  A grant from the Luverne Area Community Foundation has allowed Sanford Luverne Clinic to purchase a portable telehealth unit for residents at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home to access care from the facility. This unit will enable MJB residents to connect with a physician without...
  The Farm Service Agency (FSA) would like to remind Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants of their responsibility to ensure that acres enrolled in CRP are properly maintained throughout the contract period, as agreed to in their CRP contract (CRP-1 Appendix) and the Conservation Plan of...
  Local emergency responders were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash Friday afternoon near the intersection of 41st Street and 150th Avenue near Ash Creek. According to the accident report, the driver, Linda Hanson, was traveling south in a 1992 Buick Park Avenue when she lost control on the...

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