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By Lori Sorenson Wayne’s Auto Body on West Hatting Street, Luverne, sustained heavy damage Sunday from a fire that destroyed most of the roof and gutted the interior. According to Luverne Fire Chief David Van Batavia, it will be up to the owners and insurers whether the structure will be salvaged....
By Lori Sorenson Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon stopped in Luverne Tuesday afternoon on the final leg of his 2016 87-county tour. Simon met with the Luverne Area Chamber representatives about what his office is doing to help small business owners and entrepreneurs, and he also shared...
By Mavis Fodness A year from now Rock County’s two ambulances will be housed in a new garage, according to a Sanford Luverne capital improvement plan. Hospital CEO Tammy Loosbrock, ambulance director Harlan Vande Kieft and hospital board member Curt Bloemendaal appeared at the Nov. 8 County Board...
By Mavis Fodness On Monday Luverne Elementary instructor Cathy Rust became Luverne Education Association’s 2017 Teacher of the Year. Rust has been an elementary teacher for 37 years, first in Magnolia and then in Luverne when the district merged with Luverne in the early 1980s. She taught second...
By Lori Sorenson Beaver Creek native Lt. Wade Blomgren was the featured speaker at Friday’s Veterans Day program in the Blue Mound Banquet Center, Luverne. He spoke of his experiences in Camp Fallujah while deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom from April 2006 through July 2007. Blomgren served with...
By Mavis Fodness Hardwick city officials want to find out why its sanitary sewer system is delivering more clean water than expected to its two wastewater lagoons located east of town. On Thursday, Nov. 10, a two-man crew with DGR Engineering out of Rapids Rapids, Iowa, spent the morning using...
By Lori Sorenson Two Rock County students were honored for their writing skills at Friday night’s Veterans Day Banquet in Luverne. Middle school student Danette Leenderts and high school student Jo-Hannah Ladd, both in the Hills-Beaver Creek School District, wrote winning essays for the VFW...
Third time’s a charm; Sunday liquor passes in Luverne Luverne voters answered “yes” to the question of allowing on-sale liquor on Sundays. The measure passed 1,473-885 with 62 percent favoring the proposal. City officials had speculated this might be the year Sunday liquor is approved in Luverne,...
By Lori Sorenson The Luverne/Adrian Boy Scouts Troop 32 received a grant from the Luverne Area Community Foundation this year. The local troop will use the funds for their summer 2017 Northern Tier High Adventure experience in which they’ll spend a week in the most rugged and remote region of...
Blue Mounds State Park to close during youth deer hunt Nov. 19 and 20 During a special hunt to prevent overpopulation of deer and protect resources on Nov. 19 and 20, Blue Mounds State Park will close to all except youth hunters who were drawn in the special permitted hunt. Visitors are welcome to...

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