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By Mavis Fodness After 30 years of nurturing rural economic development, the Southwest Initiative Foundation is celebrating three decades by offering communities resources to grow their own workforce. SWIF’s “Grow Our Own” summit will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Southwest Minnesota State...
By Mavis Fodness Luverne graduate Lindsey (Nelson) Bonnett was honored as part of American Education Week in Adrian where she was selected as Teacher of the Year. “Lindsey has been a great mentor to me,” said Ann Thier, a fellow science teacher in Adrian. “Her enthusiasm for what she does is...
Luverne High School Class of 1976 celebrated its 40th class reunion this past weekend in conjunction with Luverne's Buffalo Days celebration. Pictured in the front row (from left) are Deone Perkins Hemme, Aryln Sneller, Bill Ripley, Bob Vrtacnik, Sharon Remme Miller, Pat Teclaw, Nancy McGuire...
The old water tower in the center of town is about to get a cleaning, safety check and new paint, according to action at the April 12 City Council meeting. The council approved an agreement with DGR Engineering to provide services for upcoming work on the city's water tower on Highway 75. The...
Action taken by a neighboring county will double the fees collected on future aggregate material removed from Rock County gravel pits. On Tuesday, April 12, the Pipestone County Commissioners voted to adopt an aggregate tax at the state-mandated rate of 15 cents per ton. Annually since 2003, Rock...
The raising and keeping of chickens inside the city limits of Beaver Creek is now permissible, thanks to the efforts of one of its citizens. Aaron Blank appeared at a recent city council meeting inquiring about housing a small number of chickens within city limits and collecting their eggs for his...
Home values in Hardwick increased for the first time in half a decade. That information was presented to the city council Tuesday, April 12, at the city’s annual board of appeals and equalization meeting at the city hall. “Residential values were unique for the first time in five years,” said Tom...
Workers with Dan Hamann Construction of Luverne smooth the recently poured cement Friday morning outside the former Family Dollar building in downtown Luverne. Pictured from left are Bruce Predmore, Gene McClain, Dave Dobernecker and Dan Hamann. When Monday’s rain showers arrived, the crew headed...
DNA is often associated with solving crime, but it has become a “red-hot” tool used by genealogists to expand their traditional genealogy as well as to solve family mysteries. Luverne’s Gregg Gropel, a member of the Ostfriesland Genealogy Society of America, has been immersed in a DNA self-study...

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