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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...
Students cross a busy Highway 75 Monday afternoon when school dismissed at 3:15. In addition to the aid of crossing guards at the intersections of Barck and Dodge, pedestrians now have the added visibility of the new rapid rectangular flashing beacons that were installed last week. The new motion-...
Rock County Commissioners and Martin Township officials granted the tax abatement request from New Vision Co-op at a joint public hearing April 5. In a 3-2 vote, commissioners approved not collecting New Vision’s portion of property taxes ($5,222 annually) on the co-op’s proposed expansion project...
Births A girl, Jayda Joyce, weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and 19 1/2 inches long, was born Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, to Jacob and Amanda Hartz, Luverne. She joins a sister, Jocelyn, and a brother, Jayce. Grandparents are Allan and Nancy Hartz, Luverne, and Rod and Ruth Staeffler, Ruthton. Great-...
Community Ed For more information or to register for these activities call Community Ed at 283-4724. Learn the Basics for Veggie Gardening with the master gardeners on April 14. Fee is $10. The Minnesota River Agency will present Welcome to Medicare – the A through D of it on April 16. If you are...
H-BC High School Honor Roll   Quarter 3 A Honor Roll Seniors: Tessa Klarenbeek, Trevor Paulsen, Stuart Plimpton, Thea Richards. Juniors: Alyssa Allen, Riley Boese, Jed Burgers, Courtney Kruger, Haley Leuthold, Logan Leuthold, Isaiah Vis. Sophomores: Trenton Bass, Grace Holthaus, Angela Martinyuk,...
Sixteen Luverne speech students competed at sections Saturday. They are (front left) Megan Rogers, Shelbie Nath, Xavier Carbonneau, Derek Krueger, Gunnar Oldre, (back) Hannah Ehlers, Melanie Rittenhouse, Samantha Ykema, Shane Berning, Dylan Thorson, Paul Witte III, Ryleigh Beers, Hannah Hoogland, Knute Oldre, Alexa Chesley and Jacinda Hustoft.
Sixteen Luverne speakers participated in the Section 3A speech meet in Marshall Saturday. As a team the Cardinals placed third. Individually, 10 Cardinal speakers advanced to final round competition and five of them placed in the top three to earn a trip to state speech competition later this week...

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