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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...
This year’s Luverne High School Business Professionals of America team includes 12 students. Pictured (from left) are Carter Riphagen, Carly Serie, Conner Peterson, Madi Schandelmeier, Isaac Gillette, Zayna Hustoft, Griffin Ahrendt, Layne Curtis, Bergin Flom, Chris Jelken, Jim Erickson and Kasyn Kruse.
Two members of the Luverne High School Business Professionals of America will travel to the National BPA Conference Contests in Boston next month. Jim Erickson and Chris Jelken qualified for the national contest by placing sixth or better in their respective events at the recent state contest....
The Rock County Natural Resources Conservation Service is looking for volunteers to assist with the agency’s education and outreach events. In recognition of National Volunteer Week April 10-16, NRCS is encouraging more people to volunteer locally and to thank those who gave of their time in 2015...

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