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More than 1,100 electric customers in Rock County and surrounding areas were without power for up to 90 minutes early Monday morning. Two substations were involved in the outage, one located west of Luverne on County Road 4 and the other near Hardwick. Both substations were connected to L & O...
Crossing guard David Ruddy (far right) stops traffic for Luverne students Friday afternoon at the intersection of Dodge Street and Highway 75. “We hoped the project would have been completed last fall when electricity and foundations were in place,” said Luverne City Administrator John Call. Since...
Taking home individual honors at the Montevideo Speech Invitational Saturday were (from left to right) Gunnar Oldre, Alexa Chesley, Knute Oldre, Shelbie Nath, Paul Witte III, Xavier Carbonneau, Derek Krueger, Jonah Louwagie, and Hannah Ehlers.
Sixteen members of the Luverne Cardinal speech team competed in the Montevideo Invitational Saturday, March 12. Taking home individual honors were Gunnar Oldre, second, Humorous Interpretation; Alexa Chesley, ribbon, Duo Interpretation; Knute Oldre, first, Discussion; Shelbie Nath, sixth, Creative...
For one day a year anyone can don a little Irish heritage during Luverne’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade or take part in two added events. This year’s parade will be March 17, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Anyone can decorate a float, car, wagon or bicycle or dress in costume for the Thursday event,...
It takes a village to launch a church improvement project.  That was the case for the Palisade Lutheran Church in rural Rock County where new siding is replacing old and weathered siding. More than a dozen volunteers from the church congregation and surrounding neighborhood showed up Saturday to...
Seventh and eighth grade band
Luverne Middle School band and choir students presented a free public concert Thursday night, March 3, in the Luverne High School Middle School gym. The sixth-grade band and choir performed individual numbers, and the seventh- and eighth-grade band and choir combined forces on their performances....
The Blue Mound Figure Skaters competed at Skate Parade in Minneapolis this past weekend in nearly 200 team and individual events against skaters from 18 other clubs. This year the home rink, SQSA Parade, took first place and the Blue Mound Figure Skaters, coached by Cathy Shearer, Sarah Nuffer,...
Almost 200 student speakers representing 14 teams competed in the Luverne Cardinal Invitational on Saturday, March 5. Thirty-five Cardinal team members competed. As hosts, the Luverne team could not compete for the team sweepstakes trophy. However, individually, Luverne speakers did a fantastic job...
Marg Kuiper and William Martin
During a surprise celebration Feb. 15 at Sanford Luverne, the Luverne Lions awarded Sanford registered dietitian Marg Kuiper with the Dream Catcher award for her work with them on diabetes education. Pictured here, William Martin from the Luverne Lions presents Kuiper with a plaque for the award,...
An emergency room visit resulted in a felony drug arrest when a Wanda, Minnesota, man showed up at Sanford Luverne demanding pain medicine. John Charles Baumann, 64, was charged in Rock County District Court with two counts of fifth-degree drug possession after he tested positive for meth and...

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