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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...
Luverne Public Schools will replace two staff members before the 2016-17 school year starts this fall. At their Feb. 25 meeting, School Board members approved the retirement of Craig Nelson, middle-high school guidance counselor and track coach. His last day is June 11. Nelson’s retirement comes on...
LifeLight 2016 will present a Shine A Light concert in Luverne at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the American Reformed Church. ARC youth teacher Tami Bergman said she’s excited the group decided to start this year’s tour early to include the Luverne stop. “I was just blown away,” Bergman said. “What...
The Luverne Fire Department was called to a report of a gas smell at 211 W. Main Street Monday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol closed off the block while firefighters investigated the source of the odor. After CenterPoint Energy personnel...

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