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10 years ago (2010) •Luverne residents showed resounding support for their community’s future when more that 100 people showed up for a planning meeting Tuesday night on the heels of a winter storm. Scott Marquardt of the Southwest Minnesota Initiative Foundation facilitated the gathering in the...
10 years ago (2010) •The city or Luverne is offering financial incentives to business owners who upgrade their facilities to be more energy efficient. As part of its Bright Energy Solutions projects, the city is encouraging its commercial customers to save energy in areas such as heating and...
10 years ago (2010) •Luverne High School track and field coach Craig Nelson drew an impressive honor. The veteran LHS mentor received notice that he was named the 2010 Minnesota State Class A Girls’ Track and Field Coach of the Year. The honor comes from the Minnesota Track and Field Coaches...
10 years ago (2010) •On Aug. 23 Luverne joined more than 20 other districts for an early start to the 2010-11 school year. This new schedule—starting before Labor Day—is called the Flexible Learning Year (FLY) and is intended to open opportunities beyond schedule coordination. Twenty-five districts...
10 years ago (2010) •Luverne Graphic Arts instructor Bill Thompson’s middle school Lego Mindstorms builders have surpassed the typical store-bought set. Their Lego creations move by themselves. This Lego engineering is part of Thompson’s new Robotics encore class offered to seventh- and eighth-...
10 years ago (2010) •After an overcast, humid day Saturday, storm clouds gathered in the southwest and delivered a downpour in Luverne and much of Rock County Saturday night. According to volunteer weather recorder Troy Thone, Luverne officially received about a half inch of rain in the storm, but...
10 years ago (2010) •Karen Roberts has been a nurse for more than 40 years. And with the professional precision of a registered nurse, she counts her nursing career years as in the high 30s. “They made you quit when you had children back then,” she said. On Wednesday, Oct. 13, Roberts was honored...
10 years ago (2010) •The city of Luverne is proposing a $75 rebate for city residents who purchase low-volume toilets to replace old ones that use more water. City Finance Director Barb Berghorst presented information to Luverne City Council members at a recent meeting. “We are very interested in...
10 years ago (2010) •Twenty-five school districts in Southwest Minnesota started classes on August 23 — about two weeks earlier than their usual post-Labor Day start. Now these schools are monitoring advantages and disadvantages of when the early start might be. The flexible learning is a...
10 years ago (2010) •A note found in Luverne High School’s home economics room prompted a district-wide evacuation Friday. “School’s going to blow up at 12:30,” is what the note stated, handwritten in pencil on a partial sheet of torn white paper. Luverne High School senior Adam Gruis found the...

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