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10 years ago (2009) •The city of Luverne may have to pay $40,000 to help clean up contaminated soil in Raleigh, N.C. The city became part of federal Superfund litigation because more than 25 years ago Luverne did business with a company that sold and serviced oil-filled electrical transformers....
10 years ago (2009) •City officials learned this week that Luverne’s drinking water is safe, despite the fact that it was exposed to a material that’s now considered hazardous. For the past several weeks, health officials have been investigating whether drinking water in 15 Minnesota cities is...
10 years ago (2009) •Luverne City Council members took action Tuesday to extend city sanitary sewer service to the Rock Veterinary Clinic. The vet clinic’s private septic system needs to be replaced, and Dr. John Bowron has requested city sanitary service be extended to the property south of...
10 years ago (2009) •Two Luverne suspects are in jail on charges of theft, swindling and possession of counterfeit U.S. currency. Multiple law enforcement agencies were in Luverne Tuesday to execute search warrants on two Luverne residences. Arrested were 29-year-old Dennis Prater at 300 ½ West...
10 years ago (2008) •Luverne School Board members reported on performance appraisal of Superintendent Gary Fisher. The board reported that Fisher met and exceeded all expectations in ten different areas of responsibilities. They were pleased with Fisher’s focus on the quality of educational...
10 years ago (2008) •Removal of the low-head dam on the Rock River near Luverne City Park will be delayed until next year in order to study its effect on city wells. The dam will be replaced by a system of nine rock weirs that will be installed starting north of the Main Street bridge and continue...
10 years ago (2008) •The recent robbery at the Minnwest Bank in Luverne called attention to the need to improve emergency call and notification lists, according to Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge. In the instance of the April robbery, the Luverne Area Chamber of Commerce notified some Chamber...
10 years ago (2007) •Prices will soon go up for lots in the industrial park owned by Luverne Economic Development Authority. The LEDA owns a lot and a half lot in the industrial park along the curve of Commerce Drive with a current asking price of $5,000 per acre. LEDA Director Jill Wolf said she’s...
10 years ago (2007) •After three days of hearing testimony for the 2001 Carrie Nelson murder case, a grand jury on Friday indicted Randy Lee Royal Swaney for seven counts of murder. Rock County grand jurors found probable cause to indict 36-year-old Swaney on murder in the first degree involving...
10 years ago (2007) •Most businesses have responded positively to the smoking ban that takes effect across Minnesota Monday. Public Health Educator Paula Anderson said, “We believe the majority of people are going to embrace the new law, because it’s what Minnesotans wanted, it’s what local folks...

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