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  10 years ago (2005) •Former Luverne mayor Bill Weber is considering a return to public leadership — this time in the State Capitol. Weber announced his candidacy for Minnesota Senate at a GOP gathering last week in Pipestone.   20 years ago (1995) •Every department in Rock County government has...
  10 years ago (2005) •With lush fields and a longhorn cattle herd serving as backdrop, area Catholics celebrated the upcoming harvest season with a special mass led by Bishop Bernard J. Harrington. John and Awanda Siebenahler opened their farm Monday morning to more than 500 parishioners from the...
  10 years ago (2005) •A bus load of 37 Luverne residents had coffee with Minnesota’s first lady, Mary Pawlenty, Monday afternoon at the governor’s mansion. At the core of the entourage were a group of Luverne World War II veterans and their wives who had been personally invited to St. Paul....
  10 years ago (2005) •When winds at speeds of almost 90 miles per hour swept through the county last Aug. 3, the local landscape temporarily changed in a huge way. Downed trees blocked city streets; vehicles collapsed; familiar signs fell, and fences were mangled.   25 years ago (1995) •Much like...
  10 years ago (2005) •The city of Luverne is on its way to a more historic look downtown with the addition of stone light poles this summer. The poles are topped with antique-like globes and are shorter than the current lights. Planning ahead for aesthetics, the Luverne City Council is opting to...
  10 years ago (2005) •MainStreet Financial Services in Luverne has bragging rights to being the first securities office in the country to use electronic signature technology. Local Financial Advisor Mike Cox said he’s pleased to be the beta testing site for the technology known as eSignature.   25...
  10 years ago (2005) •A few weeks have passed since Rock County’s Relay for Life was held. It was a great event at our beautiful city park with great weather. The event raised more than $75,000 for American Cancer Society.   25 years ago (1995) •In an overwhelming vote of approval, members of the...
  10 years ago (2005) •Luverne is improving upon its reputation for quality parks this summer, as it has almost every year, by adding more equipment. The Louie the Lion drinking fountain was one of several new pieces of park equipment the city has installed in its various parks around town.   25...
  10 years ago (2005) •Family Dollar will occupy the 11,200-square-foot building recently vacated by Luverne True Value and Country  Store. Gary and Nate Golla finalized the sale of the building on June 16 to Minneapolis developer Anxon Inc., which in turn is leasing it to Family Dollar.   25 years...
  10 years ago (2005) •Rock County’s fifth Relay for Life raises $74,000 for cancer.   25 years ago (1990) •Taco John’s fast food franchise opened in Luverne Tuesday to a large lunch crowd. The Luverne Taco John’s offers seating for 52 and drive-up service.   50 years ago (1965) •There has been a...

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