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10 years ago (2007) •The Laundry Room opened its doors for business last week in the former Dairy Queen building on the corner of Main Street and Highway 75. The brightly let Laundromat features 18 washers in three sizes and 18 dryers in two sizes, and all are brand new Maytag equipment. The coin-...
10 years ago (2007) •Luverne City Council members approved a five-year capital improvement plan for the Luverne Municipal Airport totaling more than $3 million. The five-year plan is submitted to the state on an annual basis and becomes a planning tool for the city, state and federal government....
10 years ago (2007) •Tarzan’s canine nose proved to be an effective tool during a manhunt last week in Lincoln County. According to Rock County Deputy Ken Baker, a daylong search for an escaped suspect came to an end near Verdi on Oct. 31 when Baker’s canine partner found the man hiding in a field...
10 years ago (2007) •Costs for the proposed tennis court expansion are well over the first estimate. With the total wish list fulfilled, the estimate has the repaired existing courts and four new courts costing $429,000. The first rough estimate was about $250,000 for the whole project. Finance...
10 years ago (2007) •Luverne City Council members said yes Tuesday to Blue Mound Area Theatre members for a $100,000 grant request to restore the Palace Theatre. BMAT has been raising money privately for the $1 million project and has so far come up with $840,000 on its own. Council member Esther...
10 years ago (2007) •The Lewis and Clark Regional Water System suffered a setback this month when bids for a treatment plant came in $42 million over engineers’ estimates. The publicly funded Lewis and Clark Regional Water System will bring water from the Missouri River to 20 municipalities that...
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...
10 years ago (2007) •Four lots in Luverne’s Evergreen II Addition will be taken off the market due to water issues. The Luverne Economic Development Authority approved this action at their Tuesday, Sept. 11, meeting on the recommendation of city engineer Gary Kurth. Kurth, of Rock Rapids firm DGR,...

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