Remember When

10 years ago (2008) •The first part of Tuesday’s City Council meeting was open to the public for the Truth in Taxation hearing. No members of the public attended, but City Administrator John Call presented information about the 2009 budget for the benefit of television viewers. Among notes of...
10 years ago (2008) •Activity on Luverne’s Rock River Bridge will pick up in the next few days, according to County Highway Engineer Mark Sehr. Traffic control markers and lights will be installed on either end of the structure, making it a one-lane bridge for the coming months. The total...
10 years ago (2008) •Revenge will be on the mind of every Luverne player when the Cardinals take the field in the Metrodome for Friday’s Prep Bowl. One year after dropping a 14-7 decision to the Caledonia Warriors in the 2008 Class AA championship game, Luverne will have a chance to avenge that...
10 years ago (2008) •The wind has been used as a legitimate power source, but capturing and storing that energy has been a missing piece of the puzzle. Now researchers believe they've cracked the code to wind energy storage, and it is being tested on the local Minwind Energy turbines near Beaver...
10 years ago (2008) • Winter made an early debut this week, with pouring rain starting Wednesday night, Nov. 5, cold temperatures setting in over the weekend, and a layer of freezing rain Monday night turning to snow on Tuesday. The Minnesota State Patrol listed dozens of cars in ditches Tuesday...
10 years ago (2008) •Rock County Commissioners voted unanimously to build a bus garage and offices for Heartland Express near the Law Enforcement Center on North Blue Mound Avenue. The county must contribute 20 percent of a $618,750 budget to receive a $495,000 federal transportation grant. The...
10 years ago (2008) •The new Manfred Heights Addition along North Blue Mound Avenue near the hospital will be officially celebrated next week. City Administrator John Call announced the grand opening during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. “It will be a nice event, not only for the city, for...
(2008) •The city of Luverne’s lowhead dam is still a safety concern, and the city and county are still working to remove it. In order to study how the dam’s removal will affect wells, the city of Luverne has removed some wood planks to drain part of the dam. That has simulated how the river would...
10 years ago (2008) •Tammy Makram of the Coffey Haus restaurant will take over the business licenses of the former Wine and Stein bar, which closed this summer. Luverne City Council members approved the transfer of the licenses from Barb Kuper, former owner of Wine and Stein, to Makram during their...
10 years ago (2008) •Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge said he estimates that convicted murderer Randy Swaney cost the Sheriff’s Department $77,260. … Other costs to the Sheriff’s Department included: •Transporting Swaney — $1,018 •Benefits for deputies during trial — $2,487 •Salaries for bailiffs...

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