Remember When

  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...
  10 years ago (2005) •A small crowd gathered in Kenneth Tuesday night as the elevator property was sold on a public auction. On the auction block were the elevator, two big storage bins, a small 40-by-120-foot shed and a large 80-by-140-foot storage shed. Dean Tofteland paid $35,000 for the...
  10 years ago (2005) •The Luverne City Council approved specifications and the advertisement for bids for new lighting on Main Street to be completed before the street is redone this year. The lights will stand 14 feet above the ground and will be an old-fashioned design, with a glass globe on top...
  10 years ago (2005) •M-M Distributing is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week, and Merlyn and Lynn Lopau say they’re glad to have done business all these years in Luverne.   25 years ago (1990) •Widening of the Highway 75 bridge over I-90 has been delayed, according to MnDOT spokesperson...
  10 years ago (2005) •It’s been just one year since Total Card Inc. started operating in the former Tri-State Insurance building in Luverne. On May 17, 2004, the business started up with 26 employees. It now boasts a workforce of 107 and will have 140 by mid-June.   25 years ago (1990) •...

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