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10 years ago (2006) •The Luverne City Council wants to know if the community would support installing an old-fashioned-looking city clock. Mayor Andy Steensma found a clock that will cost about $2,000. It is about 20 feet tall and fairly ornate. The city would have some additional costs in the...
10 years ago (2006) •National Guard members from the Luverne and Pipestone unit have been gone since September and deployed last month to Iraq. But that doesn’t mean they’re completely without the comforts of home. Family Readiness Coordinator Gina Newman and several families of deployed soldiers...
10 years ago (2006) •Sioux Valley Luverne Medical Center recently received Honorable Mention in the New Construction category for the 2006 Vista Team Award. More than 140 nationwide healthcare design and construction projects were entered in this national competition. Of those, three were awarded...
10 years ago (2006) •Rock County received its first round of federal grants for the new voting machines to be used in the September primaries. ... The total cost of the machines and accessories is about $5,000, including a warranty and annual maintenance. However, some Rock County precincts have...
10 years ago (2006) •Rock County Commissioners gave preliminary approval to a veterans memorial on the courthouse lawn near the cannon. … If completed, the memorial will include local soldiers of all wars in all branches of the military. An architect and artist are working on the project. The...
10 years ago (2006) •As part of state requirements, all school districts must implement a policy and procedure for dealing with crisis situations. Luverne School District established its policy in 2001, but on Monday last week Luverne Elementary School faculty and students put their crisis plan to...
10 years ago (2006) •A contingent of Rock County residents joined thousands of family members and friends at a Mississippi military base last week to spend time with soldiers about to head overseas. There are 73 National Guard members with the Luverne and Pipestone units who will join 2,600...
10 years ago (2006) •Corn is now planted an average of 23 days earlier compared to the mid 60s. Since 1968 the average planting date for Minnesota’s corn acreage has been earlier by about one-half day per year. The average planting date for corn was May 20 in 1966 but was May 3 in 2005.   25 years...
10 years ago (2006) •The city of Luverne is still confident that Minnesota West Community and Technical College will start a campus in the former Luverne Community Hospital. Minnesota West President Dr. Ron Wood will meet with city officials next week. Wolf said the meeting will focus on the...
10 years ago (2006) •Imagine a time when doctors can retrieve patients’ medical histories with a touch of a button. Also imagine that same button providing patients’ history with other doctors, in addition to any medication they’ve been on or are currently on. That time has arrived in Luverne, and...

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