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10 years ago (2005) •The Luverne Fire Department has decided to expand its current site rather than to build new in order to get an updated facility. ... The preliminary plans have the addition going to the west of the current building, doubling its size and bringing it up to handicap accessibility...
10 years ago (2005) •The city of Luverne Public Works Department tore down the small house on the corner of Lincoln and Cedar streets in Luverne Tuesday morning. ... The project is part of an anticipated Luverne Fire Hall expansion.   20 years ago (1995) •By the end of the school board meeting last...
10 years ago (2005) •Effective today, the Coffey Haus on Luverne’s Main Street will no longer be the property of founder Sue Gruis. Gruis, who started the Coffey Haus in September 1996, has sold the business to Tammy Makram.   20 years ago (1995) •After 66 years of serving Luverne and area retail...
  10 years ago (2005) •Corn and soybean yield reports for 2005 in Rock County and across southwest Minnesota were among the best ever. There have been many “weigh-wagon” yield reports well over 200 bushels per acre for corn, and above 60 bushels per acre for soybeans. These yields are more typical...
  10 years ago (2005) •Southwest Minnesota was in the thick of a wintry storm Tuesday as temperatures plunged and snow fell horizontally. Even though total snow accumulation wasn’t that remarkable, wind chill was recorded at minus 20 degrees by early Wednesday morning.   20 years ago (1995) •City...
  10 years ago (2005) •Residents in the Luverne district voted Tuesday in favor of a $700 per pupil operating referendum. The 1,194-850 decision represents 58 percent in favor of the proposal and 42 percent against.   20 years ago (1995) • Instead of just talking about a prospective elementary...
  10 years ago (2005) •Larry Swenson called the Rock County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday morning, Oct. 25, after sighting a mountain lion from his combine northwest of Luverne. ... He said the big cat jumped from the cornfield he was harvesting, effortlessly cleared a fence and ran north into Touch...
  10 years ago (2005) •The City Council approved a loan to the Rock County Development Corporation for $337,500 to purchase 91 acres adjacent to Interstate 90 and contiguous to the city. The property was owned by the late Marty Mayes and is near Papik Motors.   20 years ago (1995) •The word on the...
  10 years ago (2005) •The Citgo Food Shop on North Highway 75 has a new owner as of this week. Glen Gust of Glen’s Food Center, Luverne, announced this week that he purchased the gas and convenience store from Palisade Oil, Garretson.   20 years ago (1995) • Of the more than 2,000 residences in...
  10 years ago (2005) •City Administrator John Call attended his first Luverne City Council meeting Tuesday. ... He started the job Monday and will spend the first few weeks working closely with department heads, meeting people in the general public and familiarizing himself with current issues in...

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