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10 years ago (2010) •In its first year of existence in Luverne, the Backpack Program is meeting hunger head-on outside of the school day. The BackPack Program sends discreet packages of food home with students on Fridays so they can return on Mondays read to learn. Program initiator Carrie Soto...
10 years ago (2000) •An Adrian senior became the school’s ninth state champion during the Minnesota State Class AA Individual Wrestling Tournament staged at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul March 3-6. Stephen Loosbrock entered the event ranked second at 171 pounds in Class AA. After winning four...
10 years ago (2000) •Voters head to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots on the proposed $9.9 million Hills-Beaver Creek bond issue. The bond for a new high school building will affect taxpayers for the next 25 years and house students as early as the 2011-12 school year. The H-BC School...
10 years ago (2000) •Joel Johnson and his wife, Maggie, both grew up in Watertown, S.D. And, now, the couple is  growing into business ownership together. “I love it,” Joel said. “I have yet to meet a person in Luverne that I didn’t like … everybody’s nice.” The Johnsons bought Wayne’s Body Shop...
10 years ago (2000) •Longtime local hospital employee Tammy Loosbrock will be Chief Executive Officer of Sanford Hospital in Luverne. Her appointment was announced this week, and her duties as CEO will begin March 24. “I’m excited,” Loosbrock said Tuesday. “This will be a great opportunity.” Brad...
10 years ago (2010) •The 2001 Blue Mounds State Park murder will be featured on an upcoming segment of the Discovery Channel television show, “Solved.” Camera crews from California were in Luverne this week interviewing local law enforcement and others involved in the case. Park worker Carrie...
10 years ago (2010) •Winter weather closings tend to affect roads and schools, but they can also include county public offices. Following the 25-car pile-up on Interstate 90 last week (Jan. 25), the Rock County Courthouse and other offices closed their doors to the public — employees continued...
10 years ago (2010) •The Luverne district moved one step closer to completing its application for next year’s flexible learning calendar. Board members unanimously accepted a resolution for the pre-Labor Day start. As part of the application process, the school was required to hold three public...
10 years ago (2010) •The Luverne National Guard Armory was home to roughly 50 stranded motorists Monday night. And that number seemed to be climbing as of 8:30 p.m. The group included travelers from as far away as Duluth and the Twin Cities and as near as Worthington. They all found themselves in...
10 years ago (2010) •Luverne native Amber Top has been closely watching the news about the Jan. 12 earthquake devastation in Haiti. Top, now of Brandon, traveled here in February 2009 for a two-week mission trip that she now describes as a life-changing experience. During her mission work, Top said...

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