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10 years ago (2008) •Students and staff at Luverne schools might not have to keep track of lunch tickets anymore. The school is testing a state-of-the-art computer system that will use finger scans to check students in the lunch line rather than the ticket method. Middle school and high school...
10 years ago (2008) •Paving the way for a soon-to-be-announced business expansion in the industrial park, the Luverne City Council took action at its Tuesday meeting to authorize a land swap with the ethanol plant. “This is a big deal for the city of Luverne, because it’s the last piece of economic...
10 years ago (2008) •The lowhead dam on the Rock River near the Luverne City Park is unsafe for humans and for fish. Those two factors have put it high on the state’s priority list to fund its replacement through the safety and ecology funds. At the Luverne City Council’s Committee of the Whole...
10 years ago (2008) •Thirteen companies submitted bids for Phase I of Luverne’s airport runway expansion project, resulting in a low bid of half the engineer’s estimate. “We had tremendous interest in the job,” said Luverne City Administrator John Call. Companies from the Twin Cities to Des Moines...
10 years ago (2008) •The Luverne School Board last week approved a one-year leave of absence for choir instructor Kyle Eastman to further his education. He will complete his master’s of music in music education with an emphasis in choral conducting at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz...
10 years ago (2008) •Wounded Iraq soldier Andrew Hanson will return to Luverne on March 27, and the public is encouraged to welcome him on Main Street that afternoon. He’ll be escorted by members of the Patriot Guard as he comes through downtown, and law enforcement will announce his arrival by...
10 years ago (2008) •For the past three weeks, public works and utilities employees have been working in the former Luverne hospital building to make room for a 4,000-square-foot expansion in the Minnesota West Community and Technical College Learning Center. On March 3 Minnesota West...
10 years ago (2008) •Hohn Implement will have a new owner starting April 8. Denny Hohn has worked in the business for 33 years and has owned the Luverne John Deere dealership since 1994, when it was previously known as Olhausen Farm Power. Hohn said, “I don’t think there’ll be any significant...
10 years ago (2008) •A city employee has been terminated for theft of public funds, according to documents filed at Luverne City Hall. Jesse Frey, a five-year employee of the water and wastewater department, was terminated Thursday, Feb. 28. In a letter to Frey, dated Feb. 28, City Administrator...
10 years ago (2008) •The Rock County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a rash of vandalisms involving paint gun splatters. According to the complaint log at the Sheriff’s Department, there were more than 30 paint ball vandalism reports on Feb. 16, most of them in the town of Hardwick. Orange...

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