Remember When

10 years ago (2008) •Luverne dentists Dave Paquette and Mark Bierma announced big news this week to their patients and to the community.  After 28 years of practicing dentistry out of his home on West Lincoln Street, Paquette is buying Bierma’s business and the two are merging practices. Bierma set...
10 years ago (2008) •Work on Luverne’s airport runway expansion is set to begin Monday, and the Luverne Township road, 91st Street, will close within a couple of weeks after that work begins. City Council members took action Tuesday to secure state and federal funding for the project with a...
10 years ago (2008) •Luverne already has nine homes with residential services for disabled adults, but another is in the works specifically for those with traumatic brain injuries. The board of Rock County Opportunities Inc. (formerly the Developmental Achievement Center) recently approved the...
10 years ago (2008) •The recent robbery at the Minnwest Bank in Luverne called attention to the need to improve emergency call and notification lists, according to Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge. In the instance of the April robbery, the Luverne Area Chamber of Commerce notified some Chamber...
10 years ago (2008) •The high price and low supply of steel is causing Rock County Commissioners to consider postponing a major project — the Rock River Bridge reconstruction. The Rock River Bridge crosses the river on Luverne’s Main Street. The lowest of three bids for the bridge was from Duininck...
10 years ago (2008) •The city of Luverne this week sweetened its offer on lots for sale in Evergreen and Veterans additions. The Luverne Economic Development Authority has teamed up with the Luverne Area Chamber of Commerce to offer $10,000 worth of incentives to qualifying buyers. These merchant...
10 years ago (2008) •Harold Tilstra, rural Luverne, was a featured expert in the March issue of Successful Farming magazine. Tilstra is the leader of national co-products technical service for Land O’Lakes Purina Feed. The article addressed feeding alternatives for pigs, considering the fact that $...
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...

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