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10 years ago (2010) •It all started five years ago with five tractors and 50 people. Now the annual event has grown to include more than 35 tractors and 150 guests. Ken and Phyllis Vos, Luverne, hosted their annual tractor party July 30, and the event again lived up to its colorful reputation. A...
10 years ago (2010) •In May the Star Tribune reported “Foreclosures in Minnesota in the first quarter rose for the fourth straight quarter, reaching the third highest level during the current housing crisis.” Scam artists are taking advantage of the increase. The number of foreclosure scams...
10 years ago (2010) •The National Weather Service determined Monday that Friday night’s storm damage was caused by straight-line winds gusting up to 80 mph. Uprooted trees and destroyed buildings were thought to be the work of a tornado, but meteorologist Todd Heitkamp said strong winds were to...
10 years ago (2010) •Bison is one of Rock County’s prairie attractions, and for one family the tourist draw is part of their farm operation. John and Jeanne Bowron are Rock County’s Farm Family of the year. They own Prairie Heights Bison, located north of Luverne on Highway 75. Their website can be...
10 years ago (2010) •Congregation members of the American Reformed Church in Luverne broke ground Sunday morning on a major expansion that will begin this summer. This is a significant day in the life of the American Reformed Church in Luverne,” said the Rev. Dave Sikkema during the groundbreaking...
10 years ago (2010) •Students throughout the state of Minnesota will learn about nature through the lens of a camera following a training event for teachers this week in Luverne. Nature photographer Jim Brandenburg and his wife, Judy, will lead a program Saturday, July 10, at Touch the Sky Prairie...
10 years ago (2010) •St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne, hosted its Second Annual Block Party Sunday, June 27. “The entire community was invited,” said one of the organizers, Elaine Fick, “especially our close neighbors through special invitation by our awesome Vacation Bible School kids who hand-...
10 years ago (2010) •Deb Vogt has been living two miles north of Magnolia for most of the 34 years she has taught in the kitchen classroom of Luverne High School. Just as the smells of ovens and whirls of sewing machines led the way to her Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) room, her homemade...
10 years ago (2010) •The Luverne girls made an everlasting mark on the state’s track and field landscape last weekend. After winning a Minnesota State Track and Field Coaches Association True Team title in the middle of May, the Cardinals added another state title to their credit by taking top...
10 years ago (2010) •Ryan Johnson will return to the Southwest Conference at the start of the 2010-2011 school year. Johnson, a 1993 Worthington High School grad, has been named the new Luverne Middle/High School principal. Luverne Superintendent Gary Fisher said the offer was made Friday, May 28,...

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