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10 years ago (2006) •Luverne juveniles were among five 15- and 16- year-olds arrested in Sioux Falls after stealing five cars from a Sioux Falls repossession lot. The boys, including some from Sioux Falls, reportedly jumped a fence at Dakota Adjusters and drove away with five vehicles. They smashed...
10 years ago (2006) •With the benefit of an A bond rating, the city of Luverne approved the sale of $1.5 million in bonds ... The bond will pay for the Fire Hall expansion and remodeling project and renovations for the former hospital to be occupied by Minnesota West Community and Technical College...
10 years ago (2006) •It’s not a question of “if.” It’s a question of “when.” That’s what public health officials are saying about the next pandemic flu. … Simultaneous drills in Rock and Nobles counties Thursday were designed to prepare the communities for a public health emergency like the bird...
10 years ago (2006) •Luverne will finally have what many have said is missing — a veterans memorial. A father-son pair have spearheaded the project. Warren Herreid, a decorated veteran who’s been active in the community, notes that a memorial would be appropriate for veterans of all branches of...
10 years ago (2006) •Betty Mann will play an old pump organ at 7 p.m. Monday in the Rock County Historical Museum during the tri-annual meeting. The organ was recently donated by Erma Schubbe, Hills, who has kept the organ in her family. It was her great aunt’s and the Rock County Historical...
10 years ago (2006) •The Luverne City Council wants to know if the community would support installing an old-fashioned-looking city clock. Mayor Andy Steensma found a clock that will cost about $2,000. It is about 20 feet tall and fairly ornate. The city would have some additional costs in the...
10 years ago (2006) •National Guard members from the Luverne and Pipestone unit have been gone since September and deployed last month to Iraq. But that doesn’t mean they’re completely without the comforts of home. Family Readiness Coordinator Gina Newman and several families of deployed soldiers...
10 years ago (2006) •Sioux Valley Luverne Medical Center recently received Honorable Mention in the New Construction category for the 2006 Vista Team Award. More than 140 nationwide healthcare design and construction projects were entered in this national competition. Of those, three were awarded...
10 years ago (2006) •Rock County received its first round of federal grants for the new voting machines to be used in the September primaries. ... The total cost of the machines and accessories is about $5,000, including a warranty and annual maintenance. However, some Rock County precincts have...
10 years ago (2006) •Rock County Commissioners gave preliminary approval to a veterans memorial on the courthouse lawn near the cannon. … If completed, the memorial will include local soldiers of all wars in all branches of the military. An architect and artist are working on the project. The...

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