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10 years ago (2006) •As part of state requirements, all school districts must implement a policy and procedure for dealing with crisis situations. Luverne School District established its policy in 2001, but on Monday last week Luverne Elementary School faculty and students put their crisis plan to...
10 years ago (2006) •A contingent of Rock County residents joined thousands of family members and friends at a Mississippi military base last week to spend time with soldiers about to head overseas. There are 73 National Guard members with the Luverne and Pipestone units who will join 2,600...
10 years ago (2006) •Corn is now planted an average of 23 days earlier compared to the mid 60s. Since 1968 the average planting date for Minnesota’s corn acreage has been earlier by about one-half day per year. The average planting date for corn was May 20 in 1966 but was May 3 in 2005.   25 years...
10 years ago (2006) •The city of Luverne is still confident that Minnesota West Community and Technical College will start a campus in the former Luverne Community Hospital. Minnesota West President Dr. Ron Wood will meet with city officials next week. Wolf said the meeting will focus on the...
10 years ago (2006) •Imagine a time when doctors can retrieve patients’ medical histories with a touch of a button. Also imagine that same button providing patients’ history with other doctors, in addition to any medication they’ve been on or are currently on. That time has arrived in Luverne, and...
10 years ago (2006) •The Luverne Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its Home, Health and Garden show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cardinal gym and commons. What used to be the Luverne Home Show will now include health and garden issues.   25 years ago (1991) •Luverne and Magnolia school...
10 years ago (2006) •Luverne School District will see more than $90,000 of new computer equipment and software in the coming months, courtesy of Microsoft Corporation. The money is from a settlement of a class-action lawsuit in which Minnesota customers and businesses claimed Microsoft Corp. was...
10 years ago (2006) •Land values in Rock County are reaching all time highs, with land sales recorded at $5,000 an acre in some places. According to the Rock County Land Records Office, tillable ag land has been steadily increasing in value over the past several years. For example, the average acre...
10 years ago (2006) •Higher education is coming to Luverne for the first time. Minnesota West Community and Technical College President Dr. Ron Wood said the system intends to start a “storefront” operation out of the former Luverne Community Hospital.   25 years ago (1991) •Business at the...
10 years ago (2006) •Three Luverne High School students, Logan Sawtelle, Bethany Brandel and Anissa Hanson, were selected to participate in the Luther College Dorian Vocal Festival last week in Decorah, Iowa.  •The South Dakota Symphony’s Chamber Orchestra will perform a special tribute to Mozart...

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