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10 years ago (2008) •A Luverne man was arrested last week after fleeing from law enforcement, first in his vehicle and then on foot. According to the criminal complaint filed Monday in Rock County District Court, 22-year-old Jason LeRoy Paplow was charged with fleeing a peace officer after he was...
10 years ago (2008) •With a struggling Luverne retail market, two local offices are teaming up to hire a consultant to study current trends and suggest possible solutions. The Luverne Area Chamber of Commerce requested $2,900 from the Luverne Economic Development Authority for a $5,400 proposal to...
10 years ago (2008) •After this paper went to press Wednesday, the Luverne School Board was scheduled to approve a master agreement with the Luverne Education Association. The LEA Monday accepted the school district’s most recent offer, which amounts to a 9.91 percent increase (an average of $5,917...
10 years ago (2008) •Jerry Reisch of Luverne Livestock Auction was tired at the end of the day after he and his crew handled a record high 2,400 animals at their annual feeder calf sale Monday afternoon. The event filled most of the fairgrounds with makeshift holding pens for the calves for sale by...
10 years ago (2008) •The former law enforcement center is nearly gutted, nearly ready to be remodeled into the future Rock County Heritage Center. Dick Naughton owns the construction firm that’s handling the remodeling, and they also built the Veterans Memorial. Naughton said, “It's very important...
10 years ago (2007) •An impartial third party might settle the teacher contract that teachers and the district can’t agree upon yet. The Luverne Education Association requested that its contract go to arbitration because it felt negotiations have stalled. The school applied for arbitration, but...
10 years ago (2007) •Students and staff in Adrian High School spent the better part of Tuesday afternoon in lockdown mode after a shooting threat was discovered in a computer lab. According to a letter sent to parents Tuesday afternoon, a student reported to school officials earlier that day that a...
10 years ago (2007) •The wheels are in motion for the Luverne Municipal Airport runway to be relocated and made longer, although some people object to the project. Luverne Township board met Tuesday night and voted to have a hearing that will allow it to participate in discussions and planning for...
10 years ago (2007) •Luverne’s Ed Elbers purchased the Pizza Hut property last week during a public auction on South Highway 75. After more than 25 years of serving pizza lovers in Luverne, the Pizza Hut Corporation announced this spring it would be closing its doors. By May 2 workers were moving...
10 years ago (2007) •Luverne residents may see a rate increase for water and wastewater following a recommendation by Missouri River Energy Services. Rate Analyst Karen Weeden presented results of a rate study she’d conducted on Luverne’s water and wastewater use during the Committee of the Whole...

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