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Remnants from interior classroom walls are piled in the Luverne Middle-High School parking lot. Workers discovered asbestos in the mastic holding marker boards to the walls. The slate bricks containing the asbestos glue were abated and the rest of the walls removed via window openings.
Less than a week after classes ended for the 2018-19 school year on May 17, construction ramped up inside the Luverne Middle-High School building. Joel Bornhoft, ICS project manager, updated Luverne School Board members Thursday night, May 23, on the construction progress, including some surprises...
Luverne Public Schools will count April 11 as a student contact day even though a blizzard kept students and staff at home. Board members decided at their April 25 meeting not to make up the missed day of classes, choosing to seek state relief instead. “I think it is in the school district’s best...
Junior and Senior students participating in H-BC’s hydro-aquaponics project are (front, from left) Whitney Elbers, Luke LaRock, Easton Harnack, Grace Bundesen, Bailey Swan, Sidney Fick, Amber Bos, (back) Madison Spath, Sadie Fuerstenberg and Joslyn Birger. They’re pictured during a February gathering in the H-BC High School agriculture room.
Hills–Beaver Creek junior and senior agriculture students are studying aquaponics, a form of agriculture that combines raising fish in tanks (recirculating aquaculture) with soilless plant culture (hydroponics). Aquaponics is a sustainable method of raising both fish and vegetables indoors to...
When Luverne School District residents approved a $23 million bond sale for building improvements, it passed on the first try with an overwhelming majority. While it came as welcome news at the time, it turns out Luverne was an anomaly during 2017 when only 25 percent of bond issues passed in...
By Craig Oftedahl I hope local residents have had the time to find out more about the school board’s plan to reinvest in our schools. Early voting has been underway for more than a month now and Election Day on Nov. 7 is quickly approaching. The school board plan focuses on necessary improvements...
I’ve worked in schools for 30 years and every fall I am impressed and inspired by the energy of students when they come back to school. It’s an exciting time of year for the kids, for parents and for teachers. The theme for this school year is “Purpose, Passion, Pride … Making a Difference.”...
When Minnesota’s public schools open their doors for the 2017-18 school year in September, some students will learn more than just reading, writing and arithmetic. Students at Luverne Public Schools will learn skills that may be life-saving. Beginning this year, Luverne students and staff will be...
Luverne Public School officials will conduct six public meetings outlining proposed building improvements and expansions. The meetings will be July 5-11 in Magnolia, Hardwick and Luverne. After the meetings, School Board members will make a final decision in preparation for a Nov. 7 referendum vote...
Safety and educational deficiencies top the list of reasons Luverne Public School officials are examining facilities and proposing long-term improvements . Initial discussions about upgrades to the elementary and middle school/high school buildings tallied around $22.8 million. Discussion at the...
Imagine a shared elementary and high school kitchen and adjoining commons at a distinctive “front door” on the south side of the Luverne school campus. The south-facing entrance was among several ideas discussed at the Luverne School Board facilities development meeting Tuesday, May 30. Foster,...

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