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Continued wet, rainy weather has slowed harvest progress in many areas of the Upper Midwest. Harvest progress across the region varies considerably, depending on the amount of rainfall received during September and early October, and the level of soil saturation that existed in given locations....
James Jarvie (far right) is the new band instructor at Luverne High School. On Friday he counts as students maneuver through this year’s field competition selection called “iBand.”
Luverne High School band director James Jarvie traveled between three classrooms Friday as he prepared 59 students for the upcoming marching band season. Jarvie began his duties this summer, as the district remodels its auditorium into new band and choir suites and the existing rooms were...
Rick Peterson
As you are probably aware of, there are a number of ways you can tell when we are about to embark on a change of seasons — the calendar being the most obvious, but there are other signs as well. When spring is just around the corner, you start to see more boats being trailered down the highway and...
Sixteen members of the Luverne High School trap shooting team competed in the 2019 Trap Shooting Championship Saturday in Alexandria. Pictured (from left) are coach Joe Loosbrock, Grant Wieneke, Mitchell Schomacker, Trygve Gangestad, Jaden Knips, Jacob Henning, Cooper Arends, Mason Wenzel, Holden Overgaard, Chase Overgaard, Marshal Dammann, Austin Watts-Boll, Carter Loosbrock, Justin Dohlmann, Leah Wynia, Camron Kopp, Austin Henning and coach Scott Loosbrock.
Three members of the Luverne High School trap shooting team shot perfect rounds Saturday at the 2019 Trap Shooting Championship in Alexandria. Cooper Arends, Marshal Dammann and Mitchell Schomacker were recognized as 25-straight club members. In order to be a club member, students hit all 25 clay...
Luverne’s Colby Crabtree and teammates celebrate his two-run homerun in the fourth inning of the Junior Legion game versus Worthington Saturday. Crabtree was also the winning pitcher and scored the winning run in the walk-off victory.
The Luverne Junior Legion (formerly VFW) baseball team went 5-2 during a very busy week of games all staged at Redbird Field in Luverne. Luverne split a doubleheader with Sioux Falls East Tuesday (June 2) and went 3-1 during its annual home tournament Friday-Sunday before defeating Slayton 10-1...
The Luverne Junior Legion baseball team, formerly known as the VFW team, opened the 2019 season with a victory over Adrian Monday. Pitcher Ethan Beyer started the game on the mound for Luverne.
Luverne’s Junior Legion baseball team opened its 2019 season with a 13-1 five-inning victory over Adrian Monday at Redbird Field. Formerly known as the VFW baseball team, the squad comprised of 15-, 16-, and 17-year-old players will play as a Junior Legion team in 2019. Luverne opened the new...
The Luverne High School Marching Band performed for a home football game audience at halftime Friday night in what was their first official performance of the competitive season. The theme this year is “Totally 80s” and includes “Any Way You Want It,” by Journey, “Take on Me,” by Aha, “Careless...
Minnesota waterfowl season opens Saturday, Sept. 23. “Habitat conditions look good in most areas, wild rice reports are good for hunters in the northern portions of the state and waterfowl numbers are favorable,” said Steve Cordts, waterfowl specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural...
Corey Nelson holds the tractor and silage wagon steady as Jeff Ahrendt operates the chopper filling the wagon Friday morning north of Magnolia. At an average of 23 tons per acre, the yield is considered about average for the area.
With rain predicted in the weekend forecast, Magnolia farmer Chad Nelson was busy hauling silage to the concrete bunker on his farmyard. “This (today) seems like a pretty ideal time for us,” Nelson said. Nelson hopes by late Saturday night that he, his brother Corey, dad Jim and chopper operator...
Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season will open on Saturday, Sept. 24, with similar bag limits and season dates that were in place last year, according to Steve Cordts, DNR waterfowl specialist. 
“All signs point to this being a great year for duck and goose hunting,” he said. “Many hunters look...

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