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Six members of the Luverne High School Class of 2019 appear to be making their final year of playing baseball as a group a good one. The Luverne American Legion baseball team is on the verge of earning a berth in the Division II state classic for the first time since Luverne hosted the event in...
If you live in farm country, you are most likely no stranger to what is called a side-by-side, and you might not recognize it by its commercial label, utility terrain vehicle or UTV. But most folks will get a real clear picture when they hear Ranger or Mule, the two most common models made by...
The grandstand lineup for the Rock County Fair remains intact for the 2019 version of the event. For the third consecutive year, auto racing and bull riding events will be on display Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Action starts Thursday when the Rock County Speedway Races take place in front...
Cade Wenninger registered one of Luverne's seven hits during Sunday's 10-0 tournament win over Adrian at Redbird Field.
The Luverne Junior Legion Baseball team passed its first test of the Southwest-Sub State Tournament Sunday at Redbird Field. Pitted against area foe Adrian, the young Cardinals controlled the game to secure a 10-0 victory. Ethan Beyer played a key role in the win by tossing a no-hitter against...
Ben Serie, pictured stealing second base during Thursday's win over Minnesota Lake, tossed a no-hitter during Saturday's victory over HL-O.
The Luverne American Legion baseball team went 3-0 to assume control of the Southwest Sub-State Tournament at Redbird Field last week. The Cardinals posted consecutive wins over Minnesota Lake, Winnebago-Blue Earth and Heron Lake-Okabena to emerge as the eight-team tournament’s lone undefeated team...
The Luverne Junior Legion baseball team capped a 13-6 regular season by dropping a game in Marshall Tuesday. The Cardinals plated the game’s first run, but Marshall Black bounced back to outscore Luverne 7-2 the rest of the way to secure a 7-3 victory. Luverne gained a 1-0 edge in the top of the...
South Dakota riders (from right to left)) Ryan Waterfall (Milbank), Jens Kuiper (Watertown) and Jade Miller (Milbank) make the turn into the Beaver Creek donut stop during the Tour de Donut Minnesota Saturday.
The second version of the Tour de Donut Minnesota proved to be a resounding success Saturday. While no participant information was available from the 10-mile mini tour, the main divisions of the event (55-mile, 33-mile and 17-mile rides) attracted 84 participants overall. There were 47 entries...
When it comes to wolves, I think it is a love/hate relationship for most folks. If they are not eating your livestock, they are the ultimate large predator, and large numbers of them deserve a place in the ecosystem. It they are eating your very livelihood at night, then getting rid of those...
The Luverne Redbirds wrapped up a 16-6 regular season by rolling to a 20-4 conquest in Adrian Sunday. Luverne plated runs in four of game’s five innings to register its 10th consecutive win. Logan Norman doubled and scored on an error in the second inning to make it 1-0, and the lead increased to...
Luverne Country Club member Dave Gangestad (right) and Pat Boland emerged as champions of the LCC’s Member-Guest Tournament staged Friday and Saturday.
The Luverne Country Club has hosted 38 Member-Guest Tournaments. Luverne’s Dave Gangestad has played in all of them. Gangestad will tell you he has experienced little success at the annual July event, but that all changed over the weekend. Gangestad and his partner, Pat Boland (Rochester), came up...

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