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Luverne City Council members are anticipating a 5.5-percent levy increase for taxes payable in 2019, according to recent budget discussions. The $1.9 million levy amount is about $100,000 more than the current levy. Local leaders have been reviewing income and expenses at recent meetings and are...
Luverne City Council members are anticipating a 5.5-percent levy increase for taxes payable in 2019, according to recent budget discussions. The $1.9 million levy amount is about $100,000 more than the current levy. Local leaders have been reviewing income and expenses at recent meetings and are...
A listening session on Sept. 25 in Luverne will help determine the housing needs of domestic/sexual assault victims. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Wildflowers Coffee Boutique at 129 East Main Street in Luverne. Sara Wahl, Southwest Crisis Center executive director, outlined the Stepping...
Kevin Barnhart was among 46 donors to give blood Friday afternoon in the mobile Community Blood Bank in Luverne. Take 16 Brewing Company hosted the donation event Friday afternoon for a clever competition with Remedy Brewing, which hosted its own event at the same time in Sioux Falls. The “Pint for...
In the past 100 years, agriculture has changed significantly, and the Stegemann family farm is a classic example of progress since its early days with horse-powered equipment. It has been transformed from a barnyard of many farm animals to a single purebred dairy herd housed in its outbuildings....
Don Rust
Kenneth native Don Rust knows a little bit about organizational leadership and creating positive culture change in a workplace. After a nearly 40-year career with General Motors, including years in management, he has now written a book on the subject. Rust partnered with coauthor Alan G. Weinstein...
After another year of extreme weather events, farmers are increasingly turning to cover crops to keep their soil — and their profits — from washing away. Some local producers have found success with cover crops and they’re sharing what they’ve learned at a Sept. 11 event. The 2018 Cover Crop Field...
Calissa Lubben of rural Edgerton is a finalist in the Princess Kay of the Milky Way contest to represent the state’s dairy farmers. As the Rock-Pipestone County Dairy Princess she awarded ribbons and handed out ice cream at local county fairs including the Rock County Fair in late July.
Today marks the opening of the 2018 Minnesota State Fair and the fulfillment of Calissa Lubben’s dream to become a finalist for the state’s most visible dairy industry spokesman. The 65th annual Princess Kay of the Milky Way contest was conducted on the eve of Minnesota’s Great Get-Together with...
The city of Luverne and Quentin Aanenson Field will host the 2018 Fly-in or Drive-in Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 25. In addition to pancakes, the day will include aircraft and classic cars, an air ambulance display, inflatables for kids and free youth airplane rides (for...
Thorstad Companies is installing underground utilities for the North Walnut Avenue extension project. Approximately1,000 ft. of 8-inch sanitary sewer and 240 feet of water main has been installed for the new street. With the previouswork that has been completed (hauling fi ll into the building...

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