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Kelby Robinson, Luverne, is bride-to-be of Christen Hildebrandt, Faribault. They will be married July 21.
Luverne artist Jerry Deuschle now offers “Clink and Clay” group pottery sessions as his own version of the popular “Wine and Canvas” parties. His first group was Saturday night — a bachelorette party for bride-to-be Kelby Robinson. Her sister and maid of honor, Emily Robinson, made the arrangements...
After 40 years of teaching ninth-grade social students in Olivia and Luverne, Mark Lundgren decided this spring to retire from the classroom.
Gone from Luverne Middle-High School next school year will be one of the district’s longtime educators. This spring high school social studies teacher Mark Lundgren decided that the 2017-18 school year would be his last. He spent 36 years instructing students in the district. Sixteen of those years...
Eighteen of these gypsy moth traps are located on trees throughout Luverne in a state-sponsored monitoring program for the evasive insect. The pressed-paper traps (like this one on Estey Street) are in place until September.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is looking for one of North America’s most destructive tree pests, the gypsy moth, in the city of Luverne. Last month officials with MDA’s Plants, Pests and Pest Control Program attached 18 gypsy moth traps to various local trees as part of their annual...
Patronage at the Rock County Library is on the rise. Since June 27, more than 7,000 items have been borrowed or renewed and the month hadn’t ended yet. “I think our outstanding circulation numbers this month are all thanks to programming,” said library director Calla Jarvie. “So programming gets...
Celebrating ‘Service Over Self’ Dozens of teens and community members enjoyed free dinner and a concert by Twin Cities Christian Rock musician Connor Flannagan in the History Center lot Friday night. The event served as a celebration for Rock the Edge Youth who completed a week of “Service Over...
Water sport enthusiasts had to wait a week to paddle in the Rock River Tour that was scheduled for Saturday, June 30. The event was postponed to Saturday, July 7, because recent heavy rains swelled the river to nearly twice its normal depth and speed. As of Thursday night, organizers determined it...
Recent flooding caused an estimated $280,000 in damages to public infrastructure in Rock County, according to information submitted to state emergency services. Rock County Administrator Kyle Oldre made the formal request for the county, 11 townships, the city of Hills, Blue Mounds State Park and...
Luverne’s Hot Dog Night is becoming a weekend occasion with several big events planned around the original draw of 15,000 free hotdogs served by merchants. “That’s really been the goal of everyone I’ve talked to is to have a whole weekend of Hot Dog Night, so that families can spend that time and...
The Luverne School Board gave Superintendent Craig Oftedahl three distinguished rankings and one satisfactory ranking on a recent evaluation. “The board feels Mr. Oftedahl continues to do an exemplary job of leading the district through the building project and implementing the CEO program,” board...
Luverne School Board members approved a 3.5-percent salary increase for supervisory and exempt employees at their Thursday, June 28, meeting. Those salaries, effective for 2018-19 are as follows: •Business manager Marlene Mann, $78,242. •Technology coordinator Wade Hiller, $71,644. •Administrative...

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