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Luverne City Council members took action at their Tuesday night meeting to lift a watering ban that has been in place since 2012. Adequate spring rains and winter snow melt have raised the static levels of city wells, but Luverne water users also have the luxury of a guaranteed source from the...
Gov. Mark Dayton has declared this week, April 18-22, Water Action Week to encourage Minnesotans to establish an ethic of clean water practices. Throughout the week, state agencies will promote practices and work being done to restore and protect Minnesota’s water. Responsibly managing our water...
Lewis and Clark Board Chairman Red Arndt and Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian pose for a ceremonious turn of the valve in the Luverne meter house Monday during a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the arrival of Lewis and Clark water in Luverne. Pictured with them are (clockwise from left) Luverne City Councilman Kevin Aaker, Sen. Bill Weber, Luverne Water and Wastewater Supervisor Al Lais, Luverne City Administrator John Call, Lewis and Clark Director Troy Larson, Worthington Public Utilities Director Scott Hain
Good things come to those who wait, and Luverne is expecting some really great things from the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System. A ribbon-cutting event Monday celebrated the arrival of Missouri River water in Luverne, and it was a chance to look back on the 26-year process that brought it here...
The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System’s board of directors awarded a $5,257,710 contract to Carstensen Contracting of Pipestone for the 6½-mile segment of 24-inch steel pipe between Luverne and Magnolia. Magnolia is a connection point for both Rock County Rural Water District (RCRWD) and...
Luverne city officials are preparing for the arrival of water from Lewis and Clark Regional Water System in January. The water will be piped from the Missouri River aquifer and will be blended with Luverne’s current water supply. Luverne City Council members spent time at their Dec. 15 meeting...
Luverne City Councilman Kevin Aaker, Lewis and Clark’s Red Arndt and Luverne City Administrator John Call are pictured in front of the last section of 24-inch pipe for the line between the Iowa border and Luverne.
The last section of 24-inch pipe was laid Wednesday, Nov. 4, for the long-awaited Lewis and Clark Regional Water System connection to Luverne.  Carstensen Contracting out of Pipestone is the contractor for this portion of the project, which includes 18 miles of 24-inch pipe from the Minnesota-Iowa...
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials liken the operation of a state park to that of a municipality. Finding and maintaining a safe water source in each of the state’s 75 state parks has been a challenge. Kathy Dummer, DNR’s southern region park and trail manager, DNR engineers...
A new well at the Blue Mounds State Park remains contaminated, even after repeated chlorination, according to state officials. “The drinking water situation at Blue Mounds State Park continues to be a challenge and we are committed to resolving it,” wrote DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr in a Sept. 17...
Sidewalk crews work their way south along the east side of South Highway 75 Friday afternoon. By midmorning Tuesday, they had already come back to the west side of the highway, working their way north to Main Street. Driveway approaches will be poured this week.
Little by little, the orange cones are disappearing on Highway 75 in Luverne as the 2015 construction season comes to a close. Sidewalk crews have been working in earnest to catch up with last week’s surface work. A final step in the project will be to restripe the highway from four lanes to three...
Blue Mounds State Park officials were happy to announce last week that yet another E. coli scare had been alleviated. In a May 29 email with a subject line “Blue Mounds is bacteria-free!” park manager Chris Ingebretsen announced decontamination efforts were successful. “… sample tests taken...

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