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May 15, 2024

Workers from Kehm Contractors, masonry specialists from Omaha, Nebraska, began last week to piece together the Sioux Quartzite brick veneer on the Kahler Terrace at the Rock County Veterans Memorial Building in Luverne. The bricks were…

By
Lori Sorenson
May 15, 2024

The $7.2 million construction project is underway to renovate the former Total Card building into a community child care center in Luverne.

At their Monday morning meeting, members of the Luverne Economic…

By
Lori Sorenson
May 15, 2024

Ten years ago Kenneth native Carissa (Nieuwboer) Carroll started Jack’s Basket to make sure all babies born with Down syndrome are welcomed and celebrated.

Since then, the non-profit organization has celebrated 9…

By
Mavis Fodness
May 15, 2024

Seniors from the Luverne High School student council organized and prepared a hot breakfast for elementary and secondary teachers and support staff Tuesday morning.

The…

By
Mavis Fodness
May 15, 2024

A task force with Luverne Initiatives for Tomorrow (LIFT) is encouraging city and county officials to consider establishing a public cannabis dispensary close to Luverne.

The…

Columns

By
Brenda Winter, columnist

Dear George,

We did it!

We had the annual Marlene and Darlene comedy sketch spring fundraiser for Generations last Thursday – without  you.

May 15, 2024
By
Scott Rall, outdoors columnist

When it comes to luck, mine is normally pretty sour. Even my closest friends call me the character on the “Snoopy” cartoon who has the rain cloud following him around. When my friends have bad luck, they refer to it as “the luck of the Scoot” (Scoot is my nickname…

May 15, 2024
By
Lori Sorenson, editor

I recently found myself behind the wheel of Carson’s pickup.

It’s been almost 32 months since he died, and it’s been about that long since he’s driven it, but if I close my eyes, I can still see him behind the…

May 08, 2024
By
RIck Peterson, general manager

You may have noticed me walking around town recently with the aid of a cane.

The need for the assistance from a cane is because of a recent hip procedure.

May 08, 2024

Obituaries

May 15, 2024

Gary D. Brandt, age 63, of Beaver Creek, Minnesota, passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer on May 8, 2024, at Avera Prince of Peace in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  

May 15, 2024

Velma Thedens, age 93 of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at the Good Samaritan Society in George, Iowa.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 10, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids…

May 15, 2024

Daniel R. Meyer, age 61, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, formerly of Luverne, Minnesota, died Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at his home.

A memorial service to celebrate Dan’s life will…

May 01, 2024

Allan Eugene Meinerts was born the youngest of nine children, on August 12, 1948, to John and Freida (Bruns) Meinerts at the Luverne Community Hospital in Luverne, Minnesota. He was raised on the family farm and attended school in town, graduating from Luverne High…

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