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Robert Bakken
Robert Halvor Bakken, 56, rural Luverne, died Monday, May 2, 2016, at his home. A funeral service was Friday, May 6, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Robert Bakken was born May 22, 1959, to Helmer and Arla (Jacobson) Bakken at Luverne Hospital...
GrandStay Hospitality, LLC, the franchisor for GrandStay Hotels and Crossings by GrandStay, has awarded four prestigious awards to the GrandStay Hotel & Suites, Luverne. During a GrandStay Hospitality conference April 28-29 in Apple Valley, the Luverne hotel received “Customer Service” and “Web...
Stacey Rolling reads a five-page document urging school board members not to support a resolution to terminate probationary teacher Allison Eitreim.
In a 5-1 vote the Luverne School Board voted not renew the contract of one its special education teachers as recommended by the elementary principal. That action was taken Thursday night among more than 40 people who gathered in the middle/high school media center for the public meeting. Board...
Damian Swenson
A Luverne woman reported her car stolen at 8 a.m. Sunday, and by 10:30 a.m. it was located in Sioux City, Iowa. According to the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, Mandy (Schneekloth) Koenig called the Sheriff’s Office to report that her black 2006 Chrysler Pacifica had been stolen. She said it had been...
A teacher has filed a grievance against Luverne Public Schools over how earned graduate credits were applied to the district’s salary schedule. According to Superintendent Craig Oftedahl, the grievance was filed in October and an arbitration hearing took place April 27. As a result of the daylong...
Ricky Eads
Ricky Alan Eads, 57, Claremore, Oklahoma, died Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at his home after a short battle with cancer. A funeral service was Monday, May 9, at St. Pius X Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ricky Alan Eads was born Oct. 31, 1958, to Arden and Juanita (Pitts) Eads in Luverne. He was raised and...
Pausing before the audience members in the south side bleachers, Melissa Tweet and Chase Wiederhoeft strike a pose Saturday night during Luverne High School’s Grand March. The duo was among 102 couples who participated in the annual spring tradition.
With the prom theme of “A Night to Remember,” organizers for Luverne High School’s after-prom activities will remember 2016 for the number of participants. Organized by the junior class parents, the safe alternative activity had more than 90 percent of those who participated in the Grand March and...
Luverne’s City Council approved fire protection contracts with area townships at their meeting Tuesday, April 26. Townships included in the contract with Luverne Fire Department are Luverne, Magnolia, Kanaranzi, Clinton, Mound, Vienna and Springwater townships, which have all returned signed...
The Luverne Retail Marketing Group is joining the Thursday night schedule on the last Thursday of the month from May through August. These businesses invite the community to come down to Main Street this summer to enjoy live music, food, other entertainment and special shopping offers as they...
Luverne Public Schools has filled all but two of the open teacher positions for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. Board members approved the hiring of a middle/high school counselor and instructors in life science, social studies and physical science at their April 28 meeting. A familiar face was...

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