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Junior Kamryn Van Batavia (center) reached a rare milestone of 200 career points Friday during the game with Breckenridge-Wahpeton at the Blue Mound Ice Arena. Celebrating with her are (from left) Kully Sandbulte, Hobey Sandbulte, Krosby Sandbulte, Eddie Edstrom, Tenlee Pick, Mallorie Edstrom, Macie Edstrom, Hazel Mollberg, Sydnie and Sadie Gacke.
The Luverne Cardinals improved their girls’ hockey record to 16-1 with a pair of wins this past week. They traveled to Fairmont for an 8-2 win Tuesday, Jan. 4, before returning home Friday to beat Wahpeton-Breckenridge 9-1.   Luverne 8, Fairmont 2 It took a little time to get the Luverne girls...
Kristi (left), Tyson, Matt and Rex Metzger recently donated their great-great-grandfather’s buggy to McCrossan Boys Ranch in Sioux Falls. They’re children of Ray and Kathy Metzger, formerly of Hills, and they received the vintage buggy from Kathy’s father, Rex Leubecher, Sioux Falls.
A piece of Metzger family history found a new home at McCrossan Boys Ranch, Sioux Falls, where a 150-year-old horse-drawn buggy was donated last month. It originally belonged to Kathy Metzger’s great-grandparents, George and Augusta Leubecher, who homesteaded the farm where Kathy’s late father, Rex...
Mary Brown (in front with scissors) cuts the ceremonial ribbon with Luverne Area Chamber members Friday morning, Jan. 7, to open her new business, First Comes Love Bridal Boutique. Pictured (from left) are Becky Walgrave, Amber Lais, Brenna (Brown) Richters (holding Sawyer), Gary Papik, Zach Brown, Janine Papik, Mary Brown, Miles Brown, Liam Brown, Marilyn Bloemendaal, Stacie Smidt, Curt Bloemendaal, Darcy Hoff, Becky Feikema, Shelly Nibbelink, Cris Oeltjenbruns, Annie Opitz and Tony Schomacker.
Inspired by winter home shows, Project Food Forest is organizing a “Love to Grow” expo Jan. 22 at Take 16 in Luverne. Kim Rockman is executive director of Project Food Forest, whose mission is to help empower people to feed themselves through agroforestry, edible landscape design and education. She...
University of Minnesota Extension agroforestry educator Gary Wyatt will talk about edible perennials at the Jan. 22 Love to Grow expo at Take 16 in Luverne.
Inspired by winter home shows, Project Food Forest is organizing a “Love to Grow” expo Jan. 22 at Take 16 in Luverne. Kim Rockman is executive director of Project Food Forest, whose mission is to help empower people to feed themselves through agroforestry, edible landscape design and education. She...
Dallas Bowron (right) enjoyed horses throughout his lifetime. He's pictured with his son, John, during a Rock County Wranglers annual ride in 2021.
Dallas Bowron left lasting impressions with people he met during his 107 years in Rock County, most of them positive. Bowron, Rock County’s oldest resident, died Saturday at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. “Dad was a positive guy who liked engaging with people,” said son John Bowron of Luverne...
City electric supervisor Brian Remme is overseeing upgrades at the historic power plant on East Main Street. Pictured behind him is the 1960s generator that will be joined by two new ones.
On the heels of a nearly complete $14 million wastewater treatment plant upgrade, the city of Luverne is investing more than $11 million into the historic power plant on East Main Street at the Rock River. The project, which includes two new 3,100 kW generators at $3 million each, will ensure...
Local residents will be able to take their written and behind-the-wheel driving tests in Luverne starting Jan. 26. The Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) weekly test site at the Rock County Highway Department in Luverne reopens this month after nearly two years of...
Luverne School Board members decided on a split vote to hire a full-time licensed practical nurse for the district. The additional health support fills a request from administrators who sought more flexibility in meeting individual student needs. The aide would provide one-0n-one student support...
A good way to measure growth over time is to track the number of building permits issued for construction. Luverne building official Chad McClure compiled numbers for 2021 when he issued 128 permits valued at $15,077,990. Of those, seven were for single-family home construction valued at $1,128,742...
If you plan to use a Restricted Use Pesticide on land or sites for the production of agricultural commodities, reside in the state of Minnesota, and your private pesticide applicator certification expires on March 1, 2022, you need to renew your certification.  You can double-check your...

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