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In a 5 -1 vote, Luverne School Board members decided not have two full-time substitute teachers on staff for the 2021-22 school year. Cost savings is estimated at $100,000. Board member Jeff Stratton cast the dissenting vote to the resolution to discontinue and reduce the educational positions....
Weather will be the deciding factor in whether the public will be able to view the Luverne High School prom grand march on Saturday. At their April 22 School Board meeting, district officials released plans that included an outdoor grand march to accommodate the in-person viewing demand. High...
The seventh-grade and sophomore classes at Hills-Beaver Creek Secondary Schools spent about an hour on Friday morning picking up branches and garbage at the Hills Rez Park (pictured above). “Whenever you can give students experiences that allow them to make a community better, it is a win for the...
Luverne Volunteer Fire Department members flanked the Luverne Trolley carrying the six Luverne High School speech team members who qualified for Saturday’s state tournament and their coaches Friday afternoon in a send-off for the virtual event.
A year after the coronavirus pandemic canceled their 2020 state tournament, Luverne speech students returned with a vengeance, winning the Section 3A Speech Championship and qualifying six for Saturday’s state meet. To celebrate their achievements Friday, speech team members climbed into the...
Two months ago, the former Luverne Kawasaki building was a flurry of sheet rock dust and paint primer. Now, the newly remodeled building is home to ATLAS Ministry Center, home of Redeemed Remnants second-hand store, Rock County ATLAS for Life, and their related causes and ministries. Among them are...
Crews with the city of Luverne spent two days last week updating the banners along Highway 75 and Main Street. Annie Opitz with Quality Printing, Luverne, served on the committee that selected the pictures for the 16 different depictions of local residents enjoying city amenities, honoring veterans...
Kindergarten through fifth-grade students at Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary School raised nearly $6,000 in a fundraiser organized by the Parent-Teacher Association. The walk-a-thon accepted pledges from March 30 through April 8, and students completed the walk-a-thon on April 9. This is the second...
On Monday the U.S. Census Bureau released the first population data from Census 2020, showing that Minnesota grew enough to hold on to all eight of its congressional seats. The state’s population grew by 7.6 percent to 5,706,494, outpacing most Midwestern states and keeping pace with the national...
Former board member Harley Fransman was unanimously appointed to the Hills-Beaver Creek School Board during Monday night’s meeting. Fransman served 13 years on the H-BC Board, retiring in 2018. He served six years as the board’s chairman and was instrumental in bringing the district out of...
Vandalism cases against local teenagers are proceeding through juvenile court, with one defendant paying his share of restitution and now in military basic training. According to the Rock County Attorney’s Office, Gavyn Boll, 17, paid roughly $1,500 in restitution to be divided among the victims....

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