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Luverne EDA Director Holly Sammons explains plans for the LOOP during the July 28 reception in the Brandenburg Gallery with DNR officials and local leaders.
The city will spend nearly $2 million on the Luverne Loop hiking and biking path in the next five years. That’s according to discussion at the June 21 meeting to review the five-year capital improvement plan. Work on Phase 1 of the Luverne Loop bike and hiking path in 2016 is estimated to cost $692...
Luverne businesses benefit from thousands of motorcyclists that stop and shop on their way to and from Sturgis, South Dakota, each year. The Holiday station in Luverne sees up to 500 motorcycles stop per day on the weekends before and after the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.  A group of four riders from Iowa are pictured at the Holiday station in Luverne. They are (from left) Denis Kramer, Dubuque, Iowa; Ray Nicks, Dubuque; Keith Kramer, Guttenberg, Iowa; and Deb Nicks, Dubuque.
Summer is a busy time of year for businesses in Luverne that cater to travelers. With the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the Black Hills, local gas stations, restaurants, and other businesses have seen a steady stream of motorcyclists headed west on Interstate 90 during the...
The head of Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources traveled from St. Paul to Luverne Tuesday night on a mission to promote outstate tourism. “A lot of people don’t realize how beautiful prairies are,” said DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr. “They have a very subtle beauty, and you don’t appreciate...
Sears in Luverne is closing Aug. 29, according to a statement released this week by storeowners Jeff and Amy Cook. “This was a tough decision … and we appreciate all the support over the last couple of years,” the release stated. The announcement marks the end of another short chapter of local...
The Luverne City Council is considering nearly $2.5 million in capital purchases next year, according to a July 21 budget discussion in City Hall. That compares similarly to capital spending in 2014 and 2015 and an anticipated $4.5 million in 2017. The council met with city department heads to...
Nichole Evans (right) applies sunscreen to son Shamus Tuesday morning in Beaver Creek before dad Shawn continues the family’s Power to Push run across America.
When father and son duo Shaun and Shamus Evans traveled through Rock County Tuesday morning, the event meant they were halfway to completing their 3,205-mile run from Seattle, Washington, to New York City. The Evans’ journey is to generate awareness for Ainsley’s Angels, which promotes inclusion...
Young riders buckle their seatbelts on the dragon roller coaster ride at the fair Thursday night.
Pleasant summer weather and a variety of events and activities attracted solid crowds to the Rock County Fairgrounds for the first few days of public attendance. 4-H judging started on Monday, July 27, and shows opened Wednesday, July 30, with the fair continuing through Saturday night. In what’s...
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Performers in the Annual Rock County Talent Show took to the Palace Theatre stage in Luverne Wednesday night to sing, dance and entertain for judges and audience members. With a full program with more than 30 entries, the Palace auditorium was full and local talent showcased at its best. “It was a...
Luverne School Board approved $181,058 in coaches’ and advisers’ compensation for the 2015-16 school year. The 79 assignment amounts are based on the current teacher contract and may possibly increase once negotiations finish. Additional coaches and advisers could be added to the payment list as a...
Pat and Lowell Ahrendt (front row center), Rock County’s 2015 Farm Family of the Year, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their six children earlier this year. Pictured in front from left are Melissa, Pat, Lowell, Lisa DeBoer, (back) Jeff, Michelle, Troy and Brad.
Luverne’s Lowell and Pat Ahrendt will be honored the next two weeks as Rock County’s 2015 Farm Family of the Year. They'll first be recognized at the Rock County Fair and later by the University of Minnesota. The Ahrendts are among 80 farm families throughout the state chosen by local Extension...

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