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McKenzie Van Grootheest (left) and Anna Boltjes, who broke her leg earlier in the day sliding into third base, create their own shade Saturday, July 11, at the Dutch Festival girls’ softball tournament in Edgerton, where temperatures reached in the 90s. “She wanted to cheer on the team,” said mom,...
A Cloquet man was seriously injured Wednesday, July 8, in a one-vehicle rollover accident on Interstate 90 east of Luverne. The driver, Emil H. Juntunen, 50, of Cloquet, was eastbound in a 1996 GMC Jimmy when he lost control and went into the ditch. He overcorrected in the ditch, resulting in the...
Workers from Premier Systems Inc. of Sioux Falls work at shingling the roof of the 65,000-square-foot Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne last week. The project began June 29 and is expected to take about two weeks to complete, according to Veterans Home Administrator Luke Schryvers. Cost was...
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr will lead his first Prairie Pedal Bike Tour from Luverne to Marshall from July 29-31. The commissioner is inviting the public to join him on the 155-mile bicycle ride.
The public is invited to join Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr on a 122-mile “prairie pedal” bicycle ride from Luverne to Marshall, July 29-31. The event is the first by the DNR commissioner for the area. Stops along the three-day ride will highlight some of the...
Missoula Children’s Theatre directors Jackie Wiles and Emma Harr work their way through the circle of local children auditioning for parts in this weekend’s performances of “Cinderella.” Auditions were Monday morning at St. Catherine Church, Luverne, and rehearsals and performances are at the Palace Theatre.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre, the nation’s largest touring children’s theater group, is in Luverne this week with its directors, set, lights, props and costumes. Nearly 60 young local actors and singers will take the stage this weekend to perform the musical, “Cinderella,” after rehearsing for...
The six-year wait for a renewed solid waste permit from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) may soon be over for Rock County. A letter dated June 23 from MPCA assistant commissioner Kirk Koudelka outlined a timeframe and a plan to expedite Rock County’s renewal of its demolition landfill...
Each Minnesota community smaller than 5,000 residents will split $12.5 million for city street repairs, thanks to the Small Cities Assistance Bill passed during the recently completed Legislative session. The one-time funding is in lieu of a transportation bill that earmarks funds for road repairs...
This Google maps image shows the former turkey barn property north of the red roof of Busse building south of Luverne.
The city of Luverne is investing $50,000 in a local land annexation and demolition project to help replace blighted property with an operable new business. An Albert Lea truck trailer business owner, Darv Habben, recently purchased the 3-acre parcel south of I-90 on the east side of Highway 75 from...
Officials with Rock County Opportunities (RCO) gave notice last month terminating a more than 20-year employment cooperation agreement with Ketterling Services Inc. Ketterling handles the collection of the single-stream recycling program for residents of Luverne and drop-off points in Rock County....
Ardell Van Wettering's toy farm collection is actually a toy farm community featuring streets, homes, lawns and a police department in addition to farms and fields.
Ardell Van Wettering, Luverne, is a grownup with kid-sized farm equipment. He also has toy race cars, semi trucks and other miscellaneous miniature machinery on wheels. But he really likes his farm toys, and there are hundreds of them in his extensive collection. It includes tractors, wagons,...

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