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On Oct. 16 JoAnn Strege just caught a glimpse of something out of the corner of her eye. “I saw a flash go by,” she said last week as she reiterated her story about seeing an albino robin, as she calls it, to the Star Herald. Looking out her apartment picture window at the corner of Estey and Main...
Zayna Hustoft helps some of the 85 kindergarten through fourth-grade students decorate pumpkin-shaped sugar cookies Saturday morning at the Luverne Elementary School.
Laughter and learning were among the activities Saturday morning during the third-annual Peer Helper Fun Day. Scooter races, face painting and Zoomobile presentations entertained the 85 students in kindergarten through fourth grade as the 24 high school peer helpers organized and operated the event...
A Luverne teen faces felony charges for his alleged role in a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl. Brandon Larry Staeffler, 17, appeared in Rock County District Court Oct. 26 on charges of third-degree criminal sexual conduct filed this summer. According to court documents, an incident...
Crews with Cleveringa Construction have been busy working on the condos at the Barck Avenue and Blue Mound Avenue corner in Luverne. The city of Luverne and Cleveringa Construction signed a development agreement for the construction of two triplexes and one twin home on the lots that the city improved by acquiring and demolishing substandard housing.
Crews with Cleveringa Construction have been busy working on the condos at the Barck Avenue and Blue Mound Avenue corner in Luverne. The city of Luverne and Cleveringa Construction signed a development agreement for the construction of two triplexes and one twin home on the lots that the city...
The Luverne Carnegie Library was one of 65 public libraries built in Minnesota with funds from Andrew Carnegie and the Carnegie Corporation. It was built on North Freeman Avenue in 1904 and served as the library until the early 1990s. In 1992 it was remodeled and become the Carnegie Cultural Center as we know it today.
After 20 years of occupying space in the Carnegie Cultural Center, the local arts board will terminate its lease at the end of the year. Luverne City Council members took action to terminate the lease as of Dec. 31 at their Oct. 27 meeting when they discussed briefly that the building has more...
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials liken the operation of a state park to that of a municipality. Finding and maintaining a safe water source in each of the state’s 75 state parks has been a challenge. Kathy Dummer, DNR’s southern region park and trail manager, DNR engineers...
Concrete Creations starts cement work ahead of the wiring and installation for the pedestrian lights on Highway 75 Monday morning.
Work began this week to install the long-awaited pedestrian crossing lights on Highway 75 near Luverne High School. After decades of debate on how to improve pedestrian safety in that area, state and local officials agreed in April to install “rectangular rapid flashing beacons” (RRFBs.) Two...

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