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Kevin and Mary Aaker are buying a two-acre commercial lot from the Luverne Economic Development Authority to expand and relocate their Luverne Body Shop business. At a special meeting Monday morning, the LEDA conducted a public hearing on the lot sale and, hearing no testimony from the public,...
In a joint effort with the Minnesota Geological Survey (MGS), Rock County will soon know where all its residential wells are located and what measures should be taken to protect the water quality of those wells. Rock County entered into an agreement with the University of Minnesota College of...
An Oct. 28 public hearing in Hardwick prompted residents and city leaders to re-examine ordinances and policies designed to promote positive city development. Darin Prins is requesting a city variance to move in a 28-by-15-foot building on his property located at 101 E. First St. (County Road 7)....
Owners involved in Skattum’s Confinement Systems and Superior Buildings Inc. Luverne, announced last week an agreement to sell their businesses. In a letter to customers and friends dated Oct. 20, owners Tom Skattum and Steve Steffl announced both businesses will be sold to Son-D-Farms, Adrian,...
Kayla Bloemendaal, 10, cringes as she receives a flu shot Oct. 23 from Sanford Luverne nurse Corinne Lonneman in the Luverne Elementary School gymnasium. The fourth-grader said she prefers the nasal mist, but the mist was unavailable for Friday morning’s flu clinic.
A record number of students and staff at Luverne Public Schools will receive the influenza vaccine to combat the upcoming 2015-16 flu season. Sanford Clinic Luverne personnel gave more than 600 shots in the makeshift clinic Friday in the Luverne Elementary gymnasium. Another clinic for...
Lance Wheeler (standing) introduces himself to members of the Rock County Soil and Water Conservation board (from left) Gene Cragoe, Dave Esselink and Josh Ossefoort with Rock County Land Management Office employees Mary Thompson and Doug Bos.
Engineer technician Lance Wheeler began work at the Rock County Land Management Office in late September and has tackled more than 100 applications for flood repairs and new conservation projects in Rock County. A May graduate of the range sciences program at South Dakota State University in...
A photo taken in the fall of 1968 of the Luverne FFA Chapter’s annual corn drive appeared in the National FFA manual the following year. Pictured from left are Harold Tilstra, Jerald Mann (kneeling), Dave Sandbulte (in pickup), Gary Overgaard (kneeling), Stan Tofteland and Steve Nath. Gar Anderson (not pictured) was the chapter advisor. The photo first appeared in the Nov. 21, 1968, Rock County Star Herald.
For more than five decades, the Luverne FFA Chapter has conducted an annual corn drive, where student members request donations of corn from farmers. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, students from the now Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter hauled grain donations from fields to sell at local elevators. “The FFA members...
Sealed bids were opened Oct. 20 for Phase 1 of the Luverne Loop bike bath, and Henning Construction, Adrian, submitted the low bid of $439,694.50. The only other bid was from Duininck Inc., Prinsburg, for $597,223.60. City Council members took action at their Tuesday night meeting to award the bid...

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