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Rock County law enforcement, ambulance crews and Luverne Fire Department respond to a crash east of Luverne Nov. 3 on County Road 4.
Two Rock County motorists were involved in a crash Tuesday night on County Road 4 east of Luverne. According to information from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, the crash was reported at 6:10 p.m. near the intersection of County Road 9, the landfill road. Kaemphet Xaphakdy, 52, of Magnolia was...
Gary Papik is names Luverne Area Chamber outstanding member.
Gary Papik has been named this year’s Outstanding Chamber Member. He was honored at a reception Tuesday night in Sterling’s Café and Grille, downtown Luverne. “I was very surprised and it is really an honor,” Papik said about the Luverne Chamber award. “With all the great people that have been...
For the second time this year, a local business has missed a tax payment resulting in a penalty involving thousands of dollars. Gevo Inc. of Luverne submitted its second half property tax payment to the Rock County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office a day after the Oct. 15 deadline. The $209,740 payment...
Beginning Nov. 5, court users will have the ability to electronically file and serve documents through an online portal. The move to electronic filing and service of case documents — known as eFiling and eService — is part of the Minnesota Judicial Branch’s eCourtMN initiative to replace paper-...
There’s a child care shortage in Luverne and Rock County, and the market is about to get tighter with pending retirements in the home day care market. That’s the message working parents and child care providers are sending to city leaders who on Monday authorized a formal study to measure the local...
“Homecoming” include (front, from left) Leif Tollefson, Augusta Papik, Nathan Kinsinger, Xavier McKenzie, Brianna Kinsinger, Ashlyn Johnson, Brodi Oakley, Christen Kessler, Josie Anderson, Brooke Ver Steeg, (middle row) Hannah Ehlers, Mallory Van Tursch, Xavier Carbonneau, Griffen Jarchow, Britton McKenzie, Parker Carbonneau, Alexa Chesley, Gabi Ferrell, (back row) Mary-Frances Ladd, Jo-Hannah Ladd, Mary Carroll, Jim Harsma, D.J. Luethje, Jonah Louwagie, Mike Petronek, Dean Luethje, Phil Voigt, Scott Wessel
The Green Earth Players community theater group will perform its fall production, “Homecoming, A Christmas Story,” Nov. 13-15 and Nov. 20-22 at the Palace Theatre in Luverne. From the creator of “The Waltons” television series, this family drama involves more than a dozen local children in the cast...
Local artists will host their annual Holiday Studio Tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at several studio locations in and around Luverne. The event this year features 16 artists displaying their original work at six different studio locations. Among them will be Luverne native Thomas...
Children decorated the shipping boxes sent by the Kids Against Hunger Sioux Falls satellite office to the Luverne High School. Each box holds 36 food packets, enough for 216 servings.
When Rock Area Kids Against Hunger kicked off its food-packing event in Luverne Thursday, Nov. 5, organizers wanted to surpass the totals from last year’s inaugural event. The group did just that and then some by Friday afternoon. Last year the event raised nearly $16,000 and resulted in the...
Two Rock County motorists were involved in a crash Tuesday night on County Road 4 east of Luverne. According to information from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, the crash was reported at 6:10 p.m. near the intersection of County Road 9, the landfill road. Kaemphet Xaphakdy, 52, of Magnolia was...
New information added. Luverne Public School District residents overwhelmingly renewed a 10-year excess levy referendum vote Tuesday, Nov. 5. More than 84 percent or 498 voters supported the renewal of the excess levy for an additional 10 years; 93 voted no. The 591 total votes represented 16.7...

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