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10 years ago (2012) •Geronimo Wind representatives told Rock County Commissioners Tuesday that May 1 is the targeted start date for pouring concrete pads for the 119 wind towers north and west of Luverne. Pad construction will continue through June. Beginning in August, the towers will be set up at...
10 years ago (2012) •If all goes well, a $750,000 expansion project will begin this spring at the Blue Mound Ice Arena in Luverne. Fundraising is under-way “in house” with hockey and figure skating families make their pledges now. Donations will also be sought from alumni, private individuals and...
10 years ago (2012) •A Steen woman and her husband in Kuwait met for a romantic Valentine’s Day lunch Tuesday at the Coffey Haus in Luverne. … Using Skype software, she had a real-time conversation with her husband, Matthew Hite, who is stationed in Kuwait with the National Guard. It was 9 p.m. in...
10 years ago (2012) •A Steen woman and her husband in Kuwait met for a romantic Valentine’s Day lunch Tuesday at the Coffey Haus in Luverne. … Using Skype software, she had a real-time conversation with her husband, Matthew Hite, who is stationed in Kuwait with the National Guard. It was 9 p.m. in...
10 years ago (2012) •Luverne High School senior Lauren Christensen joined a select group of former Cardinal girls’ hockey players during the course of Thursday’s home game against the Sioux Falls Flyers. When Christensen lifted a wrist shot into the net to account for Luverne’s first goal in a 7-5...
10 years ago (2012) •The federal government will have a greater impact on what ends up on the trays of 32 million kids who have school lunch every day—including those in Luverne. Less salt and fat, more whole grains, fruit, veggies and low-fat dairy are what kids can expect in the school cafeteria...
10 years ago (2012) •Luverne’s Terry Vajgrt will be sworn in next month as a judge in Minnesota’s Fifth Judicial District. “It’s an exciting opportunity,” he said Monday about being appointed by the governor. “I greatly appreciate the local support and encouragement I received through the...
10 years ago (2012) •Colleen Deutsch, Luverne, has been chosen to be the Legend of the Year for 2011 at Children’s Care Hospital and School, Sioux Falls and Rapid City. Deutsch a registered nurse, has worked as a nurse on all the units and is now the nurse care coordinator for the Intermediate Care...
10 years ago (2012) •Ever since Breanne Hup, Luverne, was a little girl, she has been intrigued by all things African. Last month that intrigue led her on a nine-day mission trip to Zambia, a small country in south-central Africa. Hup, daughter of Ken Hup, is a registered nurse at Sanford Hospital...
10 years ago (2012) •Child Guide director Lisa Dinger’s job is to connect children who face problems to organizations or people with solutions. Some kids have small problems, like not having a box of crayons or gym shoes when they are needed. Other kids have big problems, like spending the weekend...

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