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10 years ago (2000) •Voters head to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots on the proposed $9.9 million Hills-Beaver Creek bond issue. The bond for a new high school building will affect taxpayers for the next 25 years and house students as early as the 2011-12 school year. The H-BC School...
10 years ago (2000) •Joel Johnson and his wife, Maggie, both grew up in Watertown, S.D. And, now, the couple is  growing into business ownership together. “I love it,” Joel said. “I have yet to meet a person in Luverne that I didn’t like … everybody’s nice.” The Johnsons bought Wayne’s Body Shop...
10 years ago (2000) •Longtime local hospital employee Tammy Loosbrock will be Chief Executive Officer of Sanford Hospital in Luverne. Her appointment was announced this week, and her duties as CEO will begin March 24. “I’m excited,” Loosbrock said Tuesday. “This will be a great opportunity.” Brad...
10 years ago (2010) •The 2001 Blue Mounds State Park murder will be featured on an upcoming segment of the Discovery Channel television show, “Solved.” Camera crews from California were in Luverne this week interviewing local law enforcement and others involved in the case. Park worker Carrie...
10 years ago (2010) •Winter weather closings tend to affect roads and schools, but they can also include county public offices. Following the 25-car pile-up on Interstate 90 last week (Jan. 25), the Rock County Courthouse and other offices closed their doors to the public — employees continued...
10 years ago (2010) •The Luverne district moved one step closer to completing its application for next year’s flexible learning calendar. Board members unanimously accepted a resolution for the pre-Labor Day start. As part of the application process, the school was required to hold three public...
10 years ago (2010) •The Luverne National Guard Armory was home to roughly 50 stranded motorists Monday night. And that number seemed to be climbing as of 8:30 p.m. The group included travelers from as far away as Duluth and the Twin Cities and as near as Worthington. They all found themselves in...
10 years ago (2010) •Luverne native Amber Top has been closely watching the news about the Jan. 12 earthquake devastation in Haiti. Top, now of Brandon, traveled here in February 2009 for a two-week mission trip that she now describes as a life-changing experience. During her mission work, Top said...
10 years ago (2010) •The Magnolia Steak House’s service has been staked on family ownership for 71 years. Now called the Magnolia Restaurant and Bar, the dining facility will continue in the tradition with a new family. Tim and Dawn Rohrbach purchased Magnolia Steak House from Brad and Amy VerSteeg...
10 years ago (2010) •On Wednesday, Dec. 30, postal carrier Dennis Brady completed his 10-mile drive and 10.5-mile walk for the last time. For 32 years Brady has spent 6 1/2 hours per day en route. “The street is my office,” he said. At that average rate, if Brady had worn a pedometer, he would have...

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