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2023

  • December 06, 2023
    Dispatch report Nov. 25 •Complainant on W. Mead Court reported an issue with road and drive laws. •A warrant was issued on S. Second Street. •Complainant on Kniss and Cardinal Drive reported an accident with property damage. •Complainant on N. Britz Drive reported disturbing the peace. •Complainant west-bound on Interstate 90 at Adrian rest stop requested assistance from another department…
  • December 06, 2023
  • By Mavis Fodness
    November 29, 2023
    Andrew Prekker said fate played a part in how his design remains in the running for the new Minnesota State Flag. Last week Prekker’s design was one of six chosen by the State Emblems Redesign Commission as finalists. One will become the new state flag. “To say I’m surprised is an understatement,” Prekker said. “I’m still pinching myself.” His flag design journey began a few months ago when…
  • By Lori Sorenson
    November 29, 2023
    The Luverne Area Community Foundation hosted its annual Friends of the Foundation Celebration of Philanthropy Monday night at Take 16 Brewing Company in Luverne. The event recognizes and celebrates businesses, nonprofits and individuals who benefit from and support the foundation’s mission of strengthening the community. In 2023 LACF provided grants to 21 local causes totaling roughly $70,000…
  • By Lori Sorenson
    November 29, 2023
    This weekend is Luverne’s annual Winterfest Celebration, and the 2023 weekend will include new activities and events for residents, families and visitors to the community. “Winterfest is truly a community-wide event,” said Chamber Director Jane Lanphere. “We have hundreds of partners and supporters who go the extra mile to encourage and promote people to come to Luverne to enjoy weekend…
  • November 29, 2023
    Dispatch report Nov. 18 •Complainant in Spirit Lake, Iowa, reported civil issue. •Complainant westbound on I-90 at mile marker 3 reported debris on roadway. •Complainant reported trespassing on property at Hwy. 75 and 171st Street, Hardwick. •Complainant on North Kniss Avenue reported suspicious activity. •Complainant eastbound on I-90, mile marker 19 near Magnolia reported driving…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    November 29, 2023
    Luverne 1986 graduate Dyan Ebert encouraged the 23 members of the 2023 National Honor Society Luverne Chapter to look beyond LHS and their immediate communities. “Think more broadly about your role in the world,” she encouraged. “It is crucially important that you embrace and build upon the foundation and values that you have been provided by this community.” Fifteen new members were inducted…
  • November 29, 2023
    Luverne FFA Chapter members challenged sixth-graders to compete in four Harvest Day activities Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 21, in the Luverne Middle-High School small gym. Katie Mostad’s flex class answered the challenge, competing in the pie eating, turkey bowling, small square bale toss and cow milking events. “We want to expose the younger generation to agriculture events and get the name of FFA…
  • November 29, 2023
    LHS Honor Roll Quarter 1   A Honor Roll Seniors: Morgan Ahrendt, Tyler Arends, Tucker Banck, Alexsis Berg, Zoey Berghorst, Hailey Boll, Cassandra Chesley, Conner Connell, Jenna DeBates, Elliot Domagala, Elle Halverson, Henry Hartquist, Roselynn Hartshorn, Kyliauna Hendricksen, Uriel Hernandez, Samuel Honerman, Julia Hoogland, Addison Huiskes, Kira John, Patrick Kroski, Maya Limones Gonzalez,…
  • November 29, 2023
    H-BC Honor Roll Quarter 1   A Honor Roll Seniors: Grace Anderson, Lanae Elbers, Sylvia Fick, Alexis Gardner Swenson, Cooper Gehrke, Taylor Gehrke, Sadie Kessler, Tahliya Kruger, Ty Leuthold, Joshua Lohr, Brynn Rauk, Justin Roelfs, Taylor Spykerboer, Larissa Steinhoff, Avril Susie, Olivia Susie, Riley Tatge, Joylynn Taubert. Juniors: Beau Bakken, Gracie Fagerness, Jackson Gacke, Lukas Hubbard…
  • November 29, 2023
    Santa (portrayed by Joey Streeter) visited the Hills American Legion Monday night as part of the HBCS (Helping Building Communities Stronger) committee-sponsored Appreciation Supper. Area children waited in line for pictures and to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas. Jacobson Park was officially lit Monday night for the the HBCS Appreciation Supper. Committee member Cory Metzger said the…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    November 26, 2023
    Citing time constraints, Hills City Council member Stacen Burgers resigned his position on the governing board. In his resignation letter, he said his resignation was effective immediately. “I no longer have the time needed to give the attention this position needs, as my full-time job has added additional duties to my position,” he wrote. “I am grateful for having the opportunity to serve in…
  • November 26, 2023
    Retired Smithfield Foods employee and Luverne resident Rodger Ossenfort (pictured far left) distributed 250 fresh hams of various sizes to the Rock County Food Shelf, the Centennial apartments and Blue Mound Towers Wednesday morning in Luverne.   He’s pictured at the Blue Mound Tower with Jean Bolluyt (center) and Ossenfoort’s wife Dianne (far right), who assisted with the distribution.…
  • By Lori Sorenson
    November 26, 2023
    Concrete pouring is underway at Kwik Trip on South Highway 75 in Luverne after recent weeks of construction flurry. Company officials said Luverne’s Kwik Trip footprint will be 9,000 square feet located on 2.88 acres just south of the Econo Lodge Hotel near the intersection of Highway 75 and Gabrielson Road. The Luverne Kwik Trip will be open 24 hours per day, seven days a week, with 20 full-…
  • By Lori Sorenson
    November 26, 2023
    The Luverne Economic Development Authority approved a residential demolition grant for a property near the elevator during its Nov. 13 meeting. CHS Inc. applied for the demolition grant program to take down a small house it owns at 406 S. Freeman Avenue, calling the structure “substandard, dilapidated, and beyond repair.” According to discussion at the Nov. 13 EDA meeting, CHS purchased the…
  • November 26, 2023
    Student ambassadors selected at Lake Area Technical College Lake Area Technical College recently named Ayden Bonnett of Magnolia as a 2023-2024 student ambassador in the environmental technology program. Student ambassadors are selected by their instructors to represent their program at campus events and activities throughout the year. Selection is based on academic ability, communication…
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