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  • By Lori Sorenson
    November 26, 2023
    A Luverne counselor is back on the mainland after spending two weeks in Hawaii helping traumatized victims of the Maui wildfires. Erica Hough, who started Luverne Counseling in 2015, is a certified brainspotting therapist and recently volunteered with the organization, Brainspotting Help. The group is assisting Maui residents in the wake of the August wildfires that killed more than 100 people…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    October 18, 2023
    A cadet program with the Hills Area Volunteer Fire Departments is exposing high school students to fire fighting in their community. The latest cadets are H-BC senior Logan Susie and junior Sawyer Bosch. At age 17, they can’t apply to be full-fledged volunteers until they reach age 18. Until then, they are gaining valuable experience. As cadets, they respond to 911 calls like the full-fledged…
  • September 19, 2016
    To the Editor: The American Red Cross blood drive is coming to Luverne and is excited to introduce Rapid Pass, a new tool that allows blood donors to help save lives in less time. Rapid Pass enables the donors to complete their pre-reading and donation questions online from the comfort and privacy of their home or office. This reduces the time they spend at the blood drives by as much as 15…
  • By Troy Thone, Luverne volunteer weather recorder
    July 11, 2016
    After a brief respite of cooler-than-normal weather in May, June returned to this year's pattern of above-normal temperatures with average highs breaking the 80-degree barrier and average lows nearing the 60-degree mark.  Overall, temperatures were nearly 3 degrees above normal with one particular stretch of four days where the mercury breached 90 degrees, rising as high as 95 on a couple of…
  • By Troy Thone, Luverne volunteer weather recorder
    May 09, 2016
    If I happened to be in the business of nicknaming the months, this April would be "Average April." Overall, April temperatures varied little, with average highs just slightly below normal and average lows a few degrees above normal. Even the extremes for the month were not that extreme, with the warmest high occurring on the 14th at a picture-perfect 77 degrees. The coldest low was a…
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