The quiet neighborhood at the base of the Blue Mounds State Park was a busy place Monday when the Luverne Fire Department exercised a controlled burn on the house next to the quarry parking lot.
Ethan Braucht, Beaver Creek, assembles a robot out of Lego building blocks Monday night at Rock County 4-H’s kick-off meeting for its robotics team. Luverne Middle School officials propose expanding its robotics offering from the classroom to an after-school activity.
Luverne Middle School’s encore classes allow students to choose different exploratory classes that expand learning beyond the basic classroom lessons. In the past five years, the Legos Mindstorms class has become a student favorite.
Thanks to a private donation to the Lyons, Nebraska, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, the city of Hardwick was able to replace its aging rescue unit at a considerable savings. The public was able to get its first look at Hardwick’s new rescue unit Friday night, Aug. 21, at the annual fire department fundraising supper.
Hardwick’s search for a new rescue unit ended last week, thanks in part to a donation by a Lyons, Nebraska, woman.
Taking part in Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremonies are (from left) Commissioner Stan Williamson, Commissioner Ken Hoime, Rep. Joe Schomacker, Sen. Bill Weber, Commissioner Jody Reisch, Alliance Communication’s Technical Equipment Supervisor Andy Hulscher, Alliance Communications General Manager Don Snyders, Danna MacKenzie with the state office of Broadband Development, Commissioner Sherri Thompson a
Rock County Broadband Alliance broke ground Tuesday on a $14 million project to bring high speed Internet service to rural Rock County residents. 
Law enforcement agencies in Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota are patrolling extra hours for drunk driving enforcement from Aug. 21 to Sept. 7.
Luverne High School marching band members performed a test run for their 2015 season at Saturday night's home football game.
Ethan Braucht, Beaver Creek, assembles a robot out of Lego building blocks Monday night at Rock County 4-H’s kick-off meeting for its robotics team. Luverne Middle School officials propose expanding its robotics offering from the classroom to an after-school activity.
Thanks to a private donation to the Lyons, Nebraska, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, the city of Hardwick was able to replace its aging rescue unit at a considerable savings. The public was able to get its first look at Hardwick’s new rescue unit Friday night, Aug. 21, at the annual fire department fundraising supper.
Taking part in Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremonies are (from left) Commissioner Stan Williamson, Commissioner Ken Hoime, Rep. Joe Schomacker, Sen. Bill Weber, Commissioner Jody Reisch, Alliance Communication’s Technical Equipment Supervisor Andy Hulscher, Alliance Communications General Manager Don Snyders, Danna MacKenzie with the state office of Broadband Development, Commissioner Sherri Thompson a

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Baby Kallista Van Grootheest was born Aug. 5 to Matthew and Katie (Ailts) Van Grootheest. She’s pictured in the arms of her great-great-grandfather Virgil Staeffler. Her great-great grandmother was the late Marjorie Staeffler. Her great-grandparents are Geraldine (Staeffler) and Jim Haraldson, and...
Lewis & Clark Rural Water System hosted members of the House Capital Investment Committee for a construction tour Thursday, Aug. 27. Rep. Joe Schomacker, who is not a member of the committee, joined his colleagues. Bonding bill requests go through this committee and their counterpart committee...
Van Aartsen Construction began work removing the old façade on the Main Street Financial offices on East Main Street in Luverne. Darrel Van Aartsen (left) and his son Mark remove the wood covering the historical buildings on Friday, Aug. 14. Six days earlier, the two removed the brick. The...
The quiet neighborhood at the base of the Blue Mounds State Park was a busy place Monday when the Luverne Fire Department exercised a controlled burn on the house next to the quarry parking lot. The training, which began at 6 p.m. and continued after 10 p.m., allowed seven teams of firefighters to...
At the Tuesday night, Aug. 25, meeting, the Luverne City Council approved the purchase of a 2010 Rosenbauer 101' platform firetruck for $550,000. A new one costs over $1 million.
The Luverne Fire Department has added a key piece of equipment to its firefighting fleet. Fire Chief Dave Van Batavia requested the Luverne City Council approve the purchase of a newer platform truck to replace the 1985 unit currently in use. Van Batavia said the current 30-year-old truck is...
Ethan Braucht, Beaver Creek, assembles a robot out of Lego building blocks Monday night at Rock County 4-H’s kick-off meeting for its robotics team. Luverne Middle School officials propose expanding its robotics offering from the classroom to an after-school activity.
Luverne Middle School’s encore classes allow students to choose different exploratory classes that expand learning beyond the basic classroom lessons. In the past five years, the Legos Mindstorms class has become a student favorite. “It has been very popular and we offer it every quarter,” said...
Allie Parkhurst begins as St. John Lutheran Church’s director of Christian education in Luverne.
For the next 12 months, Allie Parkhurst will be embracing everything Minnesotan as she completes her director of Christian education internship with St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. “This is my first time living in Minnesota, though I am familiar with many different states,” she said. Her dad,...
Thanks to a private donation to the Lyons, Nebraska, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, the city of Hardwick was able to replace its aging rescue unit at a considerable savings. The public was able to get its first look at Hardwick’s new rescue unit Friday night, Aug. 21, at the annual fire department fundraising supper.
Hardwick’s search for a new rescue unit ended last week, thanks in part to a donation by a Lyons, Nebraska, woman. Two years ago, when Lorraine Glissman of Lyons died, her bequest fulfilled the Lyons Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department’s goal to upgrade its existing rescue unit with a new four-...
Luverne Public Schools Flexible Learning Year Survey Results* Survey Question 1: I am completing this survey as a _____: (check one)                                                                                                                                              Responses...
Taking part in Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremonies are (from left) Commissioner Stan Williamson, Commissioner Ken Hoime, Rep. Joe Schomacker, Sen. Bill Weber, Commissioner Jody Reisch, Alliance Communication’s Technical Equipment Supervisor Andy Hulscher, Alliance Communications General Manager Don Snyders, Danna MacKenzie with the state office of Broadband Development, Commissioner Sherri Thompson a
Rock County Broadband Alliance broke ground Tuesday on a $14 million project to bring high speed Internet service to rural Rock County residents.  RCBA is a subsidiary of Alliance Communications Cooperative based in Garretson, South Dakota. The co-op received a $5 million state grant to expand its...

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