Four motorists find themselves in the ditch Sunday after gusty winds sent snow drifting over roadways causing a long slippery stretch. This photograph was taken in western Rock County on Highway 23.
Area residents had just dug out from the record-breaking Groundhog Day Blizzard last week when Round 2 hit just as the Super Bowl game was ending Sunday night.
Rock County Eye Clinic will purchase the dental office space, and expand this year after Dr. David Paquette retires Feb. 25.
Longtime Luverne dentist David Paquette announced his retirement this week while also revealing plans to sell his space to the adjacent eye clinic. In a letter to patients, Paquette said his dental practice will close Feb. 25.
Preston Gunderson of Youth Frontiers, Minneapolis, leads Luverne Elementary School fourth-graders in an exercise during Thursday’s Kindness Retreat in the Blue Mound Banquet Center.
Luverne Elementary School fourth-graders learned lessons in kindness Thursday during an annual Youth Frontiers retreat at the Blue Mound Banquet Center.
A honeybee in Tim Olsen’s beehive slowly moves back into the hive. Honeybees do not excrete inside the hives in order to keep their nest and the honey sanitary.
Area residents have a unique learning opportunity currently being offered through Luverne Community Education.
First-graders in Sue Hup’s class recognize the 100th day of school through a project on what they would look like when they are 100 years old. Students crumpled paper to depict their wrinkled faces. Pictured with their projects from left are Nevaeh Groen, Reagan Gangestad, Tenley Behr and Isabella Steensma.
Thursday, Jan. 28, marked the 100th day students at Luverne Elementary have attended classes for the 2015-16 school year.
The local construction industry has been steadily busy over the past several years, according to data from the Luverne building and zoning office.
Four motorists find themselves in the ditch Sunday after gusty winds sent snow drifting over roadways causing a long slippery stretch. This photograph was taken in western Rock County on Highway 23.
Rock County Eye Clinic will purchase the dental office space, and expand this year after Dr. David Paquette retires Feb. 25.
Preston Gunderson of Youth Frontiers, Minneapolis, leads Luverne Elementary School fourth-graders in an exercise during Thursday’s Kindness Retreat in the Blue Mound Banquet Center.
A honeybee in Tim Olsen’s beehive slowly moves back into the hive. Honeybees do not excrete inside the hives in order to keep their nest and the honey sanitary.
First-graders in Sue Hup’s class recognize the 100th day of school through a project on what they would look like when they are 100 years old. Students crumpled paper to depict their wrinkled faces. Pictured with their projects from left are Nevaeh Groen, Reagan Gangestad, Tenley Behr and Isabella Steensma.

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Preparations have been made for the Luverne girls’ hockey teams first appearance at the state tournament Wednesday. There will be a send off for the team in the Luverne Elementary School gym at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. A fan bus is being offered for Wednesday’s game for $35. Sing-up for the bus...
Four motorists find themselves in the ditch Sunday after gusty winds sent snow drifting over roadways causing a long slippery stretch. This photograph was taken in western Rock County on Highway 23.
Area residents had just dug out from the record-breaking Groundhog Day Blizzard last week when Round 2 hit just as the Super Bowl game was ending Sunday night. Many game day travelers found it difficult or impossible to get home Sunday night, and white-out conditions through most of Monday again...
Rock County Eye Clinic will purchase the dental office space, and expand this year after Dr. David Paquette retires Feb. 25.
Longtime Luverne dentist David Paquette announced his retirement this week while also revealing plans to sell his space to the adjacent eye clinic. In a letter to patients, Paquette said his dental practice will close Feb. 25. “I have been deeply privileged to provide dental care for you and your...
A honeybee in Tim Olsen’s beehive slowly moves back into the hive. Honeybees do not excrete inside the hives in order to keep their nest and the honey sanitary.
Area residents have a unique learning opportunity currently being offered through Luverne Community Education. “Intro to Beginning Beekeeping” is a new two-class offering by local apiculturist Tim Olsen. Classes will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 25 and March 10 in the Community Education building. “I...
First-graders in Sue Hup’s class recognize the 100th day of school through a project on what they would look like when they are 100 years old. Students crumpled paper to depict their wrinkled faces. Pictured with their projects from left are Nevaeh Groen, Reagan Gangestad, Tenley Behr and Isabella Steensma.
Thursday, Jan. 28, marked the 100th day students at Luverne Elementary have attended classes for the 2015-16 school year. “The 100th Day is a tradition at LES,” said Principal Stacy Gillette. “It coincides with our math curriculum and our 100s chart that we use with our students.” Classrooms in...
Snow covers the “o” in the stop sign at the corner of County Road 4 and 3 in Magnolia Wednesday morning.
Schools across the tri-state region closed classes for the day Tuesday, Feb. 2, ahead of the heavily forecast blizzard that started in Nebraska and Iowa and moved northward through southern Minnesota. Five to 8 inches of snow were predicted for Rock County and southwest Minnesota, and as the Star...
The local construction industry has been steadily busy over the past several years, according to data from the Luverne building and zoning office. “Looking at current and past data, it appears for the most part consistent,” said Luverne Building Official Chad McClure about the city’s building...
Luverne’s Zoe Brown is collecting prom dresses to lend out to area students who otherwise couldn’t afford to attend their high school proms. ATLAS of Rock County is providing the drop-off and pickup location for Brown’s project.
A Luverne High School senior wants every high school girl to have a chance to experience prom. Zoe Brown is coordinating a prom dress exchange with ATLAS of Rock County to make that happen. For the cost of dry cleaning, any area high schooler can borrow a glamorous dress for the special night. “I...
University of Minnesota professor Luverne Seifert will conduct a physical comedy and play reading workshop next week in Luverne. “It is by funny coincidence,” he said about sharing his name with the city of Luverne.
Area residents are invited to assist a University of Minnesota acting professor in writing a play during a three-day workshop next week in Luverne. The event is free and is open to anyone age 14 and older. Luverne Seifert (no relationship to the town of the same name) is a professor at the...
Members of the 2016 Mock Trial team for Luverne High School include (front row from left) Gunnar Oldre, Hannah Hoogland, Madi Schandelmeier, Mira Uithoven, Megan Rogers, Emma Verbrugge, Kaitlyn Roberts; (back) Hannah Ehlers, Alexa Chesley, Nicole Aanenson, Grace Sweeney, Knute Oldre, Hans Bakken, Dylan Thorson, Jadyn Anderson and Susan Thompson. Not pictured are Tatiana Gust, Anika Gust and Zayna Hustoft. Deb Schandelmeier is the team’s adviser.
Luverne High School’s Mock Trial team earned three wins since the 2016 season began late last month. The team most recently traveled to Redwood Falls Friday, Jan. 29, earning a win over Minneota, 230-215. The first round was earlier in January against Lakeview High School with Luverne winning 226...

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