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July 17, 2024

The 62nd annual Hot Dog Night July 11 in Luverne drew thousands of people who consumed 15,000 hot dogs. Several businesses offered a choice of toppings that included bacon, macaroni and cheese, jalapeno cheese and beer cheese, along with the…

By
Lori Sorenson
July 17, 2024

The Kids Rock! Day Care Center is on track to open next spring, and planners have reached out on social media to area families to gauge interest in the facility.

“Kids Rock! is pleased to start…

By
Jason Berghorst
July 17, 2024

Operations at Luverne's municipal liquor store are improving under new management and oversight. 

That was the message City Finance Director Tyler Reisch delivered to members of the Luverne…

By
Mavis Fodness
July 17, 2024

Twice a week local volunteers gather food items from the Kwik Trip in Luverne for Thursday distribution at the Rock County Food Shelf.

Bread, frozen meat and frozen prepared…

By
Mavis Fodness
July 17, 2024

Editor’s note: Four educators from Luverne Public Schools packed up their lesson books, cleaned their desks and retired from positions they held for a combined 124 years. This week, we caught up with Beth Capistran, who worked for 31 years at Magnolia and Luverne…

Columns

By
Mavis Fodness, reporter

Standing in the middle of Main Street Luverne during Thursday’s Hot Dog Night, I heard a small voice ask, “Are you a newspaper reporter?”

Mary (Galagan) Arnold, LHS Class of…

July 17, 2024
By
RIck Peterson, general manager

 “Be a george” week has been underway for a few days now. I am just checking to see if you have been a george or if you have been the recipient of a george act, or maybe both.

As I am typing this column, I am…

July 17, 2024
By
Scott Rall, outdoors columnist

With a break from the rains, I was willing to venture outside a bunch this past week. My rain gauge in Nobles County had 15.2 inches of rain over the past few weeks. The grass is tall, the mosquitoes are as big as fighter jets, and there are certainly a lot of them.…

July 17, 2024
By
Brenda Winter, columnist

Melvin was not really a stray cat. He was obviously a cat that someone had loved and lost or, God forbid, loved and dumped at the edge of town.

I introduced him to you in April.

July 10, 2024

Obituaries

July 17, 2024

Marian Braa, age 95, of Luverne, Minnesota, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 19, 2024…

July 17, 2024

Allen Bernard Willers, age 93, of Luverne, passed away July 9, 2024, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage.

Allen was born on November 13, 1930, in Luverne, Minnesota, to…

July 17, 2024

Jean (Renes) Whitefeather, age 68, of Bemidji, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2024, at Sanford Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls. She will forever be remembered as someone who always had a hearty laugh and a big smile.

July 17, 2024

Kenneth Cragoe, 90, of Borrego Springs, California, passed away July 6.

Ken was born April 8, 1934, to William Albert (Bert) and Grace Cragoe in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He attended Luverne…

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