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  • June 29, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •Family Dollar will occupy the 11,200-square-foot building recently vacated by Luverne True Value and Country  Store. Gary and Nate Golla finalized the sale of the building on June 16 to Minneapolis developer Anxon Inc., which in turn is leasing it to Family Dollar.   25 years ago (1995) •When the U.S. Open Golf Championship comes to the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska…
  • June 22, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •Rock County’s fifth Relay for Life raises $74,000 for cancer.   25 years ago (1990) •Taco John’s fast food franchise opened in Luverne Tuesday to a large lunch crowd. The Luverne Taco John’s offers seating for 52 and drive-up service.   50 years ago (1965) •There has been a report that the Postal Department is planning to make a serious cut in the postal service out of…
  • June 15, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •A small crowd gathered in Kenneth Tuesday night as the elevator property was sold on a public auction. On the auction block were the elevator, two big storage bins, a small 40-by-120-foot shed and a large 80-by-140-foot storage shed. Dean Tofteland paid $35,000 for the elevator and storage bins, and Dennis Pick bought the small shed to the west for $7,500.   25 years ago (…
  • June 08, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •The Luverne City Council approved specifications and the advertisement for bids for new lighting on Main Street to be completed before the street is redone this year. The lights will stand 14 feet above the ground and will be an old-fashioned design, with a glass globe on top of each.   25 years ago (1990) •Luverne won its first game since 1972 in a state baseball tournament…
  • June 01, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •M-M Distributing is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week, and Merlyn and Lynn Lopau say they’re glad to have done business all these years in Luverne.   25 years ago (1990) •Widening of the Highway 75 bridge over I-90 has been delayed, according to MnDOT spokesperson Becky Austin. For reasons unknown the letting has now been pushed back to September of next year, which…
  • May 18, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •Luverne’s Stacy Mente served as spokesperson for a room full of parents who attended the Thursday, May 12, School Board meeting. She’s among roughly 110 kindergarten families in the district deciding whether to enroll their children in Kinder Plus. It’s an afternoon program the Luverne district offered after the all day every day program was cut last month.   25 years ago (…
  • May 11, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •Construction crews closed Highway 75 north of Luverne Wednesday to begin work at the intersection of 131st Street just north of the new medical campus.   25 years ago (1990) •An organized drive for funding to build an indoor ice rink and hockey playing facility is about to be launched by the Luverne Hockey Association.   50 years ago (1965) •Luverne’s public swimming pool…
  • May 04, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •During a noon staffing workshop Monday, Luverne Superintendent Vince Schaefer announced to School Board members he intends to resign. Schaefer accepted a position with the Beresford, S.D., school district.   25 years ago (1990) •Donald Veldkamp, president of Tri-State Insurance, Luverne, is leaving that position to head up another division of the W.R. Berkley Corporation in…
  • April 28, 2015
    10 years ago (2005) •The Pepsi machine is to blame for a fire that broke out Sunday afternoon at Cozy Rest Motel, Luverne, along South Highway 75. A passerby first reported the machine on fire, and then a neighbor reported the motel was burning.   25 years ago (1990) •An ordinance requiring the licensing of cats could meet opposition from Luverne residents. The Luverne City Council Monday…
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