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Mankato quarry blast rocks city, feels like earthquake
Search officials outraged after St. Croix yacht 'missing man' didn't tell authorities he was safe
Trump administration to review dozens of U.S. national monuments
Outgoing Minn. GOP chair says deputy unfit to replace him
St. Paul to settle ex-paramedic's lawsuit
Local Roundup: Card girls first at Hopkins track meet
Softball: Willmar offense goes wild to pick up first win
Baseball: Cards get in an inning
Santana, Twins biggest inning of the year lead team over Rangers
Northwest Minnesota school in danger of losing fall, winter sports
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Donna D. deCathelineau
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
March 15, 2017
Shrimpin' ain't easy: Proposed seafood facilities seek state aid to open in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — A southwestern Minnesota company is fishing for state aid to open two indoor shrimp farms. Michael Ziebell, president of trū...
March 15, 2017 - 6:23pm
March 6, 2017
Minn. Taco John’s manager charged with felony theft
LUVERNE, Minn. -- A Taco John’s manager in southwestern Minnesota was charged with felony theft Monday after he and his wife, an assistant...
March 6, 2017 - 4:14pm
February 26, 2017
Major shrimp growing, processing operation to begin in Minnesota
BALATON, Minn. — Luverne is among two southwest Minnesota communities tapped to possibly become home to the state's first commercial-scale...
February 26, 2017 - 10:39pm
April 22, 2016
Has one Minnesota rancher stumbled on the elusive white bison?
LUVERNE, Minn. — On a ranch about three miles north of Luverne in southwest Minnesota, the buffalo — bison — roam. At Prairie Heights,...
April 22, 2016 - 1:46pm
May 6, 2014
Minnesota Opinion: It’s crunch time for state bonding bill
From Forum News Service Editorials from recent Minnesota newspapers. Minnesota Opinion: It’s crunch time for state bonding bill Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian was an invited guest of Gov. Mark Dayton for Dayton’s State of the State address (Wednesday), which just goes to show...
May 6, 2014 - 5:00am
December 1, 2010
Rock County man found dead Tuesday in storm
LUVERNE -- A 64-year-old Kenneth man who apparently slid into the ditch due to icy road conditions was found frozen to death outside his vehicle shortly before noon on Tuesday.
December 1, 2010 - 7:13am
October 11, 2010
Luverne radiology program steady while others flounder
WORTHINGTON -- It is not yet clear how the recent closure of a small radiologic technology program in Willmar will affect Minnesota West's Luverne program. Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar announced last month it would discontinue its long-standing program to train radiologic technologists. According...
October 11, 2010 - 12:00am
September 24, 2010
Update: Bomb threat prompts evacuation of Luverne school
Update 11:30 a.m.
September 24, 2010 - 2:04pm
April 22, 2009
Letter: Veterans' home is needed
In response to Curt Reese's letter about the veterans' nursing home, I was also wondering about Sen. Gary Kubly and which site he was going to pursue for a veterans' nursing home. I would really like to see a veterans' nursing home built. April of 2000 saw my dad becoming a resident...
April 22, 2009 - 12:00am
November 18, 2008
Capturing wind into batteries on the prairie
LUVERNE -- Roughly the size of two semi trailers and weighing nearly 80 tons, groundbreaking wind-to-battery technology was unveiled in the middle...
November 18, 2008 - 12:00am
September 2, 2008
Emerging bio-energy markets are here to grow (and see)
BENSON -- On a clear day, it's possible to stand on the highest ground on Mary Jo and Luverne Forbord's Prairie Horizons farm and see the state's pioneer green energy markets in both Benson and Morris. Some 11 miles to the south in Benson, the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company and...
September 2, 2008 - 12:00am
Local couple putting bioenergy to the farm test
BENSON -- Mary Jo and Luverne Forbord took 30 acres of good cropland and decided it's time to find out: Are productive conservation and bioenergy for real, or are they just the buzz words of the day? So far the quest for that answer has been "frustrating," Luverne Forbord acknowledged...
September 2, 2008 - 12:00am
August 14, 2008
State park murder case may go to jury today
LUVERNE -- Judge Timothy Connell informed the jury Wednesday afternoon it would probably begin deliberation today in the trial of Randy Leeroyal Swaney. "The end is coming," Connell said, who was greeted by sighs of relief from a jury who has listened to testimony for nine days. Swaney...
August 14, 2008 - 8:00am