Today is "Hot Dog Day!"
Organized by the Luverne Chamber of Commerce, Luverne, Minnesota is home to the annual "Hot Dog Night," a celebration featuring a Wiener dog race, beauty pageant and free hot dogs!
But, the fun doesn't end there! Horse drawn wagon rides, mini train rides, skits, songs, and illusions are just a few of the scheduled festivities. With a population of only 4500, Luverne seems to be a darling American town with a strong sense of community.
A neighbor of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, residents of Luverne enjoy the benefits of a small town with the convenience of Sioux Falls, the Twin Cities, and Omaha just a few miles away.
Notable residents include:
- Frederick Manfred, author of "Riders of Judgement," a work of historical fiction telling the story of the 1892 range wars in Wyoming.
- John Rodman, Pharmacist who pioneered "individualizing dosages of life-saving drugs for children with cancer and HIV"
- Jim Brandenburg, environmentalist and renowned nature photographer