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Mayor pro-tem Caroline Thorson presents Barb Berghorst with Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Tuesday, June 25.
By Lori Sorenson For the 25th consecutive year, the city of Luverne has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. At their June 25 meeting, Luverne City Council members formally recognized city finance director Barb Berghorst for her efforts in qualifying the...
Luverne hotel honored at franchise conference The GrandStay Hotel & Suites in Luverne received the 2018 Every Guest, Every Time customer service award during a May 8 annual conference. The award recognizes consistent high scores in guest surveys and through the brand quality assurance...
Allison LaRock (left) receives the EmPOWER Youth award from Chinelle Christensen from Sioux Valley Energy.
H-BC sophomore Allison LaRock will travel to Washington, D.C., June 15-20 to attend the Rural Electric Youth Tour. The Youth Tour is a trip sponsored by Sioux Valley Energy and coordinated by South Dakota Rural Electric Association (SDREA) and Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA).   ...
Gabi Ferrell demonstrated her arts talent Feb. 21 when she sang the national anthem a cappella to open the Luverne boys’ basketball game against Pipestone.
Before her recognition as the Sub-Region 10 Triple ‘A’ winner, Luverne High School senior Gabi Ferrell opened the Pipestone versus Luverne boys’ basketball game Feb. 21 by singing the national anthem. Then she graciously smiled for the crowd, posed for pictures and silently disappeared into the...
Sen. Bill Weber, Luverne, receives the Legislator of Distinction in Economic Development award on July 26 in St. Paul from Granite Falls Mayor Dave Smiglewski who is president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities.
State Sen. Bill Weber was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 26 during the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Mankato for his positive impact on economic development in Greater Minnesota. Sen. Weber, a Republican from Luverne, is serving his second term in...
State Sen. Bill Weber was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) Aug. 3 during the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Fergus Falls for his positive impact on the state’s tax policy. Sen. Weber, a Republican from Luverne, is serving his second term in the Minnesota...
Gene and Barb Ashby (right) received the LACF Spirit of Philanthropy award for their generosity and for inspiring others to philanthropic action. They’re pictured with LACF director Emily Crabtree (left).
By Lori Sorenson During its year-end ceremony the Luverne Area Community Foundation handed out three additional awards to recognize people and organizations that have contributed to the community. “Our purpose in sharing awards this year is to share philanthropic thinking in hopes of inspiring...
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Rock Nobles Community Corrections Director Jon Ramlo received the Jack Young Corrections Award for 2016 at the recent Minnesota Association of Community Correction Act Counties annual conference in Nisswa, Minnesota. The Jack Young Award is given to individuals who have furthered the mission of...
An arbitrator with the state’s Bureau of Mediation Services ruled in favor of a Luverne Public Schools teacher in a grievance filed in October 2015. Luverne Education Association filed the grievance on behalf of Shirlee Gilmore, an elementary music instructor, after district officials denied her...
Paul Arends, Luverne (right), was recently honored for being among the nation’s highest-producing farmers in the 2015 Asgrow® National Yield Contest. Arends captured an award with a yield of 88.40 bushels of soybeans per acre. He and other contest winners were honored at the 2016 Commodity Classic...

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