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Luverne’s Solomon Nielsen will be wrestling again in Minnesota this coming winter. Nielsen, a current senior who completed a stellar LHS career in early March, has elected to become a member of the Augsburg College wrestling program for the 2017-18 season. The Minneapolis education institution...
Being on the receiving end of a text during the morning hours of April 4 turned my world upside down. The message was short and went straight to the point, but it didn’t exactly make my day. “John, just wanted to let you know that I’ve decided to step down from my coaching duties at Adrian High...
Last week was a rough one on a personal level for me. That’s usually the same case for anyone who loses a friend, but the passing of Worthington’s Brian Korthals proved to be a difficult pill for me to swallow. In the world of business, some may have considered Brian to be a competitor of mine....
A three-point shot can be a game-changing play in the sport of basketball. Based on the situation I face as an entry in the annual Tollefson Publishing NCAA Tournament pool, I could use a couple of them. Actually, a three-pointer won’t keep afloat a ship that sank when my bracket champion, Arizona...
While many onlookers were disappointed with the Minnesota Golden Gophers’ early exit from the NCAA Tournament Thursday, I wasn’t one of them. I wouldn’t say it was a banner season for the Maroon and Gold, but it was entertaining enough to capture my attention for the past couple of months. At the...
When one reaches an advanced age like myself, learning something new is a positive thing. It makes me feel like it was a good day. The same can be said about experiencing something new, and that’s exactly what happened to me at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul March 8. That was the night when...
Fate didn’t favor the Luverne Cardinals at the end of Saturday’s seeding meeting for the state hockey tournament. The Cardinals, as expected, didn’t receive one of the top five seeds for the eight-team tournament, which starts Wednesday (March 8) at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. That left LHS...
I’m somewhat ashamed to admit this. After pulling into a parking space outside Adrian High School Feb. 21, I became overwhelmed with apprehension. My reluctance had nothing to do with covering the Ellsworth-Adrian boys’ basketball game that was about to take place inside the building. It had...
A former Luverne resident who now resides in Colorado stepped out of her comfort zone in late January. Karen Jarchow is an accomplished mountain bike racer, so she prefers spending her winter training for the upcoming season instead of mixing it up on the snow and ice-covered courses that host fat...
Monti Ossenfort, Luverne’s connection to the New England Patriots, admits it. The chances of New England winning its fifth Super Bowl appeared to be slim when they trailed Atlanta 28-3 midway through the third quarter of the Feb. 5 game in Houston. “It didn’t look good,” said Ossenfort, a 1996...

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