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The varsity girls’ cross country team for Luverne dominated the Top 10 in Windom on Sept. 29. The Cardinals had six runners place in the Top 10, and all seven runners finished inside the Top 12. Tenley Nelson crossed the finish line first with a time of 19:53.10. Jenna DeBates finished right behind...
There’s a story about a holy man in India who was meditating and praying near a river when he noticed that the river was beginning to rise as a result of some heavy rains. As he looked at the rising water, he noticed a scorpion trying to scamper up the bank to escape this rising water, but it was...
Olivia Wieneke returns a serve during Luvernen's home match against St. James on Thursday, Sept. 24.
The Luverne Cardinals girls’ tennis team entered Thursday’s dual against St. James with a 7-1 record. The lone loss they suffered this season was against St. James. St. James got the best of the Cardinals again on Thursday, Sept. 24, in Luverne. The Cardinals fell to St. James, 4-3. “It was a good...
It was one for the history books. Luverne's iconic Tri-State Band Festival this year played out in the form of a marching band clinic to a small audience of family members in the bleachers at Cardinal Field Saturday afternoon. The Luverne band — the only one to play — performed its “Moving On”...
Jerry Benson, 72, Luverne, died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at the Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. Arrangements are pending with the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com. (1001 DN)  
Darrell Lorenzen
Darrell L. Lorenzen, 70, Prescott Valley, Arizona, died peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in his home. No service is planned at this time. Memorials are preferred to SPCA or your favorite animal shelter. Darrell was born on Jan. 5, 1950, to Verdell and Lorna Lorenzen in Luverne. He graduated...
Marguerite Smith
Marguerite Nell Smith, 98, Edgerton, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at the Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne. Marguerite Schuld was born on March 3, 1922, to John and Lydia (Vos) Schuld on the family farm near Edgerton. She grew up on the family farm with nine siblings and learned the value of hard...
Jerome Wieneke
Jerome Edmund Wieneke, 81, Luverne, formerly of rural Lismore, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A memorial Mass was Monday, Sept. 28, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial with military flag presentation followed at St....
Tony Miller
Anthony Lynn “Tony” Miller, 66, Luverne, died peacefully on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at his home in Luverne. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at St. Catherine. Anthony “Tony”...
Top finishers in the 2020 Cardinal Pride competition include (front, from left) Gavyn Boll, Zach Ahrendt, Jack Schlosser, (back) Cade Wenninger, LaShad Smith, Casey Sehr and Zach Kruse.
The results are in. Luverne High School senior Cade Wenninger is the winner of the annual “Cardinal Pride” competition. The yearly event challenges the athletes to be in the best shape possible. Wenninger passed that test with flying colors, finishing with a total score of 1,669.45. The senior was...

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