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Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian encouraged the Hardwick City Council to move forward after the recent loss of its mayor. Janyce Baustian died Sept. 19 in the first year of a two-year term. Councilman Scott Edwards will assume mayoral duties and his seat will be filled at a later date. Other councilmen...
Janyce Baustian
Hardwick’s first woman council member and later mayor died Tuesday, Sept. 19, from health complications at the age of 74. Janyce Baustian was first elected to the Hardwick City Council in 1983 and became mayor four years later. She returned to the position in 2016 to fill the previous mayor’s...
Mayor Pat Baustian administers the oath of office for new city council members Lori Hallstrom and Dan Nath
Prior to starting the first Luverne City Council meeting of the new year, city leaders were sworn into office. Mayor Pat Baustian was re-elected to another two-year term, and newcomers Dan Nath and Lori Hallstrom were sworn in for four-year terms, replacing outgoing council members Esther Frakes...
The filing period closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, for candidates interested in running for upcoming school board, small cities and some township elections. Rock County Auditor Treasurer Ashley Kurtz has received final information from those offices, and is finalizing candidates for the Nov. 8...
Luverne is officially a Purple Heart City, thanks to a proclamation by Mayor Pat Baustian at the June 28 City Council meeting. Vietnam veteran Buck Underwood, a Purple Heart recipient, had approached city officials about proclaiming Luverne a Purple Heart City. “Thank you for taking the time to recognize our Purple Heart veterans,” Underwood said at the meeting. “It’s for all the veterans, past and present, who have earned a Purple Heart.” The words of the proclamation are as follows. Be It Proclaimed: Wher
Luverne is officially a Purple Heart City, thanks to a proclamation by Mayor Pat Baustian at the June 28 City Council meeting. Vietnam veteran Buck Underwood, a Purple Heart recipient, had approached city officials about proclaiming Luverne a Purple Heart City. “Thank you for taking the time to...
Tuesday marks the filing deadline for many local, state and federal offices. Anyone interested in being elected to political office has until 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, to file. As of 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, the following people have filed. Current Luverne Mayor Patrick Baustian is seeking re-...
Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian, left, presents Gov. Mark Dayton with a key to the city of Luverne as a token of appreciation for the governor’s support of Lewis and Clark’s pipeline connection to Luverne.
As part of his Water Quality Forum in Edgerton March 30, Gov. Mark Dayton stopped in Luverne later that day to congratulate local officials on the Lewis Clark Regional Water System. “I’m very, very proud of that,” said Dayton, who put $41 million state bonding support toward Lewis and Clark. “It’s...
Jan Baustian is sworn in as the mayor of Hardwick. She will finish out the last year of the previous mayor John Javner’s two-year term. Javner resigned at last month’s meeting.
When Jan Baustian is sworn into office tonight (Thursday) as Hardwick’s newest mayor, she will be stepping back into a position she first served in almost 30 years ago. This time, however, Baustian said her role would be one of nurturing instead of trailblazing. “The council, bless their hearts,...
The Beaver Creek City Council is seeking to fill a vacancy on the council since Mayor Carolyn DeBoer died this fall of cancer. At their regular monthly meeting Nov. 18, councilmen Pat Bender, Al Harnack and Josh Teune moved current councilman Jamie Dysthe from acting mayor to mayor when no one...
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