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Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Herke addresses crowds Friday afternoon during the 25th anniversary celebration of the Minnesota Veterans Home facility in Luverne.
It’s been 25 years since the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne accepted its first military veteran as a resident, and the community celebrated this anniversary on Friday. “Our veterans have proudly served their nation, and now it’s our turn to proudly serve our veterans,” Minnesota Department of...
Mary West
Mary Laverne West, 60, Luverne, died Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Sanford Clinic in Luverne following an eight-month battle against lung cancer. Mary was born on January 29, 1959, in Kentucky. She said that, as a child, she never had toys and that they played with the mud and sometimes even ate the...
Diane Ossenfort
Diane Ossenfort, 69, Westbrook, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home in Westbrook. At Diane’s request, a private graveside burial took place on Saturday, June 8, at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Windom. Diane M. Determan was born on June 29, 1949, to Lyle and...
Loretta Baker
Loretta Kay Baker, 70, Luverne, died Monday, June 3, 2019, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage of uterine cancer. A memorial service was Saturday, June 8, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Loretta Olson was born on Dec. 25, 1948, to Fern and LeRoy Olson at the Luverne Community...
Are things weighing you down? Is the news overwhelming? The cool, wet weather causing you to fear for your future? Things are out of control and it seems like there is no bright spot peeking through the darkness. It is times like this that you can be glad that you are a Christian, a child of the...
Dispatch report May 24 •Complainant reported a hit and run westbound on Interstate 90 near Magnolia. •Complainant reported cows in ditch on County Road 17 near Beaver Creek. •Complainant requested gas voucher. •Erratic driver reported at location westbound on Interstate 90, mile marker 11. •...
James S. Collins, 76, Luverne, died Tuesday, May 29, 2019, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A graveside service with military honors was Friday, May 31, at the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.  (0606 DN...
Dennis Cauwels
Dennis Ray “Denny” Cauwels, 67, died Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Cresco, Iowa. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Cresco. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco. Dennis Cauwels was born on April 27...
Dorothy Hocking
Dorothy Marie  Hocking, 89, Ellsworth, died Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Parkview Manor in Ellsworth.
 A memorial service was Monday, June 3, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at the Hurley Cemetery in Hurley, South Dakota. Dorothy Marie Guemmer was born Dec. 29, 1929, the...
Clare Vande Velde
Clare Ann Vande Velde, 81, Kenneth, died Thursday, May 30, 2019, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A funeral Mass was Tuesday, June 4, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne, with burial at the Kenneth Cemetery.  Clare Melcher was born at home in a blizzard on March 31, 1938, to Fred and...

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