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Brooke Thompson
“There are no words” was a common statement describing the loss of a 22-year-old Luverne woman in a July 23 automobile crash near Brandon, South Dakota. Brooke Thompson, a lifelong Luverne resident, was remembered by hundreds of people who attended a July 24 memorial service at the Luverne Ice...
Nathan Houg
A 44-year-old North Dakota man with ties to Rock County died Saturday during an ATV trip in the Black Hills when a tree fell on him. Nathan Hoag of Arthur, North Dakota, was riding with a large group of ATV and UTV riders, many from Luverne and Rock County who were participating in the annual Pat...
Harold “Shorty” DeGroot, 89, Edgerton, died Sunday, July 21, 2019. A funeral service was Friday, July 26, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Edgerton. Arrangements were provided by the Colonial Funeral Home in Edgerton. (0801 DN)  
Edward DeBoer, 79, Luverne, died Monday, July 29, 2019, at his home. Arrangements are pending with Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.  (0801 DN)  
Larry Carlson, 75, Hills, died Monday, July 29, 2019, at Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. Burial will follow in the Kenneth Cemetery at Kenneth. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at...
Robert Lange
Robert Arthur Lange, 88,  Beaver Creek, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at  his home. A memorial service with full military honors provided by the Luverne American Legion & VFW was Monday, July 29, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne.  A private family committal of cremains will take place at...
Donna Hellerud
Donna Jean “Jeannie” Hellerud, 77, Hills, died Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A Mass of Christian burial was Tuesday, July 30, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial followed in the Flowerfield Cemetery at Hills. Donna White was born Feb. 9, 1942, to...
Brooke Thompson
Brooke Elizabeth Thompson, 22, Luverne, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019, as the result of an automobile accident near Brandon, South Dakota. A funeral Mass was Monday, July 29, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial was at St. Catherine Cemetery in Luverne. Brooke Thompson was born April...
Janine Papik shows Councilwoman Caroline Thorson how to find the right notes on one of the flower sculptures that plays different bell tones when its petals are struck with a mallet.
Four colorful, bell-tone flowers have sprouted on the front lawn of the Carnegie Cultural Center as an addition to the Luverne Street Music lineup of instrumental learning. Four metal flowers — yellow, blue, orange and purple — appear to be sculptures, but they’re functional instruments, with each...
Molly Schilling
Hills-Beaver Creek School District will welcome Molly Schilling as the new secondary school principal for the 2018-19 school year. Superintendent Todd Holthaus previously served as high school principal but will now assume the elementary principal position in Beaver Creek. The new hire and shift of...

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