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State Sen. Bill Weber was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) Aug. 3 during the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Fergus Falls for his positive impact on the state’s tax policy. Sen. Weber, a Republican from Luverne, is serving his second term in the Minnesota...
July 4, 1776, was the day America declared its independence, but Dec. 15, 1791, was the day we declared our freedom. It was on that day that the 13 former British colonies ratified the Bill of Rights, including the First Amendment. Our right to speak out about the government was enshrined in law....
Every year in October we observe National Newspaper Week during which time newspapers all over the nation remind their readers why local newspapers are important. In an age where we have instant access to so much online information, there’s little reason to be uninformed about the world around us....
Important dates: •Sept. 1: 2016 MPP premium payment deadline; 2017 NAP Fall-Seeded Annual Crops sales deadline; 2017 NAP Value Loss Crops sales deadline; 2017 NAP Controlled Environment Crops sales deadline. •Sept. 5: FSA Office closed for Labor Day. •Sept. 15: CRP Managed Harvesting and Grazing...
The Father’s Day flood of 2014 tore through the spillway of the dam at the Blue Mounds State Park, draining what had been the park’s Lower Lake. Since then, park visitors and community members have been waiting for answers about what would be done about the flood damage. Those answers were...
Hustoft receives SDSU scholarship Monaya Hustoft, Luverne, will receive the Phillis C. Hanskutt scholarship in visual arts for the upcoming academic year at South Dakota State University in Brookings. Hustoft, a sophomore graphic design major, is the daughter of Shawn Hustoft and Brad Hustoft.  ...
UND Spring 2016 graduation Two area students graduated from The University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, at commencement ceremonies this spring. Ethan Rozeboom, Hills, earned his Juris Doctor, School of Law, at the UND School of Law graduation event May 7. Brittany Nichols, Luverne, earned her...
Lake Area Technical Institute announces fall dean’s list Lake Area Tech, Watertown, South Dakota, has listed two area students to their Fall 2015 dean’s list. To make the list, a student must register full time and maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average. Included on the list are Glen Dreesen,...
Boltjes selected for honor society Haley Boltjes was inducted into the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Beta Beta Beta Oct. 20 at St. Mary’s University in Winona. Tori-Beta is a National Honor Society for biology majors in which honorees must maintain a 3.0 GPA overall and in their major. It is a society...
  Luverne’s GrandStay Hotel earned industry accolades at the GrandStay Hospitality, LLC, 2015 Brand Conference at the La Grand Conference Center in Apple Valley on April 29. At the conference the GrandStay Hotel in Luverne received two prestigious awards. The 2014 Every Guest ~ Every Time Customer...
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