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Katie Baustian
Katie Baustian has been named the new facilitator for the Southwest Minnesota CEO program, which introduces students to the world of business to encourage entrepreneurial ventures. “We’re excited to have her on board,” said Luverne Superintendent Craig Oftedahl. “We think she’s a great fit for the...
Cody Henrichs
A sculptural design contract for a new exhibit at the Washington Pavilion has turned into a full-time position for Luverne’s Cody Henrichs. The local artist began July 15 as the curator of the visual arts center at the downtown Sioux Falls museum. As a result of his new position, Henrichs recently...
Hills-Beaver Creek School Board ratified a two-year agreement with the H-BC Education Association during their regular meeting Monday night. All teachers will receive salary increases of 3.05 percent for the 2019-20 school year and 3.79 percent in 2020-21. The agreement also clarified the leave of...
Luverne High School Class of 1979 gathered recently for their 40-year class reunion in Luverne. Pictured are (front, left) Sheila Loger, Carolyn Hensel Boston, Doug McGuire, Jan Birdsey, Laurie DeWispelaere, Jolene Obermoller Hanson, Marilee Dorn, Shawn Klosterbuer Mann, Colleen Obermoller Deutsch...
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In an agreement announced this morning, Teals Market and its Highway 75 convenience store in Luverne have been sold to Sunshine Foods, based out of Sioux Falls. Sunshine Foods General Manager Brent Bosch said the store will remain open during the transition until it officially becomes Sunshine...
Forty-six motorcycles and roughly 70 representatives of the Minnesota American Legion Riders form two lanes on North Highway 75 in Luverne on their way from the Minnesota Veterans Home toward Main Street where they continued east toward Magnolia on County Road 4.
The Minnesota American Legion Riders rolled into the Veterans Home in Luverne Friday morning on 46 motorcycles and support vehicles. It was the first of 23 stops on a 650-mile southern Minnesota tour that started Friday morning in Pipestone and ended Sunday night in Buffalo. The group of roughly 70...
Randy Walgrave (left), Jerry Reu and Rod Walgrave examine dirt clods that were passed around to show the difference between healthy soil and unhealthy soil
Another year of record rainfall and challenging growing conditions has reinforced the importance of conservation farming practices. Cover crops are a basic tool for preventing erosion, but producers are learning they do a lot more — like improve soil health, increase yields and boost protein...
A new batting cage was recently installed on city-owned property in Beaver Creek, thanks to volunteer help and donated funds.
The Hills-Beaver Creek School District has a new batting cage in Beaver Creek on the corner of East Sixth Avenue and South Fourth Street, thanks to a gift of $8,296 from the Frank Boone Trust and $1,000 from the Sioux Valley Energy Trust.  Halden Van Wyhe, H-BC summer recreation director, said the...
Bruce Thalhuber (left) and Ron Cote shared a studio Friday morning during their last broadcast at the Luverne radio station. The pair sang “Happy Trails” as they signed off the air for the final time.
Bruce Thalhuber and Ron Cote said their goodbyes to K101-FM and KQAD-AM radio listeners Friday as the two wrapped up their final broadcasts. They sang “Happy Trails” in their final hour on the air. In early July, both announced retirements effective Aug. 2. Thalhuber spent 33 years working at the...
Gunnar Oldre, right, of Luverne and Griffen Olson of Farmington visited the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., while representing Minnesota at Boys Nation July 19-27.
Luverne’s Gunnar Oldre represented the Hardwick American Legion July 19-27 at Boys Nation in Washington, D.C. “It was just an amazing experience,” Oldre said. “To meet people from all over the country and learn so much about our government and our country was great.” Oldre was one of two boys from...

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