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Births A boy, Andrew William, weighing 9 pounds, 1 ounce, was born Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, to Devon and Trina Fluit, Hardwick, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Grandparents are Bill and Tena Blom and Brent and Dorenda Fluit. Great-grandparents are Arie and Clazina Blom, Gary and...
With another tax season coming up quickly, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) warns taxpayers about tax-related identity theft, which occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number (SSN) to file a fraudulent tax return and claim your refund. Though this type of...
The Hills-Beaver Creek Public School Education Foundation has been established to “enhance the educational experiences and opportunities for the students of Independent School District 671 and to facilitate greater student access to scholarships and higher education,” according to its mission...
Luverne fifth-grader Harley Wendland practices his newly learned graphic design skills.
Luverne Elementary fifth-graders had a lesson in graphic design Friday and now have the opportunity to compete in a T-shirt design contest for the upcoming Cardinal Dash 2016. The spring running event, in its second year, is a primary fundraiser for Parents Partners in Education. “After last year’s...
Tammy Makram (right) began searching for her birth parents through social media and DNA testing sites in January 2015. The DNA reveals the 54-year-old has two full sisters, Abbie, 66, (left) and Liz, 50, both of whom were also given up for adoption. Makram was also able to meet her birth parents.
More than 20 years ago, Luverne’s Tammy Makram set out to find her birth family, turning to social media and genetic testing as ways to expand her search. Within the last four months, she’s found her parents, eight siblings and more cousins than she dreamed possible. Her renewed search began on Jan...
Paul Tweet, Kenneth, is pictured with the 400-pound black bear he shot in Roseau County on Sept. 11, 2015. It measured 6 feet long from nose to tail, and it’s girth measured 59 inches around.
Paul Tweet, Kenneth, shot a 300-pound female black bear eight years ago in Canada, so what should he do with a 400-pound male he recently shot in northern Minnesota? “I’m still trying to decide,” Tweet said. “I could have a three-quarter mount (head and front legs) of him coming out of a wall, but...
King and queen royalty for Luverne High School’s first-ever Snow Week are (front, from left) Ryleigh Beers, Katie Roberts, Susan Thompson, Hannah Hoogland, (back) Erik Wohnoutka, Cole Bosch, Adam Fodness and Derek Krueger. Students are selected by teachers based on grades and leadership qualities.
Luverne High School will celebrate its first-ever Snow Week next week, complete with royalty, special dress-up days and a dance. “It’s something different to break up the long winter,” said Mark Lundgren, student council adviser. He said student leaders in grades 9-12 have taken the lead on ideas...
Renovations inside the Rock County Historical Society’s new History Center have picked up pace after the holiday break and as temperatures rose into the 30s. James Arentson, the project’s architect, said improvements on the building’s 100-year-old roof were completed in November, and after breaking...
David Hup and Billy Cowell have opened a RE/MAX Land and Home office in downtown Luverne at 117 E. Main Street. The business partners have experience in the community renovating local properties and buying, selling and renting area homes, and the RE/MAX office is their official foray into the real...
Kenneth native Ralph Sunde shows off the medal he received Wednesday, Jan. 13, in a special ceremony for Korean War veterans. Sunde turned 90 on Jan. 11 and currently lives in Luverne. He served in a U.S. Army infantry unit from February to December 1951.
In response to a Dec. 28 request from the South Korean Minister for Patriots and Veterans Affairs, the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center hosted a Korean War Veteran recognition event on Jan. 13. During the ceremony, the Honorable Sungchoon Park presented Ambassador Peace Medals and small token gifts of...

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