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Kenneth student earns national recognition Kristoffer Severtson, Kenneth, was among 11 students from Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown, South Dakota, to participate in the SkillsUSA National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, June 26-27. Severtson and teammate Gregory Little of Watertown...
Sawtelle honored at UW-Stout Kammon Sawtelle, Luverne, a junior majoring in human development and family studies, has received the Chancellor’s Award for the Spring 2019 semester at the University of Wisconsin Stout. To be named, students must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher.   USD announces dean’s list...
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Witte graduates from NDSU Paul Witte III received a Bachelor of Science degree in strategic communication at the Spring 2019 commencement from North Dakota State University at Fargo, North Dakota.   Gustavas names honor students Toby Sengvongxay and Kristen Ziegler, both of Luverne, have been named...
Members of the Luverne High School Class of 1969 celebrated their 50th reunion Friday, June 7, in Take 16 Brewing Company in Luverne. Pictured are (front, from left) Rick Olson, Laura Bowen Olson, Stan Tofteland, Harold Tilstra, Glenda Bremer, Lorna Siebenahler Bryan, Darlene Heckt Gyberg, Donna...
U of M Duluth names honor students The University of Minnesota Duluth has announced the Spring 2019 dean’s list. To be eligible, students must achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Named to the dean’s list are Samantha Ykema, Jasper, a junior majoring in biology; Mark Robinson, Luverne, a junior majoring...
Mount Marty releases dean’s list Mitchell Lonneman, Adrian, was named to the Spring 2019 dean’s list at Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota. To be honored, students must be enrolled full time and earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher.   NDSU names honor students James Erickson and Derek Krueger,...
Luverne hotel honored at franchise conference The GrandStay Hotel & Suites in Luverne received the 2018 Every Guest, Every Time customer service award during a May 8 annual conference. The award recognizes consistent high scores in guest surveys and through the brand quality assurance...
Severtson honored by peers The University of Minnesota Duluth Office of Student Life and Kirby  Student Center  honored Lexie Severtson, a biology major from Luverne, with the Leadership Certificate at the Leadership Awards Reception April 29. The certificate is presented to students who have...
Area students receive scholarships Several area students received $1,500 scholarships from the Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial. They are Adrian High School students Dakota John, Hannah Kruse and Paige Madison and Luverne High School senior...
Buck Underwood (left) receives the Third District gavel from the state VFFA senior vice president Chad Solheid.
Community leader award Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian received the Community Leader award from Missouri River Energy Services Wednesday night in Sioux Falls. He was honored during the MRES annual conference where he received a plaque “in recognition of his years of service to the Luverne municipal...

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