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Luverne High School senior Hans Bakken was recently named a “commended student” in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Bakken joins about 34,000 other commended students throughout the U.S. He placed in the top 50,000 scorers among the more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018...
U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Matthew P. Raak graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values,...
Prekker graduates from SMSU Alizabeth Prekker, Luverne, graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall following spring semester. She earned an associate’s degree in liberal arts and sciences.
Winter named ‘Best of Class’ at UMD Luverne High School 2017 graduate Brandon Winter received the prestigious “Best of Class” scholarship at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, where he will be a freshman this fall. The scholarship is awarded to first-year students who rank in the top 1 or 2 of...
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...
Stroeh on Ridgewater College list of graduates Spencer Stroeh, Luverne, graduated from Ridgewater College in Willmar at the Srping 2017 commencement ceremony May 12, 2017.  Stroeh earned his diploma in Farm Operation Management.   Area students receive scholarships at SDSU Three area students will...
Krista Ahrendt
The following employees of Continental Western Group Insurance, Luverne, were recognized by the Insurance Professionals of Greater Sioux Falls at the 2017 Membership Appreciation Banquet: Krista Ahrendt, Commercial Underwriter, of Continental Western Group of Luverne, was named Young New...
Concordia College Moorhead releases dean’s list Kira Graber, a junior at Concordia, was named to the dean’s list for Spring 2017 semester. To be named, students must earn a 3.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Kira is the daughter of Keith and Seana Graber, Luverne.   Crabtree receives Concordia...
Tilstra honored by Extension Office
Kassidy Peters of rural Adrian is the Reserve Champion in Breakaway Roping and Reserve Champion in Reining Cow Horse events, which earned her a position on the Minnesota National High School Rodeo Team. Peters has been involved with Minnesota State High School Rodeo Association for all four years...
Vis to attend Dordt College Dalton Vis, a senior at Southwest Minnesota Christian, has announced his intention to attend Dordt College for the 2017-2018 school year. He plans to join the Defender baseball program there. Dalton is the son of Steve and Kayla Vis, Beaver Creek.   Dordt College...

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