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MSU Mankato announces graduates Three area students graduated Saturday, Dec. 10, from Minnesota State University, Mankato, following the Fall 2022 semester. Jesse Kontz received a Bachelor of Science in law enforcement, Joci Oye earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing, and Emilie Staeffler...
Pastor David Nelson
Nelson becomes ordained Lutheran pastor David John Nelson was ordained into the ministry of Word and Sacrament Dec. 10 at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. The ordination was performed by Bishop Dee Pederson of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod. Nelson will serve Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Atwater...
Thompson honored with FCCLA award   Carmen Thompson, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Luverne Middle-High School, was recently honored with the “Spirit of Advising” award through the FCCLA National Leadership Association. Thompson was one of 26 FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders...
Nath publishes book, ‘This Will Never Happen…’ Matthew Nath, Luverne, recently published a book, “This Will Never Happen…,” which is for sale now. Nath writes a story about Rhys, a young Christian man, living 25 years in the future under totalitarian rule. Despite the danger, Rhys finds small ways...
VandeGriend joins Sanford Luverne   Rachelle VandeGriend recently joined Sanford Luverne Clinic as a certified nurse practitioner. She will be a family medicine provider, caring for patients of all ages. She lives in rural Edgerton with her husband and three children. VandeGriend graduated from...
Darla Faber
Faber honored for 28 years with SMOC Darla Faber of rural Luverne was recently honored for her 28 years of service with the Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council. In the July 27 Minnesota Community Action Partnership’s annual conference in Willmar, Faber received a plaque and public...
Schacht named news reporter of year Spencer Schacht, a 2015 Luverne High School graduate, recently earned two awards through the New Mexico Broadcasters Association. He won best breaking news coverage for his report about a group of people stranded overnight on the Sandia Peak tram on New Year’s...
Stratton solves ‘Codebreaker Challenge’ Luverne High School graduate Logan Stratton was recently recognized for solving the Codebreaker Challenge with Dakota State University, Madison, South Dakota. The four-month-long challenge, sponsored by the National Security Agency, helps students develop...
LHS grad on international winning tractor design team Luverne native JJ Dooyema is a member of the South Dakota State University 1/4 Scale Tractor Team that is champion of the 2022 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition....
Luverne grad member of third-place U.S. cyber games team Logan Stratton, a 2017 graduate of Luverne High School, is one of 20 U.S. competitors who were invited to compete in the International Cybersecurity Challenge in Athens, Greece. Stratton’s team placed third in the inaugural ICC event. The...

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