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Several area students were named to the Spring 2020 semester dean’s list at South Dakota State University in Brookings. To be named, students must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale. An asterisk following the name denotes a 4.0 GPA. Abbreviations to indicate area of study are SAFES –...
Bill Brockberg
Nobles County Veterans Services Officer Bill Brockberg was appointed National Aide-de-Camp to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch II of Hampton, Virginia. A National Aide-de-Camp is an honorary appointment bestowed upon one VFW member per department annually. This appointment...
Bullerman named to UW-Platteville dean’s list        Paige Bullerman, Adrian, was named to the Spring 2020 semester dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville. Students must earn a 3.75 GPA on a scale of 4.0 for the honor.        Bullerman is majoring in forensic investigation.
Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) was virtually presented the 2020 Champion for Healthy Seniors Award by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) recently.        In the letter informing Rep. Hagedorn that he received the award, PFCD Chairman Ken Thorpe thanked the congressman for his...
Sanford Luverne recently honored Sheryl Remme (center) with the DAISY Award. She’s pictured with Sanford Luverne Director of Nursing and Clinical Services Sheila Westfield (left) and Nursing Inpatient Supervisor Lynn DeBerg.
Luverne  nurse honored with DAISY Award Sheryl Remme, a nurse at Sanford Luverne, is being honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize extraordinary and compassionate care that nurses provide patients and families every day...
Luverne Rotary essay winner earns third place at districts Anna Banck, who was chosen as the Luverne Rotary Club Four-Way Test essay winner earlier this year, earned third place in the District 5610 essay contest. Rotary member and local organizer for the sixth-grade essay contest John Call...
Jesse Reisch
Luverne native Jesse Reisch was recently hired as a farm marketing consultant for Hurley and Associates, an agriculture risk management company in Brookings, South Dakota.      He’s a licensed commodities broker working with crop producers’ budgets, cash flow and risk management strategies.     ...
Colleen Deutsch
Luverne School Board member Colleen Deutsch was recently named to the 2020 All-State School Board through the Minnesota School Boards Association. Deutsch was one of six school board members across the state presented the prestigious award, which was presented Jan. 16 during the MSBA Leadership...
Shirley Top with Kozlowski Insurance Agency and Financial Services Inc. of Luverne has been recognized as a top-producing crop insurance agent for Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company, The company recognizes top-producing agents in total premium each year, and Top placed 27th in the company's Top...
Peter Bakken
Peter Bakken of Rock County was elected to a one-year term on the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Board of Directors as the Promotion and Education Committee chair during the 101st Annual Meeting in Bloomington on Nov. 22. Peter farms with his brother, Jay, together owning BLAC-X Farms...

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