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Richard and Milt Abraham, both of Lake Crystal, were recently honored for 50 years of continued membership and service with the American Legion. Both graduated from Luverne High School in 1950 and joined the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. After their discharge, they joined American Legion...
The five-member Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter ag mechanics team will compete at the state career development contest April 24-26 in the Twin Cities. The team of JT Remme, AJ Ossefoort, Ryan Los, Lucas Hansen and Nicholas Hansen placed third out of the 11 teams at the Region 6 ag mechanics contest...
Magnolia woman earns business accolades Rock County native Wendy Wills is among the Top 25 Women in Business for 2022 named by Prairie Business Magazine. “We are grateful for her leadership, dedication to our customers, and support of the Sioux Falls community,” was the Facebook by First...
Luverne’s Gordon Mulder is serving a term as Lions 5M3 district governor, which started on July 1, 2021, and continues until June 30, 2022.  The district includes the 13 southwest Minnesota counties with 35 clubs and 1,036 members. As governor, Mulder is expected to visit each club, bringing the...
Jenifer Martinyuk
Hills-Beaver Creek High School junior Jenifer Martinyuk was recently awarded second place in the District 3 Voice of Democracy writing contest. She received $100 from the District 3 VFW and $25 from the District 3 VFW Auxiliary. Martinyuk’s essay titled “America’s Gift to My Generation is Pride”...
Farmers Mutual Hail recognizes Shirley Top as top-producing agent Shirley Top with Kozlowski Insurance Agency and Financial Services Inc. of Luverne has recently been recognized as a top-producing crop insurance agent for Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company (FMH). FMH recognizes the top-producing...
Former school principal Jim Harner celebrated his 50th year as a member of the Luverne Rotary club on Tuesday, Oct. 19. He joins two other 50-year members who have attained Rotary’s golden anniversary status: Walter Tofteland and George McDonald. Jim was proposed for membership by the late...
Fodness earns 10th place at champ show   Mavis Fodness of Hardwick competed at the 2021 Western Saddle Club Association Championship Show Sept. 23-26 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. Fodness qualified for the champ show in western showmanship, western pleasure and western...
Stratton earns degree at DSU Logan Stratton, Luverne, received a Master of Science in Computer Science – Cyber degree following the Spring 2021 semester at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota.
U of M Duluth releases dean’s list Two local students were named to the University of Minnesota Duluth Spring 2021 dean’s list. To be eligible, students must earn a 3.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. Recipients were Mark Robinson, a senior working toward a Bachelor of Science in stats and actuarial...

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