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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...
Adrianna Buss, the granddaughter of Jerry and Liz Buss of Luverne, graduated Oct. 25 from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. She is a member of the 114th Fighter Wing of the South Dakota Air National Guard, Sioux Falls, and is now attending advanced training in finance...
John Gulden, a 1996 LHS graduate, was recognized with the President’s Award from the St. Francis High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Gulden (left, seated) is pictured with his wife, Noelle, and children Quinn and Else.
John Gulden, a 1996 graduate of LHS, was honored recently at the 19th Annual Hall of Honors awards dinner for the St. Francis DeSales High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Gulden is a ninth grade mat teacher at the private school. The awards dinner celebrates those who exemplify the school’s mission...
Nathan Stensland-Bos
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...
Local children’s Author Kathie Hendricks has announced that her second book, “Here Come the Leprechauns,” has been released just ahead of St. Patrick’s Day. She said the story is based on a game she and her husband, Bruce, played with their own children when they were little. “Leprechauns sneak...
Gregg Fuerstenberg
A 2003 Luverne High School graduate was featured in a recent Finance and Commerce story under their regular column, “Rising Young Professionals.” Gregg Fuerstenberg, son of Barb Gust and Marv Fuerstenberg, is vice president of business and economic incentives at the Minneapolis office of JLL, a...
Several local insurance professionals were recently recognized for excellence by the Insurance Professionals of Greater Sioux Falls. Samantha DeBates, Senior Advantage Account Underwriter of Continental Western Group of Luverne, was named Insurance Professional of the Year for excellence in the...
Luverne’s GrandStay Inn and Suites is among a prestigious list of hotels that have received the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award. Now in its sixth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to hospitality businesses that consistently achieve excellent...

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