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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...
Gavyn Boll
Luverne student graduates from USMC boot camp Gavyn Boll graduated Aug. 6 from U.S. Marine Corp Boot Camp at the Marine Corp Recruit Depo in San Diego, California. Pvt. Boll will depart immediately for additional training with the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton, California. Boll is the son of...
Danielle LaFleur
Danielle LaFleur, a licensed practical nurse at Sanford Luverne Clinic, received the Florence Nightingale Award earlier this month at a Sanford Health nursing recognition event conducted in Sioux Falls. “LaFleur fills many roles in the Luverne clinic,” said clinic director Laurie Jensen.’ “She acts...
Buck Underwood
Buck Underwood, Luverne, was nominated for the Patriot of the Year from the Heart of the Plains Chapter 5355 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart U.S.A. Region III Commander Ken Teunissen said patriot members recently honored Underwood for his devotion and tireless leadership both to the...
Minnesota West Community and Technical College has announced its graduation dates and locations, as well as names of those who will receive diplomas. All ceremonies will be live-streamed on the Minnesota West Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MinnesotaWest. The Luverne Center graduation ceremony...
Darrel Ykema
Local saddle club members earn year-end honors Two local members of the Rock River Wranglers Saddle Club earned year-end accolades during a Jan. 16 drive-up awards ceremony through the Minnesota Prairie Saddle Club Association. Andrea Johnson, Beaver Creek, and Mavis Fodness, Hardwick, competed in...
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...

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