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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...
Jeremy Pitts
Luverne’s Jeremy Pitts is the newest member of the truck technician crew at Jaycox Truck and Trailer Service. Pitts grew up near Garretson, South Dakota, and earned his diesel mechanics degree at Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls. He has several years of experience, most recently at Tony...
UND Spring 2016 graduation Two area students graduated from The University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, at commencement ceremonies this spring. Ethan Rozeboom, Hills, earned his Juris Doctor, School of Law, at the UND School of Law graduation event May 7. Brittany Nichols, Luverne, earned her...
Paul Arends, Luverne (right), was recently honored for being among the nation’s highest-producing farmers in the 2015 Asgrow® National Yield Contest. Arends captured an award with a yield of 88.40 bushels of soybeans per acre. He and other contest winners were honored at the 2016 Commodity Classic...
Molly Burns
Major Molly (Burns) Rosado has retired from a 19-year career with the United States Army. The 1997 Luverne High School graduate was honored in a Jan. 8 retirement ceremony in Memphis, Tennessee. She enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1997 and deployed three times to Kuwait, serving primarily in...
  Denise Lee of Beaver Creek Mutual in Luverne, completed Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company’s Advanced Mutual Manager Academy Nov. 9–11 in Grinnell, Iowa. Lee joined 64 participants from throughout the Midwest. Managers learned more about a variety of topics, including contractual...
  Oye graduates from Mt. Marty College Ryan Oye graduated cum laude on Saturday, May 9, 2015, from Mt. Marty College, Yankton, South Dakota, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and recreation management. He is currently attending the University of Wisconsin — LaCrosse for his...
  Alexandria Tech Anthony Gacke, Luverne, graduated from Alexandria Technical and Community College, Alexandria, on May 13, 2015, with an Associate of Applied Science degree in law enforcement.  
  Matthew Van Grootheest, new Pioneer sales professional with Express Ag in Luverne, attended a conference at DuPont Pioneer headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, July 21-23 to learn about Pioneer products and services and to participate in training about crop management and development. The conference...
  The Luverne Rotary Club recently welcomed new members Beth Callahan (left), director at MJB Good Samaritan Home, and Michelle Schumann, physical therapist at Prairie Rehabilitation. Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is “to bring together business...

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