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Graber graduates from Marine Corps Private First Class Mitchell Graber graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California, on Friday, Aug. 20. PFC Graber is continuing his training at the School of Infantry, which will be followed by schooling for his Military Occupational Specialty...
Deutsch earns doctorate in Optometry   Dustin Deutsch graduated magna cum laude with his doctorate from Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, in a May 15 ceremony. Deutsch, a 2013 graduate of Luverne High School, will work at Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic in Mankato. He is the son of Doug and...
Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian presents city finance director Barb Berghorst with the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting in City Hall Council Chambers Tuesday, March 9.
For the 26th year, the city of Luverne has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. At their March 9 meeting, Luverne City Council members formally recognized city finance director Barb Berghorst for her efforts in qualifying the city for the award. “Thanks for...
Cory Bloemendaal of Buffalo Ridge Insurance was recently honored for his ongoing pledge to education, commitment to excellence, and dedication to the insurance program. The Society of Certified Counselors (CIC) presented Cory Bloemendaal with a formally inscribed certificate for his continued...
Oldre named to St. Olaf dean’s list Knute Oldre, Luverne, was named to the Spring 2019 dean’s list at St. Olaf College, Northfield. To be eligible, students must earn a 3.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Oldre is the son of Kyle and Sara Oldre, Luverne, and is majoring in economics.   Area students graduate...
Luverne hotel honored at franchise conference The GrandStay Hotel & Suites in Luverne received the 2018 Every Guest, Every Time customer service award during a May 8 annual conference. The award recognizes consistent high scores in guest surveys and through the brand quality assurance...
U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Matthew P. Raak graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values,...
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