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SDSU awards scholarships to local students Andrea Severtson, Kenneth, will receive the Yellow and Blue Scholarship for the academic year at South Dakota State University, Brookings. The scholarship is part of the Jackrabbit Guarantee which awards a minimum $1,000 academic scholarship to incoming...
Kozlowski Insurance Agency & Financial Services in Luverne and Pipestone was recently named a $2 million producer by Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. Pictured (in front) are Kellie Taylor, Tracy Musch, Sara VanNieuwenhuizen, Shirley Top, Wendy Huisken, Cindy Cernohous, Shelly Kozlowski, (back) Jon Kozlowski, Angie Houselog, Randy Claussen, Kelly Beyers, Mari Wagner and Jerry Brockberg. Not pictured are Robin Taylor and Ashley Connell.
Kozlowski Insurance Agency & Financial Services was recently named a $2 million producer by Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. “In comparison, the average agency writes approximately $200,000 with Grinnell Mutual each year,” said Shawn McKay, assistant vice president of marketing. “Becoming a...
Minnesota West announces fall semester dean’s list Minnesota West Community and Technical College recently released its dean’s list for Fall Semester 2015. To be named to the list, students must be enrolled in at least 12 graded credits and earn a minimum 3.5 grade point average. The following...
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New State Farm agent starts Jan. 1 in Luverne The State Farm agent that serviced the Luverne office for the past 30 years, Pat Foerster, retired in June, and a new agent will start in January. David Vetch, formerly of Rapid City, South Dakota, will move to Luverne to fill the position as State Farm...
University of Nebraska – Lincoln Aaron Wollman, Luverne, graduated Saturday, Dec. 19, from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, College of Engineering, with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering. Aaron is the son of Jeff and Lori Wollman, Luverne.
Boltjes selected for honor society Haley Boltjes was inducted into the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Beta Beta Beta Oct. 20 at St. Mary’s University in Winona. Tori-Beta is a National Honor Society for biology majors in which honorees must maintain a 3.0 GPA overall and in their major. It is a society...
  Concordia College Kira Graber, a sophomore choir member at Concordia College, Moorhead, will take part in the 89th annual Concordia College Christmas Concert. Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 in Memorial Auditorium...
  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...
  Luverne’s Hailey (Stulen) Nath is among more than 150 soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard who deployed to Kuwait in October. She is part of the Willmar-based 682nd Engineer Battalion deployed for an 11-month mobilization in support of Operation Spartan Shield. The battalion has the...
  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...

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