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LATI announces dean’s list Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, has announced the students who were named to the Spring 2018 president’s list. To be eligible, full-time students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Those who earned a 4.0 are indicated with an asterisk after the...
Luverne High School senior Hans Bakken was recently named a “commended student” in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Bakken joins about 34,000 other commended students throughout the U.S. He placed in the top 50,000 scorers among the more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018...
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,...
Prekker graduates from SMSU Alizabeth Prekker, Luverne, graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall following spring semester. She earned an associate’s degree in liberal arts and sciences.
Winter named ‘Best of Class’ at UMD Luverne High School 2017 graduate Brandon Winter received the prestigious “Best of Class” scholarship at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, where he will be a freshman this fall. The scholarship is awarded to first-year students who rank in the top 1 or 2 of...
State Sen. Bill Weber was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) Aug. 3 during the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Fergus Falls for his positive impact on the state’s tax policy. Sen. Weber, a Republican from Luverne, is serving his second term in the Minnesota...
Local student enrolls at SJU Quinton Siebenahler, son of John and Awanda Siebenahler of Luverne, has enrolled at Saint John’s University in Collegeville for the 2016-17 academic year.
Popkes granted $1,000 scholarship Ellsworth High School student Megan Popkes, daughter of Darrin and Nancy Popkes, has earned a $1,000 academic scholarship from the Minnesota Soybean Processsors’ Board of Directors to further her education in animal science and ag business at South Dakota State...
Oye earns master’s degree in recreation management Ryan Oye, son of Steve and Andrea Oye, Luverne, graduated May 14, 2016, from the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, with a master’s degree in recreation management. He graduated Cum Laude from Mount Marty College, Yankton, South Dakota, in 2015...
Nursing student Krista Stenger receives a scholarship plaque from Jill Schewe of Minnesota Care Providers Friday morning in the lobby of Poplar Creek apartments.
Poplar Creek employee Krista Stenger, Luverne, received a $1,000 scholarship Friday from Care Providers of Minnesota, an association of which Good Samaritan Society is a member. Stenger, a certified nursing assistant and universal worker at Poplar Creek, is a student at Minnesota West Community and...

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