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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...
Leuthold graduates from U of Sioux Falls Meghan Leuthold, Hills, graduated Sunday, May 22, from the University of Sioux Falls with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education.   Meinerts graduates from Bethel Tena Meinerts, Luverne, graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul with a Bachelor...
American Legion awards Richters The American Legion Auxiliary #123, Luverne, announces that the Department Past President’s Parley Chairman has awarded Brittney Richters one of seven $1,000 scholarships to be paid once she finishes her first semester at college.   Bethany Lutheran releases dean’s...
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...
Ridgewater College dean’s list Ridgewater College, Willmar, has named Matthew Raak, Jasper, and Spencer Stroeh, Luverne, to the Spring 2016 dean’s list. To earn this honor, students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average with 12 or more credit hours.   Northwestern College, Orange City Ryan...
On May 15 Rona Mae Vaselaar, a 2012 Luverne High School graduate, graduated cum laude with Latin Honors from the University of Notre Dame with a major in Chinese. Earlier in the month Vaselaar received the 2016 Chinese Language Award and her name will be added to the permanent plaque in the East...
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...
Ridgewater College Willmar Matthew Raak, Jasper, graduated from Ridgewater College in Willmar, having completed the farm operation and management program.   Law enforcement Two Luverne graduates have successfully completed the law enforcement program at Alexandria Technical and Community College in...
UNL names Luverne grad Superior Scholar The University of Nebraska, Lincoln, has awarded Erica Marshall, Luverne, the title of Superior Scholar for graduating in the top three percent of her college’s senior class. She is a senior in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.   Area students...
Megan Westrum
Westrum receives academic  award at Minnesota West Megan Westrum, Steen, is one of three Minnesota West students named to the 2016 Phi Theta Kappa All-Minnesota USA Academic Team. Westrum, a student at the Worthington Campus, is an active member of Phi Theta Kappa and a member of the 2014-15 Lady...

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