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Luverne student graduates from St. Olaf College Jonathon Vajgrt, son of Terry and Michelle Vajgrt, Luverne, graduated magna cum laude with a degree in chemistry from St. Olaf College, Northfield, at the Spring 2018 commencement ceremony.   Thier earns degree from Clarke Austyn Thier, Adrian,...
Gregg Fuerstenberg
A 2003 Luverne High School graduate was featured in a recent Finance and Commerce story under their regular column, “Rising Young Professionals.” Gregg Fuerstenberg, son of Barb Gust and Marv Fuerstenberg, is vice president of business and economic incentives at the Minneapolis office of JLL, a...
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...

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