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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...
Beers receives 2016 Andrea Ruesch Regional 4-H Scholarship Ryleigh Beers of Rock County 4-H is one of 11 regional 4-H members to receive a 2016 Andrea Ruesch Regional 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.  The Andrea Ruesch Scholarship was established in 2010 by the family of Andrea Ruesch in...
Luverne natives Abby Klosterbuer, Twin Cities, and Tami Gangestad, Luverne, teamed up to organize an event for 35 nutrition experts in Minnesota. The event was at the Nestle Health Science Global Research and Development Headquarters in Minnetonka Wednesday, March 16. Gangestad and Klosterbuer work...
Paul Arends, Luverne (right), was recently honored for being among the nation’s highest-producing farmers in the 2015 Asgrow® National Yield Contest. Arends captured an award with a yield of 88.40 bushels of soybeans per acre. He and other contest winners were honored at the 2016 Commodity Classic...
Augustana names Olson to dean’s list Kirsten Olson, Luverne, has been named to the Fall 2015 dean’s list at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. To be named, students must earn at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.   Sietsema accepted for admission to Luther College Scot Schaeffer, vice...
College of St. Mary, Omaha, announces Fall 2015 dean’s list The College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska, has named Anna Tofteland, Luverne, to the Fall 2015 dean’s list. To qualify, students must earn at least 12 graded credits and at least a 3.5 grade point average. Tofteland is a sophomore...

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