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Greg Burger, then chairman of the Partnership Campaign, addresses the crowd gathered under a tent during the September 2003 groundbreaking for the new hospital in Luverne.
Greg Burger, market president for Minnwest Bank in Luverne, has announced his retirement after 32 years, effective March 31, 2016. Burger began his career with Norwest Bank Luverne in January of 1984 as senior vice president. The bank became Minnwest Bank Luverne in February of 1987 with Burger...
Local student named to USF dean’s list The University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has released its dean’s list for the 2015 fall semester. Included on the list is senior elementary education major Meghan Leuthold, Hills. To qualify, students must earn a 3.5 or greater on a 4.0...
Lake Area Technical Institute announces fall dean’s list Lake Area Tech, Watertown, South Dakota, has listed two area students to their Fall 2015 dean’s list. To make the list, a student must register full time and maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average. Included on the list are Glen Dreesen,...
MSU Mankato announces fall semester dean’s list Minnesota State Universiity Mankato has announced the Fall 2015 dean’s list. To qualify, students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. Students with a 4.0 grade point average are named to the High Honor List. Students with a 3.5-3.99 are...
Molly Burns
Major Molly (Burns) Rosado has retired from a 19-year career with the United States Army. The 1997 Luverne High School graduate was honored in a Jan. 8 retirement ceremony in Memphis, Tennessee. She enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1997 and deployed three times to Kuwait, serving primarily in...
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...
Bryan Fransen
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.

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