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Area students to graduate from Minnesota West Several area students will be recognized at commencement ceremonies at the Minnesota West Community and Technical College campuses as listed: Luverne: Jason Aanenson, Autumn Altman, Kia Balster, Morgan Edwards, Courtney Gonnerman, Laura Kasstner, Alyssa...
Jelken named to dean’s list at Northwestern Christopher Jelken was named to the academic dean’s list for the Fall 2018 semester at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. To be eligible, students must earn a 3.5 grade point average with at least 12 graded credits. Jelken, son of James and Paula...
St. Cloud State names honor students St. Cloud State University has announced the Fall 2018 dean’s list. To be eligible, students must earn a 3.75 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale. The following area students have been named to the list: Luverne: Zoe Brown, marketing; Taylor Kern,...
Local insurance agency named to ‘Presidents Club’ Buffalo Ridge Insurance, Luverne, has been named to the Midwest Family Mutual Insurance Company, Des Moines, Iowa, President’s Club for the 11th consecutive year. The award recognizes superior performance and outstanding continued service to...
Local children’s Author Kathie Hendricks has announced that her second book, “Here Come the Leprechauns,” has been released just ahead of St. Patrick’s Day. She said the story is based on a game she and her husband, Bruce, played with their own children when they were little. “Leprechauns sneak...
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,...

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