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Holthaus graduates from MSU Moorhead Grace Holthaus will graduate summa cum laude from Minnesota State University Moorhead on Friday, May 14, with a Bachelor of Science in speech/language/hearing. Grace, an H-BC graduate, is the daughter of Todd and Sherri Holthaus of Beaver Creek.   Harnack...
Buck Underwood
Buck Underwood, Luverne, was nominated for the Patriot of the Year from the Heart of the Plains Chapter 5355 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart U.S.A. Region III Commander Ken Teunissen said patriot members recently honored Underwood for his devotion and tireless leadership both to the...
Minnesota West Community and Technical College has announced its graduation dates and locations, as well as names of those who will receive diplomas. All ceremonies will be live-streamed on the Minnesota West Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MinnesotaWest. The Luverne Center graduation ceremony...
Rock County deputy sheriff Jeff Stratton was recently recognized for his completion of the Institute for Credible Leadership Development Program. The program sharpens the skills of the guardian-servant through a scientific sustainable, affordable, achievable and reliable development model. The...
Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian presents city finance director Barb Berghorst with the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting in City Hall Council Chambers Tuesday, March 9.
For the 26th year, the city of Luverne has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. At their March 9 meeting, Luverne City Council members formally recognized city finance director Barb Berghorst for her efforts in qualifying the city for the award. “Thanks for...
Sanford Luverne Medical Center has been named a “Top 100 Critical Access Hospital” for 2021, according to a list released by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. “It’s an honor to be named a top 100 critical access hospital,” said Tammy Loosbrock, senior director of Sanford Luverne. “Our team of...
U of M Mankato names honor students The University of Minnesota Mankato has announced the high honors and honors students for Fall 2020 semester. Janae Kopp and Sierra Wieneke, both of Luverne, were named to the high honors list with a 4.0 GPA. Griffin Ahrendt, Jacqueline Diaz, Kaitlyn Roberts and...
Area students make U of M Twin Cities dean’s list Several area students were named to the Fall 2020 dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. To be eligible, students must earn a 3.66 or higher on a 4.0 scale with a minimum of 12 graded credits. The following students were named to...
Anderson makes dean’s list at ASU Jaydn Anderson has been named to the Fall 2020 dean’s list at Arizona State University in Phoenix. Jaydn, the daughter of Chad Anderson and Paula Bloemendaal of Luverne, is a student in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.   Hagen named to dean’s list...
SDSU names honor students Several area students were named to the Fall 2020 dean’s list at South Dakota State University in Brookings. To be eligible, students must earn a 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Students with a 4.0 GPA are indicated with an asterisk after their names. (Codes for...

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