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Stratton solves ‘Codebreaker Challenge’ Luverne High School graduate Logan Stratton was recently recognized for solving the Codebreaker Challenge with Dakota State University, Madison, South Dakota. The four-month-long challenge, sponsored by the National Security Agency, helps students develop...
LHS grad on international winning tractor design team Luverne native JJ Dooyema is a member of the South Dakota State University 1/4 Scale Tractor Team that is champion of the 2022 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition....
Luverne grad member of third-place U.S. cyber games team Logan Stratton, a 2017 graduate of Luverne High School, is one of 20 U.S. competitors who were invited to compete in the International Cybersecurity Challenge in Athens, Greece. Stratton’s team placed third in the inaugural ICC event. The...
Luverne employee receives prestigious award Becca Knobloch, a medical assistant with Sanford Luverne Medical Center, received the Star Performance Award during the Sanford Health Nurses Week celebration this month. Knobloch was nominated by her supervisor, Brittany Smeins. “Becca is an integral...
Richard and Milt Abraham, both of Lake Crystal, were recently honored for 50 years of continued membership and service with the American Legion. Both graduated from Luverne High School in 1950 and joined the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. After their discharge, they joined American Legion...
The five-member Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter ag mechanics team will compete at the state career development contest April 24-26 in the Twin Cities. The team of JT Remme, AJ Ossefoort, Ryan Los, Lucas Hansen and Nicholas Hansen placed third out of the 11 teams at the Region 6 ag mechanics contest...
Magnolia woman earns business accolades Rock County native Wendy Wills is among the Top 25 Women in Business for 2022 named by Prairie Business Magazine. “We are grateful for her leadership, dedication to our customers, and support of the Sioux Falls community,” was the Facebook by First...
Luverne’s Gordon Mulder is serving a term as Lions 5M3 district governor, which started on July 1, 2021, and continues until June 30, 2022.  The district includes the 13 southwest Minnesota counties with 35 clubs and 1,036 members. As governor, Mulder is expected to visit each club, bringing the...
Jenifer Martinyuk
Hills-Beaver Creek High School junior Jenifer Martinyuk was recently awarded second place in the District 3 Voice of Democracy writing contest. She received $100 from the District 3 VFW and $25 from the District 3 VFW Auxiliary. Martinyuk’s essay titled “America’s Gift to My Generation is Pride”...
Farmers Mutual Hail recognizes Shirley Top as top-producing agent Shirley Top with Kozlowski Insurance Agency and Financial Services Inc. of Luverne has recently been recognized as a top-producing crop insurance agent for Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company (FMH). FMH recognizes the top-producing...

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