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brian korthals/daily globe Pat Baustian is shown at his Luverne City Hall desk.

Baustian helps Luverne take flight


LUVERNE -- He's traveled throughout the United States and all around the world, but Pat Baustian chose to live just a few miles from the home where he grew up -- and not just live there, but serve as his hometown's mayor.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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