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Julie Buntjer/Daily Globe Owner and Chef Skylar Hoiland (left) stands with general manager Matt Lais inside the dining room of The Bluestem, which opened one week ago today in the former Magnolia Steakhouse in Luverne.

The Bluestem focuses on fresh, local food

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LUVERNE -- With a focus on contemporary comfort food, The Bluestem officially opened one week ago today in the former Magnolia Steakhouse in Luverne.

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Owner and chef Skyler Hoiland was challenged to return to his hometown after the Mag closed to "bring a little fine dining atmosphere" back to small-town southwest Minnesota, and he is already exceeding those expectations.

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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 www.farmbleat.areavoices.com.
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