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Brian Korthals/Daily Globe Emily Crabtree stands in the area to the north of the Blue Mound Ice Arena which will be the site of expansion to the facility.

Expansion planned for Blue Mound Ice Arena

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LUVERNE -- With nearly 150 youths and adults playing hockey, and another 90 figure skaters, the Blue Mound Ice Arena in Luverne is a busy place, and it's about to get busier.


After three years of planning and fundraising for a $750,000 addition, Luverne Hockey Club Expansion Committee member Emily Crabtree said they've reached the point now where they can move forward.

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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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