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Some of the Luverne Brew Partners include Dan Dobson (from left), Verlyn Hoff, Kirk Bloemendaal, Tim Gust, Gary Papik and Larry Lanphere. They stand in front of the brewing tanks that were delivered in early February to the brewery site in the former Connell Car building on Main Street in Luverne. (Julie Buntjer/Daily Globe)

Investors brew up a business venture in Luverne

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LUVERNE — What began with a few buddies shooting the breeze over coffee at McDonald’s one morning has turned into an entrepreneurial vision with more than 70 investors keen on brewing beer on East Main Street in Luverne.


They formed the Luverne Brew Partners, and in February announced the brewery will market its line of beers as the Take 16 Brewing Co.

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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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