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A painted section of canvas from a World War I airplane is one of the more unique exhibits at the Herreid Military Museum in Luverne. (BRIAN KORTHALS/DAILY GLOBE)

Soldiers' stories: Herreid Military Museum is monument to Rock County's World War II heroes

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LUVERNE -- Whether you have an hour or an afternoon, the Rock County Veteran's Memorial Building in downtown Luverne is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of southwest Minnesota and the stories of Rock County veterans who served in World War II.


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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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