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Luverne junior Logan Ommen returns the volley against the Pipestone Area Arrows at home May 12. Ommen, playing No. 1 doubles with partner Chance Tunnissen, won in straight sets, 6-3,7-6.
The Luverne High School boys’ tennis team remained unbeaten among Minnesota opponents this week by defeating Pipestone Area 6-1, Benson/KMS 6-1 and Dawson-Boyd/Lac Qui Parle Valley 7-0. 
Ron Feucht of Hills uses a bucket to gather a water sample from The Rez in Hills. Feucht is a volunteer water monitor with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, which is seeking volunteers like him to measure water clarity in the state’s streams and lakes.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is seeking volunteers to monitor the state’s more than 12,000 lakes and 92,000 miles of streams for water quality.
Nick Overgaard finishes planting soybeans Monday night in Beaver Creek before rains moved into the area again Tuesday morning. Rain and cold soil temperatures this spring have delayed area farmers from getting into the fields for almost a month, putting this year’s planting timeframe of getting corn and soybeans into the ground behind the five-year average.
Weather events and cold soil temperatures over the past month have delayed the spring planting schedule throughout Minnesota.
Sewing Basket staff (from left) Susan Blair, Brenda Hulstein, Kaitlin Buntjer, Barb Sandbulte, Erica Kracht and Dianne Karlstad will move the Sewing Basket business to its new location in the Mall on Main at the end of the month.
The Schomackers announced Monday that they’re expanding their Home Galleries business into the Sewing Basket next door, and the Sewing Basket will move down the street to the Mall on Main.
Workers with the city of Luverne and Mi
Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Matt Sorenson directs traffic around a semi Thursday that blew over in the wind. At right, Amy Leuthold captured this photograph of the wall of dust approaching their livestock operation in southeastern Rock County Thursday.
Some weather experts called it a derecho, “a powerful windst
Luverne junior Logan Ommen returns the volley against the Pipestone Area Arrows at home May 12. Ommen, playing No. 1 doubles with partner Chance Tunnissen, won in straight sets, 6-3,7-6.
Ron Feucht of Hills uses a bucket to gather a water sample from The Rez in Hills. Feucht is a volunteer water monitor with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, which is seeking volunteers like him to measure water clarity in the state’s streams and lakes.
Nick Overgaard finishes planting soybeans Monday night in Beaver Creek before rains moved into the area again Tuesday morning. Rain and cold soil temperatures this spring have delayed area farmers from getting into the fields for almost a month, putting this year’s planting timeframe of getting corn and soybeans into the ground behind the five-year average.
Sewing Basket staff (from left) Susan Blair, Brenda Hulstein, Kaitlin Buntjer, Barb Sandbulte, Erica Kracht and Dianne Karlstad will move the Sewing Basket business to its new location in the Mall on Main at the end of the month.
Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Matt Sorenson directs traffic around a semi Thursday that blew over in the wind. At right, Amy Leuthold captured this photograph of the wall of dust approaching their livestock operation in southeastern Rock County Thursday.

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The Luverne Cardinal baseball team split a very unique doubleheader in Jackson Thursday, May 12, before coasting to an easy victory over Adrian at home Monday. LHS, 11-6 after Monday's game, was scheduled to host Worthington on Tuesday after this edition of the Star Herald went to press. The...
Nick Overgaard finishes planting soybeans Monday night in Beaver Creek before rains moved into the area again Tuesday morning. Rain and cold soil temperatures this spring have delayed area farmers from getting into the fields for almost a month, putting this year’s planting timeframe of getting corn and soybeans into the ground behind the five-year average.
Weather events and cold soil temperatures over the past month have delayed the spring planting schedule throughout Minnesota. Rock County farmers returned to the fields in earnest Monday, trying to get the corn and soybean seed into the ground before another event arrives in the area. Last week the...
Luverne High School – Week 4 Name             Round  1     2    Total Hunter Ahrendt         24     25       49 Landon Ahrendt        19     21       40 Chris Aning                18     16       34 Cash Bonnett             17     22       39 Ayden Bonnett          22     20       42 Morgan Bonnett...
Workers with the city of Luverne and Missouri River Energy Services began hanging the 90 banners on utility poles along Main Street Luverne on Friday. Eighty-two banners depict members of the LHS Class of 2022, with eight of the banners welcoming passersby to the city.   The annual tradition of...
The Hills-Beaver Creek High School track and field teams traveled to Redwood Falls last week to compete in the section True Team Meet. It was a meet that included all teams from Section 3A and awarded points to each individual and relay team from first place all the way down to last. The points are...
Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Matt Sorenson directs traffic around a semi Thursday that blew over in the wind. At right, Amy Leuthold captured this photograph of the wall of dust approaching their livestock operation in southeastern Rock County Thursday.
Some weather experts called it a derecho, “a powerful windstorm extending more than 240 miles, with a line of quickly moving thunderstorms.” Others said it was a haboob, an Arabic word to describe “a severe thunderstorm with powerful winds that cause dust blackouts.” Regardless of its name, all eye...
The Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ golf team traveled to Mountain Lake Tuesday night, May 10, for the third of four total Red Rock Conference meets. Senior Tess Van Maanen placed first overall for the second straight day with an 18-hole score of 86. With this score, she maintains her first-place...
Sewing Basket staff (from left) Susan Blair, Brenda Hulstein, Kaitlin Buntjer, Barb Sandbulte, Erica Kracht and Dianne Karlstad will move the Sewing Basket business to its new location in the Mall on Main at the end of the month.
The Schomackers announced Monday that they’re expanding their Home Galleries business into the Sewing Basket next door, and the Sewing Basket will move down the street to the Mall on Main. “We need more space,” Tony Schomacker said Monday morning. “It gives us more room to expand our offering of...
The Luverne Redbirds amateur baseball team opened the 2022 season with a loss to the Milroy Irish at home Sunday.  “It was a tough way to start the year, but there is a lot of baseball left,” said Redbirds manager Brooks Maurer. Milroy jumped to an early lead by scoring four runs in the top of the...
Senior Jacey Smith waits to catch a fly ball in the first inning at home against the Fairmont Cardinals on May 12, LHS's last home game of the season. Smith and five other seniors were honored for their dedication to the team.
By Stacy Olson For the Star Herald The Luverne High School softball team wrapped up another busy stretch of play with five games in the past week. They beat Fairmont 11-3 in a home game Tuesday, May 10, and defeated Redwood Valley 13-3 and 17-7 in a doubleheader that started May 12 and finished May...
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