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Park manager Chris Ingebretsen takes a closer look at the ear tag in this yearling bison up for live auction bids during Blue Mounds State Park’s annual bison sale.
Seventeen bison were sold Friday, Sept. 25, during the Blue Mounds State Park’s annual bison sale. The 16 yearlings and one 2-year-old bull were auctioned to the highest bidders for commercial use or breeding. Prices averaged $1,500 for heifers and $2,200 for bulls. Park manager Chris Ingebretsen...
Multiple Measurement Rating (MMR), released this week by the Minnesota Department of Education, scored public schools on five measurements – proficiency, growth, achievement gap, graduation rate and focused proficiency – converting the measurements to a percentage rating. More information is available on the state website, education.state.mn.edu.
Four public schools within the Star Herald coverage area were recognized recently in the Minnesota Department of Education’s annual school performance report Sept. 1. One of those schools doubled its rating percentage over the past year. Luverne Middle School and the elementary schools of Hills-...
Elise Ferrell (left), Mia Wenzel and Annaliese Braucht scrub chairs at the Rock County Fairgrounds Monday night, July 20. The 4-H’ers are members of the County K-9s.
The 2015 Rock County Fair is set to begin next week with 4-H judging starting on Monday, July 27, and shows opening Wednesday, July 30. Events and activities are set to continue through Saturday night, and Fair Board Secretary Lee Sells said this year’s event is shaping up to be a crowd pleaser....
Pictured are (on the ground, from left) Mike Schacht, Carol Morgan, Allison Zollner, Glenn Oeltjenbruns, Keith Aanenson, Jim Erickson, Daniel Tofteland. Toby Sengvongxay, Nathan Nekali, Dale Reverts, Codie Zeutenhorst, Travis Pierce, (in pickup bed) Sam Berghorst (left) and Dan Steensma.
Members of the Luverne Optimist Club gathered volunteers and three truckloads of sand Monday night, May 4, to fill orders for area backyard sandboxes.  By the end of the night, they had filled 20 sandboxes with donated sand from W&N Construction, with proceeds from the orders benefiting...

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