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Against my better judgment we purchased a vacuum robot this spring. It’s not a Roomba, but it’s better, according to my sister who enthusiastically recommended it. We have a light-colored dog and dark-colored flooring so pet hair dust bunnies make daily appearances. When the robot came on sale for...
Life seems to throw us curve balls once in a while. You have heard people say difficulties make us stronger, but is that really true?  Do we really believe it? Next time you face a difficult situation, consider several possibilities of what God might be doing in your life through the difficulty. ...
Troy Christianson
Question: Both my daughter and I have a disability. I have the handicap license plates on my car and she only has a placard. When she drives my car, does she have to use her placard to park? Answer: The registered license plates are designed for you to be able to park that vehicle in a disabled/...
Mavis Fodness
My teenaged son and his friends introduced me to Marvel comics just before the cinematic franchise blossomed to include 22 movies and counting. Until the Marvel movies came along, I rarely watched movies at a multiplex, preferring to purchase the DVD and watch the movies multiple times in the...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on April 10, 1958.   Past Week’s Precipitation Totals 1.14 In. After an unusually dry period the first three months of 1958, Rock County came in for some brisk rainfall in the past week. Starting last Thursday and continuing intermittently...
Rick Peterson
If you have wondered about the purpose and cost of that cable that Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has installed between the east- and westbound lanes on Interstate 90 from the South Dakota border to Worthington, you’re not alone. The Star Herald reported on the project prior to the...
Brenda Winter
When consulted about removing bats from one of our rental properties in Luverne, the exterminator from Sioux Falls said, “Yeah. Wow. Luverne is freaking filled with bats.” I already knew that. My husband serves on the Blue Mound Area Theatre Board. The Board spent five figures to remove bats from...
If you read John 20 and 21, the last two chapters of the Gospel of John slowly and carefully, you are struck by how long he lingers over resurrection. He’s not content to tell and move on. John loves to recount the appearances of the risen Christ to his followers and disciples. Several years ago I...
Troy Christianson
Question: I want to install a lift kit and put bigger tires on my Jeep. I want to comply with all the state laws. What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders? Answer: Anytime you make any modification or alteration to a vehicle’s stock suspension and tires/...
Lori Sorenson
Another high school prom is in the books, and son No. 2 came through with flying colors, or at least with high shine, given his date’s glittery dress and his matching gold vest and tie. A lot of planning and effort goes into a high school prom, and we’re grateful to the volunteers and local...

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