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Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on December 28, 1923:   SHORTAGE OF GOOD HOME GROWN SEED IS INDICATED   County Agent Roske Seeks to Locate Good Local Grown Seed for Distribution In County   In consideration of the great shortage this year of good, clean, home-grown seed of many...
Rock County Opportunities Inc. clients and staff toured the Rock County Star Herald office in Luverne Wednesday, Jan. 20, to meet the news and production crew. They were photographed and interviewed and saw how a news story develops from a conversation into a headlined article on a page. Pictured are (front, from left) Eleanor Dicks, Casey Van Engelenhoven, (back) Nate Schloendorf and Arielle Carlson.
Newspaper offices were at one time fascinating places to visit — with noisy presses, oversized rolls of paper and ink by the barrel. In my time at the Star Herald, we’ve never printed on our own presses, but there were lots of other interesting things to see and do. Tourists were photographed at...
Mavis Fodness
My last consumption of a can of pop was 687 days ago. That’s one year, 10 months, 16 days — or since March 5, 2014. A month prior to that day I had my first (and hopefully last) experience with a kidney stone. Doctors cited pop as the culprit for the mineral buildup and gave me the advice to give...
Rick Peterson
Did you notice the funds in your checking account seem to be coming up short this month? Sure, the depleted checking account might be the result of overzealous Christmas shopping, but in my case, and for many of you that I talked to, shortages of $250 to $500 seem to be the norm due to the new...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on August 24, 1923:   FLAMING K.K.K. CROSSES MAKE WEIRD SCENES   Tourist Organizer of Ku Klux Klan or Local Wags Burn Two Emblems of the Order   Luverne’s first introduction to what might be termed a ceremonial of the Ku Klux Klan was given Friday...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on December 21, 1923:   U. S. AND GERMANY RENEW MONEY ORDER EXCHANGE   Under arrangements completed by the two governments, beginning November 1st, there again will be an exchange of money orders by the postal systems of the United States and Germany...
Future Minnesota Vikings fan Kingston Woods anticipates, but is denied, a spoonful of cheese dip during Sunday's game.
Heartbreak is not new to Vikings fans. Heartbreak is what we expect. So when the Vikings led for most of last Sunday’s playoff game only to lose by missing a field goal in the last few seconds — Vikings fans were not surprised. We are the kind of people who maintain low expectations so as to avoid...
Rick Peterson
I suppose seeing how this is my first column of 2015 — whoops, I mean 2016 ... (It usually takes a week or so for me to get the year right.) By far the best thing to happen in 2015 was that we were blessed with the birth of our first granddaughter, Brooke, which of course is really special, and it...
Lori Sorenson
I love snow. There I said it. (Pause here for boos and hisses from snow haters). Sure — it results in shoveling work, driving hazards and public expense for road clearing. But there’s a lot to love about snow. In a Minnesota winter, the landscape is pretty drab after grass goes dormant and trees...
“This Old House,” “Fixer Upper” and “Property Brothers” are among my favorite home improvement shows. It’s exciting to watch the resurrection of a once-loved home into a structure that is cared for again. Recently I have become a big fan of cooking shows and one in particular — so much so that I am...

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