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My oldest daughter Courtney’s decision for a birthday gift for her husband of three years was a piece of furniture commemorating a private joke the two share. Burned onto the lip of the coffee table are the words: “Always and forever. Socks!” “Always and forever” referred to their commitment to...
  Question: Is it legal for local police or State Patrol to make regular traffic stops with an unmarked vehicle (no markings at all) or does the vehicle have to be a certain color or have some kind of markings? Answer: You might be aware of some posts on social media that say, according to state...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on August 16, 1973.   Nelson stores announce $250,000 building project   Nelson Bros., Inc., a Luverne retail establishment for 97 years, will go out of business within the next few months. In its place will be a new Ben Franklin department...
Friday night may have been a defining moment for a pair of girls’ basketball teams from the Star Herald coverage area. It’s hard to say what the future may hold for the Hills-Beaver Creek and Ellsworth squads based on the unknowns involved with athletics. Still, I have to believe head coaches Kale...
Question: How do you determine if your tires are unsafe? Answer: Tire talk is important any time of the year, but as winter approaches it is important to double your efforts when maintaining your tires. Over the years, I have investigated numerous crashes where worn tires were a contributing factor...
As you are well aware, Luverne has been celebrating its 150th year as a city, and what a celebration it has been! I have one last appeal to make before we close out 2017: The Luverne Area Community Foundation is doing a year-end fund drive to continue to support a number of worthy local causes. In...
I spent Saturday morning watching children decide whether or not sitting on Santa’s lap was a good idea. Every bone in one child’s body warned her against taking the candy offered by the man wearing a fake beard and a bright red suit. She was only three but she wasn’t stupid. How many times had she...
Pleased With Committee Work Of the committee, he said: “They have been very cooperative. They came to us before we even realized they knew we were making a survey. We had three places in mind then. They found out and called on us in Sioux City and gave us a good job of selling on Luverne and they...
Next week marks another milestone in the Fodness household — we will no longer have a teen in the family. Adam turns 20 on Dec. 6, and he is quick to remind this empty-nest mom, “You’re getting old.” I don’t associate my adult children with my own advancing age; rather, it’s about finally getting...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on April 12, 1962.   $1.25 Million Industry to Locate Here   Premium Packing Co. Plans To Employ About 75 Persons   Will Ship Beef Carcasses Premium Packing Co. will not do the complete packaging of beef products as does a packing house. It will...

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