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For a player who is on the verge of becoming Hills-Beaver Creek High School’s all-time leading scorer in basketball, senior Sidney Fick has remained true to her personality. First and foremost, Fick is in many different ways a team-first player who has helped the Patriots get off to an impressive...
For What's It Worth — Rick Peterson
I am sure many of you experienced date confusion over the recent holidays. By that I mean it was difficult at best during the weeks of Christmas and New Year to keep track of what day of the week it was. It seemed for two weeks in a row we had two Mondays each week, and to kind of balance that out...
On Second Thought — Lori Sorenson
My 22-year-old son spent last weekend ice fishing with buddies on some frozen lake in central Minnesota. He’s an experienced angler and has driven on many frozen Minnesota lakes to auger countless holes in ice to retrieve untold numbers and species of fish. Therefore, I told myself (again) I should...
Betty Mann
An 11-man crew arrived here this week to begin the construction of 84 miles of 161,000 KV transmission line for Northern States Power Company and Interstate Power Company. The new line will serve as a connecting link between the two utilities lines, for standby service. It will extend from a point...
The most common New Year resolutions are to lose weight and exercise more, but I came across a more achievable resolution for 2019. An East Coast kitchen and bath remodel and design firm sent an email that I almost mistook for junk mail, but I was intrigued by the topic: “Minnesota households...
Question: I have noticed cars that can't be seen in the day when they fail to turn on their lights when it is snowing, raining or foggy. Can you please explain how dangerous it can be and what the law is that covers this? Answer: Minnesota law states that every vehicle on a roadway shall display...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on January 14, 1954   Architect to Complete Final School Plans The Luverne school board  has instructed the architect to complete the final preliminary plans for the new proposed junior-senior high school building. The decision was reached at a...
According to the program I grabbed in Luverne High School Saturday afternoon, Westbrook-Walnut Grove’s Kate Jorgenson is listed as a 5-9 junior forward. Not exactly an eye-popping listing by any means, but no other player on the court captured my attention the way Jorgenson did. In fact, I was so...
By Rick Peterson, Tollefson Publishing General Manager Like many of you I had to pause today and ask myself, “Wow, where did 2018 go?” I can’t help but look forward to the new year without thinking about all the great projects that are already underway and will pick up speed and be in full swing by...
Watching snowflakes the size of pancakes splat onto the deck brings to mind the wonderful, glorious days of Christmas vacation I had as a child. I was the middle pup in a litter of three. My parents had three children in three years just to get it over with. Whatever price my mother paid in...

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