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Lori Sorenson
Don’t tell anyone, but I miss our old sports guy. By old, I mean he was the only one left there who’d been there longer than I had. I’ve been at the paper for 28 years if that tells you how old he is. I used to tell people we were like an old married couple. Our desks were next to each other with a...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on Aug. 12, 1892.   Everything Booming   This is The Condition of Things Generally In Luverne And The County at Large The present year will go into history, if present indications may be trusted, as the most prosperous ever known in the county. The...
Thankful thoughts and godly thoughts will change your day. “Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon His name; make know his deeds among the peoples.” 1 Chronicles 16:8 “Complaining not only ruins everybody else’s day, it ruins the complainer’s day, too. The more we complain, the more unhappy we get...
Scott Rall
Most hunters pay little attention to protecting their hearing from the loud blast of a shotgun. Rifle hunters, on the other hand, almost always wear substantial hearing protection. Some will even spend north of $1,200 to adapt their rifle to a suppressor, which is quiet enough not to require...
Mavis Fodness
Poultry roaming around our farm is a common sight. Over the years there have been ducks, geese, chickens and guineas. Of all the poultry, guineas by far exhibit the strangest behavior. They scamper silently from location to location. Frequently they come up behind you in the yard or in the barn and...
Rick Peterson
I would imagine every one of us remembers exactly where we were when we first heard the news of the attacks on the World Trade Center building. I was walking down Second Street in Redwood Falls on my way to the Redwood Gazette office. It was about 9:30 in the morning, and from across the street Jay...
George Bonnema
This summer has been one of the more frustrating summers for gardeners in recent years.  Persistent drought, heat, and pests have presented challenges than were not encouraging.  I am grateful for the abundant rain we have been blessed with in the past week because going into winter with limited...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on May 20, 1932.   Raccoons are Latest Addition to Park Zoo   Alderman Peschon Secures Pair from Arnold Schoon to be Exhibited with Deer and Bear at Park An important addition to the zoo annex at Luverne’s public park was made the first of the week...
Scott Rall
Minnesota’s pheasant opener this year is Oct. 16, a week later than the normal opening weekend, cutting the season short by seven days. I have attended the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener for the past 10 years or so, but the jury is still out as to whether this is actually going to...
Brenda Winter
I’ve become a crotchety old lady. I used to delight in the silly ways of happy creatures such as puppies. Now they annoy me. My sister recently added a furry bundle of joy to her life named Snoop. I call him Snoop-id. My relationship with Snoop-id went south the day he ate my sandal. Not just any...

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