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Rick Peterson
So February is about in the books for another year. Even with an extra day it seemed to blow by. So to keep you up to speed on my 2020 bucket list accomplishments, here’s where I’m at after two months. First, just to refresh your memory, the list includes wash a load of clothes at the Laundry Room...
Brenda Winter
“Sir?” a voice asked from the golf course. “Sir?” My husband and I were sitting with two friends under a canopy by a pool near a palm tree next to a fairway in Arizona. We all turned toward the voice, expecting to see a golfer asking if we’d seen where a ball landed. Instead, we saw five or six...
Betty Mann
Rock County will celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878 (continued from 02-20 edition) Luverne...
I’ve never been a guy that would be described as a bandwagon-jumper. In fact, I normally favor the underdogs when it comes to viewing athletic contests because it’s much more satisfying to see a team buck the odds and pull off an upset. With that being made public, I now have to come clean about...
Lori Sorenson
I enjoyed taste-testing chili last week at Schomackers Home Galleries where family members (who happen to be business partners) competed for bragging rights to the best recipe. Brothers Joe and Tony Schomacker and their dad, Randy, were chili cooks, and Sharon baked sweets to sell on the side. The...
Troy Christianson
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...
Rock County will celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878 (continued from 02-13-2020 edition of Star...
The Luverne girls’ hockey team is making its second appearance at the Minnesota State Class A Hockey Tournament this week. From my perspective, the 2019-20 LHS squad looks a lot like the 2015-16 team that advanced to state after winning the school’s first Section 3A title. Both teams benefited from...
Choosing a new hunting companion should be all fun and no stress, but as the last two columns have shown, there are several pitfalls a puppy shopper can fall into if they do not do their homework. Hip Dysplasia is one of those.  The other is Exercised Induced Collapse. The last health issue in...
Jason Berghorst
I’m in the process. And let me tell you, it’s been a real process.  If you haven’t heard, our “normal” Minnesota driver’s licenses will no longer qualify as adequate identification for boarding a domestic flight after Oct. 1. At least that’s how I understand it. When my driver’s license renewal...

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