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Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Star on April 3, 1941.   Raiding Officers Hit Chez Paree Night Club Proprietor Will  Appear Before District Judge Next Tuesday Robert Morris, operator of the Chez Paree night club here ,is under a $300 bond pending hearing in district court Tuesday on three...
Rick Peterson
It’s always been a challenge to get high school spring sports games, matches and meets in due to weather. And last year the spring sports season was washed out altogether, thanks to COVID. This spring things looked promising. Games, matches and meets were scheduled and the early April weather gave...
Brenda Winter
In 1975 a band called Northern Lights recorded the hit song “Minnesota.” You might recall some of the lyrics. “Minnesota, I can almost smell the air. I can feel her hand, and my feet in the sand in the lakes under trees back home. “Minnesota, how I miss those sail-on days. I miss the stormy nights...
Question: I see a lot of people that have their fog lights on, and when I am meeting them on the road, some are very bright and make seeing the road very difficult. Some of them appear to be out of alignment and are blinding. What is the law that covers this? Answer: If the fog lights are aimed too...
Scott Rall
My weekly wildlife rides are turning into five-days-a-week wildlife rides this time of year, with my binoculars and a thermos full of coffee looking at all the waterfowl passing through my area.  I get to see all kinds of duck and goose species that I never get to see except during their spring...
George Bonnema
In years past, I have recommended applying a product called Systemic Rose Care as a fertilizer and insect preventative for your roses. Bonide and Beyer are two brands that have this product available, and they are basically the same. Now is the time to make that first application of the granules....
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on April 3, 1941.   Homemaker’s School Opens Tomorrow   Many Prizes To Be Given Away Daily   Sessions Will Begin at 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday; No Admission Charges   Lock the doors and come to the Luverne armory Friday and Saturday afternoons when...
Lori Sorenson
Gray, rainy weather, combined with some minor sleep deprivation, prompted a recent pity party in my honor. Why does metabolism slow to a crawl after 50? For that matter, why is gravity so ruthless and gray roots so stubborn? Are my children happy? Was I a good mom in the fleeting years when I had a...
George Bonnema
It seems that garden plants that were showing growth last week survived the 16-degree cold without damage, and I’m appreciating that, especially after one breezy 88-degree day yesterday, I have daffodils blooming this morning … what a glorious morning view! I do seem to have more than my share of...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on June 24, 1892.   Grand Balloon Ascension One of the Attractions for the 4th at this Place – Additional Committee   It gives the Herald much pleasure to announce that the committee in charge of the Fourth of July celebration to be held at this...

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