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The Luverne boys’ hockey team is about to embark on a journey that could result in a history-making experience. The Cardinals open the Section 3A Tournament with a quarterfinal-round game at the Blue Mound Ice Arena. With a 14-0 record against section competition, the Cardinals earned the...
Fifty-three is just a number. That’s what I keep telling myself anyway. The number looks like %# using the keyboard caps lock. Written backward, it’s 35 — or #%. A 53rd birthday has no real significance compared with round numbers like turning 50, which I’ve found to be one of the best so far. But...
Sometimes things change around us and we don’t even notice them. Case in point: Over the last couple of weeks these two incidents happened. As I was walking back to the office from a much-deserved coffee break, a lady pulled her car over to my side of the street near the curb and rolled down her...
The following article appeared in the Feb. 15, 1968, edition of the Rock County Star Herald.   A Luverne Landmark for 80 Years . . . Town Hall Coming Down No final service will be held and no eulogy given this week when Luverne’s original City Hall’s last bricks and plaster are hauled away for...
After a tough couple of nights late last week, I would like to offer a little advice to the Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ basketball team. There is no use in crying over spilled milk. After putting together an incredible stretch of basketball that included posting 15 consecutive wins dating back to Dec...
I lost three pounds.  Three. Stinking. Pounds. What hurts the most about my weight loss results is that encouraging readers of this column to follow the Whole30 elimination diet for the month of January was my idea. Forming a Facebook group was my idea. Posting daily encouragement, recipes and...
A 12-year old athlete from Luverne did more than hold her own at the United States Open Tae Kwon Do Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. Perceyis Trierweiler, a Luverne sixth-grader, won two of three sparring challenges and placed among the top six finishers in the Cadet Division’s lightweight...
The following article appeared in the Jan. 21, 1960, edition of the Rock County Star Herald.   Luverne School Board Agrees To Hire Nurse Luverne students will have the services of a school nurse this spring, it was announced by Superintendent Harvey Eitreim this week, Mr. Eitreim said the school...
Over my working career I’ve been fortunate to have a short drive to work each day. For the 15 years in Redwood Falls my commute to work was about three blocks, and here in Luverne that distance more than doubled to about eight blocks each morning. I know by most people’s standards that isn’t much...
I sneezed. Just once. It was nothing. Later in the day I sneezed twice. And it required a few extra Kleenexes for a lingering runny nose. It was nothing. I wasn’t getting sick. I held to that story the rest of the day, and even said it out loud each time I reached for a tissue. “I’m not sick.” “Ach...

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