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In an effort to spend less time on social media, I have developed a system of “rapid categorization” that lets me zip through new Facebook posts in seconds instead of hours. The categories are “care” and “don’t care.” Feel free to make this list your own. “Care” means I will glance at the photo and...
A little over a year ago a small group of people came together and put together a proposal to be submitted to Explore Minnesota in an effort to host the 2018 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. In October of last year it was announced at the 2017 opener in Marshall that Luverne had been...
Street Banner Controversy Becomes Election Stimulus  (This continues a story from last week about a political banner hung over Main Street bearing the words: “The Demos Say ‘You Never Had it So Good.’ Ask The Boys In Korea-Volunteers For Ike.” The banner, according to the 1952 story, provoked “more...
Last week I told you about knowing how to determine the maturity of apples and pears. I also want to mention that with the later apple varieties like Fireside, Honey Gold, and Haralson, a light frost changes the starch in the apple to sugar, greatly enhancing the flavor of the apple. This happens...
The calendar hanging in my work cubical lists that fall officially begins on Sept. 22, but it arrives much earlier for me each year. I believe summer ends when the high school athletes begin preparing for the upcoming fall sports season, and that day came and went on Monday. I’ll be spending a...
Question: Do I need an oversize or wide load permit to haul a boatlift that is over 9 feet wide to my cabin? Answer: You would need to obtain a permit because the width is over 8 feet 6 inches. Hauling oversized items without a permit or escorts (if required) can be dangerous and is illegal....
The phone rang in the Star Herald office Tuesday. A woman named Gloria wanted to talk to the editor. She was hosting a Gloria Party on Wednesday and would I like to come. I smiled on my end of the call. A Gloria Party. I was intrigued. “Sure. What time?” I was told the gathering would start at 1 p....
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on October 30, 1952.   Street Banner Controversy Becomes Election Stimulus  (This continues a story from last week about a political banner hung over Main Street bearing the words: “The Demos Say ‘You Never Had it So Good.’ Ask The Boys In Korea...
It is the time of year when I get calls from people telling me that the apples or pears are falling off their trees and how can we tell if it is time to harvest the fruit.  Fruit trees often abort some fruit if they are loaded with more than they can support … that is a natural thing, and the only...
What has become a summer ritual in recent years begins today in Brainerd. The Luverne VFW baseball team qualified for state play for the third consecutive year a little less than two weeks ago. The Cardinals open the tournament with a 10 a.m. game against Litchfield today. As usual, the Cardinals...

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