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Scott Rall
The public lands in Minnesota are the heart and jewel of the Minnesota way of life. Many people move to Minnesota to immerse themselves in this way of life. Others wouldn’t consider living anywhere else because of it. Minnesota has great hunting, fishing, bird watching, canoeing and a lengthy list...
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. (2 Corinth. 4:6) When the author and poet, Robert Louis Stevenson, was 12 years old, he found himself one evening looking...
Our homeschool, 1994-2012, was not without its shortcomings.  We had a school shooting the day a rabid raccoon climbed a tree outside our son’s bedroom during math class.  Blam. We had a stabbing the day one student became so blazing furious with her brother that she plunged the tip of her pencil...
You may or may not be aware that Page One in Slayton is where we print the Rock County Star Herald and Luverne Announcer.  We send our pages online to the Slayton printing plant, and a driver delivers our papers to the post office for mail distribution and to our office for news stand distribution...
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...

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