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Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on April 10, 1958.   City May Rent South Air Strip          Luverne’s airport committee was authorized to negotiate for a lease of the landing strip south of the city on U.S. Highway No. 75 by the City Council Tuesday night.          Benjamin...
In the fall of 2011, when Ryder Reed was a senior member of the Luverne High School football program, he gained a reputation as being a high-energy performer. He played the game with passion, and he was rewarded for his efforts by being named the Southwest Conference’s Co-Defensive Lineman of the...
Troy Christianson
Question: I want to install a lift kit and put bigger tires on my Jeep. I want to comply with all the state laws. What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders? Answer: Anytime you make any modification or alteration to a vehicle’s stock suspension and tires/...
Lori Sorenson
Another high school prom is in the books, and son No. 2 came through with flying colors, or at least with high shine, given his date’s glittery dress and his matching gold vest and tie. A lot of planning and effort goes into a high school prom, and we’re grateful to the volunteers and local...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on April 3, 1958.   Special Good Friday and Easter Services Are Planned          Most Rock county churches will have special Good Friday Easter Festival services tomorrow and Sunday. There will be no Community Good Friday services this year...
Scott Rall
A social media person I am not, but I do have a Facebook page and follow it every once in a while.  I saw a post from Project Upland with a video of a guy with his very first dog. The post followed him and the dog for about the first two years and illustrated how having the dog had changed him and...
Boxes, boxes, and more boxes. I swear they are multiplying! Some are stuffed full and unopened, some are in the process of being cleaned out and disassembled, and thankfully some are empty, flattened and ready for recycling. My family recently moved to a different home and after the initial...
A spring sports team that currently is flying under the radar of many area fans can no longer be overlooked. While Luverne High School has produced many competitive baseball, tennis and track squads on a regular basis in recent years, the LHS softball program has largely gone unnoticed. In my...
George Bonnema
Okay, a rain day (Monday) so I don’t feel guilty not working outside. This weekend I did manage to get all five of my gardens tilled and planted a lot of the cool season crops: broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, kale, romaine lettuce and radishes.  I hope to get all of the...
Troy Christianson
Question: Can someone that had a shoulder replacement and will be in a sling for four more weeks still be legal to drive with one arm? Answer: There are no restrictions placed on a license for this situation, unless a physician notifies Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) of such. If the driver’s (...

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