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By Rick Peterson, Tollefson Publishing General Manager Like many of you I had to pause today and ask myself, “Wow, where did 2018 go?” I can’t help but look forward to the new year without thinking about all the great projects that are already underway and will pick up speed and be in full swing by...
Watching snowflakes the size of pancakes splat onto the deck brings to mind the wonderful, glorious days of Christmas vacation I had as a child. I was the middle pup in a litter of three. My parents had three children in three years just to get it over with. Whatever price my mother paid in...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on January 14, 1954.   200 On Hand To View New Postal Truck About 200 persons viewed the interior of the new highway post office when it stopped here Monday on its inaugural trip. The bus-like vehicle was escorted into the city by the police...
I realize that we already are a few days into 2019, but the focus of this column is to recall what area athletes accomplished last year. Based on my research, 2018 was a good year for athletes from all four schools that form the Star Herald coverage area. I found what I deem to be seven grand...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on November 26, 1953.   Scout Paper Drive To Be Held Friday Waste paper is valuable, at least to the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of Luverne and Hardwick. That’s why they are staging a waste paper drive here Friday, November 27. For a while, the...
What’s scarier? An outhouse at night, or a phone that only makes phone calls? When I was a kid, I marveled at my parents’ stories of their youth. Stories about plumbing — or lack thereof — were my favorite. “We had a pee pot,” Mom explained about overnight bathroom duties. “And in the wintertime...
  Question: What is the penalty for an expired health card while driving a commercial vehicle such as a semi? Answer: A current health card is required for vehicles over 10,000 pounds. If the driver’s health card is expired, the driver would be subject to a citation. The driver could be allowed to...
No winter sports team from the Star Herald coverage area has been more active than the Luverne girls’ hockey team. A two-win week that ended with a surprising loss in Waseca Friday upped Luverne’s record to 9-3-2 overall. The Cards have played 14 games overall since the opener against Morris-Benson...
A Luverne man who dedicated a good share of his life to officiating will be recognized for his service Friday at the Luverne Elementary School. The Luverne boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are scheduled to play a varsity doubleheader that evening, a day that has been declared Jere Ohme Day in...
Question: If a person has a permit to carry in Minnesota, can they transport a loaded rifle or shotgun in a vehicle? Answer: The permit to carry law applies only to handguns, so the answer is no with some exceptions. MS 97B.045 – A person may not transport a firearm in a motor vehicle unless the...

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