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Luverne’s Suzie Walgrave (middle) poses for a picture with some other medalists after securing a gold medal at United States Open Tae Kwon Do Championships in Las Vegas last week.
If medals were distributed based on courage, Luverne’s Suzie Walgrave would have received one before stepping on the mat at the United States Open Tae Kwon Do Championships in Las Vegas last week. Since that’s not the way things work, Walgrave, a registered nurse at Sanford Hospital in Luverne,...
After observing the planning of his grandmother’s funeral, my (then much younger) son announced that at his funeral  he would like to have his eyes open in the casket.  My (then much younger) daughter announced that she wanted purple placemats at the lunch following her funeral.  I’ve (jokingly)...
Luverne senior Solomon Nielsen, pictured during a home triangular, may have the opportunity to pull even with Matt Skattum as the wrestling program’s all-time wins leaders Friday night.
If things fall into place, Friday could be a historic night for a Luverne High School senior. Luverne Cardinal Solomon Nielsen, who has compiled a 24-0 record this winter, is on the verge of becoming the most successful wrestler in the history of the LHS program. After disposing of three opponents...
Any way one sums up the situation, it has been a rough winter for the Adrian High School wrestling program. With a 3-13 record as a team through Saturday’s T-M-B Tournament, the Dragons already have taken more setbacks this season than they have in the last two seasons combined (11 losses), and...
The 2017 playoffs have expanded my horizon as an NFL football enthusiast. As a disappointed Minnesota fan who watched my team fall apart after opening the season with five wins, I’ve been relegated to being a bandwagon jumper. So for the past two weeks, my support has gone to the teams that are...
After watching the Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ basketball team dismantle Russell-Tyler-Ruthton in Hills Friday, I came to a conclusion. I left Hills thinking this band of Patriots is on the verge of going on a run. In hindsight, I may have been jumping the gun a little bit. After glancing at H-BC’s...
A man who works with the Luverne High School track program will be honored for a job well done later this month. Pete Janiszeski, who has served as an assistant coach under Craig Nelson for the past 14 years, is about to be recognized for his contributions to one of Southwest Minnesota’s strongest...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on December 29, 1900:   1900 A PROSPEROUS YEAR   NEW YEAR OPENS WITH BRIGHT PROSPECTS   Large Number of Public and Private Improvements throughout the County—Farm Comforts Increased by Construction of Buildings and Towns Made Healthier by Better...
Every year presents its challenges, and 2016 is no different. As I searched through the Star Herald archives of the past 12 months on Monday, I found eight state-qualifying teams (or individuals) from our coverage area that deserve mention in my annual stories of the year column. Finding the...
I think the gifts are all wrapped and under the tree, so it looks like Santa made an early visit to the Peterson house. Mary and I, like most grandparents, are looking forward to having a house full of grandkids over the holidays. As we anticipate the upcoming weekend, I find myself remembering how...

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