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Lori Sorenson
We have a leg lamp on display in our western Rock County neighborhood, proudly illuminated in a highway-facing window. It was a highly-anticipated mail-order gift, and the neighbors (our friends) documented its delivery in a series of group text images. First came a photo of the “major award”...
Rick Peterson
It’s not easy this Christmas season to be jolly and merry and shouting “Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas.” But if you need a feel-good moment, I encourage you to check out the Luverne Area Community Foundation’s virtual Celebrations of Philanthropy. To do so, go to www.luvacf.org and click the link....
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 12-10-20 edition of the Star Herald)            The year 1901 was one of substantial improvement. The town’s first blacksmith, E. M. Newell, came from Edgerton in February, erected a shop and was ready to...
Brenda Winter
I've become a hypochondriac. In the past month, I’ve had a headache and wondered, “Do I have Covid-19?” And then, “I wonder if I’ll need a ventilator?” And then, “Who will attend my funeral if the guests are limited to members of only one household?” I’ve had a scratchy throat and wondered, “Is...
Troy Christianson
Question: Did I hear there is extra DWI enforcement going on over the holidays? Answer: Yes, here is some information that we shared on the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s blog: The holidays are going to be different this year, that’s for sure. With Minnesota’s pandemic restrictions in...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 12-03-20 edition of the Star Herald.)   Kenneth          Located on the line between sections 1 and 2, Vienna township, on the Worthington-Hardwick branch of the Rock Island railroad, seven miles southeast...
Jason Berghorst
What will your life be like in the year 2045? That’s the question my ninth-grade students had the opportunity to think and write about recently.  What will life be like in 25 years?  What jobs will they have and where will they live? How will the world be similar to and different from 2020? The...
Rick Peterson
If you missed the fireworks this past Sunday night, sad for you. They were nothing short of spectacular. There is a video on our Facebook page that will give you a sample of how great they were. The park was just as cool. Kudos to the Luverne Chamber, City of Luverne Public Works Department, local...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 11-25-20 edition of the Star Herald.)   School          A completely   equipped, nine grade school is maintained in Magnolia. It is conducted in a two-story building, erected in 1893 at a cost of several...
Scott Rall
So the opening weekend of the Minnesota pheasant season is here and gone and it took until 8 a.m. that following Monday morning for my phone to ring with questions regarding hunting etiquette on public lands. For sure there are different common-sense rules when it comes to interacting with other...

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