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The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on Jan. 24, 1952.   Consolidation Question Now Up To Residents Of District Residents of rural school districts adjacent to Luverne must now determine whether or not they wish to consolidate with the Luverne district. At a meeting held here last...
A coaching career that spanned 32 years and four decades will be saluted next month in Bloomington. The Bloomington Double Tree Hotel and Convention Center will be the site of the 2018 Minnesota State High School Track Coaches Association annual clinic that runs from Jan. 25-27. Jan. 26 will be a...
With 2018 just around the corner, the time has come to take a look back at all the great accomplishments turned in by area athletes in 2017. As has become a tradition, I’ll dedicate my final column of the year to pointing out and ranking what I believe to be the top sports stories of 2017. I found...
Question: Are orange signs supposed to be advisory or warning signs? Can you get a ticket for going the speed of the white sign when there is also some orange signs posted? I’ve seen some construction zones with white and orange signs posted 55mph and then some orange signs with 35mph speed signs....
With Christmas in the rear-view mirror, it’s time for that wonderful annual event “making New Year’s resolutions that we have no intention of keeping — ever.” This year for greater accountability, I am going public with my resolution. I am launching a citywide one-month healthy eating campaign. On...
(The following article appeared in the July 6, 1967, edition of the Rock County Star Herald.)   ‘Sermon On Mounds’ Sets Stage For City’s Centennial   “We look back in order to see where we have been — to give proper credit to those who have gone before,” declared the Reverend Donald Connelly,...
With only a few days remaining until Dec. 25, we have by now likely heard every seasonal song and every conceivable variation of each familiar tune. They’re aired on radio stations, piped into elevators, played over department store speakers, and performed live at Sunday school programs and music...
The clock is ticking and you’re probably thinking I’m going to say there are just four days until Christmas. While that is true, there are also only 10 days until the end of the year. That means you have only 10 days to send in your check to the Luverne Area Community Foundation 150 donors giving $...
My oldest daughter Courtney’s decision for a birthday gift for her husband of three years was a piece of furniture commemorating a private joke the two share. Burned onto the lip of the coffee table are the words: “Always and forever. Socks!” “Always and forever” referred to their commitment to...
  Question: Is it legal for local police or State Patrol to make regular traffic stops with an unmarked vehicle (no markings at all) or does the vehicle have to be a certain color or have some kind of markings? Answer: You might be aware of some posts on social media that say, according to state...

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