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Mavis Fodness
My teenaged son and his friends introduced me to Marvel comics just before the cinematic franchise blossomed to include 22 movies and counting. Until the Marvel movies came along, I rarely watched movies at a multiplex, preferring to purchase the DVD and watch the movies multiple times in the...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on April 10, 1958.   Past Week’s Precipitation Totals 1.14 In. After an unusually dry period the first three months of 1958, Rock County came in for some brisk rainfall in the past week. Starting last Thursday and continuing intermittently...
The discussion about the differences between my dog personalities continues this week. The dog of the week is Sarge, the middle-aged dog. Tracer is 7. Sarge is 4. My young dog, Raider, is the baby at 2. I recently retired Axle, who is 9 and now lives with my folks. Sarge has the same parents as...
Troy Christianson
Question: Can you please explain the new hands-free cell phone law? Answer: Under the law, you may not hold your phone in your hand and cannot use it at any time for video calling, video live-streaming, Snapchat, gaming, looking at video or photos stored on the phone, using non-navigation apps,...
Rick Peterson
If you have wondered about the purpose and cost of that cable that Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has installed between the east- and westbound lanes on Interstate 90 from the South Dakota border to Worthington, you’re not alone. The Star Herald reported on the project prior to the...
Brenda Winter
When consulted about removing bats from one of our rental properties in Luverne, the exterminator from Sioux Falls said, “Yeah. Wow. Luverne is freaking filled with bats.” I already knew that. My husband serves on the Blue Mound Area Theatre Board. The Board spent five figures to remove bats from...
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...

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