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The most common New Year resolutions are to lose weight and exercise more, but I came across a more achievable resolution for 2019. An East Coast kitchen and bath remodel and design firm sent an email that I almost mistook for junk mail, but I was intrigued by the topic: “Minnesota households...
Question: I have noticed cars that can't be seen in the day when they fail to turn on their lights when it is snowing, raining or foggy. Can you please explain how dangerous it can be and what the law is that covers this? Answer: Minnesota law states that every vehicle on a roadway shall display...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on January 14, 1954   Architect to Complete Final School Plans The Luverne school board  has instructed the architect to complete the final preliminary plans for the new proposed junior-senior high school building. The decision was reached at a...
According to the program I grabbed in Luverne High School Saturday afternoon, Westbrook-Walnut Grove’s Kate Jorgenson is listed as a 5-9 junior forward. Not exactly an eye-popping listing by any means, but no other player on the court captured my attention the way Jorgenson did. In fact, I was so...
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...

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