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Lori Sorenson
I enjoyed taste-testing chili last week at Schomackers Home Galleries where family members (who happen to be business partners) competed for bragging rights to the best recipe. Brothers Joe and Tony Schomacker and their dad, Randy, were chili cooks, and Sharon baked sweets to sell on the side. The...
Troy Christianson
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...
Rock County will celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878 (continued from 02-13-2020 edition of Star...
The Luverne girls’ hockey team is making its second appearance at the Minnesota State Class A Hockey Tournament this week. From my perspective, the 2019-20 LHS squad looks a lot like the 2015-16 team that advanced to state after winning the school’s first Section 3A title. Both teams benefited from...
Choosing a new hunting companion should be all fun and no stress, but as the last two columns have shown, there are several pitfalls a puppy shopper can fall into if they do not do their homework. Hip Dysplasia is one of those.  The other is Exercised Induced Collapse. The last health issue in...
Jason Berghorst
I’m in the process. And let me tell you, it’s been a real process.  If you haven’t heard, our “normal” Minnesota driver’s licenses will no longer qualify as adequate identification for boarding a domestic flight after Oct. 1. At least that’s how I understand it. When my driver’s license renewal...
Rick Peterson
Friday is Valentine’s Day. Truth be told, that is not one of my favorite days. Valentine’s Day puts undue pressure on me to be romantic — not one of my strong suits. I can be compassionate, caring and downright sentimental, but romantic not so much. To make matters worse, Mary will find herself...
Betty Mann
Rock County will celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878 (continued from last week’s edition — 02-06...
One of the blessings of my job has been getting to meet a number of top-notch individuals. Lismore’s Bruce Loosbrock is on that list. I was stunned and saddened to learn Bruce passed away on Oct. 29. Loosbrock served the Adrian wrestling program for 30 years, and he was a volunteer assistant for...
It is so important to do your homework before you make a decision on which puppy you might buy and from what breeder. Last week I explained the basics of hip dysplasia and what a breeder can do to reduce the chances any of the puppies they might sell from having it. There is another genetic defect...

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