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I know what you’re thinking — not another column about the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. But it’s only seven weeks away and there is still a lot to plan and finalize. We are entering the “dot the I’s and cross the T’s” time of hosting this event. The final schedule of events has been laid out...
I’ve been shopping wrong all these years. Have you ever realized your understanding of something basic has been misunderstood all along? That happened to me earlier this summer. During an otherwise normal conversation, I learned that I’ve been going through the grocery store “backward” my entire...
Lately I have had people questioning me about a rapidly growing vine that all off a sudden is very noticeable because of its sprays of tiny white flowers. It climbs up and onto anything its tendrils can attach to … fence lines, trees, shrubs, evergreens, etc. The pest I am talking about is wild...
The grounds at the Luverne Country Club could sport a carnival-type atmosphere on Sunday, Sept. 9. With the LCC’s annual club tournaments in the rearview mirror and postseason league play about to begin, club officials have decided to host an event geared to please the area’s youth. The first...
We always hope our children will do the right thing when the opportunity presents itself, and this summer two Luverne Elementary School students demonstrated their ability to do just that. The story begins on a rainy Wednesday afternoon when Luverne Middle-High School Principal Ryan Johnson was...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on November 13, 1952.   Fire at Hardwick Destroys Garage And Feed Store   Probably many persons at the fire at Hardwick last Thursday afternoon wondered what a fire truck from Arlington, South Dakota, was doing there. Here’s the story . . ....
We have been blessed with abundant rainfall this season, and the weeds in our lawns appreciate the moisture as much as the grass. Herbicide applications are most effective when the weeds are growing actively, and with adequate moisture and balmy summer days, that “actively growing” is happening...
In an effort to spend less time on social media, I have developed a system of “rapid categorization” that lets me zip through new Facebook posts in seconds instead of hours. The categories are “care” and “don’t care.” Feel free to make this list your own. “Care” means I will glance at the photo and...
A little over a year ago a small group of people came together and put together a proposal to be submitted to Explore Minnesota in an effort to host the 2018 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. In October of last year it was announced at the 2017 opener in Marshall that Luverne had been...
Street Banner Controversy Becomes Election Stimulus  (This continues a story from last week about a political banner hung over Main Street bearing the words: “The Demos Say ‘You Never Had it So Good.’ Ask The Boys In Korea-Volunteers For Ike.” The banner, according to the 1952 story, provoked “more...

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