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  Question: What is the penalty for an expired health card while driving a commercial vehicle such as a semi? Answer: A current health card is required for vehicles over 10,000 pounds. If the driver’s health card is expired, the driver would be subject to a citation. The driver could be allowed to...
No winter sports team from the Star Herald coverage area has been more active than the Luverne girls’ hockey team. A two-win week that ended with a surprising loss in Waseca Friday upped Luverne’s record to 9-3-2 overall. The Cards have played 14 games overall since the opener against Morris-Benson...
A Luverne man who dedicated a good share of his life to officiating will be recognized for his service Friday at the Luverne Elementary School. The Luverne boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are scheduled to play a varsity doubleheader that evening, a day that has been declared Jere Ohme Day in...
Question: If a person has a permit to carry in Minnesota, can they transport a loaded rifle or shotgun in a vehicle? Answer: The permit to carry law applies only to handguns, so the answer is no with some exceptions. MS 97B.045 – A person may not transport a firearm in a motor vehicle unless the...
Some people call it “vertically challenged.” Others say “short in stature.” Most of the time I find my inability to reach items from floor level frustrating. Over the past five decades, I’ve found ways to stretch my 5 feet, 4 inches, either by standing on tiptoes or with the failsafe use of a chair...
I know the big day we all look forward to this month is Christmas and rightfully so. But for me coming in at a distant second is Saturday, Dec. 22, because that is the day after the first day of winter and —albeit hardly noticeable —daylight hours start to increase. For me the first day of winter...
Step 5 — the final of five steps in the process — is to obtain a clean title   By Scott Rall Outdoors columnist Land purchases for wildlife habitat have many phases. I have chronicled the steps that were taken for Rock County Pheasants Forever to acquire the Rooster Ridge Wildlife Management Area...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on December 3, 1953.   C&C To Fete County Children At Saturday Theatre Parties   Arrangements Made For Santa Claus Visit Also Youngsters in Luverne and the surrounding trade area are invited to be the guests of the Luverne Civic and Commerce...
Despite our sincerest considerations, Christmas isn’t about the Christmas tree This will be the first Christmas in over 20 years that we don’t have a real tree in our home. It looks great, but it was clearly never a living, growing, green thing … with a thirsty trunk and sticky sap and loose...
Question: I will be traveling to Minnesota in a few weeks. Can I use studded tires in your state? Answer: According to Minnesota State Statute 169.72, “Every solid rubber tire on a vehicle must have rubber on its entire traction surface at least one inch thick above the edge of the flange of the...

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