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I have no idea what the rest of 2016 has in store, but I doubt it will get much better than the gift the Minnesota Vikings served up Sunday night. As a longtime fan of the team, I’ve experienced more heartbreak than euphoria when watching the purple and gold take the field on Sundays over the years...
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...
“This Old House,” “Fixer Upper” and “Property Brothers” are among my favorite home improvement shows. It’s exciting to watch the resurrection of a once-loved home into a structure that is cared for again. Recently I have become a big fan of cooking shows and one in particular — so much so that I am...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on September 28, 1923:   CHILD HEALTH CLINICS TO BE HELD OCT. 6-11   Specialist to Hold Clinics at Luverne, Ashcreek, Kenneth, Kanaranzi and Hardwick   Infant and children’s clinics, under the direction of the Rock County Public Health association,...
Before closing the books on 2015, I spent one morning last week trying to put together my list of the top accomplishments turned in by athletes from the Star Herald coverage area. Once again, it proved to be a challenging task. While combing through the archives, I did find eight state-qualifying...
Christmas 2015 is tomorrow, and while everything around us seems to be changing, at least the Christmas story remains the same. I noticed at least one other thing that hasn’t changed. It seems the Christmas shopping list has stood the test of time and modern technology. With the advent of the...
Dear Friends, It’s been a busy and blessed year at the Juhl-Winter household.  In January our sweet Kate left for an 11-month stint on the mission fields of Thailand. In February Brenda traveled to the Twin Cities with college friends to attend a John Cougar Mellencamp concert. For three hours the...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on December 1, 1922:   600 POUNDS OF FISH TAKEN FROM RIVER WITH SPEARS   Two Luverne Fishermen Make Record Haul from Rock River in 2 ½ Hours—All Carp   Substituting spears for fish poles, two Rock county disciples of Isaac Walton pulled out of Rock...
Premade plans can change in an instant when one is the head coach of an athletic team. Just ask T.J. Newgard, the head coach of the Luverne girls’ basketball program. The LHS mentor had big plans for sophomore guard Joci Oye this season, and he spent a good share of the summer workouts and...
A tourist and a pilgrim are two distinctly different mind-sets. We have all been tourists. We have identified certain places to visit, consulted guide books and purchased maps. We have packed our suitcases, making certain to include our cameras and video recorders. By car or bus or train or plane...

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