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As I was thinking about Memorial Day weekend, I remember last year there was some online discussion as to flag protocol on Memorial Day. So I did some checking and hopefully this will help you. The American flag is flown at half-staff anytime the nation is mourning. The proper protocol for flying...
Last month in this space I lamented about the loss of the Casey’s store on Main Street. That store was a good example of not appreciating something while it’s there. Living just a few blocks away, and driving by each day on my way to and from work, I stopped there anywhere from two to five times...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on April 30, 1926:   DUST OBSCURES SUN IN SEVERE WIND STORMS   Saturday and Tuesday Marked With Worst Storms of Dust Ever Known in This Section   DUST PILED IN DRIFTS LIKE SNOW IN A STORM   Damage to Early Sown Grains Problematic Owing to Such Sowing...
The Buffalo Ridge Officials Association is in desperate need of help. After years of administering the rules of the sport of football with integrity and pride on many fields here in Southwest Minnesota, the BROA is currently facing a number crisis. “We had about 15 or 16 officials right here in...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 12, 1922:   FAMOUS SCREEN STAR HERE IN PERSON NEXT WEDNESDAY   Helen Gibson, Heroine of Many Thrilling Serials, to Talk on Hollywood at Palace Theatre   Rock county motion picture fans are to have the pleasure of seeing and hearing Miss Helen...
We made a quick trip to Detroit last weekend … well, if 14 hours driving time going and 14 hours coming home could be considered quick … and we had two days to spend there with our son … that was the weekend. In the midst of that, we got to shop six of the biggest garden centers in the greater...
Luverne’s Ariel DeBeer is enjoying a successful senior season as a member of the school’s softball program. Led by a senior-dominated team, the Cardinals are playing winning ball with an 11-8 record after going 5-13 in 2016. DeBeer has played a part in the on-field success by producing at the plate...
When the cellphone becomes a lifesaver   By Mavis Fodness The cellphone is becoming the Swiss army knife of the technological age. It certainly became a handy tool that recently saved my life. My husband, Bryan, and I purchased an enclosed horse trailer a year ago. I am still getting used to where...
By Rick Peterson, Tollefson Publishing General Manager One of Rock County’s former deputies made it to the pages of the Minneapolis Star Tribune last week. Nick Schafer, now a sergeant with the St. Paul Police Department, was recognized for his effort in reuniting the cremains of a man with his...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 1, 1925:   DOG LICENSES DUE   Dog owners in general should bear in mind that all dog licenses issued by the city of Luverne expire this morning and that under the provisions of a city ordinance they are required to secure new licenses and see...

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