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My garden is giving up!  Short days and cold night do not equate to productivity.  Strawberry plants are still blooming and the berries are huge, but it takes them a week to turn red. So now we start the cleanup process.  Any plants that were infected with bight (tomatoes) should be disposed of in...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on January 8, 1953.   Non-residents Pay $10,703 To Fish, Hunt. Proof positive that Luverne is the “Gateway to Minnesota” can be surmised by the amount of sporting licenses sold in the county during 1952. According to a report compiled by County...
Although the Minnesota Twins didn’t give me much reason to watch them play on television the last few months, I did tune into some of the regular season finale Sunday. I did so out of respect for Joe Mauer, who may have played his last game as a 15-year member of the team. In this day and age where...
This year, for the first time in 10 years, I’ll attend the Tri-State Band Festival as a mere spectator rather than as a band mom. Actually, I’ve been photographing the event for 25 years with my Star Herald pass, but it’s been fun to show up with a dual purpose. I focus my long lens on the Luverne...
Today (Thursday) I’ll be speaking at the Over 60 noon luncheon at the Presbyterian   Church. I have been asked to speak about the upcoming Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener event Oct. 12 and 13. Actually, for this engagement I am the “B” team because they asked Chamber Executive Jane...
Santa Claus will be in Luverne this Saturday and each Saturday from now until Christmas, it was announced this week by Curtis Laudon, chairman of the C and C committee in charge of arrangements. He’ll be on the Luverne streets and in and out of the stores, greeting little boys and girls, and...
0927- know it grow it   George Bonnema Luverne horticulturalist Cooler nights and shorter days spell autumn and the colors of flowers still trying their best to put on a show are amazing.  The abundance of monarch butterflies that have been feeding on the zinnias and asters in my garden and at the...
Some light is being shed on what I’ve long believed to be one of the state’s best-kept secrets.  The Luverne girls’ cross country team has found success for most of this decade mostly flying under the radar in many areas of the state. That situation has changed in 2018. According to the latest...
As a reporter for a small community newspaper, I often hear people say, “You must meet a lot of interesting people.” And I do. On a weekly basis I talk with all kinds of people for all kinds of stories and I have all kinds of conversations by way of interviews. I enjoyed a particularly memorable...
Question: What is the process for reporting an unsafe driver if you don’t have a particular incident to report? I’m concerned with a bunch of things I’ve been noticing getting worse over time. Thank you.   Answer: There are several options for you to consider. 1. Write and sign a letter to Driver...

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