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  Question: Why are “new” license plates issued every seven years? Answer: Minnesota State Statute 168.12 states, “Plates issued for passenger automobiles must be issued for a seven-year period. All plates issued under this paragraph must be replaced if they are seven years old or older at the time...
  To start off, I must say that I am impressed by the quality of our school’s meals. Last week I had lunch with my boys at the school. Fresh fruit, veggies and milk were gleefully ingested by children all around me. Great job, Luverne school! Go Cards! One thing that struck me was how the children...
  Anyone driving by the old Juhl place on County Road 8 last week saw an unusual sight — an old granary being pushed slowly across the yard by a bulldozer. She put up a good fight, she did. The building was so well made the second story remained completely intact  — right up to the time the...
I have to give our Minnesota Twins credit. After suffering through four seasons of futility, the Twins emerged as one of Major League Baseball’s best stories in 2015. An 83-79 overall record might not please everyone in Twins Territory. I considered the winning season to be an unexpected surprise....
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on April 13, 1923: SHOCK IS SEVERE 25 MILES DISTANT   Presence of the Unexploded Charge is Discovered by Accident After Quarrymen Had Used Dynamite Near It. Discharge of a 750-pound “toe-cap” deposit of dynamite at the Quartzite Quarries, Inc.,...
  I like to think after 38 years of marriage I know when my wife, Mary, is playing a mind game with me. Recently, however, I discovered she has me right where she wants me even though I think I am in control. Case in point. I was getting ready to watch the first Minnesota Vikings game of the season...
The Luverne girls’ cross country team more than met its goal at the Lac qui Parle Valley-Dawson-Boyd Invitational in Madison Sept. 22. Cardinal coach Pete Janiszeski said his team was focused on staying close to the host team in the meet’s final standings, an LQPV-D-B squad that has won the last...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on September 24, 1915:   NEW PALACE THEATRE TO OPEN WEDNESDAY First Attraction in Luverne’s New $50,000 Opera House Will be “The Prince of Tonight.” THEATRE BUILDING IS HANDSOME STRUCTURE Gives Luverne Splendid Opera House, Beautiful Ball Room, Two...
  Earlier in August I wrote about the problem of spotted wing drosophila, a newly arrived fruit fly that attacks our soft-skinned fruits. I was approached last week by a person who had read the article, and they were not picking their raspberries for fear of the fruit being infected by this insect...
Ginger
  Why do we attach ourselves to pets when it’s so painful to part with them later? It’s a question I’ve asked often since Labor Day when our beloved golden retriever ventured too close to the highway. Ginger had joined me on the front porch for morning coffee while I chatted on the phone with my...

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