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I don’t know whose idea it was to dig a hole in the Sharkee’s parking lot, then knock a hole in the basement wall to gain access to the inside with a bobcat, but that was some serious MacGyvering. If you’re like me (and sad for you if you are), I couldn’t help but wonder why it was taking so long...
When one reaches an advanced age like myself, learning something new is a positive thing. It makes me feel like it was a good day. The same can be said about experiencing something new, and that’s exactly what happened to me at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul March 8. That was the night when...
There was a famous professor who often challenged his students with questions like ... Which of you is going to be a great writer? Which of you is going to be a great saint like Francis of Assisi? Which of you is going to be a great humanitarian like Albert Schweitzer? Presented with such big ideas...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on November 13, 1925:   COUNTY ELIMINATES SHARP TURNS ON STATE AID ROADS   State to Re-Route Ashcreek Trunk Highway to Do Away With Sharp Turns and Two Railway Crossings.   Rock county’s highway department has completed or is just finishing the...
This summer Bryan and I will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. It will be a time to look back at the events in our lives and prepare for an event I knowingly prepared for three decades ago — becoming a grandparent. By the time the “I dos” were uttered, Bryan and I planned on starting a family...
Fate didn’t favor the Luverne Cardinals at the end of Saturday’s seeding meeting for the state hockey tournament. The Cardinals, as expected, didn’t receive one of the top five seeds for the eight-team tournament, which starts Wednesday (March 8) at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. That left LHS...
Grandma’s nest is empty again   My nest is empty again. For the past several months our son, daughter-in-law and 20-month-old granddaughter have lived with us while they remodeled a house in Luverne. As is the nature of remodeling, the anticipated four-week project somehow lasted five months. But...
I’m somewhat ashamed to admit this. After pulling into a parking space outside Adrian High School Feb. 21, I became overwhelmed with apprehension. My reluctance had nothing to do with covering the Ellsworth-Adrian boys’ basketball game that was about to take place inside the building. It had...
I’m not planning to die (soon) but I can plan today how I’d like to die in the end My mom and I attended “The Convenings” Thursday in Luverne, and after covering the topic in the Star Herald, I was looking forward to the event. Cathy Wurzer’s discussion with local experts shed light on what it...
A former Luverne resident who now resides in Colorado stepped out of her comfort zone in late January. Karen Jarchow is an accomplished mountain bike racer, so she prefers spending her winter training for the upcoming season instead of mixing it up on the snow and ice-covered courses that host fat...

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