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Jason Berghorst
Remember the movie, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop?” In the 2009 comedy, the main character takes a job as a mall security guard and patrols on a Segway making sure the mall is safe and clean. Of course the humor in the movie is that, although he takes his job very seriously, the “mall cop” has little...
George Bonnema
Today my flower gardens are absolutely glorious! This is the color I envision and plan for all through the cold, dark days of winter ... so enjoy every moment while it lasts. If you are feeding your planters, they should be at their peak of color now. If you have one or two plants that seem to be...
Rick Peterson
I have one final thought on the tremendously successful Fourth of July celebration at The Lake in Luverne. That thought is, before we get too attached to calling the lake “The Lake,” let’s change the name. I know we had chances to throw a few name ideas around, but here is my thought: Seeing how...
Brenda Winter
“I, Brenda, take you, Jim, to be my wedded husband. And, I do promise and covenant before God and these witnesses to be your loving and faithful wife, in plenty and in want, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, as long as we both shall live.”  It was thirty years ago on Tuesday that I...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 18, 1924:   Continued from last week:   ROCK COUNTY AS IT WAS FIFTY ODD YEARS AGO   During the Autumn of 1866, Nathan C Estey and James Johnson, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, visited the county for the purpose of selecting claims on the un-surveyed...
After a brief respite of cooler-than-normal weather in May, June returned to this year's pattern of above-normal temperatures with average highs breaking the 80-degree barrier and average lows nearing the 60-degree mark.  Overall, temperatures were nearly 3 degrees above normal with one particular...
Troy Christianson
Question: There was a story in the news about a recent hit and run fatal crash where the State Patrol was looking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle that fled. How many hit and run incidents are there in Minnesota and what is the law that covers this? Answer: As a State Patrol public...
Mavis Fodness
“Back to the Future” is one of those movies I have watched again, again and again. Despite its futuristic title, it’s a movie that brings me back to the past. I was a college sophomore when the film debuted in theaters July 1985. I didn’t see the movie during its first release. I purchased the VHS...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 18, 1924:   ROCK COUNTY AS IT WAS FIFTY ODD YEARS AGO   Being a Paper on Pioneer Life as Read by Representative J.N. Jacobson at Hills Old Settler’s Re-Union   Permanent settlement began in the southwest corner of the county in 1876. A few...
The Salon 75 10-and-Under softball team completed a 17-0 season over the weekend. Team members include (front row, from left) Josie Anderson, Kierra Binford, Makena Nelson, Morgan Jonas, (back) coach Corey Nelson, Cassi Chesley, Averill Sehr, Tori Serie, Emma Beyer, Addison Huiskes and coach Jamie Beyer. Missing is Anika Boll.
Based on a dominating performance turned in by a youth team this summer, it looks as if the Luverne softball program has a promising future. I have to offer my congratulations to coaches Corey Nelson and Jamie Beyer and the members of the Salon 75 10-and-Under softball team for what they...

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