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Question: On most days I observe college students who are wearing dark jackets and hats, listening to "tunes" while walking, or walking in the same direction as motor traffic rather than facing that traffic. This street has no sidewalks so all the walking occurs close to the cars. I am concerned...
I recently joined a group having dinner with a young couple considering a move to Luverne. Not surprisingly, the conversation became kind of a recruiting session while we shared many positive features of our community. We covered all the usual highlights: the state park, great local restaurants,...
It’s May Day and I am looking out of my window at a beautiful array of colors of tulips blooming in the fresh snow. I don’t think I have ever witnessed this before. From here, I can’t really tell if those tulips are shivering, but I am! Well, weather is what weather is, and we are along for the...
It didn’t take Adrian’s Kevin Nowotny long to be on the receiving end of a well-deserved honor. Approximately 10 months after stepping down as Adrian’s head baseball coach after a 23-year run, Nowotny recently learned he’s been elected to the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association...
Here we are in the last week of April ... already! I hope you are finished cleaning up your flower beds and have all your landscape shrubs pruned. Next thing on my list is to apply rose systemic care granules on shrub roses. This product is an excellent formulation of fertilizer and insecticide...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on March 5, 1926:   LUVERNE GOLF CLUB HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING   Material Increase in Membership Fees Is Made, Which Will Place Club on sound Financial Basis.   At the annual meeting of the Luverne Golf club held Monday evening, a decided change in the...
  I am not sure if it was here in Luverne or maybe Redwood Falls — might even have been in Worthington. One of those Chamber of Commerce organizations used and may still use as their slogan: “Doing things most people think just happen.” What they meant by that is things don’t just happen — there is...
What does a $1,300 cake taste like? George Bonnema claims the cake he donated to the annual hospice banquet Saturday night was a regular, old carrot cake baked with flour, butter and the usual spices. Granted, the carrots were grown in George’s own garden, but home-grown carrots on their own do not...
I have a suggestion for a pair of middle school female students at Hills-Beaver Creek High School. If I were you gals, I would actively try to recruit your friends, classmates or just about anyone else to join the H-BC girls’ golf program. Hannah Fick and Tess Van Maanen are the lone female members...
Stumping the word expert at her own game Online quiz offers lessons in words and humility As children of an editor, my sons grew up with impeccable grammar and a solid command of the English language. I was surprised then to find the ninth-grader struggling with sentence homework earlier this...

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