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When it comes to wolves, I think it is a love/hate relationship for most folks. If they are not eating your livestock, they are the ultimate large predator, and large numbers of them deserve a place in the ecosystem. It they are eating your very livelihood at night, then getting rid of those...
Troy Christianson
Question: Can you give out information about fog lights? I notice a lot of people have them on and when I am meeting them on the road in the evening or at night, some are very bright and make seeing the road very difficult. Some of them appear to be out of alignment and are blinding. I hope that...
Mavis Fodness
Thousands of students — including me — have received diplomas from Luverne High School since it was built in 1956. The LHS Class of 1983 celebrates its “35th plus one” class reunion this weekend. The reunion comes on the heels of the June 20 groundbreaking ceremony that honored the changes coming...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on June 10, 1965.   Three Stores Hold Grand Openings New Fronts Give Main St. New Look          Grand opening days will be held this week at three Luverne businesses with more than a thousand dollars in free merchandise prizes to be given away...
Whenever I attend a Luverne High School gymnastics meet in the winter months, I always find myself being amazed. It could be because of my advanced age, or the fact that I carry a few more pounds around my waist compared with the past, but I always reach the same conclusion. There’s absolutely no...
The spring seeding and burning seasons are over, so now I turn to noxious weed control and the removal of undesirable invasive trees. Over the past 30 years the weed that garners the most attention by ag producers is the Canada thistle — an opportunistic weed that grows in great numbers in any area...
Brenda Winter
July 4, 2019 As a teenager growing up in Luverne I noticed The Fourth of July divided people into two groups: those who had “a lake place” and those who did not.  I was among those who did not. As a small child growing up on a farm southwest of Luverne, a Fourth of July highlight might be my going...
Rick Peterson
Wow, July 4 already! Where has the summer gone? The Fourth is the unofficial midpoint of summer, and for me it’s going to be over with before I know it. Buffalo Days is over, tomorrow is the Fourth of July, and after next week Hot Dog night will be in the books for another year. Again, where has...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on May 27, 1965.   OLD GN RESERVOIR IS: Hills’ Recreational Area          Give the people of Hills a worthy project for the community and you need not search far for helping hands. Such is the unanimous opinion of Bud Bush, Dennis Ronning or...
What always have been popular events at the Rock County Speedway should be even more interesting the summer. Rock County residents seem to love their Enduro Races, which is evident when they pack the grandstands for Enduro action at the local oval for the annual Rock County Fair and Late-Season...

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