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I visited with the local conservation officer, Andrew Dirks, a few times over the past few weeks about the new rules and regulations and things hunters and fishermen need to be up to date on. Many COs have retired in the past five years and more retirements are on the horizon. When one retires, the...
For some unknown reason, I didn’t let history repeat itself Sunday afternoon. As a member of a gathering that included friends and family, I did not jump off the ship when the Minnesota Vikings found themselves in trouble during their game against the Denver Broncos. That wasn’t the case as...
My niece Olivia and nephew Chase examine a headstone in the Norwegian Cemetery in the northwest part of Luverne. A chance to play in the nearby park became an impromptu history lesson.
It has become a tradition for my niece and nephew to come to Luverne and stay at their grandparents’ house over MEA break each October. It works really well for this teacher uncle, who also has those days off. This year, MEA break was blessed with some of the most beautiful weather of the year....
Troy Christianson
In the past five years, officers reported snowy or icy road conditions in more than 79,569 crashes (2014-2018). These crashes resulted in 214 traffic deaths and 20,761 injuries. During the winter, it’s important to drive at safe speeds according to road conditions, and give yourself plenty of...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Star on October 30, 1931.   Bankers of Rock County Organize          Organization of a Rock County Bankers’ Association was perfected at a meeting and banquet held at the Manitou hotel in Luverne Friday night. Until this organization was perfected, Rock...
A Luverne family with a shared interest in motorcycle racing experienced a successful 2019 season. To say the least, the Miles and Mary Brown clan loves the sport. About every two weeks between the months of April and October, the Browns packed up their gear and traveled to American Motorcycle...
What is better then bagging a nice buck? It depends on who you are, but in my case that would be watching someone else bag a nice buck, and preferably it would be someone who has never shot a deer before. If they are really young, really old, or a lady of any age, they are all good. I have bought a...
Mavis Fodness
Taking the back roads is a trait I inherited from my dad. As a kid I recall jumping into the Rambler or the F150 and enjoying the scenery to wherever we were going. While the destination was the same, the route changed each time. Now years later I have driven at least a dozen different routes to...
Rick Peterson
This coming Monday is Veterans Day, and as far as I am concerned, it’s in my top five most important days we honor each year. My top five are Christmas, Easter, Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. You can rank them any way you want to, but for me Veterans Day and Memorial Day are only...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on November 6, 1931.   Armistice Day To Be Observed in Luverne Many Business Places Will Be Closed All Day Armistice day — the anniversary of the closing of the great World war — will be observed throughout Rock county next Wednesday, November 11th,...

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