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Lighted porchlights signaled the willingness to give to the March of Dimes drive conducted under the auspices of the Luverne Grade School Mothers’ club Thursday night. Typical of the scenes at virtually every Luverne home is this one caught by the Star-Herald’s camera at the Henry Untiedt home on North Estey street. Standing in the doorway is Mrs. Untiedt. The “marching mother” is Mrs. James Bagbey. Foreground is Stephen Bagbey who made the march with his mother. In all, 95 Luverne mothers participated in t
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on February 4, 1954   Polio Fund Now Over $4,000 Contributions turned in to the county March of Dimes committee up to Tuesday of this week amounted to $4,244.13, it was announced this week.  Luverne’s “Mothers’ March” last Thursday night proved...
  Question: Who is responsible for making sure the roadway is cleaned up and free from spilled liquids, glass and other car parts from a crash?   Answer: I have noticed that responding agencies and tow companies usually work as a team to treat the injured, direct traffic, investigate the crash and...
It’s ‘tru’ Cows are better than shrimp I don’t like shrimp that much anyway. I’m more of a cow-girl. I don’t think there is a prettier sight in the world than a pasture full of mama cows and baby calves grazing under a blue prairie sky. I understand cows. They have curiosity and listen intently...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on January 28, 1954   Mothers’ March On Polio To Be Held Here Tonight   Will Canvass Business Area Today, Friday Turn on your porch light early tonight, you’re going to have a visitor. This is the night for Luverne’s “Mothers’ March on Polio...
For a player who is on the verge of becoming Hills-Beaver Creek High School’s all-time leading scorer in basketball, senior Sidney Fick has remained true to her personality. First and foremost, Fick is in many different ways a team-first player who has helped the Patriots get off to an impressive...
For What's It Worth — Rick Peterson
I am sure many of you experienced date confusion over the recent holidays. By that I mean it was difficult at best during the weeks of Christmas and New Year to keep track of what day of the week it was. It seemed for two weeks in a row we had two Mondays each week, and to kind of balance that out...
On Second Thought — Lori Sorenson
My 22-year-old son spent last weekend ice fishing with buddies on some frozen lake in central Minnesota. He’s an experienced angler and has driven on many frozen Minnesota lakes to auger countless holes in ice to retrieve untold numbers and species of fish. Therefore, I told myself (again) I should...
Betty Mann
An 11-man crew arrived here this week to begin the construction of 84 miles of 161,000 KV transmission line for Northern States Power Company and Interstate Power Company. The new line will serve as a connecting link between the two utilities lines, for standby service. It will extend from a point...
The most common New Year resolutions are to lose weight and exercise more, but I came across a more achievable resolution for 2019. An East Coast kitchen and bath remodel and design firm sent an email that I almost mistook for junk mail, but I was intrigued by the topic: “Minnesota households...
Question: I have noticed cars that can't be seen in the day when they fail to turn on their lights when it is snowing, raining or foggy. Can you please explain how dangerous it can be and what the law is that covers this? Answer: Minnesota law states that every vehicle on a roadway shall display...

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