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  By Rick Peterson, Tollefson Publishing General Manager Are you kidding me? Affordable health care, my A$$. This column is in no way a reflection on our local insurance agents. In fact, I can’t imagine the guff they are taking as the annual renewal time for health insurance is upon us. This is the...
  It may not be ranked among life’s great questions such as, “What is the meaning of life?” or “How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” but to me the question is profound. I was painting my sister’s dining room last week as my seven-year-old niece munched on a taco...
I’ll be the first person to say experience benefits individuals 99 percent of the time. On Saturday I found myself in the one percent of the equation. Having covered multiple state cross country meets in Northfield over the years, I was confident in my self-determined approach to putting myself in...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 18, 1923:   REMAINS OF CHILD BURIED 53 YEARS UNCOVERED A coffin containing what is supposed to be the remains of an infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Nason Estey, that had been buried fifty-three years, was found Saturday on the southwest quarter...
When it comes to high school volleyball, I always seem to travel backward in my mind. Back in 1986, when I arrived in Rock County, I found myself experiencing some glorious times covering Luverne High School sports. Not only was I fortunate enough to cover a football program that was emerging as a...
    Question: My question is related to the blocking of rear license plates and the taillights on vehicles equipped with rear mount bicycle racks, and also the large platforms that mount into a receiver hitch and most often contain large coolers. Is it legal to block the rear of the vehicle and the...
  Important Dates Nov. 9: County Committee Election Ballots mailed to voters in LAA #3 Nov. 11: FSA Office closed for Veterans Day Nov. 16: 2016 Apiculture, Perennial Forage and Fall-Seeded Small Grains Crop Acreage certification deadline Nov. 20: 2016 MPP-Dairy sign-up deadline Nov. 20: CRP...
  “For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.” Hebrews 13:14 ESV  Lars went to the lumberyard to buy some lumber." May I help you?" asked the salesman. "Yah, sure, you betcha," replied Lars. "I vould like to buy some 2x4s." "How long do you want them?" "Oh, I vant dem...
  Question: Hi, I read your “Ask a Trooper” responses in the daily news and have a question for you: common sense — I am aware it is illegal to leave your dog in the car, but I was also told it’s illegal to leave your car running/idling with the dog in the car so you can keep the air conditioner on...
  The view from my living room window and other thoughts on  cancer The view from my living room window includes a cemetery. Last night we had the first hard frost of the season, so the view also includes dead and dying plants and flowers. Facebook tells me Luverne lost another beautiful soul to...

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