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The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on January 22, 1953.   Humphrey To Address Farm Union Rally Proof positive that Luverne is the “Gateway to Minnesota” can be surmised by the amount of sporting licenses sold in the county during 1952. According to a report compiled by County...
I’ve scanned ahead and am happy to note some much “friendlier” weather in our long-range forecast.  Not that I am expecting a burst of color from my lingering and languishing flowers, nor am I hoping for a big increase in produce from my garden. But some simple sunshine to recharge my battery and...
There are times when statistics can be misleading in the sport of high school football. Hills-Beaver Creek, for instance, only registered eight first downs during a game in Edgerton Friday night. That could lead some to think the Patriots struggled offensively in the game against Edgerton-Ellsworth...
Question: Is it a violation if the third brake light quits working on a passenger vehicle? What about a vehicle that is equipped with brake lights that flash or pulsate? Answer: The state statute says that a vehicle equipped with stop lamps or signal lamps shall at all times be maintained in good...
‘News Flush’   Learning it all in the stall   When I was in high school, I wasn’t sure what career I wanted. If asked, I would have said a journalist or a teacher, in that order. When I chose Southwest State in Marshall for college, my decision was made easier. SMSU didn’t offer journalism as a...
My garden is giving up!  Short days and cold night do not equate to productivity.  Strawberry plants are still blooming and the berries are huge, but it takes them a week to turn red. So now we start the cleanup process.  Any plants that were infected with bight (tomatoes) should be disposed of in...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on January 8, 1953.   Non-residents Pay $10,703 To Fish, Hunt. Proof positive that Luverne is the “Gateway to Minnesota” can be surmised by the amount of sporting licenses sold in the county during 1952. According to a report compiled by County...
Although the Minnesota Twins didn’t give me much reason to watch them play on television the last few months, I did tune into some of the regular season finale Sunday. I did so out of respect for Joe Mauer, who may have played his last game as a 15-year member of the team. In this day and age where...
This year, for the first time in 10 years, I’ll attend the Tri-State Band Festival as a mere spectator rather than as a band mom. Actually, I’ve been photographing the event for 25 years with my Star Herald pass, but it’s been fun to show up with a dual purpose. I focus my long lens on the Luverne...
Today (Thursday) I’ll be speaking at the Over 60 noon luncheon at the Presbyterian   Church. I have been asked to speak about the upcoming Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener event Oct. 12 and 13. Actually, for this engagement I am the “B” team because they asked Chamber Executive Jane...

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