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The phone rang in the Star Herald office Tuesday. A woman named Gloria wanted to talk to the editor. She was hosting a Gloria Party on Wednesday and would I like to come. I smiled on my end of the call. A Gloria Party. I was intrigued. “Sure. What time?” I was told the gathering would start at 1 p....
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on October 30, 1952.   Street Banner Controversy Becomes Election Stimulus  (This continues a story from last week about a political banner hung over Main Street bearing the words: “The Demos Say ‘You Never Had it So Good.’ Ask The Boys In Korea...
It is the time of year when I get calls from people telling me that the apples or pears are falling off their trees and how can we tell if it is time to harvest the fruit.  Fruit trees often abort some fruit if they are loaded with more than they can support … that is a natural thing, and the only...
What has become a summer ritual in recent years begins today in Brainerd. The Luverne VFW baseball team qualified for state play for the third consecutive year a little less than two weeks ago. The Cardinals open the tournament with a 10 a.m. game against Litchfield today. As usual, the Cardinals...
Rick Peterson
Tuesday of last week I got to take my granddaughter Brooke to day care. I was called into day care delivery duty because Brooke’s mom and dad were taking Brooke’s sister Ellie to the hospital early in the morning to have tubes put in her ears. Side note here: We had tubes put in our kids’ ears over...
Jason Berghorst
One of the things I enjoy most about this part-time summer reporter job is talking to people about what’s interesting in their lives. Usually the “real” news is taken care of by the professionals here and I get to focus on stories that are sometimes classified as “human interest.” By definition,...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on October 30, 1952.   Street Banner Controversy Becomes Election Stimulus  (This continues a story from last week about a political banner hung over Main Street bearing the words: “The Demos Say ‘You Never Had it So Good.’ Ask The Boys In Korea...
George Bonnema
I just seem to be giving you more things to do each time I write this, but maybe you pick the things you like to do or want to do like a menu ... at least I’m trying to keep you up to speed. So now we are into August, and last week I mentioned thinning or dividing bearded iris. August is also the...
The opening of training camp for the Minnesota Vikings couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I doubt the Vikings will match last year’s 13-3 regular season record, but I believe they are committed to winning after giving quarterback Kirk Cousins a big, long-term contract. Unfortunately, I can...
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox is one of Minnesota’s famous folktales. It is said that Bunyan could cut down an entire forest of trees in one swoop of his axe, and Babe could pull anything that had two ends. As the tale grew, Bunyan used Babe to pull the twists and kinks out of all roads leading...

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