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Question: Can you explain the new Real ID and Driver’s License process in Minnesota? Answer: REAL ID is a federal requirement that establishes minimum-security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards. The benefits to the new driver’s license include use for domestic...
Well, the big weekend is finally here. Things get started Friday with the governor’s entourage, other state officials and the media converging on Luverne. They will be busy with a host of activities from media tours to honing their shooting skills at the trap range. The public is welcome to attend...
 “Since your appointment with your oncologist has been delayed, I just thought I’d let you know everything looks great so you don’t have to spend too much time wondering about the results,” said the chipper voice on the other end of the phone. This is no ordinary chipper voice. This chipper voice...
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...

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