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Lori Sorenson
On Friday I’ll turn 52. It’s not a landmark birthday, but it feels like more of a landmark than birthdays 40 and 50 combined. My dad died in August within a year of my mom’s death last fall. It has been “quite a year,” as a friend noted in the grocery store last week. Yes, it has. In more ways than...
Rick Peterson
We are kind of entering the holiday season with Halloween just around the corner and Thanksgiving and Christmas already on some of our minds. But sandwiched between Halloween and Thanksgiving is Veterans Day. For me the Mt. Rushmore of holidays would be #1 Christmas, #2 Memorial Day, #3 Veterans...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 10-15-20 edition of the Star Herald.)   Churches (continued)          The first permanent house of worship was the school house erected in the Grout neighborhood during the spring of 1875. Services were later...
Scott Rall
For nearly 40 years I’ve purchased a deer license, but in that time I’ve harvested only about five deer. That’s because I get more enjoyment from watching others being successful than harvesting a deer for my personal use. Last year alone on a property I own, I mentored five kids 12 years of age or...
Jason Berghorst
Well, I took the bait.  It happens about once every two weeks or so.  I replied to a semi-political comment on Facebook.  I should know better.  In my defense, the original post was about the no-barrier COVID testing available this week in Luverne. It wasn’t technically political.  I would have...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 10-8-20 edition of the Star Herald.)   Beaver Creek — School          When Beaver Creek was founded late in the year 1877, it was in the territory of school district No. 15, the school house of which was...
Scott Rall
So the opening weekend of the Minnesota pheasant season is here and gone and it took until 8 a.m. Monday morning for my phone to ring with questions regarding hunting etiquette on public lands. For sure there are different common-sense rules when it comes to interacting with other hunters who all...
Mavis Fodness
This week is National 4-H Week. In the early weeks of the new 4-H year, my social media feed was sprinkled with memories of my kids’ 4-H state livestock shows. 4-H is where we learned about sheep, hogs, rabbits, leadership, horses and cattle. It’s a program where I still participate as an adult...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village continued from 10-1-20 edition of the Star Herald.   Beaver Creek          The first fire occurred April 9, 1889, when the roller mill, an elevator and several sheds, in addition to several thousand bushels of grain, were...
Scott Rall
I have been fortunate to be able to hunt upland birds all around the Upper Midwest for about the last 20 years. Many hunters will hunt in some years and skip other years if the bird numbers are not as high as they wished. There is lots of competition for time in the fall. There is great fishing,...

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