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Lori Sorenson
My high school senior caught me off guard last fall with the announcement, “Mom, I’m playing hockey this year.” This from the kid who’s never played hockey … Not that he hasn’t wanted to; we just aren’t hockey people. By that I mean his mother had neither the will nor the means to keep up with our...
Troy Christianson
Question: I have a question regarding the auxiliary headlights on a truck with a plow. Are they a requirement? I purchased a plow for my truck recently and the lights that came with are not nearly as bright as the stock lights on my truck. My stock headlights actually work perfectly fine over the...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on January 20, 1905.   To Save Our Shade Trees Danger From Scale Insects Remedy Recommended by Prof. Washburn Which Should be Applied While Trees are Bare I wish to call the attention of the city council, the owners of trees near the city hall and...
What was expected to be a learning season for the Luverne girls’ basketball team has turned into a pretty impressive campaign for the Cardinals. LHS coach T.J. Newgard has what largely was an inexperienced group of players at the beginning of the year playing at a high level. I’m not so sure the...
Troy Christianson
Question: What allows private for-profit ambulance companies to run tax-exempt license plates on their vehicles? Answer: Vehicles owned by ambulance services specifically intended for emergency response or providing ambulance services are exempt under the Minnesota State statutes. All services must...
Rick Peterson
Before I closed the book on the past year, I went back and checked my first column of 2019 to see what words of wisdom I may have jotted down. As it turns out, I came up short in the wisdom category. My bold and optimistic look at 2019 included four major construction projects that would be well...
Jason Berghorst
“There’s a lot of psychology in that.”  That’s one of my favorite and most used sayings, at least according to my students and the coworkers that I eat lunch with. Paul Harvey had “the rest of the story.” Al Roker has “here’s what’s happening in your neck of the woods.” My signature saying, it...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on January 13, 1905.   The committee in charge of the Modern Woodmen’s annual dance which is to be given next Thursday, January 19, have completed all arrangements in a very satisfactory manner and the indications are that the dance will be one of...
This is a time of year my phone rings frequently with calls from folks who want to get their hands on some corn to feed wildlife — pheasants in particular. So, is feeding pheasants a worthwhile endeavor? The answer is that it really depends. Pheasants during winter periods will feed primarily on...
There’s a lot of season left, but last Friday proved to be the most entertaining night of the winter for this sports scribe. I simply love taking in Big South Conference basketball twin bills at this time of year, and the Cardinal teams didn’t disappoint me in any way, shape or form when they...

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