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George Bonnema
Last week I sent you outside to start your spring pruning ... and then it snowed. But we survived that, so today I’ll give you a couple of indoor garden tasks to do, and maybe that will give us more sun outdoors. If you are interested in starting your own pepper and tomato plants for your garden,...
An anniversary is being observed for one of Luverne’s greatest treasures in 2019. The Luverne Country Club is open for business for the 80th consecutive year. From humble beginnings in 1939, the LCC has been transformed into one of the best nine-hole golf courses the state has to offer. In my mind...
Rick Peterson
After one of our weekly Monday morning advertising meetings, the ever-popular bag phone, for whatever reason, was the topic of our post-meeting conversation. I was a proud bag phone user and would still be today if it was up to me. If memory serves me, it was a Motorola. I did check on eBay and...
Lori Sorenson
“Sweet dreams,” “Living the dream, “Man of my dreams,” “In your dreams” … all imply that dreaming is a good thing. But my dreams are mostly weird. Like the ones that find me in my childhood home in the kitchen with yellow linoleum, rooster-patterned wallpaper and a black-and-white television on the...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on March 27, 1958.   Frick Elected To Head New Business Corp. Officers and committee heads were elected by the Luverne Industrial Corporation at a meeting here last week. Named as president of the newly incorporated group is Ray Frick. Larry...
George Bonnema
A couple of perfect spring days have convinced me that we are on the backside of winter so here I am again, telling you to get to work outside to keep your landscape looking great.  The one plant that is first on the list to get cut back is Karl Forster grass.  This is a cool season grass that...
I know the sample size is pretty small at this point, but I have to say the Minnesota Twins have surprised me through early stages of the baseball season. Some surprising performances by a few returning players, along with some key contributions made by new additions to the team, have given me some...
Chronic Wasting Disease is an always fatal disease in the white tail populations of North America.  It is transmitted from direct deer-to-deer contact, and once a wild deer is infected, it cannot be eliminated. You can only hope to control it so it does not become widespread. What is the big deal...
Troy Christianson
Question: What are the most common vehicle equipment violations you see? Answer: I have witnessed and investigated numerous equipment violations over the course of my career as a Minnesota State Trooper. The most common violations I have seen are:  •Window tint violations: Law prohibits tint on the...
Mavis Fodness
In her book, “Girl, Wash Your Face,” author Rachel Hollis answers the question, “How do I …?” How do I pick myself up after a loss? How do I get rid of these looping negative thoughts that enter my head every day? How do I bring more purpose to my life? After reading her book, I’ve determined my...

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