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Question: I see vehicles go by with extended carriers attached to their hitch with several full gas cans. We discuss what could happen if a driver was not paying attention and ran into one such vehicle. How safe can this be? Is there any law in place that makes this unlawful? Answer: There is no...
By now most of our plants in containers are well-established and hopefully making a decent color show.  With that type of active growth, this is the time to start using a water-soluble plant food on a weekly basis to encourage and sustain vigorous growth and flower development. I mentioned dead-...
What will be the highlight of summer vacation for one Luverne youth unfolds over the next couple of days. Perceyis Trierweiler, an 11-year-old who will be a sixth-grader next September, departs for Detroit, Michigan, for a grand adventure. Trierweiler, who has been a member of the Luverne Tae Kwon...
Question: I was told that the Minnesota State Patrol is involved in teaching a school patrol camp in the summer. Can you provide me with some information about it? Answer: Legionville is a summer camp where school patrol students are taught the fundamentals of school patrol, school bus safety,...
Who needs signs? I found the June 9 presentation by consultant Roger Brooks interesting regarding improving the appeal of our community to tourists and others, but I think he got a few things wrong. For example, Brooks said he and his wife could not locate our fairgrounds because there is no sign...
Whew! … My gardens are looking great after surviving cold and wet, hot and dry, wind and hail, and now hopefully our weather has become more stable and they can just be happy. Oh, but then here come the bugs and the fungus, so this is our next challenge. If you have hostas and have had a problem...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on June 11, 1926:   RESIDENCE GROCERY STORE TO BE OPEN IN LUVERNE   McDonald & Snook Open Grocery and Confectionery Store on East Main Street and “Throw Away Key.”   Something of a new departure in a business way for the Luverne field...
After 23-plus years of marriage, my wife may have uttered her most profound statement to date in early May. Astrid and I were discussing our upcoming, two-week vacation at Three Lakes Resort in Otter Tail County when she spoke these memorable words. “I’m looking at this year’s vacation like it’s a...
Weed or flower? Lawn beauty is in the eye of the beholder I can’t help but notice a sea of flowering clovers across our lawn this summer. The blossoms smell sweet and the white petals create a pleasant contrast against the green backdrop. That’s what I see. The lawn snob in our house sees an...
I have been asked about prairie fires in this area. Here are three reports of prairie fires I have found:   April 3, 1885: Geo. B. Huntington had the misfortune to lose several stacks of hay, nearly all of which was timothy, by a prairie fire which swept over a portion of his land in section 3 of...

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