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students are seeking help from the community for an upcoming class about the effects of global tariffs on local economies. “I like to look at local issues as a way to cover the content,” said government teacher David Rysdam, who is in his fourth year of teaching in Luverne. “The trade war has been...
This week is National Fire Prevention week, National Domestic Violence Awareness Week and Homecoming Week in Luverne and H-BC schools, in addition to Pork Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month and other important observances. Amid all these causes vying for ink in the Star Herald is National...
A story in the Wednesday, Aug. 21, edition of the Brandon Valley News caught our attention this week as a precautionary tale for all communities to be aware of. A Facebook post reporting over-the-limit radium levels in Brandon’s drinking water sent residents into a tailspin and prompted city...
Meetings Town and Country garden club will meet at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the American Reformed Church parking lot in Luverne to car pool to Alvord, Iowa, to visit a garden and shops. Call 507-597-6378 if interested. Green Earth Players annual meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, in...
Ethan Erickson
Prayer Warriors and Team Ethan community members gathered at Ethan Erickson’s favorite spot, the Rez in Hills, for a community prayer event Wednesday, July 31. Ethan’s mother, Heather, and his sister Mia were in attendance with Ethan who participated via FaceTime. “Ethan misses fishing and wants to...
The Prairie Rose Community Fund Board of Directors recently allocated $39,450 in grants and scholarships for 2019. Grants totaling $33,200 were given to the city of Hardwick, Hardwick Fire Department and Hardwick Community Club. City projects include upgrades and maintenance of the city’s lagoon...
There is movement afoot to pair Luverne with an international “sister city,” and now organizers are seeking local input to choose a global partner. “We’re reaching out to the community if you have a relationship with a city or an interest in a location,” said Luverne Area Chamber Director Jane...
A group of nearly 40 community members gathered Monday night for a second round of discussion about what a downtown plaza in Luverne might look like. They looked at three architect drawings of possible plaza scenarios, each with different combinations of green spaces, water features, outdoor...
The lot sits empty under the Ellsworth water tower after a Jan. 15 fire destroyed the town’s 115-year-old city hall. A public meeting is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday at the school gymnasium in order for council members to gather residents’ input into replacing the building.
The future of the Ellsworth City Hall will be discussed at a public meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in the school gymnasium. On Jan. 15 a fire destroyed the former city hall, a 115-year-old two-story brick building. Cause of the fire is undetermined, according to the fire marshal’s preliminary...

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