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Lori Sorenson
Siri is slowly doing away with recipe books, how-to manuals and other tried and true handy references. Our old backyard apple tree has been busy bearing fruit, and we’ve been busy harvesting. Since our McIntosh apples are somewhat “vintage” I consulted my 1950s-era community cookbooks for old-...
To the Editor: The Luverne Area Chamber and CVB has successfully completed the 2016 Rock River Beerfest on Saturday, Aug. 20.  With over 120 profiles of craft beer and wines, there were abundant flavors and tastes for everyone to enjoy. The day might have seemed flawless to the people who attended...
To the Editor: Maybe it’s just me, but I think farmers are all kicking each other while they’re down. The family of a close personal friend of mine is struggling to keep their dairy afloat, and loan payments are sucking up their savings. According to Minnesota Public Radio, the same thing is...
To the Editor: I spent last week working in downtown Luverne and was amazed to see all the walking traffic. Whether it was the dad pushing a baby stroller, the postal worker, a day care provider taking her children on an adventure, customers heading to downtown stores or businesses , others heading...
To the Editor: I am writing this letter to encourage all voters in the first and third county commissioner districts to be sure to vote in the upcoming primary.  It is very important that those of us in agriculture maintain a balanced county board. Everyone in Rock County is affected by agriculture...
To the Editor: Luverne where were you? I attended the Badlands House Band concert Friday night, July 29, at the Rock County Fair. The band was awesome, and I met some people I haven't seen in a long time. I had a great time. But I was very disappointed with the attendance for a band of this caliber...
To the Editor: I attended the meeting with Governor Dayton last Thursday at the Worthington Fire Hall. I was very impressed with him. Several in the room thanked him for his stand on education and the Lewis and Clark project. Also in attendance was local legislator Senator Bill Weber. I was very...
Lori Sorenson
My college son spent some time over his Easter weekend volunteering for the Rock County Historical Society. It was an assignment for school, and he was grateful that Betty Mann had some work at the museum that he could help with. Somewhere in the process of clipping and filing information at the...
To the Editor, We want to recognize the excellent family physicians and their colleagues in Luverne who have graciously and effectively served as teachers for medical students from the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus over the past year. The Rural Medical Scholars Program (RMSP...
To the Editor: In a couple of months, from May 17 to May 31, the filing period opens for individuals to announce their candidacy for local government positions. I will not be filing again. This is the last year of my term, and after serving on the council for 12 years it’s time for me to step down...

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