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National Volunteer Week 2021 is this week, April 19-24, and it is an opportunity for volunteers and organizations to raise awareness of the contribution volunteers make in their communities. It is also a chance to celebrate these efforts and to promote their work in our communities. Week after week...
It’s been a good news week here at the Star Herald, and it’s worth pointing out that we have a lot to be happy about. For example, in our Home Yard and Garden edition in Section B, we have several uplifting stories of local young business people chasing their entrepreneurial dreams. Please take...
We appreciate the opportunity to clarify the Minnesota Parks and Trails project to redevelop Eagle Rock Vista at Blue Mounds State Park.  First, it is important to note for context that the Frederick Manfred house site is an important and valued area within Blue Mounds State Park. It reflects the...
The federal REAL ID full enforcement deadline is less than eight months away, and Minnesotans need to know their options so they’re prepared on Oct. 1, 2021. Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, Minnesotans will not be able to use their standard driver’s license or ID card to board domestic flights or enter...
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (DPS-OTS) on Monday announced an extra speed enforcement and awareness campaign. Motorists can face serious penalties and lose driving privileges for choices that destroy lives, including losing their license for six months for...
As the state continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and lawmakers begin to craft the next two-year state budget, we in greater Minnesota need to make sure our voices are heard. On Friday the Star Herald participated in a press conference call with board members of the Coalition of Greater...
It’s been a year and more than 406,000 U.S. deaths since we first heard of COVID-19. During this pandemic, we, as physicians and providers at Sanford Luverne, have been echoing CDC guidance to wear masks, social distance, use good hand hygiene and to get tested and quarantine when needed. We’ve...
One thing sets the Southwest Minnesota CEO program apart from others across the country — community support. As the 2020-21 CEO class opens their group business venture, “Souper” Supper, this weekend, the students will have already reached half of their fundraising goal of $15,000 through business...
According to data from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, 2020 has proven to be a challenging year on state roadways. Preliminary reports show there were 394 traffic deaths on Minnesota roads in 2020, compared with 364 in 2019. Of the 2020 fatalities: •64 were motorcyclists, compared with...
The Star Herald news writers each year at the end of December consider and recap top stories that filled the pages throughout the year. We thought 2019 was a rough year, with a continued depressed farm economy, destructive flooding and tru Shrimp’s broken promise of a $100 million development. We...

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