Editorials

The Star Herald recently stepped back for a look around our communities and found a lot to be proud, but other areas were more worthy of “thumbs down” notations. Thumbs up — to the smooth ride on North Highway 75 through Luverne with the mill-off and overlay completed last week. After so many of...
On June 30, 2014, 33-year-old Andrea Boeve was enjoying a bike ride along the shoulder of Highway 270 near Steen with her two daughters, 4 and 1, in a child bike trailer. It was around 11:30 a.m. on a Monday. About that same time, Chris Weber was also traveling eastbound on 270 in a flatbed truck...
This week the Hills Crescent put out its final edition after 126 years of serving the readers of Hills, Beaver Creek and Steen. (See the related story on page 1.) Since 1997, it’s been publishing under the same ownership as the Rock County Star Herald but with its own news writer and its own...
The Rock County Fair is underway in Luverne. The Star Herald has been previewing the annual event for weeks. Rock County Fair Board members have been working hard for months to prepare for these three days. 4-H members and families have spent thousands of hours getting ready to show their animals...
We are seeing a new national epidemic in our teenagers regarding E-cigarettes and vaping, and they are starting at earlier ages than even with cigarettes.  Statistics show that many start at 13 or even younger and that since 2014 the number of teenagers using e-cigarettes has increased over 50...
Submitted by Dale Moerke, Luverne, field staff West Area Labor Council- Red River Valley/AFL-CIO In 2018 CEOs of Standard and Poor’s 500 companies made on average $14.5 million, up from the $500,000 dollar raise from 2017. Compare that to the average rank-and-file worker who received barely more...
Editor’s note: This editorial by editor Alan C. McIntosh first appeared in the Nov. 9, 1967, edition of the Rock County Star Herald. It was reprinted in the Feb. 27, 1969, edition after it had received the George Washington Honor Medal Award of Freedoms Foundation.   ‘Just a Rag’ “I am the American...
We constantly marvel at the abundance of big news to share with our Star Herald readers. There are a lot of really important things happening, and we often wish for a daily publication to adequately update the ever-progressing projects and to keep up with new announcements in a timely manner. Just...
The construction of the Minnesota Veterans Home in 1991 marked a distinct turning point in the history of Luverne’s economic development. The multi-million dollar facility with its dozens of high-paying jobs was a big deal all on its own, and there are many progressive leaders from the day who can...
Memorial Day through Labor Day marks the 100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads. Preliminary numbers show the 100-day stretch last year accounted for 124 of the 381 fatalities, making up 33 percent of all the traffic deaths in 2018. Preliminary numbers by the Department of Public Safety Office of...

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