Editorials

Everything’s coming up Thumbs Up this week in the Star Herald’s Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down editorial. Thumbs up — to Fairway Meat Market and their grand opening. This business is clearly a class act, from its bow-tie-sporting manager to its attractive meat cases fully stocked with mouth-watering meats...
It warms my heart to see Carson’s young friends rallying to remember him and raise money in Carson’s name to help others. I love them for this, but I cautioned them against glamorizing Carson’s life amid their loss. We need to avoid the suggestion that suicide is a noble way to escape burdens....
Ready or not, the 2022 election season is upon us, and by next week, early voting will be available for those interested in doing so. If they haven’t been paying attention, Luverne School District voters will be surprised and a little overwhelmed by a list of 18 candidates vying for five open seats...
Dear Gov. Walz, Lt. Gov. Flanagan and members of the Minnesota House and Senate: As associations representing the state’s local partners – its school districts, counties, cities, and townships, encompassing all citizens of our state – we are aware of the significant challenges and needs local...
Staff encouraged to ‘know’ each and every student Superintendent Craig Oftedahl addressed employees at Luverne Public Schools Monday morning in preparation for the 2022-2023 school year, opening on Sept. 6. In his annual address to all staff members, Oftedahl encouraged them to make “Cardinal...
Eighteen candidates seeking election to five open seats on the Luverne School Board is a testament to the spirit of local leadership and interest in the future of the district and its students. With this many candidates on the ballot, the heightened interest in voting will also shine a spotlight on...
Maybe it’s the barometric pressure, or maybe we didn’t receive enough happy “thumbs” from readers, but this week we’re all down in the thumbs. Thumbs down — to bicycle riders on Main Street sidewalks. The painted red circles with a line through a bike are fading at downtown intersections, but...
Luverne will host its second annual ‘Out of the Darkness’ suicide prevention walk on Sept. 10 following an amazing outpouring of support for our walk last year. The Luverne community has been known to lend a hand in hardship and prides itself in the health and sustainability of the community. Our...
The Star Herald asked around for tidbits to include in this month’s round of Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down, and the worst complaint for Thumbs Down was that weeds are making some properties look dumpy. We encourage residents and businesses to mow or spray their weeds to help keep our communities clean...
Bravo, Luverne, on a job well done hosting the 60th Annual Hot Dog Night and Cardinal Pride All-School Reunion over the weekend. Of course, to praise “Luverne” is to praise Luverne leaders, Chamber staff, committee members, businesses and countless volunteers who worked quietly behind the scenes...

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