Editorials

Thumbs up — to the Historical Society for its work on the parking lot/plaza area on East Main Street by the History Center. That block just keeps looking better and better.   Thumbs down — to the visitors’ side bleachers at the Luverne High School football field. They’re a slippery hazard —...
Schools in Rock County resumed classes Tuesday, and that means students will be crossing streets and driveways, school buses will make stops for pickups and drop-offs, and there will be increased traffic at intersections near the school campus. What that means for the rest of us, especially the...
“Let's have one last celebration before summer ends! What shall we do?" “Great idea! Let's spend thousands of dollars in legal fees! Or … spending months in the hospital might be fun. Or how about dying in a car crash?" If all of that sounds like a ridiculous way to spend Labor Day weekend, we...
‘Curious Rock County’ answers questions about rocks and trains Several weeks ago, the Star Herald launched its “Curious Rock County” segment, which solicits questions from readers with promises to search for answers. Q. Our first question was a softball: Where did Rock County get its name? A. Many...
We have a lot of opinions this week, based on an informal survey of our Star Herald news team and support staff. Most of the feedback is positive because, let’s face it, Rock County is a great place to live and work in, and we don’t have a lot to complain about. But, upon further reflection, there...
Have you ever wondered about something you’ve seen or heard about in Rock County or have questions about a story you read in the Star Herald? If so, we would like to answer questions on what you’re curious about. We’re calling it “Curious Rock County.” It’s not an original idea; we’re borrowing it...
A year after the Rock County Fair was canceled in the pandemic, this year’s event will be one to remember and enjoy. Included in this week’s Star Herald is a special Fair Preview section which spotlights a few highlights of the July 28-31 event. However, there are more events than we had space in...
A quiet revolution is underway on Rock County’s agricultural landscape that is changing how we grow crops, feed livestock, manage weeds and fertilize the soil. Progress is occurring at a pace non-ag people wouldn’t notice, but the Star Herald has enjoyed a front row seat to remarkable farming...
Preliminary figures from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety show 202 people have died on Minnesota roads since Jan. 1, compared to 148 last year at this time. The state reported its 200th traffic death on July 1, the earliest since 2009, and State Patrol Lt. Matt Sorenson said this is...
I was recently invited, among other community leaders across the state, to be a Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Ambassador. As ambassadors, it will be our focus to promote and encourage fellow Minnesotans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. I plan to continue communicating through the Rock County Star Herald...

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