Editorials

By Allison Eitreim April is Autism Month, but we could all benefit from year-round support for the independent living skills of this population. For starters, we need to clear up the misperception that people with autism are solitary and prefer to operate alone. Studies, and my own 22 years working...
Star Herald guest editorial By Jan Malcolm Minnesota Health Commissioner and Chuck Johnson, Acting Minnesota Human Services Commissioner For nearly three decades MinnesotaCare has been a trusted choice for health care coverage, providing an affordable option for working people earning too much to...
Star Herald guest editorial By the Minnesota Department of Public Safety In a matter of seconds, a driver’s choice to take their eyes off the road can have fatal consequences. More than 300 law enforcement agencies statewide will be conducting extra distracted driving enforcement April 9–22 to...
Countless hours are given by our local volunteers to various causes in and around Rock County. These selfless individuals never want repayment. They don’t like being singled out, but we want to recognize this dedicated group of individuals and encourage others that it’s never too late to join them...
I have to go to the dentist.  For some, this is as common as getting the oil changed in the car and paying for the yearly tags on the car. It can seem routine and an ordinary annual or bi-annual occurrence, even though some people dread going or at least find it moderately annoying. Growing up,...
Our March 14 Facebook post about the National School Walkout event in Luverne schools drew widespread reaction from community members and Facebook readers. (See the related story in this week’s paper.) The national event was an outcry to policymakers to enact more stringent gun laws, but local...
This week is Sunshine Week, and its timing is only coincidental with the extra hour of daylight that came with Sunday’s time change. Sunshine Week started in 2002 as an annual effort to foster a discussion about the need for open government, especially the public’s access to government records and...
The annual meeting of LIFT — Luverne Initiatives For Tomorrow — is at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, in Grand Prairie Events. The event is a fundraiser for LIFT, with tickets going for $40 per person to support ongoing projects to improve the community. The cost of admission isn’t cheap, but it’s a...
Enclosed with this week’s Star Herald is the Spring 2018 Agriculture Special Edition. Our readers may or may not open it, depending on their connection to agriculture or their level of interest in it. This year’s spring “Ag Mag,” as we call it, has really good information about efforts by local...
By State Representative Joe Schomacker You and I know that Minnesota is a great place to live. There are plenty of numbers to back that up. Since 2009 our economy has been healthier than the U.S. as a whole. Minnesota’s unemployment rate is lower than the national average and our job growth is more...

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