Editorials

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...
It was fun to be in Luverne Saturday with two big events back-to-back on the same day. The Third Annual Get Hooked Ice Fishing Derby drew 300 people to The Lake from 1 to 4. Three hundred people. And it was 5 degrees. The icehouses dotting the lake from one end to the other was a sight to behold....
By Miranda Roskamp, youth advocate with the Southwest Crisis Center.   February is Teen Dating Awareness Month Adults have a vital role assisting teens to define healthy relationships January usually starts with new resolutions and goals to be healthy and fit physically. February is a great time to...
Child care, like roads and bridges, is an important part of the infrastructure for economic development, and that’s becoming painfully clear as Luverne prepares for its next round of growth. Tru Shrimp will begin hiring in 2019, and its potential employees will be sizing up the town in terms of...
Sixty years of social science research shows that adult role models help adolescents by modeling positive, responsible behavior. Rock County’s Big Buddies program was developed with this research in mind — to provide role models for youth in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. The Star Herald...
It’s satisfying to find you’re doing something right. It’s even more rewarding (literally) to learn that doing the right thing actually pays in real dollars. This week we learned that our local arts community has a $2 million impact on Rock County’s economy. Talk about a return on investment. In...
Minnesota is the best-run state in the nation, according to a new study from USA Today that cites Minnesota’s strong fiscal management, low unemployment and poverty rates, above-average median household income, and the state’s nearly perfect credit rating. We often brag about how proud we are to be...
Novelist C.S. Lewis perhaps wrote the best year-end reflection when he penned, “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different?” We at the Star Herald have been working on our annual year-in-review story — taking stock of the news to which we’ve given...

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