Editorials

The following appeared in an 1886 atlas:   ORGANIZATION OF TOWNSHIPS   Until the 15th of February, 1871, the whole county was in reality one township, although they had not elected any township officers, except a justice of the peace. At a meeting of the board of county commissioners, however, held...
The political campaigning is now over and it’s time to pull together. We need to gather those good ideas and actually accomplish some legislative good for our communities, our state and our nation. We also need to set aside blatant disrespect, finger pointing and general negativity of the...
At this stage of any election process, it’s easy to become cynical. This year that’s the case more than we’ve ever seen in any other presidential election. In fact, it’s not uncommon to hear people say, “I don’t trust any of them. They’re all crooks, and I’m not going to vote.” Sadly, this would be...
Every year in October we observe National Newspaper Week during which time newspapers all over the nation remind their readers why local newspapers are important. In an age where we have instant access to so much online information, there’s little reason to be uninformed about the world around us....
Last week the Star Herald covered the Luverne Middle School-High School students’ participation in the nationwide event “See You at the Pole.” The last time such a gathering occurred in Luverne was at the turn of the new millennium, and community members resoundingly indicated it was about time....
Next week is Mental Illness Awareness Week. If you don’t have a mental illness or disorder, count your blessings, and if you don’t know someone with a mental illness or disorder, you’re in the minority. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an estimated 26.2 percent of Americans...
Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. “Harvest season is in full swing and farmers in every corner of the state are...
This election season is shaping up to be a pivotal moment of changing leadership in many levels of government, from township halls to the White House, so it’s never been more important to research ballot options and the candidates you’ll support. For our local elections, the Star Herald publishes Q...
Voting is both a right and a privilege, but it’s also an important responsibility of every eligible citizen. This election season is shaping up to be a pivotal moment of changing leadership in many levels of government, from township halls to the White House, so it’s never been more important to...
Whether it’s just walking across the street to the school bus or young adults experimenting with alcohol for the first time at college, parents need to talk with their children about the dangers that lie ahead during the school year. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has compiled a list of...

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