Editorials

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...
Standing beside Lake Itasca, where the Mississippi River begins its 2,350-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico, Gov. Mark Dayton kicked off a “Year of Water Action” in Minnesota. He urged businesses, the agricultural industry, outdoor enthusiasts, communities and families to take action to conserve...
Thumbs up — to Ferrellgas for beginning the cleanup process at its Luverne location. They have removed dozens of old propane tanks and have made efforts to control weeds at the former office location. A spokesperson said they want to be good neighbors and want to contribute to the continued...
Luverne has long been known for its clean, safe neighborhoods and its beautiful, well-cared-for public parks and recreation areas. We’re proud of these amenities and we’re proud that visitors notice them and remark about them. That’s why it’s so disheartening to hear about the recent vandalism of...

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