Editorials

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...
When people experience the loss of a loved one, holidays and other special days can be difficult and painful. They see and hear others making plans to gather with their intact family as they normally do. For many people dealing with loss, ­ whether it be the first holiday or longer, ­ holidays...
Great sadness, even despair, has been evoked by recent events. Faithful people must turn anger into action. My Christian and Muslim Arab friends feel betrayed but still instruct us to practice “sumond,” i.e. to “remain steadfast” even when making peace seems impossible. Conversations on a recent...
Members of the Luverne Area Chamber and its Convention and Visitors Bureau work hard to promote and support activities and to draw positive attention to our fair city. One of those ideas was featured in the Oct. 26 edition of the Star Herald under the headline, “Luverne plans the world’s largest...
As we consider our shopping lists this Christmas, a look back at our most memorable gifts likely produces a pretty short list. Maybe it was a long-awaited Cabbage Patch doll or the coveted remote-control monster truck (that didn’t last until New Year’s Day). Stuff — even stuff given in the...

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