Editorials

In November community and industry leaders gathered in Slayton to celebrate the contributions that wind energy has made to southwest Minnesota. As the representative of the state’s wind industry, I couldn’t have been happier to deliver a ceremonial “big check” in the amount of $7,224,246, which was...
  Transition back to a traditional school year Encourage our educators to continue thinking outside the box For six years Luverne Public Schools have been members of a unique group of educators who wanted to take an adventurous approach to instruction. State education officials supported this...
  There is a quiet discussion underway in the community right now about the future of the Carnegie Cultural Center on North Freeman Avenue in Luverne. For the past two decades, the city of Luverne, which owns the building, has leased it to the Council for Arts and Humanities in Rock County (CAHRC...
  City ordinances were developed by our forefathers as a guide for community development — both residential and commercial. These ordinances are sometimes hard to understand, and we may wonder if following these rules is the right course to follow. In a small town, why would anyone care if the...
  No one ever plans to grow up and become an abusive partner. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Star Herald shares the following information from the Southwest Crisis Center in an effort to spread awareness and prevent domestic violence. The transition from love to control to...
  We at the Star Herald have performed little impromptu tests the improvements on Highway 75 and the experiences have left many of us with smiles on our faces. One said he drove from north to south unimpeded with the new two-lane configuration with a central turning lane. Another said she likes the...
  Guest Editorial by Jim Zachary, director of the Transparency Project Last week marked the 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, and the theme, “The Power of the Press,” points to the importance of watchdog journalism, accurate reporting, strong editorials, comprehensive public notices and...
  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, has named the theme of this year’s campaign, Oct. 4-10, 2015, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” “Working smoke alarms can make the...
  As farmers across Minnesota ramp up fall harvest activity, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds everyone of possible hazards of the season. Federal and state statistics show farming is one of the most dangerous professions. In 2013, the latest year reported, 17 of the 69 work-...
    With the recent observance of Sept. 11 we’re reminded of the threat to our freedom 14 years ago on that day. There were memorial services and Facebook posts asking us to remember this tragic day in U.S. history. For many of us, it is the only physical national security threat we have ever known...

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