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Minnesota will change from a caucus to a primary election system during the next presidential election, according to a new law that takes effect Jan. 1. The rationale for the change is that a primary will allow all-day voting rather than voters coming together at a specific time on precinct caucus...
Presidential elections can provide teachable moments in classrooms, but this year’s contentious campaign has prompted educators to revisit how they teach civics in an atmosphere that’s anything but civil. Luverne’s Jason Berghorst first mentioned the struggle on Oct. 9. “I came to the conclusion...
In addition to choosing the next president of the United States, local voters are tasked with important choices for city, county, school and township leadership.   Rock County Board Mike Davis, rural Luverne, and Gary Overgaard, rural Magnolia, are on the ballot for the District 1 County Board seat...
Darrel Van Aartsen
The third of four candidate profiles on the contested races in Rock County appears in today’s Star Herald. Last week we focused on the school board races in Luverne, Adrian, Ellsworth and Hills-Beaver Creek. In the Oct. 6 edition featured the contested mayoral races in Hardwick and Beaver Creek...
Colleen Deutsch
1.) List experiences that will be helpful in fulfilling the position’s duties if you win the Nov. 8 general election. 2.) What do you think are the primary challenges facing your community and how will you lead your school through these challenges?   Incumbent Luverne School Board member Colleen...
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...
Ron Boyenga (foreground) and Darrel Van Aartsen draw cards Aug. 11 to break a tie vote in the Rock County Commissioner District 3 primary election. At the table in the Commissioners Room of the Courthouse are (from left) Tammy Johnson, Ashley Kurtz, Stan Williamson and Denise Brandel,
A new deck of thoroughly shuffled playing cards settled a second-place tie in the Rock County Board District 3 election. Three candidates had filed for election to that seat, including 32-year incumbent Ron Boyenga, rural Kanaranzi, and two challengers, Greg Burger and Darrel Van Aartsen, both of...

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