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Local fans of the popular television series “House Hunters,” will recognize the featured Realtor in a segment recently filmed in Sioux Falls. Ashley (Gacke) Bartholomaus is a realtor with the Tony Ratchford Group of Keller Williams Realty in Sioux Falls. She sent House Hunters producers an audition...
Day care art from Peggy Fisher's day care.
The May display at the Carnegie Cultural Center rivals that of professional art exhibits, yet many of the artists don’t yet know how to tie their own shoes. The Day Care Art Show, featuring the work of Rock County’s youngest artists, is on display through the month of May at the Carnegie at 205...
  Luverne Municipal Utility is offering a $30 rebate for homeowners who have their central air conditioner or air-source heat pump professionally conditioned. As part of the service, contractors will clean coils and drains, check the refrigerant charge and belts, and inspect the entire system,...
The properties on the east end of Barck Avenue are under demolition this week as the city of Luverne paves the way for new housing in that block.The city of Luverne and Cleveringa Construction have entered into a development agreement for the construction of two triplexes and one twin home on East...
Raevette Loonan has been the Southwest Crisis Center director in Luverne since 1994. She's pictured here in 2011 for a Star Herald feature story on the agency.
  The Southwest Crisis Center is seeking a new director for its Rock County office after Raevette Loonan resigned early in April. “It was time for a change,” she told the Star Herald last week. Her resignation letter was dated April 8, and she is now training in a position at First Farmers and...
Area school districts lost a testing day when the Minnesota Department of Education temporarily suspended use of the state’s online testing website. On Tuesday, April 21, Commissioner Brenda Cassellius announced in a press release that the testing site would be shut down until technical problems...
Caitlin and Aaron Altman and their three children, (from left) Joselyn, Ashton and Braylynn, pose with the twins shortly after their birth.
Thanks to a local woman, a New York dad is able to raise twin sons as his own, a life event he didn’t even think was possible until only a few years ago. Michael Melcher compares life before his children’s births to that of the main character in “The Wizard of Oz” movie. “Dorothy said the first...
  It was a record-breaking night for volunteers and fundraising coordinators at Sanford Luverne Hospice Saturday, April 11. The Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne accommodated a packed house of 400 people for the Annual Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction fundraiser, which featured a New Orleans...
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The Minnesota High School League celebrated its 100th year anniversary this year by giving each of the 336 participants a commemorative centennial celebration coin. Schacht and two of his Luverne teammates at Friday’s state speech tournament at Lakeville North High School took extra medals home....

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