Minnesota

Randy Krell
Randall Joseph “Randy” Krell, 62, Billings, Montana, formerly of Pipestone, died at his home Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. A graveside service was Saturday, Aug. 13, at St. Martin Catholic Cemetery in rural Woodstock. Randall Krell was born Aug. 12, 1953, to William, Jr. and Evelyn (Voss) Krell in...
Lois Holling
Lois Evelyn Holling, 89, Luverne, formerly of Hardwick, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Hospital. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial...
A statewide editorial June 24 called on agriculture to take the lead on managing pollutants. As farmers, we’re always working to improve how we grow food, feed, fiber and fuel for an increasing world population. And when it comes to the important issue of water quality and managing pollutants,...
More than 300 youth from across Minnesota gathered at the 4-H Building June 8-11 on the Minnesota State Fair grounds in St. Paul to participate in the annual 4-H Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Out loud! (YELLO!) youth leadership conference. Attending from Rock County were Whitney Elbers,...
Lorraine Vorwerk
Lorraine “Corky” Vorwerk, 82, Detroit Lakes, died July 12, 2016, at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. A funeral service was Saturday, July 16, at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Burial was at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes. Lorraine Lundberg was born May 7, 1934,...
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the “American Pickers” team are returning to Minnesota to film episodes throughout the region in August. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking” on the History Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers on their hunt for...
More than half of southwest Minnesota adults consider themselves to be about the right weight, when in reality 70 percent are overweight or obese. That’s according to a 2015 public health survey of 16 counties in southwest Minnesota to measure physical activity, nutrition, tobacco use, dental...
Karen Holst
Karen Ardis Holst, 73, Spicer, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, July 2, at her home in Spicer. A funeral service will be at 11 a..m. Thursday, July 7, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Friday, July 8, at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Steen. A visitation will be...
Verna Busch
Verna Laura Busch, 91, Loveland, Colorado, formerly of Luverne, died Monday, June 20, 2016, at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. A funeral service was Friday, June 24, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial was Saturday, June 25, at Prairie Hill Cemetery in Fulda. Verna Bartels was...
According to siblings Helen Probst and Helmer Haakenson, the girls in the front row are Ruth Norelius (left), Phyllis Brooks, Arlene Johnson, Borgheld Birkeland, Betty Lou Jansma, Betsy Ross, (back) Mary Ann Tomlinson, Dorothy Koehn, Hilda Richards, Faith Vande Velde, Helen Long and Jeanne Edmonds.
A former Luverne High School student revealed the identities of 15 classmates recently depicted in a book about high school sports and activities in Minnesota. Helen Probst, a LHS Class of ’39 graduate, wrote the Star Herald from her Oroville, California, home with the student names. “I knew most...

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