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The 34th Annual Buffalo Days celebration is set for the first weekend of June, Friday, June 3, through Sunday, June 5, in Luverne. Baseball fans can enjoy Luverne Baseball Association Tournament games, including grades 3-4, grades 5–8, and VFW Tournament throughout the weekend. Activities scheduled...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers to report prevented planting and failed acres in order to establish or retain FSA program eligibility. Producers must report crop acreage they intended to plant, but due to natural disaster, they were prevented...
A July 4 celebration isn’t the same without fireworks, but fireworks aren’t possible without money. The Luverne Area Chamber and a committee of volunteers are hoping to raise $3,000 in time to buy fireworks for this summer’s party at The Lake. “Over the past two months we have collected about $350...
The cities of Beaver Creek and Hardwick were recognized recently for their efforts to comply with the state’s wastewater permit program. They were among 295 Minnesota treatment facilities recognized for maintaining outstanding permit compliance from October 2016 through September 2017. To be...
Star Herald Guest Editorial By Emily Crabtree, Executive Director, Luverne Area Community Foundation It’s likely you have heard something about the shortage of child care in the news.  Communities all around greater Minnesota are sharing similar stories; there are not enough childcare openings in...
Juhl graduates from Northeast Community College Katherine Juhl was awarded an Associate of Arts degree from Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska, at the spring commencement May 12. Katherine is the daughter of Jim Juhl and Brenda Winter, Luverne.   Iowa Lakes Community College names...
Fields like this one just west of Luverne need more sunshine and less rain in order for spring planting to resume. So far, local farmers are staying the course with plans for planting full season hybrids.
The 2018 planting season came to a halt again last week when showers returned to southern Minnesota. According to crop progress and conditions reports released Monday, corn planting is 40 percent completed statewide this year, five days behind last year and eight days behind the five-year average....
Luverne’s Take 16 Brewing Company will open its events center next week with a ribbon-cutting and open house May 24. The 140-person capacity room accommodates a variety of gatherings, from bridal showers to graduations. Smaller gatherings are already popular in the tap room, which holds nearly 50...
Antiques and fine arts appraiser Mark Moran stopped at the Rock County Community Library Saturday to meet with local residents about their treasures. A full roster of 40 people had appointments for Moran to appraise everything from Native American artifacts to instruments to paintings. Many items...
Luverne Korean War veterans (from left) Wayne Biever, Lowell Ahrendt, Arnie Stoel and Leon Siebenahler participate in the Midwest Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., Tuesday. Monday night the four were among 82 veterans who attended a banquet as a thank you for their military service.
Four military veterans from Luverne received an all-expense-paid flight and tour of Washington, D.C., Tuesday as part of the Midwest Honor Flight program. Arnie Stoel, Wayne Biever, Lowell Ahrendt, Leon Siebenahler and their guardians left the Sioux Falls airport early Tuesday morning for the...

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