A monthlong writing lesson culminated in four hardcover storybooks authored by the 99 fifth-graders at Luverne Elementary School.
Family members were invited to the book reveal at school Wednesday, Dec. 19.
A PowerPoint presentation explained the writing process, and visitors were invited to a...
For the second time in 25 years, Fraser Norton is saying good-bye to Luverne and Rock County.
He retired last week as Rock County’s Farm Service Agency director, a post he held for eight years after a previous eight-year stint as Rock County Extension Educator.
In doing so, the South African native...
As 2018 ends, more than 95 percent of Rock County landowners are meeting water quality standards under Minnesota’s buffer law.
Three percent — 25 parcels — remain non-compliant with the statute passed in 2016. About 20 Rock County landowners are now subject to monetary fines.
Arlyn Gehrke with the...
The top Star Herald news of 2018 is a continuation of 2017’s top stories — it’s all about growth.
Tremendous. Enormous. Dizzying. Growth.
“This year we envision the largest economic development the city of Luverne has seen in the last 75 years,” Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian said about 2018. “We’re at...
Luverne School District building project is moving forward again after the Dec. 19 bid opening revealed construction costs within the $23.7 million budget.
A special school board meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, to formally award bids.
Last week’s bid opening had three general...
Dec. 5: Nathan and Maggie Siebenahler, Luverne, a boy, Colt Lyle.
Dec. 27: Mark and Brittany Remme, Golden Valley, a boy, Benjamin Allen; Matt and Kristine Wiersma, Valley Springs, S.D., a boy, Kolten Lee.
Dec. 29: Kale and Hailee Wiertzema, Hills, a boy, Luka Steven.
At the Dec. 11 County Board meeting, County Administrator Kyle Oldre and County Assessor Tom Houselog presented information about the proposed 2019 county budget and the effect local levies have on local property taxes.
Houselog said the percentage of taxable market value among the three property...
Dec. 12: Carol Padrta, 58, Detroit Lakes.
Dec. 23: Mary Efting, 92, Adrian.
Dec. 25: Delores Strassburg, 93, Luverne; Mark Verba, 36, Luverne.
Dec. 27: Priscilla Kracht, 96, Luverne.
Dec. 29: Gladys Buss, 95, Lismore.
Dec. 31: Ethna Hanson, 93, Oronoco; Clara Rozeboom, 85, Leota.
HILB/SHER Data Breach, a Simmental bull bred and raised at the Sherwood Cattle Co. of Magnolia, was crowned grand champion Simmental bull at the 45th North American International Livestock Exposition Oct. 30-Nov. 15 in Louisville, Kentucky. NAILE is the largest all-breed, purebred livestock event...
Another year was added to the recently approved paired hockey program agreement between Luverne and Adrian school districts.
Luverne School Board members unanimously supported the additional year at their regular Thursday night, Dec. 20, meeting.
The sport pairing will now end after the 2022-23...