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Luverne Elementary fifth-graders conducted their book reveal Wednesday, Dec. 19, with the announcement of the four cover artists (from left) Hannah Woodley, Emma Saarloos, Nicholas Mann and Ella Schmuck.
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...
Under the Rock County Monitoring Plan for Buffer Compliance Tracking, the county is divided into three areas with one area reviewed every three years beginning in 2019. Under the Minnesota Buffer Law, 840 parcels in the county fall under the initiative designed to improve the state’s water quality. Landowners with parcels not complying with the law are subject to monetary fines.
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...
Flooding events like the ones in June caused thousands of dollars in damage to roads, bridges and agriculture infrastructure. This photograph was taken at the intersection of 191st Street and 10th Avenue in northwestern Rock County on June 21.
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...
This architectural rendering issued in April shows a possible outcome for the Luverne Middle-High School’s front entrance. Luverne School District voter-approved building project is moving forward again after the Dec. 19 bid opening revealed construction costs within the $23.7 million budget.
 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...
December 2017 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.   January Jan. 5...
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...
December 2017 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...

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