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Luverne’s Historic Palace Theatre will debut the spring PBS documentary “Landmarks of Minnesota; Keeping History Alive” during its popular Thursday Afternoon Escape on Feb. 28. According to photographer and storyteller Doug Ohman, the film features churches, barns and schoolhouses of western and...
For the fifth straight year, Luverne High School is sending a Mock Trial team to the state tournament. Luverne students earned the return trip Friday when the defense team took on the plaintiffs from Springfield High School. The win takes the team to Duluth Feb. 28-March 1 to represent Region 4 at...
Boy Scout Blake Madison organized the creation of an oversized chess/checker board in the Adrian City Park this summer as part of his Eagle Scout project.
A love of chess and a goal-driven desire inspired an Adrian youth to achieve a rare feat with the Boy Scouts of America. Blake Madison received his Eagle Scout rank Feb. 10 at a special Court of Honor ceremony in Adrian. A member of both the Luverne/Adrian Troop 32 and the Worthington Troop 134,...
This year’s winter season has not been kind to area school districts. As of Monday, all districts within the Star Herald coverage area need to recoup from a minimum of a half day up to six days of instructional time missed due to snow days. This winter, school was closed four times for Luverne...
There were 229 registered anglers in Saturday’s “Get Hooked” Fishing Derby in Luverne, despite single-digit temperatures and a brisk wind. Fish were uncooperative for this year’s contest, and a 1.43-pound carp took home the $500 cash prize for Collin Schoneman. Generous sponsors donated dozens of...
What should a downtown plaza look like? Where should it be located? What features should it offer? These questions and others were asked at the first of three plaza community input meetings Monday night in the Palace Theatre where about 40 people gathered despite a heavy evening snowfall. “It’s a...
In the 2010 census, 85 percent of Rock County’s residents and 89 percent of Luverne residents self responded to the survey. Local leaders are hoping for better participation rates in the 2020 census and they’re leaning on a first-ever Complete Count Committee to make that happen. Luverne City Clerk...
 Commissioners adopted a resolution Feb. 5, authorizing a committee to study the development of county-wide economic development authority (EDA). Fourteen people comprise the study committee. Membership includes representatives from the cities of Beaver Creek, Hardwick, Hills, Jasper, Kenneth,...
A proposed aggregate mining pit in Battle Plain Township may proceed with permit process after Rock County commissioners determined the project doesn’t need further study for environmental impact. Commissioners unanimously accepted the environmental assessment worksheet (EAW) findings at their Jan...
Participants in the first Evening Story Time at the Rock County Library Tuesday night, Feb. 5, raise their arms as children’s librarian Bronwyn Wenzel reads “Snow Happy.”
Rock County Library increases program attendance, focus moves to material usage, image   By Mavis Fodness About a quarter of U.S. adults admit they haven’t read a book in the past year, according the Pew Research Institute book-reading habits survey released in March 2018. That’s up slightly from...

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