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Hills-Beaver Creek High School FFA’ers (from left) Joshua Wiersema, Sophia VanSurksum and Collin Schoneman display the free corduroy jackets they earned through a future leaders application sponsored by the Minnesota FFA Foundation.
Freshmen Collin Schoneman, Sophia VanSurksum and Joshua Wiersema recently received the traditional corduroy blue jackets of active FFA members. While members typically buy the official FFA garment, the three Hills-Beaver Creek High School students received their jackets free through the Minnesota...
At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the third and final tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. The...
Eleven ash trees located around the former Hills-Beaver Creek High School gymnasium will be removed and the other 15 trees examined for healthiness. The H-BC building committee recommended the action at their Wednesday, Feb. 5, meeting. Mike Davis of Luverne will remove the trees and the stumps for...
The Farm Resource Guide for 2020 is now available at many University of Minnesota Extension County offices across the state.  This resource guide includes a wide variety of useful farm business management information including the following items: •Custom rates — what to charge for planting etc. •...
The Luverne High School speech team competed in Minneota Saturday. Earning awards were (front, left) Alexa Chesley, Nicole Hoogland, Chance Tunnissen, Seno Chanthalangsy, Melanie Rittenhouse, (second) Sophia Lanoue, Luke Thorson, Xavier Carbonneau, Meagan Hansen, Parker Carbonneau, (third) Katherine Pizel, Mia Wenzel, Hannah Baker, Rylee Anderson, (back) Josie Golla and Jonah Louwagie.
Luverne High School speech team captured the first-place team trophy Saturday at the Vikings Invitational in Minneota. Twenty-five Cardinals competed at the event with three students double-entered at the meet, which featured 200 other speakers in three rounds of competition. Categories,...
Be vigilant to avoid Tax ID theft   The United States’ tax season is here, and so are the scammers. Con artists are using the Social Security numbers of unsuspecting Americans to file phony tax returns and steal their refunds. In honor of the Federal Trade Commission’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness...
Ten Rock County 4-H’ers participated in the annual BLU leadership retreat recently in Marshall. Attending the event were (front, from left) Mallie Fick, Makayla Oechsle, Andrea Luitjens, Brianna Kinsinger, (back) Krista Burkman, Zach Uhl, Janica Oechsle, Dennie Sandbulte, Emma Deutsch and Morgan Bonnett.
Minnesota 4-H conducted the Southwest BLU leadership retreat Feb. 1 in Marshall for 86 youth from the region. Ten 4-H’ers from Rock County attended the event including Krista Burkman, Zach Uhl, Janica Oechsle, Dennie Sandbulte, Emma Deustch, Morgan Bonnett, Mallie Fick, Makayla Oechsle, Andrea...
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Construction will begin this summer on the third phase of Luverne’s Loop path, according to discussion at the Luverne Economic Development Authority meeting Monday morning. EDA director Holly Sammons said a bid letting date has been set for March 4 and work will likely begin in June on the portion...
Ice houses and fisher people dot the surface of The Lake in Luverne for the 2019 version of the event in this Star Herald file photo of last year’s derby.
Luverne’s fifth annual Get Hooked Ice Fishing Derby will be Saturday, Feb. 8, at The Lake in Luverne, and Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere said plans are shaping up for another successful outing. “I’m not real good at working with ice fishing people, and I’m not an ice fishing person, but I...
Photograph taken by Darren Hauck for NBC News Dr. John Cox, a Luverne High School graduate, and his wife, Dr. Sadie Dobrozsi are fighting to regain custody of their adopted daughter after she was taken away from them as an infant in May when the Wisconsin hospital where they worked reported abuse. Their case was launched into the national spotlight after an NBC News investigation told their story, which included 15 medical experts saying there was no proof of abuse.
Child abuse charges against a Luverne native in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are gaining national attention after an NBC News investigation last week referenced 15 medical experts who say there’s no proof. Dr. John Cox, a 1999 Luverne High School graduate, is a pediatric emergency room physician who...

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