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Concerned that the state of Minnesota is placing further stress on a complex disability service system that has left Rock County Opportunities in Luverne and other providers struggling for years, the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR), its service provider members and...
The Magnolia All-School Reunion Committee is searching for the former Magnolia High School marching band banner. The banner was used in the last Homecoming parade, as pictured above from the Sept. 24, 1980, Star Herald. Reunion planners want to locate and borrow the banner for this summer’s three-day gathering.
Plans are underway for a Magnolia All-School Reunion on Labor Day weekend Friday, Aug. 31, through Sunday, Sept. 2. To complete the three days of festivities, planning committee members are searching for one element to lead Saturday’s parade —the school’s marching band banner. “If you are going to...
  Luverne High School Honor Roll   Quarter 3 A Honor Roll Seniors: Madelyn Aleman, Hans Bakken, Emilie Bartels, Trey Baustian, Jarod Berndt, Anthony Cavazos, Madilyn Dinger, Isabella Donohue, Chandler Eitreim, James Erickson, Alexis Ferrell, Tyler Fick, Anika Gust, Alexis Henrichs, Janae Kopp, Aric...
Ellsworth Locker owners Brian and Kathy Chapa received champion honors recently during the meat competition at the 2018 Meat Processors Convention in St. Cloud. They received champion for their dried beef and their honey BBQ stix; reserve champion for smoked BBQ pork chops and bacon; and honorable...
The Luverne speech team walked away with the Sub-Section 10 championship Wednesday, April 4, in Adrian. A total of 17 members of the team qualified for section competition Saturday, April 14, at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.  Twenty-eight members of the Luverne team competed in...
The Luverne speech team walked away with the Sub-Section 10 championship Wednesday, April 4, in Adrian. A total of 17 members of the team qualified for section competition Saturday, April 14, at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.  Twenty-eight members of the Luverne team competed in...
Michaella Sandbulte holds a bunny for 5-year-old Summer Aning to pet after the Easter egg hunt.
Wind chills were in the single digits Saturday morning in the Magnolia City Park, but dozens of 4-H members and their families distributed 2,400 plastic eggs stuffed with candy and prizes for bundled-up children to find. It was truly a testament to the hardy Minnesotans in Rock County to see such a...
Marvin and Beverly Hoogland’s house on Carsrud Circle in Luverne is supposed to be white, but lately it looks more yellow than white. Something in the air has deposited brownish-yellow speckles all over their white vinyl siding giving it a dirty, weathered appearance. And their home isn’t the only...
Players and fans will enjoy a little more legroom when new bleachers are installed in the Luverne High School gymnasium this summer. School Board members recently approved a bid of $119,150 from Seating and Athletic Facility Enterprises Inc. of Ellendale. The bid includes $10,500 to remove the...
Shawn Kinsinger is lead vocalist for many of the songs, but he also plays percussion with Dean Luethje (right).
The Locals are returning to the Palace stage next weekend with another round of pop song tributes — this time focusing on “One Hit Wonders.” The show, which benefits the Luverne Optimists Club, will feature songs by artists who have made only “one trip up the pop charts,” according to organizer...

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