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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...
Luverne High School graduate Matt Christensen spent two years in the Peace Corps in China near Tibet before he decided to stay for further studies. He posed for this photo in Chengxian in western China on his last day in the Peace Corps in mid 2017.
Luverne High School graduate Matt Christensen is a student in Nanjing, China, not far from Wuhan where the deadly coronavirus broke out. He returned to Luverne in mid January for the Chinese lunar holiday and days later, the World Health Organization declared a global emergency. His flight left...
Hills-Beaver Creek High School junior Annie Bos examines a Google spreadsheet containing college basketball statistics. Students have been challenged to develop an algorithm selecting the top 10 teams that will do well in the upcoming NCAA March Madness tournament.
Hills-Beaver Creek High School students will take an avid interest in college basketball scores next month, thanks to a lesson in mathematics. Representatives from Dordt College met with the H-BC sophomores, juniors and seniors in Nora Wysong’s math classes and outlined the March Madness Data...
During her quarterly report to the Luverne City Council Jan. 28, Luverne Area Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere made an announcement about the community’s long-running Buffalo Days celebration. She announced that she and local planners had decided to move Arts in the Park activities to the...
The Rock County Star Herald received one group and two individual awards at the Better Newspaper Contest of the 153rd annual convention of the Minnesota Newspaper Association Jan. 30-31 in the Twin Cities. As a group the Star Herald staff received a third-place award in special sections for their...

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