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In addition to choosing state and national elected officials, local voters also have a choice in some school board, city and township races. The Oct. 18 Star Herald featured candidate profiles of GOP incumbent Joe Schomacker and DFL challenger Max Kaufman who are seeking election to the Minnesota...
The Luverne Fire Department was dispatched to South Highway 75 Tuesday, Oct. 16, in response to a natural gas leak at the former China Inn property. Contractors were removing foundation from the old building when they struck a CenterPoint Energy line causing the emergency. According to information...
None of the school districts in the Star Herald coverage area were chosen to share in the $25 million Safety Grants available through the Minnesota Department of Education. Across the state, 90 districts divided the $25 million for security and violence prevention improvements involving 123...
Tammy Loosbrock, senior director of Sanford Luverne Medical Center and Sanford Rock Rapids Medical Center, was named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 71 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know in 2018. This recognition follows outstanding years for Sanford Luverne and Sanford Rock Rapids. Most recently...
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  Rick Peterson summed up many people’s appreciation of Luverne’s weekend hospitality when he told Friday night’s banquet crowd, “We hit it out of the park.” Peterson chaired the local committee that spent the past year preparing for the 2018 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener in Luverne...
Rock The Edge (area church youth groups) worked collaboratively Sunday afternoon in a community food drive. Youth and adults canvassed Luverne neighborhoods for food items left on doorsteps or hung from plastic bags from door handles. More than ? pounds of non-perishable items were gathered and...
The Luverne Economic Development Authority on Monday approved an application from Ben Franklin Lodge for funds to improve its building on North Freeman Avenue. The non-profit organization is planning a $72,000 façade improvement, and the city’s Historic Façade Improvement Program will help defray...
City Finance Director Barb Berghorst has been working with EDA Director Holly Sammons and a local committee to find solutions for the local child care crisis. She said “crisis” is the correct word to use when describing the shortage of child care providers in Luverne and Rock County. “The City...
Robins frolicked in the crab apple trees east of Hardwick Sunday morning after the area received several inches of snow. According to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, the early morning snowfall marks the shortest time period between one-inch snowfalls (last spring snow to first fall...
The three-day showing of “Farmer of the Year” at the Palace Theatre in Luverne features four local performers in the feature-length film. Katie Walgrave and Scott Wessels, both of Luverne, make cameo appearances in the 1-hour, 43-minute film by YellowHouse Films. Luverne residents Ron and Jane Cote...

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