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King is a 1½-year-old German shorthair pointer who works with Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Austin Christensen, Luverne. King went through 10 weeks of canine training and trained another five weeks with Christensen. He started with the patrol in June.
The newest addition to local law enforcement weighs 40 pounds, speaks Dutch, and loves his job. King is a 1½-year-old German shorthair pointer who works with Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Austin Christensen, Luverne. “When it’s time to work, he can’t wait to get in the squad,” Christensen said. “...
An architect’s rendering shows what the front entrance of the Luverne Bay Harbor may look like when it’s completed in 2019. The harbor will be built north of the interstate, west of Papik Motors. In this model, the front faces south toward I-90.
Luverne’s tru Shrimp Bay Harbor is coming into focus as company officials work with engineers, attorneys, financiers and scientists. Tru Shrimp CEO Michael Ziebell shared some details with Rock County Farm Bureau members at their annual meeting Monday night in Luverne. For those who hadn’t heard...
Tammy Loosbrock of Adrian is senior director for several area Sanford hospitals and clinics. She will instruct the area’s first collaborative medical vocational education class involving Luverne, Pipestone and Adrian students.
A familiar face will lead renewed efforts to offer vocational medical classes to high schools when the 2017-18 school year begins Sept. 5. Sanford’s Tammy Loosbrock has been a leader in the medical field for more than 20 years, but she said classroom teaching is a new venture. “I’ve dabbled in...
Staff continue to be inspired by Luverne Superintendent Craig Oftedahl’s 2015-16 message to “Be Great” as seen Monday as staff continue to wear T-shirts as a reminder of his keynote address.
Laughter was included in Monday’s message to almost 200 Luverne Public School staff as they kicked off the first of four in-service days to prepare for the 2017-18 school year. Luverne Superintendent Craig Oftedahl built on previous in-service messages by sharing a video of motivational speaker,...
Nine teachers attended new teacher orientation last week for Luverne Public Schools. Pictured (front row, from left) are Becky Redetzke, Tiffany Veal, Dana Wolf, Susan Bullerman, Alicia Reker, (back) Jason Berghorst, Travis Bullerman, Bryan Snyders and Joseph Stearns.
Nineteen new teachers will be greeting students in the Star Herald coverage area when the 2017-18 school year gets underway Sept. 5. Luverne welcomed nine new instructors, with Ellsworth welcoming two, and Adrian five teachers and one new administrator (see separate story) during this week’s in-...
Chief Fire Control Technician Carl Schoneman cn add retired to his military resume. The U.S. Navy veteran and 1996 graduate of Hills-Beaver Creek High School was honored at a special ceremony recently in Washington, D.C.
Chief Fire Control Technician Carl Schoneman will retire from the Navy on Aug. 31 after 20 years and six deployments at sea. His message to young adults back home? “Rock County may seem like the center of the universe, but it’s a big world out there,” he said. “Keep an open mind. You never know...
After several hours of investigating a possible kidnapping, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office deemed there was no criminal activity at a local hotel on Aug. 18. According to the dispatch records, deputies were requested at the Super 8 Motel on South Highway 75 to help locate a kidnapping suspect....
No one was injured Monday, Aug. 21, when a train collided with a pickup on the tracks near Beaver Creek. According to information from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, officials were notified at 6:30 p.m. of a train vs. pickup crash at 30th Avenue and 61st Street. Upon arrival, members of the...
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world?  If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer. Blue Mounds State Park, Luverne, will host a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer training beginning Sept. 11. Master Naturalist volunteers complete a 40-hour hands-on class with...
Rebecca Austin will represent Rock County at the upcoming Minnesota State 4-H Dog Show.
Rebecca Austin will represent Rock County at the upcoming Minnesota State 4-H Dog Show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights. Austin earned grand champion honors at the Southwest Minnesota Regional Dog Show Aug. 7 at the Nobles County Fairgrounds in Worthington. She won each of her...

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