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Seven years ago, the Luverne community came together as individuals, businesses and government to brainstorm on ways to improve this community. The downtown retail corridor was suffering, the community was lacking things to do, places to eat, venues to shop and daily activities. People and...
Seven years ago, the Luverne community came together as individuals, businesses and government to brainstorm on ways to improve this community. The downtown retail corridor was suffering, the community was lacking things to do, places to eat, venues to shop and daily activities. People and...
During last week’s East Coast winter storm, at least 29 people sadly lost their lives, making headlines across the world. In Minnesota 25 people were killed on our roadways in January, yet most people don’t give a second thought. In just the first 31 days of 2016, preliminary reports from the state...
Rep. Joe Schomacker (R-Luverne) hosted a Town Hall last Tuesday, Dec. 22, for concerned deer hunters in southwest Minnesota to express their frustrations regarding the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's (DNR) management of the deer herd. Over 50 deer hunters attended the Town Hall at Beaver...
We at the Star Herald take our Year in Review coverage seriously, in part because it’s a way for us to look back at our work and assess how thorough (or not) we’ve been. People often ask our news reporters, “Do you ever run out of things to put in the paper?” And there’s never hesitation in our...
Dumping furniture at the USAgain location at the corner of Highway 75 and Main Street is not an appropriate disposal location for these items.
As we marvel at the new and shiny Christmas gifts we anxiously waited to unwrap, please take a moment and think about what to do with the old stuff. We live in a disposable age where unwanted and broken items are thrown away. In fact, more and more of today’s items are designed with discarding in...
So here we are again, one of my favorite times of the year — Christmas. Christmas is that magical time of Santa, toys, children, trees, tinsel, elves, Rudolph, carols and turkey. When I hear the words “It was the night before Christmas” or the melody of “Joy to the World, “ I still get thrills of...
  Freshly painted barn brings dreams of very own quilt design Sac County, Iowa, has more barn quilts than any other place in the country ­ or so its website indicates. Visitors can even run a self-guided tour to all 58 sites by printing the simple map off the Internet. For the past couple of years...
   Recently I was asked about whether a semitrailer can park on the streets in a residential area.  We have been noticing more and more individuals are doing this, and it actually goes against the City of Luverne Ordinance. According to Ordinance SEC. 9.30 TRUCK PARKING. •Subd. 1. It is unlawful to...
  Well, both the Rock County Pheasants Forever banquet and the Minnesota pheasant hunting season opener have come and gone since my last column. To give you an update, the local Pheasants Forever chapter hosted one of its most successful events in recent years. Credit for that success goes to the...

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