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  Medicare prescription drug coverage 2017 In 2017 Medicare Part D plans will have a maximum deductible of $400. The “Initial Coverage Limit” (donut hole) will begin at $3,700.01 and requires you pay 40 percent of the prescription costs for brand-name medications and 51 percent for generic...
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  Local youth have success in weekend hunt at state park Ten area young people participated in the special deer hunt at the Blue Mounds State Park over the weekend. Among them, five hunters had success in the event that’s designed to prevent overpopulation of deer and protect resources in the park...
By Lori Sorenson The Rock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a string of residential burglaries reported Friday morning, Nov. 11, in Luverne. According to Sheriff Evan Verbrugge, his office received three calls from separate parties who said their homes were broken into in the middle of the...
By Lori Sorenson While the nation was glued to the presidential election Tuesday night, Rock County voters also fulfilled their duties selecting leaders in local races. Following are the official local results from the Nov. 8 election that filtered in after the Nov. 10 Star Herald went to press on...
By Lori Sorenson Wayne’s Auto Body on West Hatting Street, Luverne, sustained heavy damage Sunday from a fire that destroyed most of the roof and gutted the interior. According to Luverne Fire Chief David Van Batavia, it will be up to the owners and insurers whether the structure will be salvaged....
By Lori Sorenson Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon stopped in Luverne Tuesday afternoon on the final leg of his 2016 87-county tour. Simon met with the Luverne Area Chamber representatives about what his office is doing to help small business owners and entrepreneurs, and he also shared...
By Mavis Fodness A year from now Rock County’s two ambulances will be housed in a new garage, according to a Sanford Luverne capital improvement plan. Hospital CEO Tammy Loosbrock, ambulance director Harlan Vande Kieft and hospital board member Curt Bloemendaal appeared at the Nov. 8 County Board...
By Mavis Fodness On Monday Luverne Elementary instructor Cathy Rust became Luverne Education Association’s 2017 Teacher of the Year. Rust has been an elementary teacher for 37 years, first in Magnolia and then in Luverne when the district merged with Luverne in the early 1980s. She taught second...
By Lori Sorenson Beaver Creek native Lt. Wade Blomgren was the featured speaker at Friday’s Veterans Day program in the Blue Mound Banquet Center, Luverne. He spoke of his experiences in Camp Fallujah while deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom from April 2006 through July 2007. Blomgren served with...
By Mavis Fodness Hardwick city officials want to find out why its sanitary sewer system is delivering more clean water than expected to its two wastewater lagoons located east of town. On Thursday, Nov. 10, a two-man crew with DGR Engineering out of Rapids Rapids, Iowa, spent the morning using...

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