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By Rick Peterson, Tollefson Publishing General Manager As you are probably already aware, Luverne has been selected to be the host city for the 2018 Minnesota Governor’s  Pheasant Opener. The date for the opening of the 2018 pheasant hunting season has been set for Saturday, Oct. 13. But as the...
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October is here and as far as I’m concerned, it’s the best time of the year. If you want, you can get a football fix five nights a week at some level. Harvest is underway, cooler days and nights are the norm, and best of all, pheasant season opens this Saturday. With the good, there is always a...
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If you haven’t bought your ticket to The Rock County Pheasants Forever banquet, time is running out. The 33rd annual banquet is next Thursday night, Oct. 5, at Grand Prairie Events. Note the new location. For years the annual banquet flip-flopped back and forth between Sharkee’s and the Blue Mound...
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It’s been a productive summer around here. By that I mean it’s been a productive few months in the baby department here at the office as well as in my family. Abbe, our production manager here at the office, had her second son at the end of July. My daughter Jenna had daughter No. 2 on Aug. 10. Our...
As you can tell, we have a drastically different front page this week for Minnesota Newspaper Week and the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s 150th  anniversary. The whole idea behind the mostly blank front page is to offer a sense of what it would be like without a local newspaper. I suspect a few...
Wow! What a weekend! That’s the way I started my last column after the Fourth of July celebration. Well, that’s how I’m going to follow up this past weekend as well. The 150th weekend was nothing short of unbelievable. Hot Dog Night kicked off the weekend, and what a weekend it was! Just when the...
It’s been a couple of weeks since Roger Brooks gave his three-hour presentation on Luverne. I have to tell you those three hours passed by very quickly. Our story on the front page of the Star Herald last week about the presentation had the headline, “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.” Happy to say we...
The summer fun has only just begun. With Memorial Day weekend and graduations still fresh in our minds, Luverne topped the week off with a super fun and successful Buffalo Days weekend as well. By most towns’ standards, that would be a summer worth of celebrations — but not here. This Friday...
As I was thinking about Memorial Day weekend, I remember last year there was some online discussion as to flag protocol on Memorial Day. So I did some checking and hopefully this will help you. The American flag is flown at half-staff anytime the nation is mourning. The proper protocol for flying...
By Rick Peterson, Tollefson Publishing General Manager One of Rock County’s former deputies made it to the pages of the Minneapolis Star Tribune last week. Nick Schafer, now a sergeant with the St. Paul Police Department, was recognized for his effort in reuniting the cremains of a man with his...

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