Star Herald Editorial

You don’t need special training to have an open, authentic conversation about mental health. For most of us, talking about other aspects of our health — like a recent surgery or treatment — comes easy. Brain health should be the same. Often, just talking about it can be the first important step in...
Thumbs up — to the fantastic lineup at the Rock County Fair coming up at the end of July. There is something for everyone, and it’s clear our local fair board put thought and creativity into the lineup of offerings. Thumbs down — to Mother Nature for scorching heat and stingy rainfall this month....
It’s always trendy to criticize government — its taxes, spending and general overreach and control over the lives of hard-working American citizens. And, sometimes criticisms are warranted. But sometimes government does accomplish good things, and this week the Star Herald shines light on a few...
Daylight saving time returns Sunday, March 14, signaling more late-afternoon sunshine and the upcoming warmer season. It also kicks off National Sunshine Week, March 14-20, which celebrates and brings awareness to free and open access to public information and an accountable government. The theme...
Thumbs up to local electric utility workers for their round-the-clock work at Luverne’s power plant to man the back-up generator that was called into service. Thumbs up also to Luverne city leaders who had the foresight to maintain an independent power source for the community. Thumbs down to...
The coronavirus pandemic isn’t easy. It isn’t easy for people who get sick. It isn’t easy for their families and loved ones who can’t gather at their bedsides. It isn’t easy to properly grieve losses, COVID or not. It isn’t easy for communities to support residents and businesses. It isn’t easy for...
The 2020 Census is coming in fewer than four weeks. As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the census is a once-every-decade count of everyone living in the country. You can shape your community’s future by getting involved and helping the 2020 Census count everyone. Here are three ways you can get...
At the end of a year, and particularly at the end of a decade, it’s prudent to ask the question, “Are we better off now than we were a year ago (or 10 years ago)?” It’s good to ask the question, because the details and obligations of daily life have a way of distracting us from our intended...
Thumbs up ­ to those of you who are keeping up with the fast-growing grass between the frequent May showers. Another thumbs up to those home and business owners who have taken the time to decorate with brightly colored flowers. Thumbs down ­to those who cannot seem to find their lawnmowers … or...
March is recognized as MS Awareness Month through the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. For more than 20 years, Neil and Sharon Dohlmann of Magnolia have provided a face to MS and support for those living with MS. During MS Awareness Month, they want individuals to know that a diagnosis of...
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