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New Mexico rancher and motivational speaker Matt Rush delivered the keynote message at the 2019 Rock-Nobles Cattlemen’s Association annual banquet Monday night in Grand Prairie Events. His message was about the fact that farmers need to recognize their own importance and the value their work brings...
All pharmaceutical products were removed from the shelves of the Luverne Shopko Pharmacy by Friday after Lewis Family Drug of Sioux Falls purchased the pharmacy at a bankruptcy auction late last month.
In a less than a week, four Luverne Shopko pharmacy employees found themselves without jobs and their place of business empty. Workers learned Jan. 28 the pharmacy would permanently close the following day at 4 p.m. The Shopko Pharmacy and Hometown Shopko retail stores are owned by an affiliate of...
Submitted photo The Luverne High School speech team opens the 2019 season with a win Saturday in Worthington. Members earning medals and ribbons include (front row, from left) Adriana Gonzalez, Julia Ferguson, Shane Berning, (second row) Courtney Wendland, Parker Carbonneau, Seno Chanthalangsy,...
Mavis Fodness photo/0131 Luverne Speech 2019 Luverne High School speech team 2019 captains (from left) Julia Ferguson, Lindsey Roemeling, Adriana Gonzalez and Shane Berning are focused on building team spirit, mentoring and returning students to the state tournament as goals for this speech season.
If Saturday’s sweepstakes win in Worthington is any indication, the Luverne High School speech team is kicking of the 2019 season meeting one of its goals. Thirty students traveled to the Worthington Speech Invitations. Twenty-two of them received recognition for their performances or more than...
Congressman Jim Hagedorn stopped in at Blac-X Farms in western Rock County Saturday afternoon to meet with Bakken family farm members about issues in agriculture. In addition to touring the cattle feedlots with Peter Bakken, Hagedorn visited with neighboring farmers in the area (Dick and Teresa...
What should a downtown plaza look like? Where should it be located? What features should it offer? These questions and others will be explored at a community meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the Palace Theatre. “It will be a conversation about what we want to see in a plaza,” said Luverne...
If history is any indication, Saturday’s weather won't stop hundreds of anglers and spectators from attending the fourth annual “Get Hooked” Ice Fishing Derby in Luverne. “Hopefully, it’s a good turnout,” said event organizer Jeremy Wallenberg. One element is evident: Rewards will go to those who...
The Rock County Star Herald received two state awards in the Better Newspaper Contest of the 152nd annual convention of the Minnesota Newspaper Association Jan. 24-25 in the Twin Cities. Star Herald Editor Lori Sorenson was honored with a first-place award in the human-interest feature story...
Sundogs rise in a dramatic circle over wind turbines on the horizon north of Beaver Creek Monday morning. This scene was repeated with the rising and setting sun throughout the week of subzero temperatures and windswept snow.
An arctic front settled over the region this week, bringing with it sub zero temperatures and dangerous wind chills. By Wednesday, temperatures were forecast to hit minus 25 degrees with wind chills registering at minus 60 degrees. With these conditions expected to last for days at a time, most...
The Chamber Board of Directors honored Mike Engesser as the 2018 Outstanding Chamber Member during an after-hours reception Monday in Sterling’s Café & Grille.  The Chamber annually selects a local individual to honor with the award, which recognizes personal and professional contributions to...

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