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Patrick “Packy” Mader talked with library visits June 23 about his book “Minnesota Gold: Conversations with Northland Athletes Competing on the World Stage” by showing where the athletes he interviewed live in Minnesota. He chronicled the efforts, perseverance and achievement of 57 Minnesota athletes from 1948 to 2014. He lives in Northfield, Minnesota.
Rock County Community Library wrapped up June with two regional author visits.
Sioux Falls Canaries mascot “Cagey” (left) reacts to the picture from the book “Slugger” as read by his teammate, pitcher Josh Ferrell.
While all eyes were on the 7-foot-tall yellow mascot from the Sioux Falls Canaries baseball team, it was two left-handed pitchers who completed a special reading program Monday afternoon at the Rock County Community Library. Joining Cagey (the name of the big yellow bird) were left-handed pitchers...
Luverne’s Dolly Talbert (right) purchases a book from Minnesota author William Kent Krueger and Krueger (inset) inscribes his latest book as a birthday present to Taubert’s son.
William Kent Krueger addressed about 50 people Wednesday afternoon, June 8, at the Rock County Community Library in Luverne. Krueger and his wife, Diane, visited several libraries within the Plum Creek Library System including Adrian. Krueger, a New York Times best-selling author, lives in St. Paul...
Gov. Mark Dayton, seated between Dianne Ossenfort and Connie Connell of the Tuesday Morning Coffee Club, listens to the ladies’ thoughts about the state of the state. Also pictured are (from left) Lona Klosterbuer, Pam Dobson, Carol Svingen and Carol McDonald.
It could hardly be called official business, but Gov. Mark Dayton had coffee with some of Luverne’s most in-the-know ladies during his March 30 visit to southwest Minnesota. The Tuesday Morning Coffee Group met with the governor at the Blue Mound Ice Arena where he toured the facility at the...
An emergency room visit resulted in a felony drug arrest when a Wanda, Minnesota, man showed up at Sanford Luverne demanding pain medicine. John Charles Baumann, 64, was charged in Rock County District Court with two counts of fifth-degree drug possession after he tested positive for meth and...
Rock County Opportunities Inc. clients and staff toured the Rock County Star Herald office in Luverne Wednesday, Jan. 20, to meet the news and production crew. They were photographed and interviewed and saw how a news story develops from a conversation into a headlined article on a page. Pictured are (front, from left) Eleanor Dicks, Casey Van Engelenhoven, (back) Nate Schloendorf and Arielle Carlson.
Newspaper offices were at one time fascinating places to visit — with noisy presses, oversized rolls of paper and ink by the barrel. In my time at the Star Herald, we’ve never printed on our own presses, but there were lots of other interesting things to see and do. Tourists were photographed at...
Lewis & Clark Rural Water System hosted members of the House Capital Investment Committee for a construction tour Thursday, Aug. 27. Rep. Joe Schomacker, who is not a member of the committee, joined his colleagues. Bonding bill requests go through this committee and their counterpart committee...
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