for what it's worth

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...
  I am not sure if it was here in Luverne or maybe Redwood Falls — might even have been in Worthington. One of those Chamber of Commerce organizations used and may still use as their slogan: “Doing things most people think just happen.” What they meant by that is things don’t just happen — there is...
About a month ago a gentleman named Kenneth Barker came into our office and introduced himself to me. Mr. Barker hails from Rock Rapids, a place he and his wife, Jane, have called home for 57 years. The Barkers are both retired teachers. Kenneth likes to write and was wondering if we would be...
I don’t know whose idea it was to dig a hole in the Sharkee’s parking lot, then knock a hole in the basement wall to gain access to the inside with a bobcat, but that was some serious MacGyvering. If you’re like me (and sad for you if you are), I couldn’t help but wonder why it was taking so long...
By Rick Peterson, Tollefson Publishing General Manager Whenever I start to write my column, the first thing I do is date it according to the date it will be published. That said, a quick look at my calendar showed that the publishing date for this column is the second of March. Normally that date...
If you live in Luverne, you can’t go a day without seeing the Luverne logo with the heart in it. In the logo’s case, the heart signifies we all love Luverne. Well, this month being Heart Month and all, I thought I would write about the heart. In 1955 Eddie Fisher had a big hit with the song, “You...
Rick Peterson
Just a second while I strap on my spurs because I am about to get on my high horse. A year ago on this page I wrote about the rising cost of health care because of the Affordable Healthcare Act, otherwise know as Obamacare. Well, affordable health care is anything but affordable. Premiums are...
Rick Peterson
My last column was about buying a new alarm clock. This one is going to be about time. More precisely, the following is more about the word “time” than how to tell time. I figured there is no better time to write about time than now, so I suppose you could say it’s about time. We have part time,...

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