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Rick Peterson
I can’t tell you how long it’s been since we’ve bought a new alarm clock in the Peterson household, but it’s been awhile. The old one we brought with us when we moved here nearly 12 years ago. It had the standard features of the backup battery, digital display, AM/FM radio which we never used, and...
Rick Peterson
Wow, where did the summer go? Officially it’s still summer, at least until Sept. 22. There are all kinds of signs that fall is just around the corner, though. For me the start of the football season is the most obvious sign the summer is in its last chapter. Shorter days and cooler temps are...
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Rock River Beerfest is this Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Blue Mound Ice Area. If you buy a ticket for the event before Saturday, you can save yourself five bucks. Advance tickets are $25 and available at the Luverne Chamber office, Take 16 and the Blue Mound Liquor Store here in Luverne. Time...
Rick Peterson
I have one final thought on the tremendously successful Fourth of July celebration at The Lake in Luverne. That thought is, before we get too attached to calling the lake “The Lake,” let’s change the name. I know we had chances to throw a few name ideas around, but here is my thought: Seeing how...
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Just in time for the Fourth of July we installed a new flagpole in front of our house. As with any project around our house, there is a certain amount of debate (argument) about the project. This time the debate (argument) was about the location of said flagpole. Before the location debate surfaced...
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If you haven’t notice already, today’s edition of the Star Herald has a number of mentions of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. Today’s editorial reminds us of the many blessings we have as free citizens because of the sacrifices that tens of thousands of American servicemen and servicewomen have...
Rick Peterson
You know, sometimes no matter how well you plan something, sometimes things can go ... well, not as planned. Such a scenario happened to our daughter a couple of weeks ago. Emily, who lives in Des Moines, Iowa, was hosting a Garth Brooks concert gathering for her brother and his wife and her sister...
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They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but I am here to tell you this old dog can still be trained. I was on a sales call at Cragoe Realty last week and it’s not unusual for Gene Cragoe and me to get enthralled in a conversation about this, that or the other thing. Well, last week we had...
Rick Peterson
It’s been a couple of weeks since the youngest Peterson grandson took the ice for his first mini-mite tournament. Tournament maybe isn’t the right word because they didn’t keep score; there was no goalie in the net because there was no net. Come to find out that for the mini-mites instead of nets...
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Well, I believe this weekend will be my hockey fan “coming out party.” The youngest of the Peterson grandsons plays on the mini-mites team for Redwood Falls, and they’ll be in town this weekend taking on the locals. It’s almost un-American not to be a hockey fan in Luverne, and while I never played...

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