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  Growing up in Luverne in the 1980s and 1990s, I experienced a very quiet Fourth of July holiday in my hometown. Some years our family would travel to Leota to see fireworks or maybe to Hills to swim at the Rez. Any holiday activities were always in other towns. Luverne was closed for the Fourth....
  Transplantation is one of the most remarkable success stories in the history of medicine. But despite continuing advances in medicine and technology, the need for organs and tissue is far greater than the availability. The Star Herald this week features a story about Al Berdahl and his quest to...
  This month is National Dairy Month, so the Star Herald did some research on dairy and why we should care. Outside of the fact that dairy operations play a big role in our local ag economy, there are plenty of nutritional reasons we should stock milk and other dairy products in our fridges. • Milk...
  The Star Herald isn’t lacking this week for topics that warrant thumbs up and thumbs down. Thumbs up — to local town celebrations. Luverne enjoyed great weather for its annual Buffalo Days celebration, and last weekend Hills enjoyed a proud weekend in the spotlight for its 125th Anniversary and...
  A resolution adopted recently by the Luverne School Board is leading student involvement in athletics and activities in a more positive direction. Our young people will be better served by this change. Instead of thinking athletic and activity events as after-school events, the board views...
  Earlier this year, Governor Dayton proposed legislation to require all public waters from lakes and rivers and drainage ditches to have a 50-foot vegetative buffer. The governor wanted to protect our drinking water while increasing wildlife habitat. He met with resistance from landowners and...
Congratulations to the Class of 2015. It’s a proud time for the news staff at the Star Herald, because we’ve watched (mostly through the lenses of our cameras) these students grow up over the past 18 years. Through various photo opportunities, we’ve come to know them as they’ve risen through the...
  At this exciting time of year, we have many occasions to celebrate the amazing success of our students, including scholarship ceremonies, awards banquets and commencement activities.  These annual occasions exemplify our most valuable asset: an educated citizenry prepared to build the future...
  Question: I bought a used vehicle and noticed that the horn does not work. Is a person required to have a horn? Answer: Yes, you are required to have a working horn in the State of Minnesota. According to Minnesota State Statute, “Every motor vehicle when operated upon a highway must be equipped...

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