Editorials

Thumbs up — to snowplow drivers and snow removal crews fighting a non-stop battle this winter. Thumbs up — to law enforcement, first responders, utility workers and others who work in winter conditions to keep people safe. Thumbs down — to those who drive on closed roads in the winter. They put...
Rock County’s recent heavy snow created headache and hardship for many people attempting to travel – and even depart their blocked garages and driveways. This week’s Star Herald chronicles the efforts of professional snow movers and shares images of snow blowing, snow shoveling and snow piles of...
Happy New Year, Star Herald readers. We in the newsroom find satisfaction in reviewing and highlighting the top stories of the year in our final December edition. It shows we have progressive and ambitious local leaders and residents, and it shows our news team takes our work seriously in...
Christians believe “God so loved the world that he gave his only son” to take away the sins of the world (John 3:16), and as such, we celebrate the arrival of Jesus as told in the Bible’s second chapter of Luke:   In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be...
It’s no secret that citizens, businesses and organizations in Luverne and Rock County are among the most generous in the nation. It’s a badge we proudly bear on occasions when told our Dollars for Scholars is second in the nation (first in terms of scholarship amounts awarded per student) or when...
The Luverne Area Chamber’s annual meeting is Monday night, and it will be a time for board members, businesses and individuals to reflect on the organization’s mission and accomplishments. Looking at the agenda, it appears the past year has seen a dizzying level of community events to promote the...
This holiday season, pitching in to support a small business may be easier than you think.  Many small towns are proud to feature a vibrant main street, and rightfully so. Busy storefronts are a sign of activity and growth. They also indicate strong community support.  But not every small business...
The Rock County Star Herald is again facilitating a holiday campaign to send Christmas greetings to deployed military men and women serving the United States around the world. After the first campaign in 2019, more than 600 letters were mailed through the Star Herald’s lighted display in the city...
World Kindness Day was Nov.13, a day that more than ever before needs recognition. Here at NAMI Minnesota, we’ve been promoting “Space and grace,” to give others space to err, to be upset or mad. It means giving others grace so that our response to them is not filled with anger or frustration. When...
Politics have a way of bringing out the worst in people, and that’s never been truer than in the wake of the 2020 election. Online conspiracy theories and unfounded allegations of voter fraud are still widely believed by many who feel their candidates had their elections “stolen” from them. We’ve...

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