A year's a long time; here's a recap at a glance
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 documenting big things, whether good news or bad.
At a glance, this year’s top stories include:
•PrairiE Loft apartments accept first residents
•Luverne Child Care Center plans (and some funding) are in place
•Lineage Logistics $50 million cold storage warehouse goes up with opportunity for 75 jobs
•Premium Minnesota Pork announces $70 million smokehouse processing plant with opportunity for 100 jobs
•Minnesota National Guard’s 17.5 million Readiness Center in progress
•Luverne’s $14 million wastewater treatment plant improvements are done
•Luverne’s $11 million power generation project is complete and on standby
•Next Era’s 40-turbine Walleye Wind Farm is online in western Rock County
•Luverne’s $5 million pool and fitness center renovations and splash pad are complete
•Rock County THC ordinance is in place
•Luverne district’s 18-candidate school board election results in five new school board members
•Loop and Ashby Trail are complete.
•Derecho winds, tornadoes, heat, drought and blizzards make headlines.
The Star Herald has also reviewed top business news in this edition and our B section carries a story reviewing top sports stories of 2022.
Meanwhile, it’s true what “they” say, “'The days pass slowly but the years fly by.”
See you next year.