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Rock County voters will join Minnesota’s First Congressional District on Aug. 9 to elect a replacement for the late Congressman Jim Hagedorn. Mail ballots were sent last week to roughly 200 Rock County voters in rural precincts that have no polling stations, and early voting and absentee ballots...
Peter Bakken of rural Beaver Creek was elected to represent Minnesota Farm Bureau’s District III during the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s (MFBF) 103rd Annual Meeting on Nov. 19 in Bloomington. County voting delegates elected Dan Glessing of Waverly in Wright County to a two-year term as...
To the Editor: As former Luverne residents, Carole and I were very surprised of the reports that Senator Weber was among the Republican state senators that supported the efforts to oppose the election of Joe Biden. In the past I found Senator Weber to be a reasonable and well-thought-of city...
Rock County’s voter turnout in the 2020 presidential election was 94.94 percent, a record as far as chief election official Ashley Kurtz can recall. “This has been the highest voter turnout since I’ve been with Rock County,” Kurtz said. “The next closest was 2012 where we saw a 94.44 percent...
Laura Zwaan casts her ballot in the drop box of the Rock County Courthouse entryway Tuesday morning. Her mail ballot is among more than 2,800 to be received early.
A line of voters wrapped around the corner of the building Tuesday morning when Jessica Mead opened the polling station in the Luverne High School gym on Election Day. “The longest anyone had to wait was 15 minutes,” said Mead, who serves as Luverne’s election official. “Beyond that, it’s just been...
Keith Elbers
Voters in Hills will choose between two candidates running for mayor in the Nov. 3 general election. Incumbent Mayor Keith Elbers is being challenged by Arlen Leenderts. The Star Herald asked the two mayoral candidates four questions about why they decided to run for office and what they feel...
Presidential elections can provide teachable moments in classrooms, but this year’s contentious campaign has prompted educators to revisit how they teach civics in an atmosphere that’s anything but civil. Luverne’s Jason Berghorst first mentioned the struggle on Oct. 9. “I came to the conclusion...
In addition to choosing the next president of the United States, local voters are tasked with important choices for city, county, school and township leadership.   Rock County Board Mike Davis, rural Luverne, and Gary Overgaard, rural Magnolia, are on the ballot for the District 1 County Board seat...
Darrel Van Aartsen
The third of four candidate profiles on the contested races in Rock County appears in today’s Star Herald. Last week we focused on the school board races in Luverne, Adrian, Ellsworth and Hills-Beaver Creek. In the Oct. 6 edition featured the contested mayoral races in Hardwick and Beaver Creek...
Colleen Deutsch
1.) List experiences that will be helpful in fulfilling the position’s duties if you win the Nov. 8 general election. 2.) What do you think are the primary challenges facing your community and how will you lead your school through these challenges?   Incumbent Luverne School Board member Colleen...

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