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Mavis Fodness
April 10, 2024

Twenty-three of the best spellers in southwest Minnesota participated Saturday morning in the 2024 SW MN Spelling Bee hosted at the Luverne Middle School.

Students in fifth-…

By
Lori Sorenson
April 10, 2024

The Rock County History Center’s construction project is complete, and staff and volunteers are hosting a celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18.

“It’s just beautiful,” said History Center Director…

By
Lori Sorenson
April 10, 2024

Palisade Lutheran Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary Sunday, April 14, at the corner of Minnesota Highway 23 and 121st Street (County Road 5).

The Bishop Rev. Constanze Hagmaier will lead…

By
Lori Sorenson
April 10, 2024

The Child’s Remembrance Garden in Luverne was established in 2022 to comfort families grieving the death of a child.

And while it continues to meet that need, the garden also serves a broader purpose in the…

By
Mavis Fodness
April 10, 2024

A concerted effort began in December to close gaps in accessing affordable mental health care.

Angela Nolz, integrative health therapist at Sanford Luverne Clinic, and Erica…

Columns

By
Mavis Fodness, reporter

Steps through life are very straightforward.

As children we’re told we’ll attend school when we’re old enough and we’re encouraged to achieve a high school diploma.

April 10, 2024
By
RIck Peterson, general manager

My wife, daughter and granddaughters, not to mention a couple of Star Herald staff members, are sporting permanent bracelets these days. Personally, I had never heard of such a thing until just recently.

April 10, 2024
By
Sgt. Troy Christianson, Minnesota State Patrol

Question: I am puzzled as to why seat belts are mandatory in vehicles along with a fine for not complying, but our precious cargo in school buses are not required to wear them?

April 10, 2024
By
Scot Rall, Outdoor Columnist

It is sure starting to feel good outside. Temperatures in my neck of the woods this weekend are going to be in the high 60s. It makes me want to go fishing. The Minnesota opener is scheduled for May 10.

Time to double-check to make sure the boat registration is up to date and that the…

April 10, 2024

Obituaries

April 10, 2024

Dorothy Van Der Weerd, age 94, formerly of Rock Rapids, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at Bethany Meadows in Brandon.

Visitation will be Friday, April 12, from 4-7 p.…

April 10, 2024

Linda (Ortman) Farmer, age 66, of Pipestone, Minnesota, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

Visitation was Tuesday, April 9, 2024, from 4-7 p.m. with Prayer Service…

April 10, 2024

Donna Mae Landsman was born April 11, 1934, in Rock Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Dr. Julius and Olive (Martin) Bishop. In 1944 she moved with her family to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and graduated from Washington High School in 1952.

April 03, 2024

Joan Adrianna Boeve was born August 4, 1929, in Hull, Iowa, to John and Kate (Korthals) Vanden Oever. She was raised in Hull and attended country school.

She married Donald…

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