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Harold Tilstra demonstrated “Sounds of Strings” at the Hinkly House Thursday night, Aug. 17, playing several different stringed instruments and offering detailed information and history behind each one. Pictured here, Shirley Harrison and Tilstra play a duet, “Amazing Grace,” on the dulcimer. “To...
Thorstad Companies of Dell Rapids, South Dakota, submitted the low bid of $747,569 for Phase II of the Luverne Loop bike trail work that will begin later this summer. Thorstad was selected Friday during a bid letting in the Rock County Highway Department, which is overseeing the project. They were...
Luverne City Council members approved $282,000 in budget amendments for several unplanned 2017 expenses. The amendments were prompted by the acquisition of land for development and by an increased contribution to the Chamber for additional costs associated with 150th Celebration activities. The...
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is updating its rules for nitrogen application, and nearly half of Rock County’s farmers could be affected. A draft rule has been released, and the public comment period closes Aug. 25. The rule, designed to reduce nitrates in groundwater, has two parts. Part...
Interstate 90 from Luverne to Magnolia will be open to four lanes midweek next week (around Aug. 23) and the westbound ramp at Magnolia will open as the concrete repair and shoulder paving is completed. Motorists need to continue to be aware of workers in the area as the project also includes...
Hard-to-fill teaching positions at Luverne Public Schools may receive a salary boost under a proposed hiring strategy. Luverne Superintendent Craig Oftedahl explained that it’s difficult to fill some positions in the district due to lack of candidates. School board members Katie Baustian, Eric...
More downtown public parking will soon be available, thanks to an agreement between Rick Reed and the city of Luverne. On the agenda at Tuesday night’s council meeting was a resolution allowing the conveyance and recording of subdivided property — in this case, from Reed Motors Inc. to the city of...
Motorists are advised to pay close attention on Interstate 90 from the South Dakota border through the Beaver Creek area as traffic changes are made to accommodate the progress on the bridge work. The Travel Information Center at Beaver Creek is now closed for about two months. However, travel...
Amy Klobuchar
In Minnesota we understand the importance of a free press. It’s hard to forget in our state — Minnesotans are among the most engaged citizens in the country. Last year we again ranked first in the nation in voter turnout. Minnesotans volunteer at the second highest rate in the country. And we...
“Our local Rock County Star Herald prints the pulse of the community. In doing so, readers are informed and enlightened on positive and negative impacts of news happening in our area. Thank you to their dedicated reporters and staff that cover a wide variety of activities that demonstrates the...

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