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Enjoying a ride Saturday afternoon in a “train” made out of 50-gallon drums pulled by a lawn mower were Alex Gangestad (left) and her sister Reagan.
Kenneth Fun Days Friday and Saturday featured  inflatables, lawnmower train and pony rides. The event concluded with a supper to raise funds for the community’s snow removal fund.
Many voters say they like receiving their ballots in the privacy of their homes where they can take their time contemplating choices and researching candidates or issues at their leisure.
The day is soon coming when all rural voters in Rock County will cast their ballots by mail. Rock County Auditor Treasurer Ashley Kurtz said that’s the trend for small precincts with low turnout and high costs of hosting elections. Minnesota statute says a town of any size not located in a...
Sometimes the best ideas come from friends talking over a cup of coffee. Luverne's first annual tractor ride on Friday, Sept. 2, is a good example. According to Rodger Ossenfort, the Luverne Area Chamber is discussing having a tractor ride next year as part of Luverne's 150th Anniversary...
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and DNR commissioner Tom Landwehr lead a group of bicyclists on the Blue Mound Trail in August of 2015 for a pedal tour that highlighted the importance of trails and outdoor recreation.
The Luverne Loop received a prestigious designation this week as a “regionally significant” trail for 2016. In a statement released Monday, the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission announced the Luverne project made the list of 14 parks and trails to achieve regional designation...
Magnolia Fire Department First Responder Jessica Peters (left) dresses daughter Bridget Matherne in firefighter gear.
A recent fire at Magnolia’s campground prompted the Magnolia Fire Department to host a community gathering Aug. 9. According to first-year fire chief Scott Dohlmann, some people were surprised Magnolia had its own fire department, so he hoped Tuesday’s event would be educational for the community....
Heavy equipment breaks ground on Computer Clinic north of the Laundromat.
By Lori Sorenson The city of Luverne’s efforts to remove blighted properties and replace them with development has become increasingly evident in recent months. Luverne’s new business, Computer Clinic, is under construction on the lot north of the Laundry Room on Highway 75 near the Main Street...
By Lori Sorenson The filing period closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, for candidates interested in running for upcoming school board, small cities and some township elections. The Star Herald went to press Tuesday afternoon, but here’s the information as of 3 p.m.   School boards In the Luverne...
The Hardwick City Council is considering street improvements on roughly 13 city blocks, and a cost analysis will provide options for how much work can be done for the best price. Meeting in special session Wednesday night, Aug. 10, council members charged Gary Kurth of DGR Engineering, Rock Rapids...
Luverne School District will pay off its elementary school construction debt in December of 2017, prompting long-range planning for other facility projects. In a Thursday evening workshop school board members listened to experts in school finance and educational facility planning as they decide the...
Violators of Hardwick’s new nuisance ordinance will pay a per-day fine plus assessment costs under an enforcement program adopted last week. Council members, minus Crystal Swenson who was absent, unanimously supported the enforcement program at their Aug. 10 meeting. Under the newly adopted program...

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