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More than 40 runners participated in the 19th annual De-Light-Ful 5K and 1-mile races Saturday, Nov. 27, in Luverne. Participants started and finished at the National Guard Armory and traveled a race course on residential streets within Luverne. Once finished, they were eligible for awards and...
With rainouts on Friday night at speedways in Rock Rapids and Slayton, there was limited racing at local tracks last weekend. Two Rock County drivers competed in regularly-scheduled races Saturday night at I-90 Speedway near Hartford, South Dakota, and at Worthington Speedway. A number of locals...
A “Welcome Brent Sass!” poster leans against a desk Monday afternoon as sixth-graders at Luverne Middle School conduct a Zoom interview with the Alaskan musher.
Sixth-graders in Deb Hoogendoorn’s English class have been reading “Woodsong,” an autobiography by Gary Paulsen, a northern Minnesota sled dog racer. As the class discussed what they knew about sled dogs and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Hoogendoorn learned that Stacy Thone has a connection to...
Joe Schmacker
Chris Baumberger:   DFL candidate Chris Baumberger is seeking election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 22A, challenging Republican incumbent Joe Schomacker, Luverne. He did not respond to a questionnaire by the Star Herald, but on his website he offers the following...
Jeremy Smith of Luverne took home the checkered flag of the A Modified feature race at Murray County Speedway in Slayton Friday. Pictured (from left) are Aaron Betz, Jeremy Smith, Lindsay Appel and Jared Smith.
Rock County racecar drivers had another busy weekend at area dirt tracks. Luverne’s Jeremy Smith highlighted local results when he won the IMCA Modifieds A Feature race at Murray County Speedway in Slayton Friday night. Local drivers also competed at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, Friday...
More than 15,000 free hot dogs were grilled and served free of charge Thursday night, July 11, by Luverne merchants and organizations for the hundreds of people who crowded Main Street for the 57th annual event.
If attendance at the Wiener Dog Races is any indication, the events of the July 11 Hot Dog Night drew big crowds. Twenty dogs went head-to-head in the 16th Annual Wiener Dog Races. One dog withdrew before the race started. Luverne Area Chamber organized the 57th annual event. “That’s the most...
Tim Walz
Republican Jim Hagedorn is challenging incumbent DFLer Tim Walz for election to the U.S. House of Representatives District 1 seat, which represents Rock County and Minnesotans across the very southern region of the state. The Minnesota Newspaper Association surveyed each candidate and provided...
Ashley Kurtz (left) Megan Scholten (back) and Megan Nelson recount ballots Aug. 17 in the courthouse. Ron Boyenga (back) and Darrel Van Aartsen and LaDonna Van Aartsen observe.
Last week’s recount in the tied county commissioner primary election revealed the same number of votes for each candidate — 67 for Ron Boyenga and 67 for Darrel Van Aartsen. Greg Burger captured the most votes in the Aug. 9 primary in the District 3 commissioner race to advance to the general...
In Tuesday’s primary election, local voters will narrow the fields in three local races that have three or more candidates. Four candidates are seeking election to the open county commissioner seat in District 1 currently held by Ken Hoime, who opted not to seek re-election. Candidates are Don...
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