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  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 27, 2023
    The Luverne Cardinals boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams traveled to Jackson Thursday, Sept. 21. The LHS girls’ team won the varsity 5,000-meter competition followed by Martin County West, Jackson County Central and Worthington. Luverne had three girls finish in the Top 5 places in the varsity 5,000-meter competition. Senior Jenna DeBates was first with a time of 19:22.09, marking her fifth…
  • By Scott Rall
    September 27, 2023
    This is the final installment of a public land acquisition process. We have covered a lot in the last three columns, and this will get us to the end zone. Last week we left off at the appraisal review process.  I have never had an appraisal review that ended up changing the value of a parcel, although the purchase agreement signed earlier does openly state that the PA is subject to an appraisal…
  • By DNR
    September 27, 2023
    Hunters can participate in an early antlerless-only deer season from Thursday, Oct. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 22. The season increases opportunities for hunters in deer permit areas where deer populations are above population goals or where there is an increased risk of chronic wasting disease. Permit areas open during the hunt are 214, 215, 218, 219, 221, 222, 223, 225, 227, 229, 236, 277, 341,…
  • By DNR
    September 27, 2023
    Minnesota’s youth deer season will take place statewide Thursday, Oct. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 22. The season coincides with statewide teacher workshops, so many Minnesota students don’t have school during the youth season. To participate, youth must be 10-17 years old and have a deer license. Participant numbers are not limited, and there is no special permit, so parents should purchase or…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 27, 2023
    On Saturday, Sept. 23, Eric Sandbulte got his first hole-in-one at the Luverne Country Club on hole No. 3. Sandbulte drained the shot during the 3rd Annual Weez & Franky Scrambler, played in memory of Andy Wessels and Matt Franken. To top off the hole-in-one,  hole No. 3 was sponsored by Buffalo Ridge Insurance with a hole-in-one prize of $5,000. “We (Buffalo Ridge) sponsor about seven or…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 20, 2023
    The Luverne Cardinals volleyball team dropped three games to Adrian-Ellsworth in Ellsworth Thursday, Sept. 14, and traveled to Jackson Saturday, Sept. 16, winning one game and losing three. “Our record for the season is now 6-9,” head coach Sarah DeBeer said. “We have a big conference week coming up hosting Redwood and Pipestone this week.” The Cardinals were scheduled to host Redwood Tuesday…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 20, 2023
    By Greg Hoogeveen The H-BC volleyball team traveled to Westbrook Walnut Grove Tuesday, Sept. 12, and lost to the Chargers 3-1. The Patriots beat Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey 3-1 on the road Thursday, Sept. 14. The 3-2 Patriots were scheduled to travel to Red Rock Central Tuesday, Sept. 19, and they’ll take on Edgerton Friday, Sept. 22, on the road.   Westbrook Walnut Grove 3, Hills-Beaver Creek…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 20, 2023
    The Luverne Cardinals’ boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams traveled to Rochester for the Mayo Invitational Thursday, Sept. 14. The Luverne boys’ varsity 5,000 meters team placed eighth, behind Wayzata in first place, then Stillwater Area, Rosemount, Winona, Cotter, Onalaska, and Owatonna in seventh. The LHS girls’ varsity 5,000 meters team also placed eighth in the meet. They were behind…
  • September 20, 2023
    Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season opens a half hour before sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 23, with the same regulations as last year. Minnesota has three waterfowl hunting zones — north, central and south — that share the Sept. 23 season opener but have varying end dates. The central and south zones also have a mid-season closure Oct. 2-6. Hunters are advised that water levels might be low due…
  • By Scott Rall
    September 20, 2023
    In the first two columns about public land acquisition, we covered how a parcel is selected and how these sales originate. Appraisals are then completed and surveys finished and then reviewed by a second party. After these are finalized, you can actually get close to having the seller and buyer sign a purchase agreement. But there are still a few more steps until that takes place. Once the…
  • September 20, 2023
    Getting youth outdoors in pursuit of squirrels, rabbits and other small game is the focus of Take a Kid Hunting Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24. During the weekend, adult Minnesota residents accompanied by a youth younger than age 16 may hunt small game without a license, although they must comply with open seasons, limits and other regulations. Hunting small game is a great…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 20, 2023
    The Luverne girls’ tennis team beat Worthington 7-0 Tuesday, Sept. 12, defeated Pipestone 6-1 Thursday, Sept. 14, and fell to Sioux Falls Lincoln 6-3 Monday, Sept. 18. The Cardinals were scheduled to travel to St. James Tuesday, Sept. 19, and Redwood Thursday, Sept. 21.   Cardinals 7, Trojans 0 The Luverne girls’ tennis team hosted a young Worthington team Tuesday, Sept. 12, beating the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 20, 2023
    The 2023-24 school year is in full swing, and fall sports are almost halfway through the regular season schedule. The school sports cycle continues, and at the end of the fall season it will mark my one-year anniversary as the Rock County Star Herald sports editor. Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek school districts have strong athletic programs, and it is a pleasure covering all the events for…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 20, 2023
    The H-BC Patriots secured their third team win of the season against Cedar Mountain at home Friday, Sept. 15, with a 40-6 victory. “I was very pleased with the way our guys played Friday night against a very good Cedar Mountain team,” said head coach Rex Metzger. “Our defense was really flying around Friday night, and for most of the game we played very sound against a very good offensive team…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 20, 2023
    The Luverne Cardinals football team hosted Sibley East Friday, Sept. 15, beating the Wolverines 35-0. “It was nice to get a solid win and shutout at home,” said head coach Todd Oye. “We have played well at times this year, but this was the first game we played well from start to finish.” Luverne, now 2-1 for the season, will travel to Minnesota Valley Lutheran Friday, Sept. 22. The Cardinals…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    September 13, 2023
    By Greg Hoogeveen The Luverne Cardinals’ cross country meet on Saturday. Sept. 9, involved nine schools plus the host Cardinals. Other schools invited were Adrian/Ellworth, Dell Rapids, South Dakota, Garretson, South Dakota, Martin County West, Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey, Redwood Valley, Heron Lake-Okabena, Jackson County Central and Southwest Minnesota Christian. Luverne had three individual…
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