September 06, 2023
•Training in session at the airport in Luverne.
•Complainant on Plaza on Main Street reported property damage.
•Complainant on Dakota Road reported a fire.
•Complainant on S. Cedar Street reported threats.
•Complainant on N. Cottage Grove Avenue reported trespassing.
•Complainant reported trespassing.
•A warrant was issued on W. Main Street.
September 01, 2023
•Complainant eastbound on I-90, mile marker 2, reported debris on roadway.
•Complainant on North Kniss Avenue reported abandoned vehicle.
•Complainant on West Luverne Street in Magnolia, reported theft.
•Complainant eastbound on I-90 mile marker 16 reported a driving complaint.
•Complainant on Jackson Street in Valley Springs requested assistance.
September 01, 2023
10 years ago (2013)
•A Luverne High School student recently competed in the Minnesota Grocers Association state grocery baggers competition.
Cory Stroeh, a grocery bagger at Glen’s Food Center, Luverne, was selected to advance to the state event in the Twin Cities based on his performance in a local competition.
According to Sherri Thompson of Glen’s Food Center, Stroeh stood out among his…
August 15, 2023
Fick: 'We're overlooking serious national problems'
Letter to the Editor:
The big question in Washington now seems to be at what age is an individual disqualified from running for public office. Mental and physical status could be determined by medical doctor exams if an individual is qualified to start running for public office.
Age brings experience and can bring knowledge and…
By Rick Peterson, general manager
August 09, 2022
August is a big month for me, and this year especially has more milestones than usual. August is my wedding anniversary and my birthday month.
Mary and I celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary Saturday by attending our youngest granddaughter’s fifth birthday party.
We have seven grandchildren, and celebrating the youngest one’s birthday on our 45th anniversary allowed us to reflect on the past…
By George Bonnema, Luverne Horticulturalist
August 09, 2022
Marvelous rain this weekend, and I am so very grateful! I’ve been able to water enough to keep my gardens producing quality produce, but that seems such a futile effort considering the size of the gardens coupled with heat … rain changes the whole picture!
It is August, and if you have fern leaf peonies, you’ll notice they are turning yellow because they have finished their growing cycle for the…
By Mavis Fodness, reporter
August 11, 2020
While removing the leaf from the kitchen table one day, my thoughts landed on how a simple piece of furniture reflects the changes in our empty nest household.
In our 30-plus years of marriage, Bryan and I always had a kitchen table and a dining table in each of the half dozen or so homes we’ve lived in during our time together.
The duo tables are the result of an auctioneer husband who couldn’t…
August 04, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic isn’t easy.
It isn’t easy for people who get sick.
It isn’t easy for their families and loved ones who can’t gather at their bedsides.
It isn’t easy to properly grieve losses, COVID or not.
It isn’t easy for communities to support residents and businesses.
It isn’t easy for our mentally ill who already feel isolated and insecure.
It isn’t easy for their caregivers and…
August 20, 2019
The Star Herald recently stepped back for a look around our communities and found a lot to be proud, but other areas were more worthy of “thumbs down” notations.
Thumbs up — to the smooth ride on North Highway 75 through Luverne with the mill-off and overlay completed last week. After so many of years of bone-rattling bumps, the fresh asphalt is truly a luxury.
Thumbs down — however, to the…
By Jason Berghorst
August 13, 2019
It may only be August, but I’ve decided to make a wish list.
Instead of a Christmas list, however, I’m writing a wish list for Luverne.
My guess is many local readers have found themselves saying, “I wish Luverne … ,” so I thought I’d turn my thoughts about that into a column.
Luverne already has many things that other small towns might wish for.
From the historic Palace and nice restaurants to…
By Brenda Winter, columnist
July 30, 2019
“How hard can it be,” is a phrase that has allowed me to stay married, to have kids, to buy rental property, to homeschool, to direct a play, to travel in China, and last week it allowed me to serve as the camp chaplain at a camp for kids in foster care.
How hard can it be?
It got hard when all 52 of them stepped off the bus. They were not the mini-thugs I was expecting. Some of them were little…
By Rick Peterson, General Manager
July 31, 2018
Tuesday of last week I got to take my granddaughter Brooke to day care. I was called into day care delivery duty because Brooke’s mom and dad were taking Brooke’s sister Ellie to the hospital early in the morning to have tubes put in her ears.
Side note here: We had tubes put in our kids’ ears over 35 years ago, and back then they made us and the kids suffer through a number of ear infections —…
By Betty Mann, President, Rock County Historical Society
August 22, 2017
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 8, 1926:
CROW HUNTERS FAIL TO BAG MANY BIRDS
Total of Only 103 Crows Killed in First Crow Hunt Staged by Local Izaak Walton League
LOSING TEAM TO GIVE WINNING TEAM A FEED
Second Hunt will be Staged Next Month, When it is Hoped More Favorable Weather Will Prevail.
A total of one hundred three crows were killed in the three-day…