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  • By Rick Peterson, general manager
    July 11, 2023
    We don’t have a lost and found department here at the Star Herald office, but from time to time someone might stop in the office and drop off a set of keys or maybe a glove that someone apparently accidently lost outside on the sidewalk. Up until last week the items turned in as lost have been of the smaller size. Well, not anymore. Monday morning when I pulled up to the back door at the office,…
  • By Rick Peterson, general manager
    June 27, 2023
    I am not sure why, but I’ve been thinking about sounds lately. Maybe sounds have been at the forefront of my thoughts because some people would have you believing my hearing is a bit suspect. Sure, sometimes I don’t always hear my phone ringing, but no worries – hence voicemail. And I don’t always pick up on office conversation. And maybe that is by design. Those aren’t the sounds I am talking…
  • By Rick Peterson, general manager
    March 22, 2022
    In the span of less than two weeks we turned our clocks ahead an hour, pretended to be Irish for a day, and celebrated the first day of spring. All good signs of longer, brighter, warmer days ahead. All of those are signs that the outdoor grilling, smoker and flat top griddle season is here. Remember the good old days when all you had for outdoor cooking was a round charcoal grill on a flimsy…
  • By Rick Peterson, general manager
    December 15, 2020
    It’s not easy this Christmas season to be jolly and merry and shouting “Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas.” But if you need a feel-good moment, I encourage you to check out the Luverne Area Community Foundation’s virtual Celebrations of Philanthropy. To do so, go to and click the link. Each year, somewhere between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Foundation hosts an in-person gathering to…
  • By Rick Peterson, general manager
    March 24, 2020
    Oftentimes when I sit down to write my column, I struggle as to what to write about. Well, as you can imagine, that is not a problem this week. You guessed it -- today’s topic is COVID 19. I am not going to tell you to wash your hands and cover your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze. I am not going to tell you about whatever stimulus   program Washington is debating over, I am not going to…
  • By Rick Peterson, general manager
    September 24, 2019
    It’s been a while since Grandma Mary and I watched the granddaughters for an overnight stint. The granddaughters’ mom and dad were headed to Minneapolis to celebrate their wedding anniversary and take in a Vikings game, so Mary and I were recruited for overnight childcare duties at their home in Hartford. The granddaughters, Brooke and Ellee, are ages 4 and 2 respectfully, so one might think we’…
  • By Rick Peterson, Tollefson Publishing General Manager
    August 29, 2017
    “Thanks for the memories.” That is how I felt after Sunday afternoon’s Stars and Stripes USO Show at the historic Palace Theatre. They weren’t really my memories, but I could tell many of those in the audience were remembering good times of long ago. I truly enjoyed the show, but it was an added pleasure watching others enjoy the performances. No doubt a lot of memories resurfaced for those in…
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