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Star Herald reflects on 2010-2020, seeks reader response for decade highlights

Star Herald Editorial

We’re closing in the end of another decade, and the Star Herald is looking back on the highlights of the years between 2010 and 2020.
The first 10 years of the new millennium in Rock County were marked by the Ken Burns world premiere of his documentary series, “The War,” at the Palace Theatre.
The decade also saw a regeneration of what we now know as the Courthouse Square with the stately veterans memorial and the restored former jail building — projects that were generous gifts of Warren Herreid II and Jeannine Rivet and their KAHR Foundation.
Amid these high points were the tragic high profile murder of 20-year-old Carrie Nelson in the Blue Mounds State Park office and the local impact of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the U.S.
Of course there were many other major events and developments that shaped that first decade after 2000 and laid the groundwork for the second one that will soon be in our rear-view mirror.
What will we remember about the years between 2010 and 2020?  Tragedies? Successes? Record weather events? Major business developments?
What was significant about the past 10 years?
It likely depends on whom you ask.
Actually, we’re asking you, dear readers. What were the top 10 stories of the decade in Rock County?
Perhaps they weren’t a single news story, or even a story that appeared in the paper at all?
Maybe it was the rise of an era — like the farming boom and record land values midway through the decade. Or maybe it was the arrival of social media and its effect on values and beliefs. The school construction project? New housing developments? Countywide broadband connections?
What impacted your life the most since 2010?
Compile your list and send it by Dec. 10 to, or snail mail to the Star Herald at 117 West Main Street, Luverne, MN 56156.

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