THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES National Historic Bridges Month 2011
Imagine you have a vintage iron truss bridge, abandoned for two decades and left along the roadside to be consumed by nature while being forgotten until a group of people discover it. Noting its uni... Posted on 11/10/11 at 8:42 AM
Farmers facing bad weather, pests and diseases
WORTHINGTON — The rain seemed as though it wouldn’t stop in the early part of the growing season, and now portions of southern Minnesota are thirsting for moisture.
LUVERNE — Barely two weeks into the new year, the snow, frigid temperatures and realization that winter is only about half over are making it a challenge to get motivated and moving for many Minnesotans.
The Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota realizes that, and has now introduced a state-wide Biggest Loser Challenge.
Team “Flubber Be Gone” members (from left) Karen Hakeneis, Miranda Weaver, Robert Weaver, Carmen Johnson and Katy Johnson were the winning team losing a combined 66 pounds in the three month long Avera Weight Loss Challenge recently completed.
Sheriff requests to fill two vacancies in county department
WORTHINGTON — One week after Nobles County Commissioners enacted a hiring freeze in all county departments, excluding essential employees, Sheriff Kent Wilkening brought forth two requests to replace positions during Tuesday morning’s board meeting.
Minnesota state officials announce lower budget gap
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s current budget picture is a bit brighter than three months ago, but the next budget could be the state’s biggest-ever financial challenge.
Local youth seeks pledges for Southwest Minnesota Honor Flight fundraiser
WORTHINGTON — At age 12, Cole Bartels isn’t old enough to jump into the frigid waters of Lake Okabena this Saturday to show his support for the Southwest Minnesota Honor Flight.
OKABENA — There will be no couch potatoes at Southwest Star Concept High School this winter. The district’s Wellness Committee wants to get students moving during the often-sedentary winter months with a school-wide fitness challenge in February.
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