THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW My Thoughts on a New Library for Nobles County
I woke up from my afternoon nap on Sunday, and before Id even gotten off of the couch, I was struck by something Id contemplated before: the fact that I, at the newly-minted age of 43, have turned int... Posted on 1/15/13 at 8:05 AM
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT Stress farm survives election night
Theres no denying a reporters job is stressful. We have daily deadlines - sometimes multiple daily deadlines - and are under constant pressure to gather all of the facts, write concise, detailed, well... Posted on 11/7/12 at 7:38 PM
STAFF BLOG BEYOND THE PAGE Oh yes, I milked a cow
No matter how many times you've done things, there was always the first.
Sometimes we remember the first time.
Other times, it gets lost among the millions of experiences a person has in their lif... Posted on 6/18/12 at 11:04 AM
CAPITOL CHATTER Auditor wants better legacy funds oversight
A new method of funding Minnesota outdoors and arts programs needs better oversight, the Minnesota legislative auditor warns.
Things generally are OK, Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles said in an inte... Posted on 11/30/11 at 10:29 PM
REPRINT 1986: Local Tornadoes Cost $1.5 million
One set of tornadoes cost $1.5 in Nobles County in 1986, and also injured a person, and killed a 4-year-old Rock Rapids girl.... Posted on 5/19/11 at 6:00 PM
WORTHINGTON — As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nobles Cooperative Electric reported just 587 households without power. At the height of the outages following last week’s ice storm, more than 3,500 members were without power.
WORTHINGTON — With nearly half a dozen livestock expansion projects already cleared for construction this year, 2013 is on pace to be nearly as active as 2012 for producers looking to add more barns and feed more animals.
Some question metrics of study WORTHINGTON — Nobles County may have the highest rate of teen births and the largest percentage of children in poverty among its neighbors in southwest Minnesota, but a recent ranking of overall health among counties across the state shows residents here fare better than others when it comes to healthy living.
Local lineman spends three weeks bringing power to villages WORTHINGTON — A lineman with Nobles Cooperative Electric recently returned from a three-week stint in a small Haitian village, where he worked to help electrify rural areas of the country.
Organization surpasses target of $150,000
WORTHINGTON — Through multiple fundraisers and the help of numerous local businesses and individuals, the United Way of Nobles County has reached this year’s fundraising goal of $150,000 earlier than expected.
Minnesotans are no strangers to election recounts, as recent years have brought us the prolonged Al Franken-Norm Coleman U.S. Senate battle and an extra-inning gubernatorial showdown between Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer.
Nobles County DFL chair has photo opportunity with president
WORTHINGTON — Talk about an experience to remember.
Debra Hogenson of Brewster, the current Nobles County DFL chair, had the opportunity to meet and be photographed with President Barack Obama during a June 1 event in Minneapolis.
WORTHINGTON — Just three weeks into his new role as Nobles County Assessor, Joseph “Joe” Udermann is excited to be embarking on a new career that has close ties to his previous experience in real estate, fee appraising and computer science.
Nobles County assessor steps down after 30-year career
WORTHINGTON — In a few weeks, Byron Swart will be soaking up the sunshine outside Orlando, Fla., and perhaps thinking about Florida’s skyrocketing land values as he and wife Cindy consider investing in a winter getaway.
Board approves 6.46 percent increase
WORTHINGTON — After failing to pass the 2012 property tax levy at $10,491,040 — a 6.96 percent increase over the 2011 levy — Nobles County Commissioners compromised on a 6.46 percent levy increase during Tuesday morning’s meeting.
The Nobles County Sheriff’s Office, Brewster Rescue Squad and Worthington Ambulance responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident Wednesday afternoon eight miles south of Fulda. No further information about the accident or the injuries sustained during it was available Wednesday night.
Commissioners OK motion of intent to participate through low-interest loan
WORTHINGTON — A revised plan that would relocate Southwestern Mental Health Center (SWMHC) offices into a new Worthington facility boost got a significant endorsement Tuesday morning from Nobles County Board of Commissioners.
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