Skip to main content
Minnesota congressman pressed about Trump at spirited but mostly civil town hall forum
Man charged with third-degree murder in Moorhead meth overdose death
GOP increases moves to boost punishment for highway protests
Suburban Twin Cities nightclub shut down in wake of shooting where 5 injured
Former Minnesota legislative leaders together again, this time as university regents
College basketball: Bluejays routed by St. Cloud Tech
Timberwolves' Thibodeau hasn't found trade he likes 'at this point'
Twins' Sano working to put down roots at third base
Red-hot Gophers win 6th straight, upset No. 24 Maryland
College basketball: Lady Jays roll
Letter: Agency on aging here to help seniors
Column: Stop the Trump hysteria
Bill to jumpstart Minnesota shrimp industry passes first committee stop
Elderly waiver program reform proposal makes progress
Column: A failure to communicate
Richard Robert Mork
Robert "Bob" Reed Prahm
Mavis A. Ratzlaff
John and Beverly Troth
2012: Kusz appointed Nobles County Attorney
Column: Worthington’s first Shorty — A colorful life and a sad end
At 102, Eleanore Ebeling enjoys a sharp mind -- and daily exercise, too
You gotta have heart: Heart attack recovery sets new priorities for Murphy
Disheveled Theologian: Some thoughts on love in this Valentines week
out and about
Meester 60th Anniversary
Birth: Feb. 18, 2017
Coyer 100th birthday
Data: Feb. 23, 2017
Data: Feb. 22, 2017
Data: Feb. 21, 2017
2016-2017 Community and Visitor Guide
Data: Feb. 20, 2017
March 5, 2015
Column: The good part
One of my favorite television shows to have on in the background while I’m doing dishes or other mundane household tasks is “Antiques Roadshow.” I particularly enjoy the British version. I was discussing the merits of both versions with a friend the other day, and he said, “On...
March 5, 2015 - 4:43pm
February 18, 2015
Column: Seeking peace in the lap of God
I was sitting upstairs the other evening, too tired to read a book, too disinterested in any television to bother watching. I was just considering heading to bed even though it was only 9:30, when suddenly the quiet was interrupted by the sounds of sniffles and tears. I turned my...
February 18, 2015 - 11:59am
February 6, 2015
Column: The family of God
I recently attended a funeral. It was the first one I’d been to in a long time, because often I’m helping out in the kitchen or unable to attend for some reason. As my husband and I sat down and I looked around the church, heard the lovely hymns played in the background, saw...
February 6, 2015 - 9:37am
December 18, 2014
The pageantry of it all
WORTHINGTON — I love Christmas pageants. Love watching them, loved being in them when I was young, loudly singing (so I’m told) “the ‘‘’tars...
December 18, 2014 - 9:13am
November 19, 2014
Unexpected blessings from a locked door
WORTHINGTON — On a chilly morning about a month ago, seconds after I waved goodbye to my husband and kids on their way to work and school, I received a text from my son. “Mom! Pls get pics of moon! Dad says good camera not phone.” “Oh, that’s right,” I thought, glancing...
November 19, 2014 - 11:12am
November 5, 2014
Column: The things we cannot see
The last time I read this book I didn’t need glasses! I thought to myself as I picked up a beloved book and opened to page one. I’m not so sure I like getting older. Not that I am all that old, mind you. But still, the fact that my birthday is rapidly approaching gives a girl...
November 5, 2014 - 3:42pm
October 15, 2014
Column: That which seems impossible
Next month, Nov. 9, 2014, marks 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. West Berlin was home to me at the time, although I was off at college when the wall actually opened. My parents still lived there, however, and I came home for Christmas five weeks later to see in person the...
October 15, 2014 - 10:59am
August 20, 2014
Column: A new friend can be an answer to prayer
WORTHINGTON — Inevitably, when the calendar flips to August and back-to-school sales fill the aisles of the stores, I find myself feeling a wee bit nostalgic for freshly-sharpened pencils and brand-spanking-new three-ring binders. Not that I particularly want to go back to school,...
August 20, 2014 - 1:11pm
August 1, 2014
Room with a view: First Lutheran stained glass being restored to former glory
It’s not a commentary on the quality of the Rev. Richard Ricker’s sermons, but services at Worthington’s First Lutheran Church have been...
August 1, 2014 - 1:31pm
July 16, 2014
Column: This little light of mine
I didn’t grow up with lightning bugs. I read about them, saw them on TV, but I never saw one in person until I was 19 years old and in the jungles of Thailand. I remember standing out in a clearing and seeing little flashes of light all around me. I was transfixed. I asked a friend...
July 16, 2014 - 11:03am
June 18, 2014
Column: What the rain brings
“Were you angry with the rivers, LORD? Was your wrath against the streams? Torrents of water swept by; the deep roared and lifted its waves on high.” Habakkuk 3:8,10 It’s almost as if Habakkuk lived here in southwest Minnesota, isn’t it? As if he could see the rivers and...
June 18, 2014 - 12:48pm
April 16, 2014
Church participates in Angel Gown Program
LAKE PARK, Iowa — First Presbyerian Church of Lake Park has become a drop-off location for used wedding gowns for the Angel Gown Program. The Angel Gown Program was begun by NICU Helping Hands in Fort Worth, Texas, to give comfort to families who have lost a baby while in...
April 16, 2014 - 1:06pm
Column: An epiphany in St. Paul's Cathedral
LONDON — We missed it by 30 seconds. My husband and I had high-tailed it from the Tower of London — not all that far away but through a maze of Underground Tube stops — to make it by 4 so that we could tour St. Paul’s Cathedral, but as we rounded the corner and began paralleling...
April 16, 2014 - 12:44pm
March 19, 2014
Column: When mortal ills prevail
It was a typical Sunday morning. Mom and Dad were up in the choir loft. My older sisters were sitting in the high school pew where I, aged 10, was definitely not allowed. I was sitting with the deacons in my favorite spot: at the back, with a clear view of everyone and everything...
March 19, 2014 - 12:22pm
March 5, 2014
Religion briefs: March 6
Lenten luncheons offered on Thursdays at St. Ann’s SLAYTON — Court Queen of Peace Catholic Daughters of the Americas will serve lunch...
March 5, 2014 - 5:43pm