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Chillin' at Winterfest
Holiday music at Prairie in full swing
Chamber Singers to ring “The Bells of Christmas” at 2 p.m. Sunday
Time is of the essence
Fulda lights up the night
Luverne hockey tops Orono, S-O wrestlers take Okoboji Invite
Boys hockey: LSHSPTCUC score one for each letter in win over Trojans
Minnesota West basketball: Men pick up first win, women keep rolling
WHS basketball: Girls, boys sweep Windom Area on road
Boys basketball: MLA rallies
Column: Stepping out in faith
Column: After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over
Column: The election really was rigged
Column: The post-truth era of politics
Column: Enrichment opportunities abound in 2017
Geneva J. Strolz
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
Our region was major supplier of early engines for Humvees
Disheveled Thelogian: A feast, a robbery and a reason to give thanks
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October 24, 2016
Minnesota District 7 candidates argue over ag, health care issues
A debate between Democrat Collin Peterson and Republican Dave Hughes, the two candidates for the U.S. House in Minnesota’s 7th congressional district, highlighted their differing stances on agriculture policy. The debate, hosted by Prairie Public and co-sponsored by AARP, is posted...
October 24, 2016 - 9:01pm
October 21, 2016
Legislative election history may mean little this year in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Look at history and it would appear Democrats will control the Minnesota Legislature next year. After all, Democrats have won control of the Senate in every presidential election year since 1992. And House Democrats came out on top in four of the six most recent presidential...
October 21, 2016 - 9:05pm
October 14, 2016
Trump, Clinton differences on rural policies evident with stances on federal regulations
ST. PAUL -- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton do not talk much about rural issues on the campaign trail, but there is plenty of evidence showing they differ greatly on the subject. Trump generally buys into traditional Republican ideas and Clinton embraces Democratic principles. And...
October 14, 2016 - 9:34pm
Whoever wins, major Minnesota health care changes will be on table
ST. PAUL -- Lawmakers in both parties say health care is at the top of voters’ minds as the state’s individual health insurance market faces skyrocketing costs and shrinking choices. That means major changes to Minnesota’s insurance markets could be on the table when the Legislature...
October 14, 2016 - 9:26pm
State candidate forum set for Tuesday
WORTHINGTON -- The Governmental Affairs Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce will host a forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Worthington High School band room between candidates for Minnesota Senate District 22, Bill Weber and Brian Abrahamson, and also candidates for...
October 14, 2016 - 7:24am
October 13, 2016
Hamilton calls for special session to address health care costs
ST. PAUL -- State Sen. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, and State Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, called Thursday for a Nov. 9 special session to address the perilous situation facing Minnesota’s health insurance market. Costs for 250,000 Minnesotans are slated to increase by up to 66...
October 13, 2016 - 9:38pm
No Hagedorn-Walz debate currently scheduled
WORTHINGTON -- There is no scheduled Oct. 25 Worthington debate between U.S. Rep. Tim Walz and his Republican challenger, Jim Hagedorn. Hagedorn issued a press release Wednesday requesting Walz confirm his attendance at a planned Oct. 25 congressional debate in Worthington. The...
October 13, 2016 - 7:53pm
October 12, 2016
Hagedorn requests Walz debate in Worthington
BLUE EARTH -- First Congressional District Republican challenger Jim Hagedorn on Wednesday requested that Tim Walz confirm his attendance at a planned Oct. 25 congressional debate in Worthington. To date, Walz has failed to indicate whether he will participate in the only debate...
October 12, 2016 - 8:21pm
October 11, 2016
Immigration is a wash on wages but an overall boost for economy, professor says
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made immigration a hot topic for the Nov. 8 election with his claims that Mexican illegal immigrants were criminals and “rapists” and that they are stealing Americans’ jobs. But those claims don’t hold up --...
October 11, 2016 - 9:43pm
October 10, 2016
Trump defections stop after debate
ST. PAUL -- Presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments containing crude comments about women convinced many Minnesota Republicans to denounce him during the weekend, but his Sunday night, Oct. 9, debate performance apparently was good enough to stop the defections, at least for...
October 10, 2016 - 8:45pm
October 7, 2016
Schomacker facing Woods in bid for fourth District 22A term
Editor’s note: The following are written responses to questions posed to the Minnesota District 22A House candidates; they are published in...
October 7, 2016 - 10:15pm
Capital Chatter: Obama promotes his rural agenda
ST. PAUL -- Many rural Americans, who are heavily Republican, are not happy with how President Barack Obama has dealt with their issues as he nears the end of eight years in office. The Democratic president says he has done well. "I’ve spent most of my life living in big cities,"...
October 7, 2016 - 9:55pm
October 6, 2016
County, city candidates event is Oct. 13
WORTHINGTON -- The Governmental Affairs Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce will host a forum between Nobles County Commissioner and Worthington City Council general election candidates on Oct. 13 in the band room at the Worthington High School. Nobles County Commissioner...
October 6, 2016 - 10:00am
October 4, 2016
Sanders asks supporters to vote for Clinton
MINNEAPOLIS -- Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders sought to direct his supporters toward issues, not personalities, and to bring their excitement to Hillary Clinton in a pair of Minnesota rallies on Tuesday, Oct. 4. "I speak only for myself, I got a little bit tired of hearing...
October 4, 2016 - 10:31pm
Northern Minnesota mine workers steaming over Trump’s use of Chinese steel in casinos
DULUTH, Minn. -- Reaction was quick and fierce Tuesday to published reports that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used cheaper Chinese steel rather than steel made in the U.S. to build recent casinos and hotels. Officials of the United Steelworkers of America, whose members...
October 4, 2016 - 9:10pm