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Trump picks Iowa Governor Branstad as U.S. ambassador to China: transition official
Family Art Night scheduled during parent-teacher conferences week
Remembering Pearl Harbor: WWII veteran on Oahu when Japanese launched sneak attack
Seminar aims to create smooth transition for retiring business owners
Area girls basketball roundup: Adrian beats Luverne after slow start
Prep wrestling: Trojans fall in tight battle with W/RRC
Area boys basketball roundup: Huskies win high-scoring season opener
Boys hockey: Trojans refuse to quit in loss to Redwood Valley
Boys basketball: Trojans show teamwork, depth in victory over Luverne
Letter: Pioneer Village
Letter: Local government entities should live within their means
Column: 21st Century Cures Act a remedy for all Americans
Letter: There's a third group of Americans, too
Letter: Thanks to organizers of community Thanksgiving
Gerald L. Smith
Looking Back: 1991 -- Wind chills up to 50-below close schools
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
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November 8, 2013
Sibley's Brockshus reflects on 'crazy journey' after FFA honor
AMES, Iowa — One week after being elected National FFA Vice President representing the Central Region, rural Sibley native Steven Brockshus...
November 8, 2013 - 9:48pm
November 1, 2013
Letter: Let's see a "Plan C' for district
By Rita Vander Kooi, Worthington On Tuesday, I am voting “no” on my ballet for the referendum for a new school. My husband and I have both attended informational meetings for the proposed school, as well as participated in the task-force committee. We intend to stay in this...
November 1, 2013 - 8:40pm
Letter: Strong school district is a must for our area
By Jerry and Terry Perkins, Worthington; David and Sally Anne Benson, Bigelow; Paul and Beverly Hansberger, Worthington; Linden and Carol Olson, Worthington We are farmers or/and agriculture landowners who support the District 518 (Worthington area school district) bond referendum...
November 1, 2013 - 8:38pm
October 30, 2013
Column: Getting back to work should include passing Farm Bill
By U.S. Rep. Tim Walz WASHINGTON — Dysfunction and extreme ideology have sat like a black cloud over Washington for far too long. Last month, we saw the height of this storm when a small band of hardline lawmakers forced the government into a reckless shutdown and threatened...
October 30, 2013 - 6:35pm
October 25, 2013
Farm Bureau donates books to Prairie Elementary
October 25, 2013 - 8:31pm
October 21, 2013
Column: Regulations - a pesky weed in farmers' crops
By DAVE LADD, RDL and Associates WOODBURY — Throughout history, the need for an abundant, reliable, and affordable food supply has been at the heart of social and political stability. Governments recognize that food security is a national security priority. But many nations...
October 21, 2013 - 11:55pm
October 18, 2013
With shutdown now over, farm bill's next
By DON DAVIS ST. PAUL — President Barack Obama makes new federal farm policy his third highest congressional priority now that the federal...
October 18, 2013 - 9:55pm
October 4, 2013
A happy harvest? Some believe crops may be 'better than expected'
WORTHINGTON — A stretch of rainy days may have put a temporary damper on soybean harvest, but local ag experts say it offers a nice break...
October 4, 2013 - 9:46pm
September 25, 2013
Iowa Barn Tours are this weekend
OCHEYEDAN, Iowa — A pair of rural Ocheyedan barns will be open to the public this weekend for the annual Iowa Barn Foundation’s barn tour. The Ackerman barn, located at the corner of Iowa 9 and Osceola County L-58, just north of Ocheyedan; along with the Lorch Mennonite barn,...
September 25, 2013 - 11:09pm
August 26, 2013
Column: The truth about farmers and wetlands
WORTHINGTON — When it comes to wetland and wildlife conservation, many people assume that environmental groups and farmers are on opposite sides. The reality is that farmers have been working for decades with state and federal soil and water conservation programs to protect the...
August 26, 2013 - 2:29pm
August 9, 2013
Farmers have many reasons not to cry about farm bill
REDWOOD FALLS — Outside the Minnesota Corn Growers Association Farmfest tent, a sign urged people to go inside and send an email to U.S. lawmakers urging quick action on the federal farm bill. Inside, two computers stood idle for much of the three-day farm show.
August 9, 2013 - 10:16pm
Column: Comprehensive immigration reform is pro-growth, pro-ag
ST. PAUL — Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a commonsense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion. This was an important step in the right direction — especially for producers, farm workers and rural communities.
August 9, 2013 - 2:31pm
August 2, 2013
Nytsroms named Nobles County farm family of year
WORTHINGTON — It might be a rarity for Marlyn and Jolene Nystrom’s grandchildren to ever utter the words, “I’m bored,” on their family...
August 2, 2013 - 9:36am