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Bemidji police investigating shooting at Enbridge building, no one hurt
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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
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Meester 60th Anniversary
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January 4, 2016
Lamprey pheromone approved by EPA: Effort hoped to reduce impact of parasite that kills Great Lakes fish
After decades of development and testing, an effort to use pheromones to fool the sex drive of lampreys in the Great Lakes has been deemed good enough to be registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA last week registered the pheromone, 3kPZS, as the first “vertebrate...
January 4, 2016 - 8:55pm
April 16, 2015
Permits, variance granted for rural business expansions
WORTHINGTON — Two requests for conditional use permits appeared before Nobles County Planning Commission members Wednesday night, including one for the operation of a gravel pit with a concrete and asphalt recycling site in Dewald Township and another for a swine expansion project...
April 16, 2015 - 8:08pm
January 7, 2015
Watershed district approves budget
WORTHINGTON — The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District (OOWD) met Tuesday afternoon to discuss 2015 plans and budget. While no formal decisions were made on the annual plan, OOWD administrator Dan Livdahl suggested four ideas for serious consideration. The managers voted unanimously...
January 7, 2015 - 9:05pm
November 5, 2014
District 518 voters say yes to referendum
WORTHINGTON — As election night drew to a close Tuesday, District 518 had reason to celebrate. In contrast to the 2013 defeat of school referendums, a majority of Nobles County voting in favor of a new operating levy. In the school board race, the district will see two familiar...
November 5, 2014 - 1:47am
October 21, 2014
School board approves audit
WORTHINGTON — The District 518 School Board conducted a work session, public hearing and regular board meeting Tuesday afternoon, with discussion in the work session focused on potential expansion options at Worthington High School. The board’s meeting agenda touched on topics...
October 21, 2014 - 9:03pm
October 2, 2014
ABCs benefit business
WORTHINGTON — As Election Day approaches, candidates have begun local debates and campaigns — but Nov. 4 is going to be about far more than individuals running for office. The proposed operating levy for Worthington’s ISD 518 has also seen a campaign of citizens showing support...
October 2, 2014 - 7:12pm
September 22, 2014
Sibley City Council approves grants
SIBLEY, Iowa — The Sibley City Council was presented with two grant options, and approved both, during its Monday evening meeting. One grant will provide funding for Sibley’s portion of the Osceola County Recreational Trail, while the other will give the city the ability to...
September 22, 2014 - 9:51pm
August 5, 2014
WIC satellite office to relocate
WORTHINGTON — After losing space for a Women, Infant and Children (WIC) satellite clinic at the West Learning Center, Nobles County Community Health Services Administrator Terri Janssen found a new locale at the Avera Worthington Specialty Clinic. During Tuesday’s meeting of...
August 5, 2014 - 8:22pm
July 15, 2014
District 518 approves operating levy amount
WORTHINGTON — During a brief meeting Tuesday in the Worthington High School (WHS) media center, the District 518 Board of Education voted unanimously on a resolution to increase the operating levy amount by $13.40 more than what taxpayers with a property valued at $100,000 are currently...
July 15, 2014 - 8:01pm
Local business makes plans to expand
WORTHINGTON — Representatives from the locally based company PurNet Inc., 1626 Oxford St., went before the Worthington City Council Monday night to request sale of a lot in the Worthington Bioscience Industrial Park. Darlene Vortherms, founder and CEO of PurNet, explained the...
July 15, 2014 - 11:30am
July 1, 2014
Nobles County approves $750,000 advancement for railroad repairs
WORTHINGTON — On a 4-1 vote Tuesday afternoon, Nobles County commissioners authorized funding not to exceed $750,000 toward a $1.5 million damage estimate on the Buffalo Ridge Regional Rail Authority (BRRRA) short-line railroad in Nobles and Rock counties. It is anticipated...
July 1, 2014 - 9:01pm
May 20, 2014
District 518 approves plans to expand band room
WORTHINGTON — The District 518 Board of Education approved plans to expand the Worthington High School (WHS) band and music classroom during its meeting Tuesday. The plan was originally brought to the board four months ago, but wasn’t moved forward. “About four or five months...
May 20, 2014 - 9:14pm
May 12, 2014
Council approves first Nobles Home Initiative application
WORTHINGTON — The city council approved the first application under the Nobles Home Initiative during Monday’s regular meeting. The initiative, which has been spearheaded by the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp., offers 100 percent tax abatement for a period...
May 12, 2014 - 10:46pm
May 6, 2014
MN Senate OKs medical marijuana
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans suffering conditions they feel only marijuana can help cheered Tuesday as senators overwhelmingly approved using extracts from the plant for medical uses. Meanwhile, state representatives prepared to debate the issue as early as Friday. “This is restricted...
May 6, 2014 - 9:51pm
April 16, 2014
Alliant Energy, Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative file for approval of sale
ALBERT LEA — Alliant Energy’s Minnesota utility and Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative (SMEC) filed a joint application this week with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) seeking approval of the sale of Alliant Energy’s electric distribution business to SMEC....
April 16, 2014 - 8:54pm