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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
Menjivar-Melendez set for contested omnibus hearing
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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Vortherms 90th birthday
Carter 65th anniversary
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June 12, 2009
Letter: Obama's Big Apple flyover was waste of money
It appears President Obama should follow his own advice when it comes to wasteful spending. It seems that $328,000 for a photo-op is not justified! But then, the taxpayers are willing spenders. What is $328,000 compared to $11.3 trillion? And since no one seems to complain, why not...
June 12, 2009 - 12:00am
May 15, 2009
As others see it: A shaky stimulus
We think Jim Berard, a spokesman for U.S. Rep. James Oberstar, was trying to be kind in his assessment of the Obama administration's economic stimulus funding package on transportation infrastructure. "To some extent, I think the administration oversold the transportation aspect...
May 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 29, 2009
Editorial: Mr. President: Visit anytime
The focus of the press conference hosted Saturday by the Minnesota Immigrant Freedom Network was inviting President Obama to visit Worthington to commence his work on immigration reform. While Worthington may not be the first place on Obama's to-visit list -- cities dealing with...
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 23, 2009
Column: Just the overture
WASHINGTON -- As we approach the 100-day mark for the Obama administration, you will hear and see a wide variety of grades for the new president's performance. Remember this. What has happened so far is no more than the overture to the first act of this opera. The big stuff is still...
April 23, 2009 - 12:00am
April 20, 2009
Column: The Obama Doctrine
WASHINGTON -- Let's face it: If the rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips had failed, the foes of President Obama's foreign policy would have thrown...
April 20, 2009 - 12:00am
April 16, 2009
Editorial: Obama's economic mirage
WASHINGTON -- President Obama has made no secret of his vision for America's 21st-century economy. We will lead the world in "green" technologies to stop global warming. Advancing medical breakthroughs will improve our well-being, control health spending and enable us to expand insurance...
April 16, 2009 - 12:00am
April 14, 2009
Letter: Plenty of sources of advice for Obama
Now that we have an honest, caring president, he would do well to watch CNN every day and follow the advice of Lou Dobbs, Wolf Blitzer, Jack Cafferty and their staff. They're much smarter people than our elected duds.
April 14, 2009 - 12:00am
April 6, 2009
As others see it: Obama flexing too much muscle
President Obama fired General Motors Chief Executive Officer Rick Wagoner ... ostensibly due to his failure to come up with a "plan" acceptable...
April 6, 2009 - 12:00am
March 27, 2009
Obama grants disaster aid request
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota leaders applauded President Barack Obama's decision to grant the state's request for federal disaster aid as Red River Valley communities fight rising floodwaters. The federal declaration, sought by Gov. Tim Pawlenty in a Wednesday letter to Obama, is important...
March 27, 2009 - 12:00am
As others see it: Open-book policy
President Barack Obama took a long step forward last week to fulfill a promise of greater transparency in government by mandating a 180-degree change in the handling of Freedom of Information requests. Attorney General Eric Holder directed all agencies to act on the presumption that...
March 27, 2009 - 12:00am
March 16, 2009
Stimulus money may have drawbacks
The federal stimulus package passed last month by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama looked to be a boon to area school districts on looking at the numbers alone. However, the money that schools may get could be significantly lower than initially estimated, because...
March 16, 2009 - 12:00pm
March 13, 2009
Obama opposed on farm bill
A budget letter approved Thursday by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee asks Congress not to reopen the 2008 Farm Bill. President Barack Obama's fiscal 2010 budget blueprint would increase food stamp benefits to 30 million Americans and reduce direct payments to farmers, phasing...
March 13, 2009 - 9:26am
March 6, 2009
Letter: Socialism's growth in U.S. is the real crisis we face
President Barack Obama is right about one thing. There is a crisis. He has repeatedly said this nation is in a crisis. But Obama is wrong about what the real crisis is. Obama, like many so-called leaders, has ignored three big crises that threaten the sovereignty of the U.S.
March 6, 2009 - 11:22am
March 3, 2009
Letter: The 'tragedy' Obama faces
We have now had our new president for approximately 40 days. What we have reminds me of a quote that I read in a book recently: "There are two kinds of tragedy. One is not getting what you want. The other is getting it." -- Oscar Wilde.
March 3, 2009 - 10:20pm
February 27, 2009
Obama unveils 2010 budget
President Barack Obama's 2010 budget leaves a deep deficit, but also socks away $634 billion for health care reforms. It also boosts funding...
February 27, 2009 - 10:46am