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New bike lane pedals into focus
All in the family: Staff members' offspring walk Minnesota West's halls
King Turkey Day 5K event nears
New sewer work begins Tuesday
WHS coronation is 2 p.m. Tuesday
Prep football: Jays fly by Worthington
Prep football: Edgerton/Ellsworth gets it done against MLA
Prep volleyball: Windom Area hands Worthington second loss
Prep football: JCC reclaims Oaken Bucket
Prep football: Adrian runs over Canby
Column: What line to draw on beheadings?
Column: Teamwork prized at Prairie Elementary
Column: Give me a home where the scapegoats roam
As others see it: Don't force taxpayers to subsidize campaigns
Letter: WCC manager, others did great job with wedding
Karen C. Loosbrock
Vera Eunice Hvistendahl
Daniel Lee Sagmoe
Gerald Dale Flatebo
Jon Bredal (formerly John Pederson)
Framing history: Upcoming exhibit focuses on area photographers
Column: Brewster is still looking great after all these years
Religion briefs: Aug. 28
Looking Back: 1964 - English becomes part of mass at Worthington's St. Mary's
Column: Listen up, kids (especially if you're hungry)
Out and About
Kraft 80th birthday
Birth: Aug. 30, 2014
Dykstra 50th anniversary
Demuth 65th anniversary
Data: Aug. 30, 2014
Data: Aug. 28, 2014
Notice to the Public by FEMA
Data: Aug. 27, 2014
Data: Aug. 26, 2014
July 13, 2010
PEBC to host flower press workshop
LAKEFIELD -- The Prairie Ecology Bus Center will host a "Beyond the Garden - Flower Press Workshop" from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 7, at the PEBC headquarters, 935 N. Hwy. 86, Lakefield. Pressing flowers for art is an ages-old tradition still used today. Join PEBC staff to learn the art...
July 13, 2010 - 9:21pm
Ecology bus offers terrarium program
LAKEFIELD -- The Prairie Ecology Bus Center will offer a terrarium-making program for everyone age 14 or older from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 22 at the PEBC. A terrarium is a miniature, self-contained environment grown in a container, which could be filled with mossy rocks and ferns or...
July 13, 2010 - 9:21pm
June 10, 2010
Brief: PEBC to offer Dutch Oven cooking class
LAKEFIELD -- The Prairie Ecology Bus Center will host a Dutch Oven Cooking program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 29, at the PEBC, 935 N. Hwy. 86, Lakefield. The class is for families and adults, and will include demonstrations of basic Dutch oven cooking techniques. Attendees will learn...
June 10, 2010 - 8:14pm
June 3, 2010
Brief: Bus tours offered to Wilder Museum
WALNUT GROVE -- The Plum Creek Library System has partnered with The Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum to provide a free day-long chartered bus tour to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Walnut Grove. The day will include a tour of the nine-building museum complex, the Ingalls' dugout...
June 3, 2010 - 6:10pm
December 21, 2009
Goodbye to guests by the busful
WORTHINGTON -- One evening last week, a motorcoach pulled up in front of 1515 Okabena St., and a bunch of people went inside. A while later, they departed, another bus pulled up, and the process was repeated. The house on Okabena Street is home to Helen Sandersfeld, who opens her...
December 21, 2009 - 12:00am
October 28, 2009
PEBC introduces new traveling classroom
LAKEFIELD -- Lily Neylon-Voda and Justice Badgley were excited to get their first tour of the Prairie Ecology Bus Center (PEBC) during an unveiling of the new traveling classroom Monday night in Lakefield. The pair of 10-year-olds from Jackson checked out the macroscope and microscope...
October 28, 2009 - 12:00am
November 17, 2008
School buses damaged in fire
Ulen-Hitterdal and Hawley high schools are rivals in basketball, but combine forces to field teams in cross country, track and golf. Now they'll also share school buses, at least temporarily. The Hawley public schools will loan Ulen-Hitterdal two buses to replace buses damaged in...
November 17, 2008 - 4:00pm
September 20, 2008
'Bus full of history' visits Slayton
SLAYTON -- More than 400,000 German, Italian and Japanese POWs found themselves imprisoned in more than 500 camps around the United States during World War II. From 1943 until 1946, Camp Algona, Iowa, and its 34 branch camps in Iowa, Minnesota and the Dakotas, housed approximately...
September 20, 2008 - 12:00am
August 7, 2008
Franco found guilty on all counts in fatal bus crash
WILLMAR -- Olga Marina Franco Del Cid was found guilty of all 24 counts, including criminal vehicular homicide, for driving a minivan that caused a school bus crash and killed four students near Cottonwood. The five-man, seven-woman jury comprised of Kandiyohi County residents returned...
August 7, 2008 - 9:00am
August 5, 2008
Franco takes stand, says abusive boyfriend was driving
WILLMAR -- Olga Marina Franco Del Cid took the stand this morning and testified that her boyfriend, Francisco S. Mendoza, drove the minivan that caused the fatal school bus crash on Feb. 19 near Cottonwood. Communicating through the court-appointed interpreter, Franco said she and...
August 5, 2008 - 2:00pm
August 4, 2008
Prosecution rests; Franco defense witnesses testify about man leaving scene
WILLMAR -- The prosecution rested this morning, and the defense team began calling witnesses in the trial of Olga Marina Franco Del Cid, 24 of Minneota. Franco is accused of a total of 24 criminal charges stemming from the fatal Feb. 19 school bus crash near Cottonwood. Three witnesses...
August 4, 2008 - 1:30pm
August 1, 2008
ICE agent: Boyfriend is in Mexico
WILLMAR -- An agent from the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement testified this morning that the boyfriend of Olga Marina Franco Del Cid was traced to a small village in Mexico and that federal officials were unable to secure a extradition warrant to bring him back to the...
August 1, 2008 - 1:00pm
'Dash roll' freed Franco from minivan
WILLMAR -- The woman accused of causing the fatal school bus crash near Cottonwood was freed from the minivan's driver's seat after firefighters performed a "dash roll" maneuver on the smashed vehicle. Steve Knutson, a captain with the Marshall Fire Department, testified Thursday...
August 1, 2008 - 8:30am
July 31, 2008
Trooper: Driver of van was Franco
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota State Patrol officer who responded to fatal school bus crash near Cottonwood testified that the defendant in the case was the person he observed behind the wheel of the crashed minivan. Trooper Dana Larsen was the second witness called by Lyon County Attorney...
July 31, 2008 - 1:15pm
Opening arguments in bus crash trial
WILLMAR -- Opening arguments will begin at 8 a.m. today in the trial of the Guatemalan woman accused of causing the fatal school bus crash near Cottonwood. Jury selection was completed around 2 p.m. Wednesday in the trial of Olga Marina Franco Del Cid, 24, of Minneota, who faces...
July 31, 2008 - 12:20pm