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Racial unrest mounts
Minnesota students again score top marks on ACTs
Fire engulfs 11th Street house
School board kicks off the year
Discarded Band-Aid helps crack home invasion case
Prep soccer: Optimism running high in Worthington
Prep tennis: Luverne netters split with Montevideo, YME
Blast from the Past: Answers to Saturday's quiz
Prep tennis: Consistency is key for Worthington
Amateur baseball: Luverne walks off for state tourney win
Column: Internal watchdogs keep government services accountable
Column: Why I don’t — and should never — cruise
Column: Theater of the Absurd in Ferguson, Mo.
Opinion: Internal watchdogs keep government services accountable
Column: Sympathy for the devil?
Donald Paul Feit
Janice "Jan" Kaye Mischke
Prairie Star: Lodine to receive SMAC honor
1939: Chautauqua pavilion to be razed
Looking Back: 2004 -- Hurricane-force winds flatten crops
Column: The wayward days of hemp growers and bootleggers
Going green: Fresh-picked beans one of the pleasures of summertime eating
Out and About
Wolff 90th birthday
Niessink 50th anniversary
Masching 50th anniversary
Krogman 85th birthday
Strolz 90th birthday
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May 8, 2014
Bob and Steve’s doing its part in water conservation
WORTHINGTON — With a worsening water situation, local business Bob and Steve’s Shell is doing what it can to help. With well levels nearly 12 feet below the 16-year average, cutting back on water usage in the car wash was the right thing to do, according to General Manager...
May 8, 2014 - 7:44pm
Minnesota Legislature’s end is near
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House takes up medical marijuana today in what could be a debate lasting well into the night while pieces fall into place on tax and spending bills as the Minnesota Legislature nears the end of its 2014 session. Debate on the much-discussed proposal to...
May 8, 2014 - 7:38pm
May 6, 2014
County approves hog barn to move forward
WORTHINGTON — Nearly two weeks after neighbors raised a stink over a proposed hog confinement building east of Adrian by Son-D-Farms, Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday accepted a recommendation from the planning commission to move the development forward. Doug Bullerman,...
May 6, 2014 - 9:49pm
May 2, 2014
Blood drive set for Thursday at SWMC
WORTHINGTON — A community blood drive will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Sanford Worthington Medical Center. “Whether you are a first time blood donor or have donated multiple times, your donation will impact patients’ lives,” said Rita Nelson,...
news / business
May 2, 2014 - 10:03pm
Ground broken on new Bioscience Park facility
news / business
May 2, 2014 - 10:02pm
Letter: Small Animal Clinic staff caring, compassionate
By Diane Remakel, Worthington I have been a resident of Worthington for a long time and I, like most of us, take for granted the wonderful businesses that we have in our town and how they are here when we need their services. One such business, if you own a pet, is the Worthington...
opinion / letters
May 2, 2014 - 9:51pm
Column: After 87 years, the sad ending of an era
WORTHINGTON — Harry Grier used to stand inside the front door of JCPenney’s store on Worthington’s 10th Street opposite the courthouse and shake hands with customers as they came in the store. Harry Grier was Penney’s manager in the 1930s, 1940s — oh, at least into the 1950s. It...
lifestyles / reminiscing
May 2, 2014 - 9:49pm
April 30, 2014
Letter: Letter to businesses had incorrect information
By Adam Munkel, Worthington Cubs baseball A fundraising letter had recently been mailed to several Worthington businesses in regard to seeking scholarship funds for the Worthington Cubs baseball team. In the letter, it had been inadvertently stated that we pay $500 per game. The...
opinion / letters
April 30, 2014 - 3:50pm
April 28, 2014
Column: Debate about 'Paycheck Fairness' is more about politics
By JULIANNE ORTMAN ST. PAUL — I support equal pay for equal work. But the current debate in Washington over the proposed Paycheck Fairness Act seems more a political ploy by Democrat lawmakers to distract attention away from Washington’s failing economic record than a needed...
opinion / columns
April 28, 2014 - 4:55pm
April 25, 2014
Chamber's Community Improvement Committee marks Arbor Day
WORTHINGTON — The unpredictable weather didn’t stop the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce’s Community Improvement Committee from celebrating Arbor Day on Friday by planting a tree at the Center for Active Living (CAL). Members of the committee and other city officials were...
April 25, 2014 - 9:45pm
Luke Hagen promoted to Daily Republic managing editor
MITCHELL, S.D. — Luke Hagen is the new managing editor of The Daily Republic of Mitchell. His promotion from assistant editor was announced Friday. The newsroom’s top position opened March 17 when then-editor Seth Tupper was promoted to publisher. Tupper selected Hagen...
news / business
April 25, 2014 - 9:33pm
April 18, 2014
State lawmakers hear from constituents at Legislative Breakfast event
WORTHINGTON — Southwest Minnesota’s three state legislators heard citizens’ questions and comments Friday morning during a legislative breakfast event at the Travelodge Hotel. District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton. R-Mountain Lake, and...
news / politics
April 18, 2014 - 10:03pm
Judge strikes down Minnesota rules on out-of-state power plants
ST. PAUL — A federal judge has blocked restrictions set by the state of Minnesota that tried to limit businesses in North Dakota and other states from building coal-fired power plants and selling the electricity in Minnesota. The ruling issued Friday found that Minnesota’s...
news / business
April 18, 2014 - 9:52pm
WHS FCCLA students shine at events
WORTHINGTON — Worthington High School students from the Family and Consumer Science classes participated April 1 in the annual Culinary Skills Challenge at Southwest Minnesota State University. Students competed in various skills contests and participated in workshops during the...
news / education
April 18, 2014 - 9:38pm
April 16, 2014
Editorial: Worthington is not alone with mall woes
Back in January, the Albany Times Union published a story with the headline “Rotterdam mall’s new history owner has history of legal battles.” The subject of the article is Mike Kohan — who is also known as Mike Kohen, whose real name is Mehran Kohansiek. Anyone interested...
opinion / editorials
April 16, 2014 - 12:59pm