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Worthington Middle School Festival of Music event is Monday evening
Heron Lake-Okabena students gather 'Coins for Kids'
Doubt remains in Daubt; Democrats have concerns about new House speaker
Windom schools say no to winter weather
Education, research and new treatments assisting people with diabetes
Prep boys hockey: Luverne skates away from Worthington
Prep boys basketball: Antes sinks nine threes as Windom Area survives JCC
Prep gymnastics: Worthington soars to 140.175
Prep girls basketball: Jackson County Central tops Windom, SWC beats Canby
Prep wrestling: Four from Worthington get into Riot semifinals
Column: Substitute teachers a key component of District 518
Column: Elizabeth Warren, godmother of sorts
Column: Worthington Christian School offering program tonight on 'The Trees of Christmas'
Letter: Letter on Christmas wasn't meant to be negative
Column: Energy industry -- CO2 is good for us
Anita Rose (Ling) Siegmann
Florence "Kip" Gee
Cyril F. Gengler
Teresa Marie Stofferan
Season's jottings: Newsroom staffers share Christmas memories
Column: If Worthington builds it, they sure would come
The pageantry of it all
Looking Back: 1964 - Armour helps Worthington hit employment high
HO, HO, HO: Koster has jolly time standing in for Santa
Out and About
Probst 80th birthday
Schubert 90th birthday
Amundson 100th birthday
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August 18, 2014
50 years of salvaging
WORTHINGTON — Worthington Ag Parts has put the name Worthington on the world map. The agricultural tractor salvage business celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Worthington Ag Parts was one of the pioneers and remains one of the dominant players in a business that buys...
August 18, 2014 - 8:04pm
August 17, 2014
McDonald joins WorkForce Council
WORTHINGTON — Barbara McDonald, of Worthington, was recently appointed by the Southwest Minnesota Chief Elected Officials Board to serve as an ad-hoc education representative on the Southwest Minnesota Workforce Council. Barbara is the interim president at Minnesota West Community...
August 17, 2014 - 5:14pm
August 11, 2014
BTU: Same name, new owner, expanded services
WORTHINGTON — One of the owners has changed, but the acronym will stay the same. For nearly 30 years, BTU Heating & Cooling has provided services to customers in the Worthington area. The business’ name stood for Boots, Thill Unlimited, indicating owners Hardy Boots and Jim...
news / business
August 11, 2014 - 10:26am
August 1, 2014
Lang's legacy: Michael's founder remembered after his death earlier this week
WORTHINGTON — When Michael Lang founded his Michael’s restaurant in 1949 — at the time known as Mike’s Spaghetti House, later upgraded to a bigger new building and the title of steakhouse — he didn’t realize he was creating an establishment that would become a beloved...
news / business
August 1, 2014 - 9:59pm
July 31, 2014
New Minnesota laws take effect today
ERIN TRESTER firstname.lastname@example.org WORTHINGTON — A string of new laws passed during the 2014 legislation go into effect today. Wages Under new legislation, the state’s minimum hourly wage will increase to $8 from $6.15, moving up to $9.50 by 2016. Businesses with gross annual...
July 31, 2014 - 8:53pm
Editorial: A magnificent mall?
Considering all the negative news about the Northland Mall property over the last several months — the last few years, actually — it’s hard not to be downright excited about this week’s developments. It’s also easy to be a little cynical, too, but we’ll aim to be as positive...
opinion / editorials
July 31, 2014 - 3:14pm
July 29, 2014
State ag department tours local business expansion
WORTHINGTON — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is touring the west-central part of the state to showcase business owners’ expansion achievements made possible by help from state grants. On Tuesday, assistant agriculture commissioner Charlie Poster visited the...
July 29, 2014 - 8:59pm
July 25, 2014
July 25, 2014 - 10:13pm
White House touts rural investment fund
DON DAVIS Forum News Service ST. PAUL — The Obama administration says it is trying to connect people with money to those in rural America who need funds. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a former Iowa governor, announced that the administration is setting up a $10 billion...
news / politics
July 25, 2014 - 10:12pm
July 13, 2014
Grazix Animal Health new to the BAC
WORTHINGTON — New to join the Biotechnology Advancement Center (BAC) is Grazix Animal Health, a family of next-generation natural animal health products based on reactive plant immunity (RPI). Grazix products were first brought to the attention of Dr. Randy Simonson, who is...
July 13, 2014 - 9:46pm
July 8, 2014
Column: Medtronic move signals need for tax reform
WASHINGTON — When a medical device company that was started in a garage in Minnesota buys a competitor that is run from Massachusetts so they can have an address in Ireland, you know something must be wrong with the U.S. corporate tax system. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary William...
opinion / columns
July 8, 2014 - 3:51pm
July 7, 2014
Column: Minnesota's biodiesel mandate - costly, risky and unfair
By DANIEL SAVALOJA, Minnesota Trucking Association BLAINE — On July 1, by an act of the 2014 Minnesota Legislature, many, but not all, Minnesota diesel users were required to purchase diesel blends containing at least 10 percent biodiesel. The trucking industry believes consumers...
opinion / letters
July 7, 2014 - 3:52pm
Forrest is new associate at Hedeen, Hughes & Wetering
WORTHINGTON — Steven R. Forrest is the newest associate at the Worthington law firm of Hedeen, Hughes & Wetering. Forrest, who was born and raised near Chicago, Ill., joined Hedeen, Hughes & Wetering in April. He has a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University...
news / business
July 7, 2014 - 2:59pm
July 1, 2014
High court union decision threatens Minnesota law
ST. PAUL — Opponents to establishing unions for child care and personal attendant businesses say they think a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a related Illinois case also will result in overturning a 2013 Minnesota law. The court ruled Monday that in-home care workers in Illinois...
July 1, 2014 - 9:10am
Supreme Court justices uphold firms' religious objections to contraception
FORUM NEWS SERVICE and REUTERS Abortion opponents praised Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that owners of private companies can object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law that requires employers to provide insurance covering birth...
July 1, 2014 - 9:08am