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Being Elf-ish: One of Santa's workers shares secrets from the North Pole
Government offices, banks, stores close for Christmas
Tammy Makram -- Baby Jane Doe -- continues quest to find birth mother
Fire destroys home addition
Holiday Traditions: Ramadan a time for spiritual growth and reflection
Boys hockey: Big game, big win for Luverne
Scott Rall: Family traditions should not go the way of the dinosaur
Wrestling: Oeltjenbruns, Nielsen lead Luverne
High school basketball: JCC boys rout MCW
Girls basketball: Henry is back, and loving every second
Column: Inglorious hackers, or 'Revenge of the Nerd'
Column: Holiday chores made special again by visit from mom
Column: Good riddance to the worst Congress ever
Column: Ethics training for Congress? Dream on
As others see it: The best gift -- get there safe
Robert J. Schmidt
Edward "Ed" Riepma
Joseph "Joe" Dragstra
Religion briefs: Dec. 24
Looking Back: 1989 -- Hadley man named state's top cattleman
Column: If Worthington builds it, they sure would come
Season's jottings: Newsroom staffers share Christmas memories
The pageantry of it all
Out and About
Julius 90th birthday
Probst 80th birthday
School Board Minutes for November
Data: Dec. 24, 2014
Data: Dec. 23, 2014
Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
November 6, 2014
Seining ceases on Lake Ocheda
WORTHINGTON — After just two short hauls from the southern end of Lake Ocheda’s west basin, commercial fisherman Scott DesLaurier has pulled his crew off the lake and moved the men to West Graham Lake in northern Nobles County. Windy conditions over the past week have hampered...
November 6, 2014 - 9:39pm
August 20, 2014
The great divide
WORTHINGTON — Three years and one month ago this week, nearly 30 people gathered on the shores of Lake Ocheda’s east basin to discuss potential actions to remove a prolific carp population and improve water quality in the 1,778-acre lake. Despite efforts to bring in a commercial...
August 20, 2014 - 8:32pm
April 24, 2013
Threat of aquatic invasives brings greater enforcement, awareness
WORTHINGTON -- Last year, boaters in southwest Minnesota may have received a free pass -- a warning instead of a citation -- if they forgot to pull the plug on their bilge tank before leaving a lake. This year, with stepped up enforcement and a heightened concern for the spread of...
April 24, 2013 - 9:38pm
April 4, 2013
Big fish story: Asian carp issue reaches Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- New tests show Asian carp likely are not colonizing Minnesota waters, however, experts say that shoudn't slow efforts to stop the invasive fish. "The results certainly don't say we should be doing anything different than we are right now," said Steve Hirsch of the Department...
April 4, 2013 - 10:37pm
August 17, 2012
Fish barriers keeping carp out of Lake Ocheda
WORTHINGTON -- Earlier this summer, Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District Administrator Dan Livdahl witnessed literally thousands of carp in the...
news / outdoors
August 17, 2012 - 9:49pm
December 14, 2011
Outdoors, environment groups see 120 days to stop carp
ST. PAUL -- Federal and state officials have 120 days to act against destructive Asian carp that could infest most Minnesota waters, a coalition of outdoors and environmental groups says. "I don't think it is anything we should tolerate," Jeff Forester of the Minnesota Seasonal Recreation...
December 14, 2011 - 9:16pm
August 11, 2011
Bighead carp found in East Okoboji Lake
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (AP) -- State environmental officials say bighead carp have been found in East Okoboji Lake in northern Iowa and they believe flooding on the Missouri and Little Sioux rivers may have allowed the fish to pass over area dams and eventually into the lake. The Iowa...
August 11, 2011 - 9:32am
July 20, 2011
Carp removal is key to improving water clarity on Lake Ocheda
WORTHINGTON -- Water quality on Lake Ocheda has been poor for years, and it's no secret that carp populations in the 1,700-acre lake are to blame...
July 20, 2011 - 8:29pm
November 14, 2008
Letter: A plug for corn-fed carp
Now that the price of corn continues to decline, perhaps we should consider raising corn-fed carp. They gain weight much quicker than pork. They would be accepted by nations short of protein -- especially those who will not touch pork. Carp feed on everything green, including alfalfa,...
November 14, 2008 - 12:00am
September 11, 2008
HLWD meeting on carp is Monday
HERON LAKE -- Carp constantly root around the bottom of whatever lake or river they live in, stirring up pollutants, encouraging algae growth and making water murky. The non-native carp also wreak havoc on local ecosystems and edge out the game fish Midwesterners love to eat. Fishermen,...
September 11, 2008 - 12:00am
August 15, 2008
Column: Ideas being tested to control carp population
WORTHINGTON -- Last week, I shared my views about what I thought about the common carp and how it made its way into almost every body of water in North America. Carp are here to stay and the only thing that can be done to limit their devastating effects is to try to control their...
August 15, 2008 - 12:00am