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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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August 4, 2014
WORTHINGTON — A post-fair sickness that landed a Nobles County 4-H’er in the hospital a year ago has prompted him to write a grant to place handwashing stations throughout the fairgrounds. Blaine Doeden, 13, was awarded a more than $4,000 grant earlier this summer from the...
August 4, 2014 - 8:25pm
May 21, 2014
Citywide spring cleanup begins June 2
WORTHINGTON — When last year’s mid-April ice storm left piles of tree debris on boulevards up and down Worthington’s city streets, it forced the community’s annual spring cleanup to be rescheduled about a month later. The timing worked well, and with this year’s cooler-than-normal...
May 21, 2014 - 9:03pm
May 12, 2014
45 coal train cars derail near Pillager
PILLAGER — Coal and crushed metal littered the BNSF Railway train tracks near Pillager in central Minnesota as crews worked Monday to clear the scene of a massive train derailment. About 45 train cars carrying coal left the tracks at about 11:15 p.m. Sunday west of Pillager,...
May 12, 2014 - 10:27pm
April 15, 2013
Pitching in: Volunteers assist in ice storm cleanup
WORTHINGTON -- A week after a snow and ice storm tore apart trees and left thousands without power, cleanup efforts are well under way. Countless hours will be needed to move and dispose of trees and branches and community members, and volunteers from other communities have come...
April 15, 2013 - 11:33pm
December 13, 2012
Canada wants joint effort to clean Red River, Lake Winnipeg
MINNEAPOLIS -- Winnipeg residents used to flock to the lake that carries their city's name, but not so much now. Huge areas of blue-green algae cover much of the northern part of the lake most years. Canadian experts say this is happening in a large part because Minnesota and North...
December 13, 2012 - 10:07pm
April 23, 2012
Green up and clean up
Several boxes of unwanted electronics sit Monday afternoon outside of Worthington's First State Bank Southwest. The bank accepted, at no charge, multiple types of electronic equipment Monday for the purpose of recycling. The effort was a "go local" and "go green" project of Community...
April 23, 2012 - 9:01pm
May 8, 2011
Lake clean up in Worthington
WORTHINGTON -- Assisted by scores of volunteers armed with gloves and black trash bags, Lake Okabena received its customary spring cleaning Saturday. Human-made...
May 8, 2011 - 7:43pm
May 5, 2011
Lake clean up
Members of Brad Grimmius' "You and the Outdoors" class at Worthington High School pick up sticks and trash along the shore and in the parks around...
May 5, 2011 - 8:45pm
April 10, 2011
Water for Worthington: Youth-led fundraiser aims for clean water
WORTHINGTON -- It may seem like a drop in the bucket, but a group of highly motivated Worthington High School (WHS) students believe their efforts to raise $5,000 for clean water in developing countries will make a positive difference. "Almost 1 billion people in this world do not...
April 10, 2011 - 8:53pm
March 1, 2011
Board seeks $2M for Lake Okabena
WORTHINGTON -- Members of the Okabena-Ocheda-Bella Clean Water Partnership joint powers board voted Tuesday to request $2 million in legacy funds be dedicated to Lake Okabena and clean water projects in the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District.
March 1, 2011 - 8:51pm
December 16, 2010
Legacy grant money comes to the region
WORTHINGTON -- The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) has awarded more than $10 million in state grants from Minnesota's Clean...
December 16, 2010 - 8:22pm
October 17, 2010
Soldiers clean up the trash
WORTHINGTON -- Nearly 40 Army National Guard soldiers from across southwest Minnesota spent their Saturday afternoon in Worthington, clearing...
October 17, 2010 - 7:23pm