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Minorities with post-secondary credentials make less than whites, study shows
'Support our Schools' effort gets under way
County begins budget discussion
Men on the street
Protests cost St. Paul $1.5M while Summit Avenue remains closed
YMCA Fun Run a good time for all ages
Amateur baseball: Worthington wins, takes 1-0 series lead over Heron Lake
All welcome at 34th annual Fun Run
Amateur baseball: Region 13C playoffs begin Wednesday
Wolter: Random thoughts in a fleeting summer
Letter: Journey pastor grateful for community support
Letter: Deep thoughts on constructing obstructions
Some Trump-style speculation on the GOP and Putin
Letter: Trip to Paris is May highlight for exchange student
Column: Trump set the table for Clinton
Calen Daniel "Rudy" Ross
Colbert (Corky) Bassett
Religion briefs: July 28
Column: Face time
Looking Back: 2006 -- City, YMCA approved deal for new Y facility
THE SCHIZ: Barber keeps on clipping at downtown Worthington shop
Column: A memorable — and cold — arrival in Worthington in 1872
Out and About
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Davis 85th birthday
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Summons to establish custody
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May 8, 2015
Column: Walk To School Day events promote healthier lifestyles
WORTHINGTON — This upcoming fall and next spring, Prairie Elementary will start a Walk to School Day event for third- and fourth-grade students who wish to participate. The Prairie Elementary Safe Routes To School (SRTS) Team has identified a remote drop-off that can be used for...
May 8, 2015 - 3:17pm
May 7, 2015
Column: Spring and end of school year bring reflections from departing teacher
Spring has sprung, and evidence of this changing of seasons can be seen all around us. Birds sing their joyful songs early in the morning. Trees burst with green leaves. Fruit trees bloom. Bees buzz from flower to flower. Nests fill with eggs that will soon hatch into young. Seeds...
May 7, 2015 - 1:26pm
April 2, 2015
Column: Workers' Memorial Day marks those who have fought for safer workplaces
WORTHINGTON — Unless you are a labor historian, you probably wouldn’t know who Mary “Mother” Jones was. But her legacy in the labor movement is immense. Mary Mother Jones was born Mary Harris in 1837 in Cork, Ireland. She moved to Toronto, Canada, at age 10 due to the potato...
April 2, 2015 - 12:40pm
March 30, 2015
Column: A leap of faith -- into thin air
WASHINGTON — The apparently intentional downing of a Germanwings airliner by the co-pilot has us riveted, as commercial plane crashes usually do. In each terrible instance, we put ourselves in the cabin, imagining what our last thoughts or actions would be. Would we close our eyes...
March 30, 2015 - 4:48pm
February 18, 2015
Column: Seeking peace in the lap of God
I was sitting upstairs the other evening, too tired to read a book, too disinterested in any television to bother watching. I was just considering heading to bed even though it was only 9:30, when suddenly the quiet was interrupted by the sounds of sniffles and tears. I turned my...
February 18, 2015 - 11:59am
February 12, 2015
Column: John McCain sees a world on fire
WASHINGTON — John McCain toiled for 28 years in the Senate before he finally won the chairman’s gavel of the Armed Services Committee last month. Now he’s making up for lost time. The 78-year-old Arizona Republican strode quickly into Tuesday’s hearing of the committee —...
February 12, 2015 - 9:33pm
January 30, 2015
Column: MSBA conference offers valuable insights to school board
WORTHINGTON — The seven members of the Independent School Board 518 (Worthington) school board and SuperintendentJohn Landgaard were among more than 1,300 school board members and 250 superintendents who attended the annual Minnesota School Boards Association’s (MSBA) leadership...
January 30, 2015 - 12:25pm
November 12, 2014
Column: Obamacare’s ‘death panel’
WASHINGTON — So it turns out there is an Obamacare death panel after all. It has nine members and it operates out of a marble building directly across the street from the Capitol. When the Supreme Court on Friday announced that it would take up another challenge to the Affordable...
November 12, 2014 - 2:28pm
November 9, 2014
Column: Obama’s big immigration error
WASHINGTON — Back in July, when President Obama was deciding whether to take executive action on immigration before the midterm elections, I got into one of those cable-news debates that offer the president unsolicited advice from the unqualified. I argued that the move would boost...
November 9, 2014 - 8:38pm
October 8, 2014
Column: The flat line on pay raises
WASHINGTON — Why haven’t you gotten a raise? In the past few years, corporate profits have climbed ever higher. Legions of unemployed people are now finding gainful employment, with joblessness finally falling below 6 percent. Meanwhile, if you’re anything like the average...
October 8, 2014 - 10:22pm
Considering class reunions
WORTHINGTON — I lost track of exactly how many are planned, but there are a LOT of class reunions happening during this year’s King Turkey Day celebration. The earliest that I am aware of is Worthington High School Class of 1944 — 70 years — and then the Class of 2004 is...
September 8, 2014 - 9:48pm
August 14, 2014
Column: Words matter as we mourn Williams' death
RYAN JOHNSON Forum News Service It pulled at our heartstrings in a way only Disney movies can. Shortly after news of Robin Williams’ death by suicide broke Monday evening, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sent out its tribute to the fallen comedian and actor...
August 14, 2014 - 11:25am
August 11, 2014
Column: Myths about the social safety net
”Some of my friends are destitute. Some of them are beggars / But, for me, there’s a subsidy if I spend my whole life preggers.” WASHINGTON — That was one of the more memorable rhymes in an off-Broadway show I saw a few months ago, titled “Greed: A Musical for Our Times.”...
August 11, 2014 - 11:38am
May 14, 2014
Column: In Arkansas, a military record is no magic bullet
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Pryor, the embattled Democratic incumbent in Arkansas, made a serious gaffe in March when he questioned Republican opponent Tom Cotton’s reliance on military service as a campaign theme. While praising the congressman for serving, Pryor told a TV interviewer...
May 14, 2014 - 8:35pm
Column: Bill Maher’s tiny point
WASHINGTON — When my neighbor gleefully reported that Bill Maher had dedicated a searing monologue to me for a column about the Donald Sterling/Cliven Bundy rants, my first thought was, Nah. If I tussled with everybody who tossed a brick through the window, I’d never get the draperies...
May 14, 2014 - 8:33pm