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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
Wrestling: Oeltjenbruns, Nielsen lead Luverne
High school basketball: JCC boys rout MCW
Girls basketball: Henry is back, and loving every second
Prep girls basketball: Sibley-Ocheyedan tests unbeaten Okoboji
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
Evelyn A. Kellen
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
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Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
October 28, 2014
Two vie for Murray County District 4 commissioner seat
Editor’s note: The following are written responses to questions posed to the candidates; they are published in the form they are received and not edited. Office sought: Murray County Commissioner District 4 Occupation: I am a freelance alternative energy (wind, solar, hydro)...
October 28, 2014 - 7:48pm
Two vie for District 2 seat on Pipestone County Board of Commissioners
Editor’s note: The following are written responses to questions posed to the candidates; they are published in the form they are received and not edited. Robert Bell Office sought: Pipestone County Commissioner, District 2 Occupation: Retired/Owner-Operator of independent...
October 28, 2014 - 7:32pm
August 21, 2014
State launches pollinator education effort
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson promises to plant more flowers. It is part of a new program his department launched Thursday at the State Fair to encourage Minnesotans to provide good homes to bees, wasps, butterflies and other insects that pollinate...
August 21, 2014 - 8:23pm
April 4, 2013
Commissioners eye future work
WORTHINGTON --Nobles County Administrator Tom Johnson and all five county commissioners met for more than four hours Thursday in a retreat aimed at identifying goals for the future and building relationships with each other and county staff. The scheduled retreat was the first since...
April 4, 2013 - 10:30pm
April 2, 2013
Public works to public library? Board considers transforming building
WORTHINGTON -- In the continued search for a new site for the Worthington branch of the Nobles County Library, county administrator Tom Johnson...
April 2, 2013 - 9:48pm
February 19, 2013
County to provide EM director with vehicle
WORTHINGTON -- Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday approved a request from Emergency Management Director Joyce Jacobs to use a county-provided vehicle for emergency response. Jacobs would drive the vehicle to and from work each day, as well as for trainings and emergency response....
February 19, 2013 - 10:40pm
Library grant plan dropped
WORTHINGTON -- Just two weeks after authorizing staff to apply for a $500,000 Minnesota Department of Education grant for construction of a new library, Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday learned it may not be the best thing to pursue at this time with uncertainties about the...
February 19, 2013 - 10:37pm
Housing commissioner talks options
WORTHINGTON -- In a public forum Wednesday, Minnesota Housing Commissioner Mary Tingerthal said the local housing problem can't be solved all...
December 19, 2012 - 10:11pm
August 17, 2012
Widboom to face Benson in Nobles County District 3 Commissioner election
WORTHINGTON - Matthew Widboom's name was drawn from a hat in a 10 a.m. meeting of the Canvassing Board Friday to break a tie in the District 3 Nobles County Commissioner race. Widboom will now face incumbent David Benson, who earned his spot on the ballot for November's election...
August 17, 2012 - 10:14am
August 15, 2012
Vickerman ousted in Murray County
Six contested county commissioner primaries took place Tuesday in southwest Minnesota outside of Nobles County, with at least one race offering an upset of sorts. Kevin Vickerman, a two-term Murray County commissioner, placed third in the four-man District 1 race, ensuring he will...
August 15, 2012 - 12:24am
County Commissioner Candidates Forum is Tuesday night
WORTHINGTON -- A Candidate's Forum featuring those vying for a Nobles County Commissioner seat will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Worthington High School Cafeteria. Candidates from all five commissioner districts will be on hand to make introductory statements about themselves...
July 15, 2012 - 8:22pm
April 2, 2012
Commissioner seats are up for grabs
WORTHINGTON -- No matter which way the new lines are drawn, it is clear that all five Nobles County Commissioner districts will change enough to force each candidate to seek re-election this November. Population increases in the city of Worthington, as noted in the latest census,...
April 2, 2012 - 9:35pm
December 27, 2010
Commissioner pay, per diems and reimbursements add up
WORTHINGTON -- Between their annual salary, per diems for attending meetings and reimbursement for cell phone usage, mileage, meals and motels, full-time Nobles County Commissioners in 2010 collected an average $25,125 in taxpayer money. Third District Commissioner David Benson,...
December 27, 2010 - 8:41pm
November 23, 2010
County seeks new deputy
WORTHINGTON -- Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday approved the recruitment of a full-time deputy for the Nobles County Sheriff's Office, with a hiring to be delayed until after the county approves its final budget on Dec. 21. Sheriff Kent Wilkening made the request after commissioners...
November 23, 2010 - 8:06pm
May 4, 2010
County addresses issues with Nobles Wind Farm
WORTHINGTON -- Following the official swearing in ceremony for Gene Foth, appointed to fill the remainder of Norm Gallagher's term as Commissioner representing District Four, Nobles County Board members moved into an agenda dominated by the 134 wind turbines to be erected this year...
May 4, 2010 - 1:53pm