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Worthington FFA crowns stars
No health violations found in examination of Willmar Jennie-O plant
Rock County Library receives grant
Solo/Ensemble Festival is today
Wine & Canvas event is Friday
Section 2A south girls basketball: Heron Lake-Okabena prevails
Iowa girls basketball: Central Lyon falls in first round at state
College basketball: Minnesota West women headed to nationals
State wrestling: Worthington's Carson Hagen ends with a silver
Section 3A south girls basketball: Hills-Beaver Creek upsets Edgerton
Column: In ACA case, context is critical
Column: Jeb Bush, CPAC pinata
Letter: Dayton's roads and bridges plan deserves support
Letter: New host family is big part of exchange student's month
We’ve become like the former Soviet Union
LuVerna C. Leslie Hilliard
Linda Jean Hoskins
A real puzzler: Pat Loosbrock puts together works of art, piece by piece
Column: Hay! Did you know about our town's wonder crop?
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Looking Back: 1940 - Historic Chautauqua Park pavilion torn down
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Lamfers 80th birthday
Grube 80th birthday
Erdman 80th birthday
Moser 85th birthday
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Tax-Forfeited Land Classification Public Meeting Notice
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May 4, 2014
Afghan boy relives terror of ‘bomb-like’ landslide
AAB BAREEK, Afghanistan (Reuters) — Six-year-old Abdul Maqsood stood outside his neighbor’s simple mud-brick home, staring aghast at the damage caused by a landslide that had slammed into his village in remote northeast Afghanistan. Then the rumbling started. Maqsood had no idea...
May 4, 2014 - 9:41pm
April 27, 2014
Rising from ashes
FULDA — There was a sense of loss and sadness following an April 9 fire at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Andrew Vogel, though, said the tragedy is being used as a way to come back stronger than ever. “I saw it that way at the very beginning, not that you would...
April 27, 2014 - 8:42pm
April 16, 2014
Two more fires erupt in Worthington Tuesday
WORTHINGTON — Worthington firefighers had their hands full Tuesday night after being called out to two separate fires only an hour apart. The Worthington Fire Department was first dispatched at 6:01 p.m. Tuesday to 1609 Okabena St., and a second call came in at 7:24 p.m. from...
April 16, 2014 - 8:48pm
April 9, 2014
Dayton signs anti-bullying bill
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton put pen on paper 15 hours after final legislative approval of an anti-bullying bill, enacting a new law requiring schools to have bullying prevention policies and providing guidance about how they would be written. Dayton signed the bill late Wednesday...
April 9, 2014 - 9:15pm
Program illustrates driving dangers to students
WINDOM — Every 15 minutes, someone in the U.S. dies from an alcohol-related car crash. To improve this statistic, Windom Area High School — in conjunction with the Windom Police Department, Cottonwood County Sheriff’s Office, Cottonwood County Probation, Cottonwood County...
April 9, 2014 - 9:08pm
Trees, shrubs bear brunt of ice storm damage
WORTHINGTON — One of the worst horrors experienced by area residents who endured the April 2013 ice storm was this: the thunderous cracking of endless tree branches breaking under the weight of the merciless ice. As people waited out the storm in homes and apartments, some huddled...
April 9, 2014 - 9:03pm
April 3, 2014
Local veterinarians talk PED virus in swine
WORTHINGTON — An epidemic sweeping through the U.S. swine industry, causing 100 percent mortality in suckling pigs and minimal death loss in feeder pigs and sow herds, was the topic of conversation Thursday afternoon at the 10th annual Worthington Bio Conference. Keith Wilson,...
April 3, 2014 - 9:13pm
March 16, 2014
Rising cost of exams tests schools
ST. PAUL — A growing number of Minnesota districts are taking stock of the tests they give students. And they are asking tough questions about them: How many are really necessary? How often? Which exams tell the most? Spending on standardized testing fees that districts and charter...
March 16, 2014 - 9:23pm
February 11, 2014
Fulda water main breaks: Source of leak still unknown
FULDA — An unallocated water main break is costing the city of Fulda at least 200,000 gallons of water loss. “We noticed it Monday morning, and since then we believe we have lost a couple hundred thousand gallons of water,” said Butch Huerkamp, public works supervisor for...
February 11, 2014 - 10:16pm
April 28, 2013
FEMA's ice storm damage estimate: $26.2 million
WORTHINGTON -- According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), more than $26 million worth of damage was done across southwest Minnesota during the April winter storm. In a letter to President Barack Obama, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday asked that a major disaster...
April 28, 2013 - 11:24pm
April 12, 2013
Power back on in city of Worthington, rolling blackouts finished
WORTHINGTON -- Residents in the city of Worthington made it through their first day without rolling blackouts on Friday, as an outside source of electrical power was secured and delivering a new origin of power to the community. Worthington Public Utilities Manager Scott Hain said...
April 12, 2013 - 10:46am
April 11, 2013
Rock County weathering effects of storm, outage
LUVERNE -- Rock County seems to be weathering the ice and snowstorm that blanketed southwest Minnesota about as well as its easterly neighbor, Nobles County. After no one showed up at the emergency shelter Wednesday night at the Luverne Elementary School, Rock County Administrator...
April 11, 2013 - 1:03pm
April 10, 2013
Thousands without power in rural areas
WORTHINGTON -- Thousands of rural residents across southwest Minnesota remain without electricity today following a Tuesday ice storm that brought down hundreds of power lines, toppled poles and forced electrical utilities to call on outside crews to come in and help repair the damage. As...
April 10, 2013 - 9:48am
May 29, 2012
Winds cause major damage at Adrian farm
ADRIAN -- Rolling thunder, flashes of lightning and heavy rains blanketed the region Sunday night, but a rural Adrian farm took a direct hit by a sudden burst of wind. Estimated 60- to 70-mile-per-hour straight-line gusts ravaged the Cody Bullerman farm, causing significant damage...
May 29, 2012 - 8:30pm