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E. coli-free -- Tests on Blue Mounds State Park water come back clear
Reading residents work together to offer Bible school
St. Mary's School cultivating new curriculum
Registrants sought for UV Splash Color Dash
Section 2AA track and field: Trojans Abella, Kill join Alwal at state
Section 3AA golf: Worthington boys make state
Section 3A softball: Edgerton/Southwest Christian gets it done
Section 3AA baseball: Luverne dumps New London-Spicer
VFW baseball: Worthington sweeps Westbrook in opener
Column: Candidates, what do you propose?
Column: WHS stands for winning, heart and spirit
Column: Rand Paul's decline
Column: Being Bill Kristol
As others see it: Dayton right on pre-K
Janice J. Bruns
Ellen "Mae" Voss
Pastor Oscar Stene
Dale H. Heidebrink
Oh, honey! Bees + recipes = cookbook
Column: The star of the skyline, and an unlikely achievement
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Religion briefs: May 28
Looking Back: 1990 -- Bigelow church preparing to mark 75th anniversary
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Schulz 50th anniversary
Voss 90th birthday
Pearson 90th birthday
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April 24, 2015
Capital conundrums: Little progress seen thus far in Legislature
ST. PAUL — The Democratic governor is threatening vetoes and, in some cases, saying bills the Minnesota Legislature is considering are not even worth negotiating, but says a transportation funding boost is vital. The House, a lone Republican bastion at the Capitol, stands by itself...
news / politics
April 24, 2015 - 9:56pm
Dayton in Willmar today for avian flu forum
WILLMAR –– Minnesota leaders plan to visit Willmar today for an update on an avian influenza outbreak that now has been confirmed in 49 farms in 17 counties. State and federal officials Friday night confirmed that the first Minnesota chicken facility is infected with H5N2 bird...
April 24, 2015 - 9:37pm
April 23, 2015
Dayton declares MN in ag emergency
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a state of emergency Thursday as the number of poultry dead from an avian flu outbreak edges toward 3 million. It is the first Minnesota agriculture emergency declaration state officials could recall, including Agriculture Commissioner...
April 23, 2015 - 7:54pm
April 19, 2015
Final education bill still a big unknown
ST. PAUL — There’s a month left to the legislative session and most education spending and policy plans are unresolved, leaving parents and teachers wondering where lawmakers will compromise. At $16 billion every two years, public schools are the largest piece of Minnesota’s...
April 19, 2015 - 7:53pm
April 17, 2015
Dayton, ag secretary discuss turkey flu
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Friday morning discussed avian flu that has resulted in the deaths of 1.6 million Minnesota turkeys. The two promised to support state and federal efforts to stop the flu, which has hit 26 farms in...
news / agriculture
April 17, 2015 - 9:43pm
April 16, 2015
Bird flu likely to be around for years
ST. PAUL — The federal government has spent up to $30 million battling a new strain of flu that resulted in 1.5 million Minnesota turkey deaths and experts warn the issue could go on for up to five more years. “This is something we may have to live with for a number of years,”...
April 16, 2015 - 8:16pm
April 15, 2015
Dayton considers turkey aid
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said no one knows how much it will cost to respond to a flu that has killed 1.5 million Minnesota turkeys. He said Wednesday that he would consider working with lawmakers to change state law to allow disaster funds that often flow to flood...
April 15, 2015 - 10:12pm
Dayton unsatisfied with education bills
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton sent a clear message to the Legislature about its plans to increase spending on public schools: Hundreds of millions of dollars more is not nearly enough. On Wednesday, Dayton criticized education spending plans in the House and Senate, particularly...
April 15, 2015 - 9:57pm
April 14, 2015
Letter: Look at state human services programs, roads
In order to determine if Minnesota’s health and human services programs are truly worth the costs taxpayers are spending on them, I’m supporting legislation that would analyze the return on our investment. Health and human services program spending continues to spiral out of...
opinion / letters
April 14, 2015 - 8:01pm
April 13, 2015
Letter: Places of disagreement in State of the State
Gov. Mark Dayton gave his State of the State Address on Thursday, and the governor highlighted a number of areas where he and House leadership disagree. The good news is he recognized area residents — such as Worthington Mayor Mike Kuhle, who attended the speech — for their hard...
opinion / letters
April 13, 2015 - 3:40pm
April 9, 2015
Dayton sticks to education and transportation, eases up on buffers
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton stuck to his tried-and-true themes during his Thursday night State of the State speech, but rural lawmakers said they felt he showed a willingness to ease a controversial proposal to require 50-foot buffer strips around all water. The governor...
April 9, 2015 - 9:28pm
Managing mental health: Jesson visits Worthington to discuss Dayton’s proposed budget
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson met with mental health providers who work together for the southwestern corner of the state Friday in Worthington. The visit marks the first time a human services commissioner has visited Worthington's Southwest...
April 9, 2015 - 11:24am
April 7, 2015
Use Legacy cash to pay farmers for buffer zones, Bakk suggests
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Senate Majority leader Tom Bakk suggested Tuesday that state Legacy Amendment funds could be used to pay farmers cash to make it more palatable to enact a clean-water proposal by Gov. Mark Dayton. Dayton and clean-water advocates aren’t opposed to farmers...
April 7, 2015 - 10:09pm
Dayton taps Lewis & Clark for full funding
WORTHINGTON — Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed bonding bill announced Tuesday includes the entire $48 million needed to fund the last leg of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System expansion to Worthington. While it is only a proposal — and is sure to generate much discussion...
April 7, 2015 - 9:51pm
$842 million statewide
ST. PAUL — Hallock city officials in northwestern Minnesota want the state to borrow $255,000 to help replace a fire station, $360,000 to replace a swimming pool and $400,000 for sewage system improvements. In southeast Minnesota’s Red Wing area, requests for state money include...
April 7, 2015 - 9:48pm