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Worthington Middle School Festival of Music event is Monday evening
Heron Lake-Okabena students gather 'Coins for Kids'
Doubt remains in Daubt; Democrats have concerns about new House speaker
Windom schools say no to winter weather
Education, research and new treatments assisting people with diabetes
Prep boys hockey: Luverne skates away from Worthington
Prep boys basketball: Antes sinks nine threes as Windom Area survives JCC
Prep gymnastics: Worthington soars to 140.175
Prep girls basketball: Jackson County Central tops Windom, SWC beats Canby
Prep wrestling: Four from Worthington get into Riot semifinals
Column: Substitute teachers a key component of District 518
Column: Elizabeth Warren, godmother of sorts
Column: Worthington Christian School offering program tonight on 'The Trees of Christmas'
Letter: Letter on Christmas wasn't meant to be negative
Column: Energy industry -- CO2 is good for us
Anita Rose (Ling) Siegmann
Florence "Kip" Gee
Cyril F. Gengler
Teresa Marie Stofferan
Season's jottings: Newsroom staffers share Christmas memories
Column: If Worthington builds it, they sure would come
The pageantry of it all
Looking Back: 1964 - Armour helps Worthington hit employment high
HO, HO, HO: Koster has jolly time standing in for Santa
Out and About
Probst 80th birthday
Schubert 90th birthday
Amundson 100th birthday
Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
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November 5, 2014
GOP take control of Minnesota House
ST. PAUL — Victories in greater Minnesota on Tuesday delivered the state House back to GOP control. It was a lonely GOP victory in what otherwise was an election day dominated by Democrats in state races. Republicans picked up DFL seats in many rural areas, helping the GOP pick...
November 5, 2014 - 1:58am
Walz, Peterson headed back to D.C.
Rep. Tim Walz turned back a challenge from a tenacious opponent Tuesday, and the Mankato Democrat won a fifth two-year term representing Minnesota in the First District of the U.S House of Representatives. Walz, a former Mankato school teacher and retired command sergeant major...
November 5, 2014 - 1:55am
Hamilton, Schomacker re-elected
Both of the region’s races for Minnesota House turned out to be one-sided affairs Tuesday. In District 22B, Republican Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake cruised to his sixth two-year term, recording the largest margin of victory of his electoral career. With 86 of 88 precincts counted,...
November 5, 2014 - 1:52am
November 2, 2014
McFadden praises Klobuchar, attacks Franken in final debate
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate held up Sen. Amy Klobuchar as a model senator in his final debate of the campaign. But the GOP’s Mike McFadden was highly critical of his Democratic opponent, Sen. Al Franken, during Sunday night’s public radio debate. “I...
November 2, 2014 - 9:15pm
October 30, 2014
DFL, GOP trade jabs over late-campaign mailings
ST. PAUL — It’s that time when campaigns get a little rough, as shown Thursday when Minnesota Democrats and Republicans criticized each other for mailing inaccurate and inappropriate literature in state House races. Democrats, led by House Speaker Paul Thissen, complained that...
October 30, 2014 - 8:41pm
October 28, 2014
Controlling the House
ST. PAUL — Republicans have been shut out of power in the Minnesota state Capitol for two years, and in next week’s elections are seeking to regain some of their lost clout by winning back control of the state House. All 134 seats in the currently Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party-controlled...
October 28, 2014 - 7:59pm
October 19, 2014
A divided household
HASTINGS — It’s election season — prime time for political arguments to heat up. For more than one Hastings family, the battle between Democrats and Republicans is quietly raging on in the front yard, where a sign for a Republican candidate stands right alongside the candidate’s...
October 19, 2014 - 8:12pm
October 16, 2014
Johnson, Dayton trade jabs over jobs, insurance
ST. PAUL — With Election Day quickly approaching, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton exchanged verbal jabs Thursday over health insurance rates and the state’s falling unemployment rate. A day after Preferred One, the top-selling insurer...
October 16, 2014 - 9:13pm
October 15, 2014
Opponent sees Franken as yes-man
ST. PAUL — U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s Republican opponent says that in five years in the U.S. Senate Franken has become the poster child for a do-nothing, superpartisan Congress. Franken disputes the portrait painted by first-time candidate Mike McFadden. The Democratic incumbent...
October 15, 2014 - 8:38pm
Flag to be dedicated Friday
WORTHINGTON — A flag that once flew over the U.S. Capitol in Washington will be presented to Freedom Veterans Memorial Park in memory of three Nobles County veterans and their families at 10:30 a.m. Friday. The large five-by-eight foot flag was purchased through the office of Rep....
October 15, 2014 - 8:30pm
October 14, 2014
Different strokes for different candidates
DULUTH — Mark Dayton and Jeff Johnson see the world differently. Very differently. Democratic Gov. Dayton wants the minimum wage to rise as planned, saying, “I believe in the old-fashioned notion that work should pay” for the necessities of life. His Republican challenger,...
October 14, 2014 - 8:14pm
Column: The poster child for a broken Washington
WASHINGTON — If you were to seek out a poster child for all that is broken in Washington, you could find no better candidate than the Federal Election Commission. The agency that oversees our campaign-finance system, by law led by three Democratic and three Republican appointees,...
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October 14, 2014 - 7:50pm
October 2, 2014
DFL Chuckwagon Feed is Tuesday
LUVERNE — The 63rd annual Rock County DFL Chuckwagon Feed will take place Tuesday at Luverne’s Pizza Ranch. Serving begins at 5:30 p.m. and will continue until 7:30 p.m. through the regular buffet line. A number of DFL elected officials and candidates have been invited to attend...
October 2, 2014 - 7:18pm
September 7, 2014
Dayton, Johnson agree to debates
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s two major candidates for governor will debate five times before the Nov. 4 election, including once at a Forum News Service event in Moorhead. Campaigns for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson have been going back and...
September 7, 2014 - 8:59pm
August 15, 2014
Governor race could be ‘Minnesota nice’
ST. PAUL — Election campaigns often do not follow the “Minnesota nice” philosophy, but political insiders wonder if that might be different this year after Jeff Johnson won the Republican nomination to run against Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. Johnson, the GOP-endorsed candidate...
August 15, 2014 - 8:55pm