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Transportation brings together Bakk, Dayton
What is the real cost?
Dayton seeks to give State of State address March 25
Nuclear plant unit shut down; operators investigate fire alarm
Bringing medals home: WHS Academic Decathlon team wins awards at state
Section 2A girls basketball: HL-O advances to showdown with Loyola
Section 3A boys basketball: Central over Southwest
Scott Rall: Bending the ESA to a false end
Section 2AAA girls basketball: Trojans come back, but not enough
Trevor Wietzema chooses Dakota Wesleyan
Letter: Too many cooks in the Capitol project
Letter: ‘Right to work’ actually a misnomer
Letter: What school is best for your child?
Column: The GOP -- a tragedy in 52 acts
Column: AIPAC pummels the president
Leslie "Les" Kallsen
Helen M. Steffen
Richard B. Clauson
A real puzzler: Pat Loosbrock puts together works of art, piece by piece
Column: The good part
Looking Back: 1965 - Worthington plays host to National Junior College Wrestling Tournament
Column: Hay! Did you know about our town's wonder crop?
Out & About: Feb. 27-March 7
Out and About
Lamfers 80th birthday
Grube 80th birthday
Erdman 80th birthday
Moser 85th birthday
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Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
Data: March 3, 2015
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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
August 13, 2014
Republicans fall in behind Johnson
ST. PAUL — It is one thing for defeated politicians to back their conqueror, but quite another for rank-and-file supporters to do the same. As Jeff Johnson was edging his way toward victory in Tuesday’s Republican governor primary election, backers of other candidates were...
August 13, 2014 - 7:55pm
August 3, 2014
Minnesota auditor’s race in surprising spotlight
ST. PAUL — Few political observers could have guessed that the hot Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party primary election race would be for state auditor. State auditor? Yes, Democratic candidates for the office that specializes in checking local government’s books are in the middle...
August 3, 2014 - 7:39pm
July 30, 2014
Minnesota DFLers plan response to Hobby Lobby ruling
DULUTH — Minnesota DFLers unveiled plans Wednesday to introduce a bill that would require most employers’ insurance plans to pick up the tab for employees’ birth control. During a visit to Duluth on Wednesday afternoon, House Majority Leader Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul, laid...
July 30, 2014 - 8:29pm
June 25, 2014
More than balancing the books
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota State Auditor DFL candidate Matt Entenza came from humble beginnings here in Worthington, where he was raised by his mother and grandmother. Entenza was back in his hometown Wednesday as part of his campaign tour across southwest Minnesota to discuss the...
June 25, 2014 - 7:56pm
June 2, 2014
2014 election campaigns off and running
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s 2014 election campaign really got under way Monday. Republicans were looking to make a dent in Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party domination of state government, while Democrats sought ways to keep almost total power in state government. Both sides expressed...
June 2, 2014 - 9:24pm
June 1, 2014
DFLers nominate incumbent Dayton for second term
DULUTH — Four years after his party denied Mark Dayton access to its state convention floor in Duluth, DFL delegates welcomed him to the same floor Saturday with a riotous celebration. “This is a great time to be a Democrat in Minnesota,” the first-term governor told a pumped-up...
June 1, 2014 - 9:53pm
May 29, 2014
DFL to open low-key convention with an eye to engaging voters
Heading into the state convention weekend that marks the kickoff of campaign season, the re-election pitch from Minnesota’s dominant Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party is clear: Keep us in charge. “I think the biggest message is promises made, promises kept,” said Ken Martin,...
May 29, 2014 - 8:01pm
Republicans look for an opening
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans are looking for any opportunity to get a foothold in a state government dominated by Democrats. Sen. Scott Newman announced Thursday that he is seeking to upset two-term Democratic Attorney General Lori Swanson and become the first Republican...
May 29, 2014 - 7:59pm