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Early Risers Kiwanis donates hospital dolls
New work at an old building: Ocheyedan Town Hall renovations are underway
Area woman helps pen memoir on family farm
Ready to get its kicks: Construction of new soccer fields finished
First-ever WHS Snowcoming celebrates students in winter activities
Wolter: Riding the insane NFL roller-coaster
Luverne hockey tops Orono, S-O wrestlers take Okoboji Invite
Boys hockey: LSHSPTCUC score one for each letter in win over Trojans
Minnesota West basketball: Men pick up first win, women keep rolling
WHS basketball: Girls, boys sweep Windom Area on road
Letter: There's a third group of Americans, too
Letter: Thanks to organizers of community Thanksgiving
Column: Trump's demagogic illogic
Column: Stepping out in faith
Column: After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
Our region was major supplier of early engines for Humvees
Disheveled Thelogian: A feast, a robbery and a reason to give thanks
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Vortherms 90th birthday
Carter 65th anniversary
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March 10, 2014
Doug Wolter: It pays to consider intangibles
I have not been a very good prognosticator during the winter postseason. I seem to have momentarily forgotten that old sports adage – the one famously repeated by Herm Edwards in an NFL press conference: “That’s why … they play … the game.” I’d grown tired of waiting...
March 10, 2014 - 10:00pm
February 19, 2014
Doug Wolter: It's never too late until you run out of time
I don’t know if the Worthington Trojans boys basketball team is going to realize its potential before it’s too late, but one final opportunity dangles temptingly like a ripe fruit. The beauty of high school sports is that as long as there’s a game on the schedule, the opportunity...
February 19, 2014 - 8:11pm
February 4, 2014
Doug Wolter: Trojettes dance, Wiens sells, and WHS teams get ready for big Saturday games
Life isn’t always fair. The Worthington Trojettes dance team doesn’t get the attention that other high school teams typically receive during...
February 4, 2014 - 8:55pm
January 6, 2014
Doug Wolter: Vikings have a big mess to clean up
A little bit about a bunch of things regarding the dear old NFL: Da Vikings I don’t know who the Minnesota Vikings will choose to be their new head coach, but it’s interesting to consider how closely coaches’ futures are tied to the players under them. Recently fired head...
January 6, 2014 - 11:55pm
December 17, 2013
Doug Wolter: Heather Van Norman is still a bundle of energy
I still remember a conversation I had in the early 1980s with then-head Windom High School track and field coach Lyle Riebe. We were discussing the upcoming season overlooking the big Eagles oval when he remarked, “We’ve got a girl coming up who’s going to be really special....
December 17, 2013 - 12:20am
November 25, 2013
Doug Wolter: West football is much too much to toss aside
If the powers at Minnesota West Community and Technical College are serious about eliminating football, a brilliant first step would be to suspend the program first, and then do the obligatory review later. I would assert that a suspension-first philosophy puts the cart before the...
November 25, 2013 - 11:48pm
October 9, 2013
Doug Wolter: Much is at stake in conference talks
There are so many issues involved in the ongoing Southwest Conference/South Central Conference merger discussions that it almost boggles the mind. Travel issues. Enrollment issues. Rivalry issues. Configuration issues. One superconference? An east and west division? And so on. Even...
October 9, 2013 - 9:16pm
October 1, 2013
Doug Wolter: MLA's football cup is running over
Imagine the football team of your dreams. How would it perform? If you’re the kind of fan who dreams of pure, unadulterated dominance, it might perform like the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines. Five games into the 2013 high school football season, the Wolverines are pummeling their...
October 1, 2013 - 10:51pm
September 9, 2013
Doug Wolter: The best find a way to win in volleyball
It’s still early, as the cliché goes, but in assessing the area high school volleyball field the way things set up now, it’s safe to say that some of the best teams in 2012 are some of the best teams in 2013. Every year, good players graduate. And coaches remind us about how...
September 9, 2013 - 9:03pm
September 4, 2013
Doug Wolter: It's very early; area teams need the proper perspective
The high school football season has barely begun. So it’s too early to get overconfident. And too early to get demoralized, too. A rational perspective is what coaching staffs need to be drilling into their players these days. And nowhere are the extremes more evident than they...
September 4, 2013 - 10:01pm
August 8, 2013
Doug Wolter: Don't taunt, flaunt, spike or spin
The Minnesota State High School League, in its ongoing effort to build character among its athletes, promotes a “Be a Good Sport” manual on its Team Up For Sportsmanship web site. Much of the information reminds us of the attitude we should always live by, but most of us don’t. Here’s...
August 8, 2013 - 9:45pm
July 1, 2013
Doug Wolter: With Timberwolves, skepticism comes with the territory
If only the Minnesota Timberwolves had had a few more competitive years in the historical record, they might have more die-hard fans today. As it is, I suspect many Wolves fans see themselves more as detached critics than invested fanatics.
July 1, 2013 - 11:17pm
June 4, 2013
Doug Wolter: It's time to appreciate Joe Mauer
By the time his career is over, Joe Mauer might very possibly be regarded as the greatest Minnesota Twin of all time. Isn't it time we learned to appreciate him? Mauer is no Kirby Puckett. Twins fans don't love him that way. It seems, in fact, that although the All-Star Twins catcher...
June 4, 2013 - 9:33pm
May 24, 2013
Doug Wolter: Sometimes you can go home again
Everyday life has a tendency to numb the senses. There are significant moments all around us if only we'd take the time to look, but we miss them because we are either too tired, too distracted, or too much in a hurry to care. But once in a while we all get in touch with our sentimental...
May 24, 2013 - 9:41pm