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UPDATE: Boyfriend with a record arrested in crash that killed University of St. Thomas student
Felon accused of counterfeiting scheme, Hastings police say
Mystic Lake Casino planning Super Bowl acts
Frogs in Minnesota, across U.S. dying from disease
Susie Island transferred to Grand Portage Band
Tuesday prep roundup: WHS boys soccer team rolls on
Cross country: LQPV/DB wins in Madison
Girls tennis: Worthington nips Marshall, 4-3
Girls soccer: Offense hard to find in 8-0 WHS loss
College volleyball: Improved Lady Jays are energized
Column: District 518 continuing to offer PASS
How reading can make you healthier and happier
Bygone staples and technology of the 1970s
Mystery plant has edible berries
Patience is a virtue, especially in gardening
Marilyn (Rogers) Koch
Ronald W. Ebeling
Jacqueline "Jackie" Barrett
Terrie L. Roede
Disheveled Theologian: Evening reminiscences
Column: Sunday afternoon outing sufficient for true world wonder
Looking Back: 1992 -- Bristow joins staff of local insurer
Disheveled Theologian: Updates and encouragement
Column: There is White House shadow across swath of our local region
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Bruns 50th anniversary
Jensen 85th birthday
Hohensee 50th anniversary
Wallace 80th birthday
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Notice of hearing on proposed assessment
Notice of hearing on proposed assessment
April 24, 2009
Pre-Labor Day school start date fails
ST. PAUL -- Concerns about Minnesota's economy and the tourism industry led lawmakers to reject a proposal allowing public schools to start before Labor Day. Rep. Kim Norton, DFL-Rochester, proposed allowing school districts to begin their academic year anytime before Labor Day,...
April 24, 2009 - 12:00am
April 16, 2009
Editorial: Obama's economic mirage
WASHINGTON -- President Obama has made no secret of his vision for America's 21st-century economy. We will lead the world in "green" technologies to stop global warming. Advancing medical breakthroughs will improve our well-being, control health spending and enable us to expand insurance...
April 16, 2009 - 12:00am
April 6, 2009
As others see it: Obama flexing too much muscle
President Obama fired General Motors Chief Executive Officer Rick Wagoner ... ostensibly due to his failure to come up with a "plan" acceptable...
April 6, 2009 - 12:00am
March 27, 2009
Letter: A story of a layoff
I was laid off on Jan. 29, 2009 after nine years as "legal editor" (editor in charge of content, editing, trafficking, and signing off of pages 2, 3, and 4) of the New York Law Journal. Here's how it went down: I called my boss at the newspaper at 10:45 a.m. and ask if we were...
March 27, 2009 - 12:00am
March 20, 2009
School offers instrument repair
RED WING - Darrell Wilson has an unusual distinction awaiting him. The Lacygne, Kan., student is studying in a field where job opportunities outpace the number of graduates. It's something Lucas Pemberton, Wilson's music instrument repair instructor at Minnesota State College-Southeast...
March 20, 2009 - 10:00am
March 18, 2009
Editorial: Grassley has right to be angry
Sen. Charles Grassley had strong words for AIG executives Monday -- probably a little too strong, but we can appreciate his anger. The Republican lawmaker backed off Tuesday morning from what he said the previous day to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, radio station WMT, the Associated Press...
March 18, 2009 - 12:00am
March 13, 2009
The Forum announces staff cuts
FARGO - The Forum, facing deteriorating economic conditions, announced Thursday the elimination of the equivalent of 25 full-time positions. "We are unsure how long the current and projected economic conditions will last," said James Boberg, The Forum's general manager. "It is imperative...
March 13, 2009 - 9:35am
March 6, 2009
Column: Media plays major role in restoring confidence
FARGO, N.D. -- Where does consumer confidence come from? How is it restored once shaken? And what's the media's role in shaping it? I've been considering those questions lately in light of the biggest national story the past half-year: the economy. Let's start...
March 6, 2009 - 10:53am
Letter: Current economic plan makes more sense
Have you heard it? The sound is deafening on conservative talk radio. Rush, O'Reilly, Lars Larson. It's all in reaction to President Obama's message of letting those tax breaks run out for the wealthy. Now we know who they were really pulling for. Even Newt Gingrich came out of hiding. ...
March 6, 2009 - 10:49am
February 18, 2009
Letter: Is this white-collar crime?
The recent financial collapse has left all of us searching for answers and asking why. I have a couple of sharp friends I share financial information with and have identified three areas we all need to become aware of. The best way to get this information is from www.google.com on...
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am
January 31, 2009
Walz vists Luverne; talks economy
LUVERNE -- "The economy is on a crisis not seen since the Great Depression. Credit is frozen, consumer purchasing power is in decline. In the...
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
January 24, 2009
Minnesota's workforce is graying
Job losses and unemployment news are making for bleak headlines, but demographers say Minnesota's work force forecast is even more ominous. "The next four years are going to be a period of great social and economic changes," Minnesota State Demographer Tom Gillaspy told local officials...
January 24, 2009 - 5:00pm
January 22, 2009
Letter: Hamilton: Pawlenty on right track with address
Growing jobs and protecting our kids. These are the two identified priorities that pleased me in Governor Tim Pawlenty's State of the State address. I...
January 22, 2009 - 12:00am
December 29, 2008
Local retailers had 'excellent' shopping season
WORTHINGTON -- Despite the nation-wide economic downturn, local retailers reported an excellent shopping season leading up to Christmas in southwest...
December 29, 2008 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
WORTHINGTON -- While southwest Minnesota hasn't experienced the massive layoffs and business closings that seem to make the national headlines on a daily basis, the number of jobseekers are increasingly outnumbering the jobs available in the region. The trend has been moving in that...
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am