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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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May 29, 2013
Think the only thing college kids buy is beer? Think again
WORTHINGTON -- In a recent study, it was determined that Minnesota West Community and Technical colleges generates an annual economic impact of $120 million. "We're always proud of the contributions we make," Minnesota West president Richard Shrubb said. "Especially in our towns...
May 29, 2013 - 10:58pm
April 16, 2013
Senators approve own pay raises
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators voted themselves and other state officials pay raises Tuesday with no debate. The only mention of the raises, part of a larger bill funding several state agencies, in the Senate came when bill sponsor Sen. Tom Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids, quickly described...
April 16, 2013 - 11:04pm
January 24, 2013
Worthington experiencing a building bonanza
WORTHINGTON -- The city of Worthington issued more than $30 million worth of building permits in 2012, only the second time in the last 28 years...
January 24, 2013 - 10:03pm
September 28, 2012
As others see it: Here we go again?
On the heels of the Federal Reserve announcement of a new round of pump priming for the economy came news last week that it may not be needed. Let's hope the Fed is careful to avoid creating rather than solving a problem. Recently, the Fed announced it will buy $40 billion in mortgage...
September 28, 2012 - 12:00am
March 27, 2012
Editorial: State's economy getting stronger
A report issued last week by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) represents good news for the state. With the addition of 6,200 jobs in February, Minnesota has now added a total of 32,300 jobs in the last three months, according to DEED -- and regained...
March 27, 2012 - 12:00am
As others see it: Got the people, but not the skills
A host of remedies were suggested at the recent Governor's Jobs Summit for the lag in job growth that uncharacteristically afflicted Minnesota in the past decade. Minnesota should reduce business taxes, improve government efficiency, invest in energy conservation, find ways to stimulate...
October 27, 2011 - 12:00am
May 13, 2011
Money Matters: Focus on what you can change
May 13, 2011 - 1:00pm
April 26, 2011
AGCO breaks ground for new facility, ready to aid local economy with 110 new jobs
JACKSON -- With wind-whipped rain smacking against their faces, AGCO officials and dignitaries stuck their golden-colored shovels into a gravel...
April 26, 2011 - 2:52pm
April 15, 2011
Jobs still difficult to find in region
WORTHINGTON -- Anyone paging through the help wanted sections in newspapers and on websites these days is noticing a few trends.
April 15, 2011 - 9:59pm
February 23, 2011
As others see it: Where are all the jobs, GOP?
Two months into the new session of Congress, and we've yet seen any movement toward creating new jobs in America. The Republican takeover of the U.S. House and narrowing the gap in the U.S. Senate with the Democrats was predicated on a November election that focused on the economy...
February 23, 2011 - 12:00am
January 27, 2011
AGCO announces major expansion; governor praises all involved
JACKSON -- The employees of AGCO Jackson Operations are about to see red -- Massey Ferguson red, that is. In what was billed as the worst-kept...
January 27, 2011 - 5:40pm
January 11, 2011
Letter: 'We are in an economic war'
Of course, there has been no cost of living increase. We have learned to live on less. The 39 ounces of coffee is now 34 ounces. The 129-ounce jug of anything is now 96 ounces. Some cereals have gone from 18 ounces to 12 ounces. Sixteen ounces of bacon is now 12 ounces. They have...
January 11, 2011 - 12:00am
December 17, 2010
Minnesota manufacturing turns corner
December 17, 2010 - 1:00pm
December 15, 2010
Column: Buy local, sustainable this holiday season
ST. PAUL -- Most Minnesota households are pondering final gift selections for another holiday season with little thought of their decision's economic or environmental impact. This is an understandable oversight. But consumers wield a tremendous amount of market power to influence...
December 15, 2010 - 12:00am
December 7, 2010
Minnesota economy ahead of U.S.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's economy is improving, but don't look for it to be back at full strength any time soon. State Economist Tom Stinson predicts that the economy will not rise back to pre-recession levels for at least two more years. There has been good news for agriculture,...
December 7, 2010 - 8:51pm