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Gorilla killing at Cincinnati zoo sparks probe into possible criminal charges
Justice Department asks for hold on court sanctions in immigration case
Deadly week in Mediterranean as smugglers pack boats before Ramadan
Attempted North Korea missile launch fails
Amateur baseball: Cubs go 2-1 on weekend
Prep baseball: Adrian in good shape for section action
Section 2A softball: MLA falls in Mankato
Section 2AAA baseball: Trojans' season ends in New Ulm
Les Knutson: Windom's BARC gym will honor a coaching legend
Column: Hillary Clinton's protective crouch
Column: One race over; here comes another
Column: The GOP's lost hope for scandal
Column: Memorial Day takes on significance this election year
Column: Honoring our fallen heroes, respecting our veterans
Robert "Bob" Olson
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Jack-of-all-trades: Plans shaping up to name BARC gymnasium in Jack Kelly's honor
Column: Our young soldiers are becoming only a dim memory
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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...
Minnesota West / News
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...
News / business
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...
opinion / editorials
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...
opinion / editorials / education
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...
News / business
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...
opinion / editorials / politics
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...
News / politics / business
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...
opinion / letters / politics
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...
opinion / columns
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