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Worthington FFA crowns stars
No health violations found in examination of Willmar Jennie-O plant
Rock County Library receives grant
Solo/Ensemble Festival is today
Wine & Canvas event is Friday
Section 2A south girls basketball: Heron Lake-Okabena prevails
Iowa girls basketball: Central Lyon falls in first round at state
College basketball: Minnesota West women headed to nationals
State wrestling: Worthington's Carson Hagen ends with a silver
Section 3A south girls basketball: Hills-Beaver Creek upsets Edgerton
Column: In ACA case, context is critical
Column: Jeb Bush, CPAC pinata
Letter: Dayton's roads and bridges plan deserves support
Letter: New host family is big part of exchange student's month
We’ve become like the former Soviet Union
Linda Jean Hoskins
Jeanette Henning Piccirelli
A real puzzler: Pat Loosbrock puts together works of art, piece by piece
Column: Hay! Did you know about our town's wonder crop?
Out & About: Feb. 27-March 7
Religion briefs: Feb. 26
Looking Back: 1940 - Historic Chautauqua Park pavilion torn down
Out and About
Lamfers 80th birthday
Grube 80th birthday
Erdman 80th birthday
Moser 85th birthday
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Tax-Forfeited Land Classification Public Meeting Notice
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February 26, 2015
Column: Workforce housing key to economic growth in Greater Minnesota
By ERIC FISHER and DAN DORMAN Recognizing an opportunity to expand, agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO conducted a study in 2010 to explore where that growth should occur. Ultimately, it decided to expand North American tractor production in the community where it had resided...
opinion / columns
February 26, 2015 - 8:56pm
January 22, 2015
Business tax cuts on table
ST. PAUL — Improving the Minnesota economy will be difficult, a representative sponsoring the Republican House’s top priority says. Even so, Rep. Ron Kresha said Thursday, “there is no excuse to throw up our hands and admit defeat.” The Little Falls lawmaker took members...
January 22, 2015 - 8:12pm
January 16, 2015
Economy of two area counties recognized
ST. PAUL — Minnesota ranks third in the nation in the number of counties that have recovered from the recession, according to a new report from the National Association of Counties (NACO). Nine Minnesota counties, all located in Greater Minnesota, have met or surpassed prerecession...
news / business
January 16, 2015 - 9:47pm
January 13, 2015
U of M requests expanded tuition freeze
ST. PAUL — Much of the higher education talk from Minnesota political leaders this year is about improving the workforce by training and retraining people in the state’s two-year colleges and technical schools, but President Eric Kaler of the University of Minnesota reminds legislators...
January 13, 2015 - 8:21pm
November 9, 2014
Seize the day, control the agenda
WASHINGTON — Memo to the GOP. You had a great night on Tuesday. But remember: You didn’t win it. The Democrats lost it. This is not to say that you didn’t show discipline in making the election a referendum on six years of Barack Obama. You exercised adult supervision over...
November 9, 2014 - 8:39pm
October 26, 2014
Jobs drive state economy, candidates agree
MINNEAPOLIS — Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson agree that creating jobs is job No. 1 for the next governor. But they differ sharply on what a governor can or should do to shape the state’s economy. They also part company on how good economic conditions...
October 26, 2014 - 8:01pm
October 14, 2014
A time to say thanks
LUVERNE — With back-to-back natural disasters — an ice storm in 2013 and flooding early this summer — Rock County Administrator Kyle Oldre said Rock County communities have come to the table too many times in search of government financial help. On Tuesday, it was time for...
October 14, 2014 - 8:06pm
October 13, 2014
Minnesota leaders seek federal rail help
DULUTH — Minnesota’s leaders want federal help to ease railroad delays. U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter Monday to the head of the Surface Transportation Board, saying that rail delays are hurting many parts of the economy. “As we...
October 13, 2014 - 8:38pm
August 5, 2014
Column: People, not politicians, improve world economies
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England — “Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.” — “Hamlet,” Act I, Scene III William Shakespeare is not known for his economic expertise, but the advice he gives...
opinion / columns
August 5, 2014 - 8:27pm
June 19, 2014
Column: Poverty, hunger can't match inflation
By LEE EGERSTROM, Minnesota 2020 ST. PAUL — Look across Minnesota’s landscape and everything that doesn’t have standing water has turned an explosive dark green. The growing season is under way; early season lettuce and other plants are starting to come to market. But here’s...
opinion / columns
June 19, 2014 - 5:11pm