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St. Matthew’s celebrates 125 years
Solar cars make stop in Worthington as part of national event
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
While crews work to restore power, Northland residents without electricity improvise, adapt
Free dental care event at Concordia gives Grafton woman a reason to smile
Amateur baseball: Lakefield wins playoff slugfest
Amateur baseball: Adrian forces Game 3 with win over Lakefield
Legion baseball: Post 5 exits from district tournament
Les Knutson: Town ball parks are full of history
Scott Rall: Prairie View -- The rest of the story
Column: Doubling down on principle at the Republican convention
Column: Self-worship over sound judgment
Letter: Thanks, Worthington, for support of Arc
Letter: Local coverage in newspaper has been lacking
Column: You know what they say ...
Barbara Ann Amundson
Frances Marie Ellefson
Audrey A. Faber
THE SCHIZ: Barber keeps on clipping at downtown Worthington shop
Column: A memorable — and cold — arrival in Worthington in 1872
Column: Father knows best
Looking Back: 2006 -- Reisdorfer honored with statewide nursing award
Barn to Dance: Mayville summer tradition going strong after 27 years
Out and About
Davis 85th birthday
Birth: July 22, 2016
Birth: July 20, 2016
Bullerman 85th birthday
Burns 90th birthday
Data: July 23, 2016
Data: July 22, 2016
Data: July 21, 2016
Data: July 20, 2016
Data: July 19, 2016
June 8, 2016
Column: The perils of red tape
Q: Why does red tape harm economic growth? A: The crown jewel of our system of free enterprise is America’s entrepreneurial spirit. Jumping through regulatory hoops and red tape make it hard to open a business and keep its doors open. The twin combination of a crushing regulatory...
June 8, 2016 - 9:56pm
February 26, 2016
Minnesota budget surplus slips
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's state revenues appear to be down, a state report shows this morning. Minnesota Management and Budget, the state's finance agency, said the projected surplus is $900 million for the current two-year budget cycle. Late last year, the state reported a $1.2 billion...
February 26, 2016 - 9:52am
January 1, 2016
State's economy a mix of both good and bad
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s economy is a study in contradictions. So much of the news looks good: near record-low unemployment, overall wage payments rising, few signs of the recession remain. But there also are warning signs: manufacturing, mining and farm economies lag; some parts...
January 1, 2016 - 9:45pm
December 16, 2015
Fed raises interest rates for first time in nearly 10 years, citing ongoing U.S. recovery
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade Wednesday, signaling faith that the U.S. economy...
December 16, 2015 - 4:15pm
September 27, 2015
National ranking of fast-growing companies lists four in Bemidji
BEMIDJI — From the industrial park to downtown, Bemidji’s economy is both expanding and diversifying. Want proof? A recent ranking of...
September 27, 2015 - 8:06pm
July 21, 2015
Column: More public-private partnerships ideal for Greater Minnesota economy
By BRIAN HERMAN and MAURA DONOVAN, University of Minnesota Greater Minnesota faces a growing challenge. Regional economies throughout the state are feeling the effects of unsteadiness in key industries like manufacturing and agriculture. In some cases, jobs, and consequently residents,...
July 21, 2015 - 5:10pm
June 11, 2015
Editorial: Growing up here can be advantageous
Ask young people in Worthington — or another southwest Minnesota community — if they’ve liked growing up in their hometown, and there will likely be a variety of answers. Many, no doubt, are proud to call their town home. Others could very well be counting the days until opportunity...
June 11, 2015 - 5:20pm
April 5, 2015
To a strong rural economy
WORTHINGTON — The 11th annual Worthington Bio Conference begins Thursday and will feature guest speakers on a wide array of topics during its two days, ranging from agriculture and animal health to economic development and workforce training. Dan Dorman, executive director of...
April 5, 2015 - 9:09pm
Steel, iron ore downturn defy booming economy
DULUTH — When Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith met with some of the hundreds of Iron Range Steelworkers who received layoff notices last week,...
April 5, 2015 - 9:05pm
March 24, 2015
County transfers funds to aid in economic development efforts
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday approved a transfer of more than half a million dollars from its revolving loan fund to the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp., acting as a Local Development Organization. The transfer will allow the WREDC to...
March 24, 2015 - 8:37pm
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...
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...
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...
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