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Eighth annual Winterfest a big success; more than $35,000 raised in Deep Freeze Dip
All ages welcome: From seniors to teens, Nobles County LIbrary has something for everyone
AgStar earns Seal of Distinction recognition
Hy-Vee introduces ‘ugly’ produce to fight food waste
Hy-Vee introduces ‘ugly’ produce to fight food waste
MW basketball: Joseph's buzzer beater lifts Bluejays; Lady Jays recover from slow start to defeat Ridgewater
Prep sports wrapup: Luverne hockey shuts out Waseca
Wrestling: Luft, Cannon, Pulse fight through roadblocks at Worthington Open
Prep sports wrapup: Trojan boys basketball team falls to Redwood Valley
Girls basketball: Chan reaction: Trojans nip Southwest Christian
Column: Obama's self-revealing project
Column: Dr. Price's marvelous medicine for your stock portfolio
District 518 gathering input through listening sessions, survey
Column: The importance of Russian meddling
Column: Trump should prove he's no Putin 'puppet'
Josephine E. Anderson
Ruth E. Henze
Kathleen Mary Swetman
Lost Italian: Copycat recipe turns popular restaurant dish into homemade favorite
Chef Jess: Roast with the most, just don’t forget the potatoes
Column: ‘Sioux City Sue’ was a fan favorite in an exceptional year
Hanging it up: Dennis Roth retiring after nearly 50 years in telecommunications
Celebrate National Pie Day with flavorful winter-wonderful pies
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Five generations: Ebeling family
Wachter 95th birthday
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November 29, 2016
Greater Minnesota struggling economically, data shows worst-hit areas cast ballots for Trump
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans confused by claims that the state is struggling economically only need to look outside the Twin Cities. And they should look at November's election returns. Koochiching County has one of the highest unemployment rates in Minnesota, at 6.9 percent. In 2012,...
November 29, 2016 - 8:45pm
November 24, 2016
In rural Minnesota, residents facing economic challenges, opportunities
ST. PAUL -- Rural Minnesotans are happy, to a point. They are optimistic, to a point. They see local jobs available, to a point. "It is kind of a mixed bag," Executive Director Brad Finstad of the Center for Rural Policy and Development said. On the down side, for instance, the farm...
November 24, 2016 - 8:33pm
August 25, 2016
Column: Minnesota's economy faces a turning point
By Tom Steward, Center of the American Experiment GOLDEN VALLEY -- Most folks probably don’t realize it, but economists forecast that Minnesota will fail to keep pace with much of the U.S. in producing new jobs over the next decade. Our state is projected to lag the national average...
August 25, 2016 - 9:05pm
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