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'Your voices are important,' 15-year-old speaker says to open tribal conference
WHS Marching Trojans claim Tri-State Band Festival Parade Sweepstakes, People’s Choice
1 dead, 1 hospitalized after shooting on St. Paul's East Side
Sanford Worthington recognized for flu protection efforts
A Q&A with new Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig
Girls soccer: Trojans fall to Willmar in the rain
College football: Slow start comes back to bite Bluejays
Prep volleyball: Worthington goes 2-5 at St. James Tournament
Prep football: E-E's precision on display in Fulda
Cross country: Fairmont wins Class 2A title at Milaca
Column: Republicans' kangaroo court
Column: A Republican worth voting for
Column: District 518 offers PASS classes to connect with, inform families
Column: Cut out this column if you like cutting the grass
Column: Vote for Trump helps undo climate change progress
Patricia Marie Adelmann (Janssen)
Douglas R. Geertsema
Norma J. Janssen
Bosmas add barn quilt to their northwest Iowa property
Column: Shaking Up the Sanctuary
Looking Back: 1991 -- Perkins family receives conservation honor
Column: Robert Kennedy’s visit to city brought unprecedented excitement
School of Prayer event is Oct. 7-8
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Bakker 50th anniversary
De Berg 80th birthday
Gerber 95th birthday
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Notice of Public Hearing
School Board Minutes for August
Data: Sept. 23, 2016
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
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