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Students get real-life manufacturing, sales experience with rattle reels
Data: March 19, 2018
Bookmobile brings library to rural communities across the region
Back-pats and hard truths: Eight Minnesota teens take polite gun-control pitches, not protests, to the Capitol
The Amazon HQ2 scramble: Minnesota's failed bid, in 3 short chapters
COLLEGE MEN'S HOCKEY: Without Minnesota, North Dakota, NCAA field lacks some of college hockey's blue bloods
Harden, Rockets hold off Timberwolves
Park pulls away for Founders Cup win
Truex races to dominating victory at Fontana
NCAA TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: UMBC run ends, but other top seeds drop
Shout out to our teachers
How little -- not big -- moments remind you about living
Staging your home not as easy as you think
What to look for on plant descriptions
Column: Assistive technologies benefit all
Dorothy J. Saathoff
Ronald "Ron" Francis
No more crying? Testing the tearless onion
A place to call home: Central Minn. parents open their arms to children with special needs
Doors to a better place: After years of unrest, stability coming to group homes
Disheveled Theologian: It's your choice
Change in ‘milestone’ announcements takes effect March 31
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Holtrop 60th anniversary
Smit 70th anniversary
Birth: Tate Ruyter Wintz
Probate of Vernon G. Engelkes
City of Worthington planning commission notice of public hearing
Data: Nov. 27, 2017
September 3, 2010
Column: A too-early book review
WASHINGTON -- In his Oval Office address Tuesday night announcing the end of combat operations in Iraq, President Obama said "It's time to turn the page" and start focusing on rebuilding the American economy. That would be fine with me if we could be certain about what was on the...
September 3, 2010 - 12:00am
August 18, 2010
As others see it: Work force needs immigrants
The warning is not new: With the retirement of baby boomers, we will face a worker and skills shortage. But while the ready remedies -- retention, recruitment and training -- are part of the equation, they don't speak to another threat we must face. State Demographer Tom Gillaspy...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
July 21, 2010
Column: No more taxpayer-funded bailouts for Wall Street
WASHINGTON -- In one of my recent conversations with small business leaders, I heard Mark Draper of Mankato Electric deliver a dead-on description...
July 21, 2010 - 12:00am
July 19, 2010
As others see it: Recovery act gives a boost
A report released Wednesday by the Council of Economic Advisers to the president should dispel any criticism that the $862 billion federal economic stimulus package -- the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -- isn't doing any good. The report finds that the Recovery Act is already...
July 19, 2010 - 12:00am
July 13, 2010
Editorial: Take new deficit news seriously
There has been a fair share of disappointing news on the economics front over the past couple of days. A brief recap: * Minnesota's overall tax collections for the just-completed fiscal year were $99 million, or 0.7 percent less than forecast. "State officials say there's no reason...
July 13, 2010 - 12:00am
July 6, 2010
As others see it: House votes for needed Wall Street makeover
The U.S. House took important steps Tuesday night by passing legislation to reform Wall Street so as to prevent the same circumstances that set up the Great Recession of the past few years. Reigning in big banks and their ability to make risky investments will protect the consumer...
July 6, 2010 - 12:00am
May 19, 2010
Column: Growing broadband to grow Greater Minnesota
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Broadband Internet expansion is often rightfully regarded as the modern equivalent of rural electrification efforts of the 1940s: infrastructure improvements that will expand economic, health and educational opportunities for communities beyond anything imaginable...
May 19, 2010 - 12:00am
May 18, 2010
Job seekers turn to cosmetic procedures to stay competitive
FARGO, N.D. - Some people are turning to cosmetic procedures such as face-lifts, Botox or teeth whitening to stay competitive in the job market. Bleach Bright Teeth Whitening of Fargo included job promotions in one of its recent ads as a reason for whitening teeth. "I have had some...
May 18, 2010 - 12:00am
March 16, 2010
Letter: Immigration enforcement would help ease unemployment
President Obama keeps saying that he wants to do something for the 15 million Americans who are out of work. But two obvious solutions he totally ignores are enforcing our immigration laws and cutting immigration. Currently, about eight million illegal aliens hold jobs in the U.S.,...
March 16, 2010 - 12:00am
March 3, 2010
As others see it: Stimulus hypocrisy
Americans tend to forgive politicians for most transgressions, but hypocrisy is a deal-breaker. ... Facts shine a light on hypocrites. More than 100 Republican governors, representatives and senators have been having a grand ol' time ripping the stimulus bill, while simultaneously...
March 3, 2010 - 12:00am
March 1, 2010
Unemployed pipefitters: It's not easy being green
DULUTH - Plumber and pipefitter Brian O'Leary says he's lucky if he gets a few days of work each fortnight. Unemployment has been the status quo for the 50-year-old worker and more than one-third of his 480 colleagues in Duluth's Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 11. "It will be a...
March 1, 2010 - 11:00am
January 21, 2010
City staff report concludes that Worthington is a growing community
WORTHINGTON -- The existence of local housing, commercial and industrial projects are closely related to population increases in the area, according to a report released earlier this month by Worthington city staff. "I think it shows that we're a growing community," explained Brad...
January 21, 2010 - 12:00am
December 18, 2009
As others see it: Legacy funding raises questions
Minnesotans haven't had much experience with voter-approved sales taxes, and the recent awards on the "Legacy" funding sales tax allocations may leave taxpayers a little more wary of approving these kinds of taxes in the future. Granted, voters mostly knew what they were in for....
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am
December 9, 2009
Column: Cost of business key to all 'colors' of jobs
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ask a politician about economic recovery, and "green jobs" are likely to surface. After all, who doesn't advocate jobs that promote environmental sustainability? Everyone does, and that's part of the challenge. Competition is intense. Witness the recent study recommending...
December 9, 2009 - 12:00am
November 18, 2009
Letter: Gold mining could stimulate struggling economy
Perhaps it is time to use some of the stimulus money to promote the mining of gold. At $1,040 an ounce, our unemployed could make a pretty good living with a pie pan. We may need some gold to back all the little green promissory notes we are putting into circulation. Standard &...
November 18, 2009 - 12:00am