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Worthington Middle School Festival of Music event is Monday evening
Heron Lake-Okabena students gather 'Coins for Kids'
Doubt remains in Daubt; Democrats have concerns about new House speaker
Windom schools say no to winter weather
Education, research and new treatments assisting people with diabetes
Prep boys hockey: Luverne skates away from Worthington
Prep boys basketball: Antes sinks nine threes as Windom Area survives JCC
Prep gymnastics: Worthington soars to 140.175
Prep girls basketball: Jackson County Central tops Windom, SWC beats Canby
Prep wrestling: Four from Worthington get into Riot semifinals
Column: Substitute teachers a key component of District 518
Column: Elizabeth Warren, godmother of sorts
Column: Worthington Christian School offering program tonight on 'The Trees of Christmas'
Letter: Letter on Christmas wasn't meant to be negative
Column: Energy industry -- CO2 is good for us
Anita Rose (Ling) Siegmann
Florence "Kip" Gee
Cyril F. Gengler
Teresa Marie Stofferan
Season's jottings: Newsroom staffers share Christmas memories
Column: If Worthington builds it, they sure would come
The pageantry of it all
Looking Back: 1964 - Armour helps Worthington hit employment high
HO, HO, HO: Koster has jolly time standing in for Santa
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Probst 80th birthday
Schubert 90th birthday
Amundson 100th birthday
Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
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December 10, 2014
Energy leaders hope polar vortex stays north
ST. PAUL — Minnesota is one polar vortex away from a winter energy crisis. With a warm-up predicted for coming days, bitter cold may be a memory, but experts say propane and wood for heating and coal for generating electricity could be in short supply if this winter begins to...
December 10, 2014 - 9:11pm
October 5, 2014
Either way, ag property tax cut not likely
ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers should not expect their property taxes to fall right away regardless of who is elected governor. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson have no plans for immediate change as farmland taxes continue to rise when other property...
October 5, 2014 - 7:45pm
October 2, 2014
Column: Fuel standard good for U.S. economic engine
By U.S. Rep. Tim Walz WASHINGTON — Imagine a future where America controls its own energy destiny — a future in which we stop spending $1 billion per day on foreign oil and start investing those funds to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and help pay down the debt, all while...
opinion / columns
October 2, 2014 - 1:56pm
September 19, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Klobuchar report shows propane shortage really cost Minnesotans
ST. PAUL — It was cold last winter, really cold. Propane was in short supply last winter, really short. And the fuel was expensive, really expensive. The 10 percent of Minnesotans who heat with propane — as well as farmers, businesses and others that use it — felt the...
news / politics
September 19, 2014 - 9:54pm
July 22, 2014
Column: Biodiesel a long-term solution to energy needs
By RON MARR, Minnesota Soybean Processors BREWSTER — The idea of blending biodiesel into diesel fuel is not new in Minnesota. The law that requires a minimum of 10 percent biodiesel that started July 1 isn’t new, either. The original law was passed in 2008 — largely through...
opinion / columns
July 22, 2014 - 7:11pm
July 21, 2014
Column: Don't let big oil bully biofuels
By U.S. Sen Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley WASHINGTON — It’s vacation season across America. That means family road trips are under way and the traveling public is paying even closer attention when they pull up to the pump. America’s road warriors have long cherished...
opinion / columns
July 21, 2014 - 4:46pm
July 16, 2014
Toughest sanctions yet imposed on Russia over Ukraine
WASHINGTON — The United States Wednesday imposed its most wide-ranging sanctions yet on Russia’s economy, including Gazprombank and the Rosneft Oil Co., and other major banks and energy and defense companies. Washington has steadily escalated its financial sanctions on Russia...
July 16, 2014 - 8:32pm
July 11, 2014
Renewable fuels group blast big oil
ST. PAUL — The Renewable Fuels Association says major oil companies strong-arm retailers that sell gasoline under their brand names to avoid using any more plant-based ethanol than legally necessary. Independent gasoline stations are four to six times more likely to sell higher...
news / politics
July 11, 2014 - 9:53pm
July 8, 2014
Editorial: The answer is blowin' in the wind
President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, announced in early June, allows states no shortage of flexibility in meeting new 2030 emission goals, according to a recent Star Tribune editorial. There are plenty in the state that are paying attention. Gov, Mark Dayton and his administration...
opinion / editorials
July 8, 2014 - 3:49pm
July 7, 2014
Column: Minnesota's biodiesel mandate - costly, risky and unfair
By DANIEL SAVALOJA, Minnesota Trucking Association BLAINE — On July 1, by an act of the 2014 Minnesota Legislature, many, but not all, Minnesota diesel users were required to purchase diesel blends containing at least 10 percent biodiesel. The trucking industry believes consumers...
opinion / letters
July 7, 2014 - 3:52pm
July 4, 2014
It's truckers vs. farmers on biodiesel mandate
ST. PAUL — Adding something to a petroleum-based fuel always has been controversial, so it should be no surprise that soybean-based biodiesel brings disputes. “It’s blatantly unfair and costly to the trucking industry,” President John Hausladen of the Minnesota Trucking Association...
news / agriculture
July 4, 2014 - 9:08pm