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Winterfest 2015 adds new events
Bill puts teacher evaluations to the test ... again
Sanford to offer cholesterol screenings during Winterfest
Owatonna man wins truck at Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza
Wrestling: CL/G-LR crowns two champs; Worthington dominates in Hartley, Iowa
Boys basketball: Pfeffer, Huska help Windom Area win in OT
Girls basketball: Thier, Adrian shine
High school hockey: Sengvongxay leads Luverne boys
True Team gymnastics: JCC, Worthington get good taste of state
Column: Spirit Week celebrated at Worthington Christian School
Column: Turning a deaf ear to the world
Column: Taxpayers suffer under IRS priorities
Column: When the pope talks ...
Letter: Winners named in Elks essay contest
Dewis Emalyn Ahlberg
Doris M. McClain
Dennis A. Roning
Nathan O. Skattum
Revving for retirement: Ricker leaves full-time ministry after almost 20 years at First Lutheran
Looking Back: 1940 - Steamed turned into blades of new turbine at Worthington power plant
Column: On a mild, windy January day, some storm stories
Out & About: Jan. 16-31
'Birdman,' 'Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar nominations
Out and About
Goedken 90th birthday
Clark 85th birthday
Van Ede 50th anniversary
Graff 70th anniversary
Data: Jan. 25, 2015
Data: Jan. 23, 2015
Regular School Board Meeting Minutes for December
School Board Work Session for January
Special School Board Meeting January
January 20, 2015
Rural Minnesota groups announce funding wants
ST. PAUL — A pair of Greater Minnesota organizations seeks more than half of an expected $1 billion state budget surplus for their priorities. The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and the Greater Minnesota Partnership announced Tuesday that their top funding requests include...
January 20, 2015 - 9:47pm
Minnesota looks at new nursing home funding method
ST. PAUL — Minnesota will do a better job caring for its senior citizens if nursing homes are paid based on their quality of care and the area’s average pay, backers of a nursing home funding reform bill say. Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, and Sen. Tony Lourey, D-Kerrick,...
January 20, 2015 - 7:36pm
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 people in the state’s two-year colleges and technical schools, but President Eric Kaler of the University of Minnesota reminds legislators...
January 13, 2015 - 8:21pm
December 29, 2014
State releases funding to the Northwest Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund
SIBLEY, Iowa — The Northwest Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund, Inc. (NWIRHTF) announces the release of $339,392 from the State Housing Trust Fund for fiscal year 2015. The money was released from the Iowa Finance Authority who administers the State Housing Trust Fund. This financial...
December 29, 2014 - 9:09pm
October 9, 2014
Forum addresses transportation funding
WORTHINGTON — The Minnesota Transportation Alliance hosted a candidate forum in Worthington Thursday afternoon but offered little time for candidates to actually weigh in on how they might go about bringing more money to southwest Minnesota to fix its aging roads and bridges. Instead,...
October 9, 2014 - 8:48pm
September 28, 2014
Column: America defunding its children
WASHINGTON — Think of the children. These days, politicians — and their constituents — generally don’t. For all their baby-kissing, politicians know that it’s the elderly — not suffrage-ineligible children or their parents — who turn out to vote. This perhaps explains...
opinion / columns
September 28, 2014 - 3:45pm
Study examines how funding cuts, testing emphasis affect Minnesota education
DULUTH — The past decade saw Minnesota school districts weather deep state funding cuts, putting a greater burden on local property tax payers to make up the difference, according to a study by progressive group Minnesota 2020. The St. Paul think tank released the report this...
August 28, 2014 - 9:08pm
August 11, 2014
Nobles County 4-H receives AgStar grant
The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, awarded $3,000 to Nobles County 4-H Saturday during the county fair. The funds will help update both the 4-H food stand in McCarvel Hall and Olson Arena. The mission of the AgStar Fund is...
August 11, 2014 - 10:26pm
Moose get license plate, new funding
Minnesota’s dwindling moose herd will now get its own license plate and a new source of money for research into why their numbers are declining so rapidly. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Monday unveiled a new moose-themed conservation license plate to join the...
August 11, 2014 - 10:20pm
July 30, 2014
11,000 miles for a cure
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — David Kuhn may not be running for his life, but he is running for the lives of the 70,000 people worldwide who have cystic fibrosis. Kuhn, who is blind, embarked on an 11,000-mile, 18-month run in May, raising money for and increasing awareness of the illness...
July 30, 2014 - 8:09pm
July 29, 2014
A healthy donation
July 29, 2014 - 9:10pm
State ag department tours local business expansion
WORTHINGTON — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is touring the west-central part of the state to showcase business owners’ expansion achievements made possible by help from state grants. On Tuesday, assistant agriculture commissioner Charlie Poster visited the...
July 29, 2014 - 8:59pm
July 20, 2014
2008 amendment offers buffet of outdoors, arts funds
ST. PAUL — The moose population in northern Minnesota’s forests is dwindling, but a tax that voters raised in 2008 could help save the giants. “All of us came together on this project, Minnesota Moose Collaborative, to do what we know would work for one element to improve...
July 20, 2014 - 9:09pm
July 9, 2014
Dayton seeks disaster declaration
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday asked that counties damaged by floods last month be declared a presidential disaster area. Dayton also added 16 counties to the state disaster list, meaning 51 of Minnesota’s 87 counties reported damage from flooding that began...
July 9, 2014 - 10:00pm
July 8, 2014
Obama seeks money, fast hearings to curb young migrant surge
WASHINGTON — The U.S. administration took steps Tuesday to halt a cross-border surge of children from Central America, asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending and putting in place plans to make the youngsters’ deportation hearings a priority. It was President Barack...
July 8, 2014 - 10:03pm