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Accident creates detour on Interstate 90
Pipestone National Monument proposes entrance fee increase
Greater MN dominates committees
Signed on the line
Higher Minnesota taxes? Take a guess
Les Knutson: Jirele follows Pater to run for Mount Marty
Communities rally at the courage of a child
Scott Rall: Family traditions should not go the way of the dinosaur
Boys hockey: Big game, big win for Luverne
Wrestling: Oeltjenbruns, Nielsen lead Luverne
Column: Inglorious hackers, or 'Revenge of the Nerd'
Column: Holiday chores made special again by visit from mom
Column: Good riddance to the worst Congress ever
Column: Ethics training for Congress? Dream on
As others see it: The best gift -- get there safe
Paul E. Becker
Evelyn A. Kellen
Norman Lee Teerink
Bertha Mae West
Religion briefs: Dec. 24
Looking Back: 1989 -- Hadley man named state's top cattleman
Column: If Worthington builds it, they sure would come
Season's jottings: Newsroom staffers share Christmas memories
The pageantry of it all
Out and About
Julius 90th birthday
Probst 80th birthday
School Board Minutes for November
Data: Dec. 25, 2014
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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
$200,000 additional funding to District 518
WORTHINGTON — Thanks to $54 million in new education funding enacted by the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton during the 2014 legislative session, Worthington District 518 schools will receive an additional $209,673 in new funding this school year. The new funding is...
July 8, 2014 - 9:54pm
July 1, 2014
FEMA begins to tally flooding damage
LUVERNE — Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Minnesota’s office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management were in Rock, Nobles and Jackson counties on Tuesday to conduct preliminary damage assessments for a region of the state damaged by flood waters...
July 1, 2014 - 8:56pm
June 25, 2014
New MN budget helps rural schools
ST. PAUL — A revised two-year Minnesota state budget that starts Tuesday is good news, rural education advocates say. Rich suburban school districts have done well at raising residents’ taxes to improve their budgets, and the state has done a good job of boosting urban districts’...
June 25, 2014 - 7:59pm
June 9, 2014
Lake Park takes first steps to address housing
LAKE PARK, Iowa — The community of Lake Park is in the midst of assessing properties and compiling applications after being awarded a $246,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority to target housing rehabilitation in its community. Carol...
June 9, 2014 - 10:58pm