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Dakota Access ‘fully committed’ to completing pipeline using current route
Beds for better lives
Chillin' at Winterfest
Holiday music at Prairie in full swing
Chamber Singers to ring “The Bells of Christmas” at 2 p.m. Sunday
Luverne hockey tops Orono, S-O wrestlers take Okoboji Invite
Boys hockey: LSHSPTCUC score one for each letter in win over Trojans
Minnesota West basketball: Men pick up first win, women keep rolling
WHS basketball: Girls, boys sweep Windom Area on road
Boys basketball: MLA rallies
Column: Stepping out in faith
Column: After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over
Column: The election really was rigged
Column: The post-truth era of politics
Column: Enrichment opportunities abound in 2017
Geneva J. Strolz
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
Our region was major supplier of early engines for Humvees
Disheveled Thelogian: A feast, a robbery and a reason to give thanks
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April 9, 2015
Managing mental health: Jesson visits Worthington to discuss Dayton’s proposed budget
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson met with mental health providers who work together for the southwestern...
April 9, 2015 - 11:24am
March 30, 2015
Mobilizing to end hunger
WORTHINGTON — Area residents who volunteered on Friday and Saturday for the Feeding My Starving Children Mobile Pack in Worthington were of...
March 30, 2015 - 8:12am
March 24, 2015
$2 billion in Minnesota tax cuts?
ST. PAUL — House Republicans want to cut Minnesotans’ taxes $2 billion, but do not yet know who would benefit. The GOP House majority...
March 24, 2015 - 8:44pm
March 23, 2015
Taxes: To raise or not to raise
ST. PAUL — The announcement of Minnesota Republican legislators’ transportation plan Monday sets up the debate about how to fund road, bridge...
March 23, 2015 - 9:39pm
March 17, 2015
Sibley-Ocheyedan School Board manages donation funding
SIBLEY, Iowa — The Sibley-Ocheyedan School Board discussed financial contributions offered to the district during its Monday meeting. The first contribution pertained to the new agricultural education teacher position being funded through private contributions. The second came...
March 17, 2015 - 9:57pm
February 8, 2015
Minnesota law would help parents save for disabled children’s future
WHITE BEAR LAKE — Leslie Sieleni found out her son had Down syndrome when he was 5 days old. Now 14, Sean Sieleni talks about driving a car, going to college, living on his own and getting a job. His mom supports those dreams, but she worries. “He’s going into 10th grade...
February 8, 2015 - 9:14pm
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...
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...
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...
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