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WHS grad named to state Young Women’s Initiative
Setting sail: WMS students create their own boats in 4-H STEM program
County authorizes sale of $9.5 million in road construction bond
Referendum to reinstate Iowa Beef Checkoff passes
Red Cross blood drive set for Dec. 21
WHS gymnastics: Trojans make big jump in gym
Prep hockey: Windom Area rallies past Worthington
Area prep basketball: Trojans tame Tigers 39-35
Prep wrestling: Trojans wrestlers beat Luverne, W/ML
Prep basketball: Tigers claw Trojans
As others see it: Tax, bonding, health care need special session
Column: The media are still looking down on working-class America
Column: Reinvigorating renewable energy in southern Minnesota
Column: You wanted anti-establishment? Hold on.
Joshua Joe Staples
Laurence L. Konradi
James (Jim) Kuhl
Nellie Van Santen
First Lutheran Church welcomes pastor Jeanette McCormick
First Lutheran Church welcomes pastor Jeanette McCormick
Disheveled Theologian: The Santa Boat
Looking Back: 1991 -- Wind chills up to 50-below close schools
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
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Vortherms 90th birthday
Carter 65th anniversary
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June 13, 2016
Area GOP endorses Weber, Schomacker and Hamilton
EDGERTON — Republicans from eight counties gathered Friday in Edgerton to officially endorse the re-election bids of their current state lawmakers. Sen. Bill Weber of Luverne and Reps. Joe Schomacker of Luverne and Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake received the party’s support and...
June 13, 2016 - 10:16pm
May 18, 2016
$800 million: House bonding bill faces tough fight
ST. PAUL — Paul Torkelson needs to come up with quite a sales pitch. As chairman of the Minnesota House committee that recommends funding for...
May 18, 2016 - 9:00pm
May 12, 2016
Immigrant driver’s licenses, outstate cities in spotlight
ST. PAUL — Immigrants’ driver’s licenses, a long-simmering issue at the Capitol, came to the fore Wednesday in a House debate over the federal Real ID standards. Shortly before a House panel approved a measure to usher in the federal rules, Rep. Rod Hamilton made clear he did...
May 12, 2016 - 9:19pm
May 3, 2016
Statewide gas tax proposed: Nobles & Cottonwood support 16-cent-per-gallon hike
WORTHINGTON — With an estimated $600 million annual shortfall in the state’s transportation fund, area counties were asked to consider a...
May 3, 2016 - 9:13pm
May 2, 2016
Letter: Bill gives boost to agricultural safety
Protecting and preserving our food supply was the top focus of comprehensive agriculture legislation approved by the Minnesota House of Representatives recently. The proposal was passed on a 72 to 54 vote. Last session we were able to make record investments in agriculture while addressing...
May 2, 2016 - 4:08pm
April 20, 2016
Harriet Tubman to be featured on U.S. $20 bill
WASHINGTON — Civil rights activist Harriet Tubman will replace slaveholding former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, becoming the first...
April 20, 2016 - 3:56pm
April 12, 2016
Plan would move bird flu money to disaster fund
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House agriculture finance chairman wants to move nearly $2 million out of a fund set up to fight bird flu last year. Chairman Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, offered a plan under consideration so the money could be used for other agriculture disasters. “Right...
April 12, 2016 - 9:36pm
Small-town Minnesota grocers look to state for help
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s small-town grocery stores are closing at a rate that is expected to speed up as their owners age. In most cases, owners...
April 12, 2016 - 9:04pm
April 11, 2016
Letter: Legislator's bill would finally end water project
I’m the chief author of legislation that would complete the long-awaited Lewis and Clark Regional Water System project. The majority of the funding for the pipeline is in place, and a reliable water source is now available in Luverne. Now it is critical for all parties involved...
April 11, 2016 - 5:46pm
April 4, 2016
Letter: House keeps REAL ID moving forward
A measure designed to conform to federal guidelines and allow Minnesotans to board a commercial airplane in 2018 has been approved in the Minnesota House. This is the first step that the House needs to take in order to begin the discussion process for implementing REAL ID. I expect...
April 4, 2016 - 5:27pm
March 21, 2016
Letter: Input appreciated in St. Paul
The 2016 legislative session will last 10 weeks this session, and because of this, dozens of people from across southwestern Minnesota have already traveled to St. Paul to make their voices heard. Over the past week I’ve met with farmers, children’s advocates and local officials,...
March 21, 2016 - 4:50pm
February 18, 2016
Hamilton, Schomacker and Gunther meet to talk child care on Feb. 29
WORTHINGTON — State Reps. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake; Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne; and Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, invite parents and child care providers to attend a listening session from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Worthington Fire Hall in Worthington, 830 Second Ave., to discuss...
February 18, 2016 - 8:01pm
Letter: Legislator looks forward to upcoming session
With the start of the 2016 session just around the corner, I’m expecting a handful of topics to dominate the headlines at the State Capitol this year. Tax relief and long-term transportation funding remain on the compromise table from last session. If we can reach consensus with...
February 18, 2016 - 8:36am
February 3, 2016
Letter: DNR to stop mapping private ditches
Farmers who were concerned about the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) exceeding its authority regarding Minnesota’s buffer law received some welcome news recently, as Governor Dayton recently told the agency to stop mapping private ditches. For some reason, the DNR interpreted...
February 3, 2016 - 9:34pm
January 17, 2016
Chamber hosts legislative breakfast
WORTHINGTON — Bitterly cold temperatures did not deter around 30 people from gathering Saturday morning to meet with legislators to ask questions...
January 17, 2016 - 8:13pm