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‘The Things They Carried’ comes to town
District 22B debate airs live Thursday night
Republicans Schomacker, Hamilton aim for re-election
H-M-S invites audiences to ‘Be My Ghost’
District 22A, 22B candidates talk education
Scott Rall: Dealing with the inevitable
Iowa football playoffs: Harris-Lake Park comes back for first round win
Prep cross country: Heron Lake-Okabena comes back strong
Section 3A volleyball: Heron Lake-Okabena, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton sweep to subsection final
Section 3AA volleyball: Jackson County Central bests Pipestone Area
Column: The people and the pendulum
As others see it: Tax hike misses mark
Letter: Time to thank Brockberg and other veterans
Letter: On Election Day, commit to supporting life issues
Letter: Wilmont's contract with sheriff's office not needed
Bernadine "Betty" Gieser
Michael Roger Harrington
Steven J. Cortright
Hazel L. Wittrock
Religion briefs: Oct. 23
Looking Back: 1964 - Worthington mayor proclaimed 'Valiant Knight'
Column: 10th Street is still busy, though its shine is not as bright
Fired up: Dane Breimhorst goes from eating flames to brewing gluten-free beer
Looking Back: 1964 - New technology at Nobles County Library
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Yeske 90th birthday
Nusser 90th birthday
Bruns 102nd birthday
Munns 65th anniversary
Minnesota Department of Education Budget Chart
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As others see it: Tax hike misses mark
The goal was admirable even if the tax increase was astronomical. In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature jacked up Minnesota’s cigarette excise tax by a whopping 130 percent and raised the state’s tax on other tobacco products from 70 percent of the wholesale price to 95 percent...
opinion / editorials
2 hours 51 min ago
October 21, 2014
Minnesota sets up Ebola hotline
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans with questions about Ebola can call a newly established hotline. The state Health Department on Tuesday established a hotline at (651) 201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903. “Minnesota’s best defense against Ebola is access to reliable information and resources,”...
October 21, 2014 - 7:02pm
October 17, 2014
Minnesota's health commissioner says hospitals would be ready for Ebola
ST. PAUL — Though there are no suspected cases of Ebola in Minnesota, a state health official said Friday, hospitals across the state are preparing to treat patients with symptoms of the potentially fatal virus if they occur. Dr. Ed Ehlinger, the state health commissioner, said...
October 17, 2014 - 10:00pm
October 3, 2014
Regional agency marking Domestic Violence Awareness Month
WORTHINGTON — In Nobles County, from July 1, 2013 through this past June 30, there were 134 reports from primary victims of domestic violence to the Southwest Crisis Center (SWCC). There were 192 children or family members involved in those reports for which the center provided...
October 3, 2014 - 9:54pm
Two medical marijuana businesses eye Proctor
PROCTOR — The Proctor City Council will hear Monday from two firms hoping to open medical marijuana facilities in the community. Minnesota Medicinal Marijuana LLC wants to build a manufacturing and distribution facility on land that Oliver Properties owns in Proctor, while...
news / business
October 3, 2014 - 9:33pm
October 1, 2014
MNsure premiums to rise 4.5% next year
ST. PAUL — Premiums on the state’s MNsure health insurance exchange will rise in 2015, but they will still likely be the lowest in the nation. The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that the rates offered by the four insurers still participating in the exchange...
October 1, 2014 - 9:28pm
September 28, 2014
Dayton says hired to govern, not campaign
ST. PAUL — While his opponent was attacking his MNsure health insurance exchange at a Twin Cities news conference last week, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton was sitting on the floor of a Brainerd kindergarten classroom reading to about 20 5-year-olds. Each child had drawn a picture for...
September 28, 2014 - 8:52pm
SWMC dialysis unit marks 30 years of patient care
WORTHINGTON — When the dialysis unit opened at what was then Worthington Regional Hospital, it had three stations and two patients to utilize...
September 28, 2014 - 8:46pm
September 2, 2014
Letter: Never drink during pregnancy
By Emily Gunderson, Director of Communications, Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, St. Paul September is FASD Awareness Month. To mark this occasion, the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) is leading the way in increasing awareness and educating...
opinion / letters
September 2, 2014 - 6:17pm
August 29, 2014
New bike lane pedals into focus
WORTHINGTON — Worthington’s Statewide Health Improvement Program Committee (SHIP) hosted a South Shore Drive bike lane demonstration Friday morning at Freedom Veterans Memorial Park. The city’s Parks and Recreation board had recently met with representatives from the SHIP Committee...
August 29, 2014 - 10:04pm
August 27, 2014
Rockin’ 65 Roses
SLAYTON — Want to have a rockin’ good time for a great cause? The Einck family is hosting a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation from 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Grain Exchange. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation became near and dear to the family after the Eincks’...
August 27, 2014 - 8:20pm
Sanford Health to offer private concert for employees
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sanford Health will sponsor a private concert here for its employees featuring performances by country acts Keith Urban and The Band Perry. The health system, which brought in Grammy-winning band Train to mark the groundbreaking of its new medical center in...
August 27, 2014 - 8:12pm
August 24, 2014
WORTHINGTON — The hot and steamy weather that has kept many people indoors with the air conditioner running has made for ideal growing conditions in corn fields across the region in the past week. The warmer temperatures are needed to help the corn crop catch up, according to...
August 24, 2014 - 8:36pm
August 22, 2014
Letter: MNsure - A step forward for rural Minnesotans
By Paul Sobocinski, Land Stewardship Project, Wabasso A few weeks ago I drove to St. Paul to listen in on a MNsure oversight hearing. MNsure staff and board members reported on the real impact of the new program. Legislators from both sides of the aisle asked tough questions about...
opinion / letters
August 22, 2014 - 9:41pm
Feats of strength: Jacob Dagel trains for Strongman competition
ALLENDORF, Iowa — If you are reading this as you consume your morning bowl of Wheaties, ponder this: When Jacob Dagel sits down for his breakfast, the 23-year-old will consume eight eggs and four or five strips of bacon, washing it down with coffee laced with coconut oil or butter. That...
lifestyles / people
August 22, 2014 - 9:38pm