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Celebrating recent developments
Slayton Country Club now part of GreatLIFE
Judge Bradley Walker re-elected chief judge of fifth judicial district
Supervisors move forward with urban renewal
Where the grape vines grow
Section 3AA baseball: Crabtree throws zeros for Luverne
Section 2AA track: Alwal claims state berth
Section 3A baseball: Charged battery helps Adrian nip E-SWC
Section 3A golf: MCC boys return to state
Section 3AA softball: Pipestone Area gets revenge
Column: Rand Paul's decline
Column: Being Bill Kristol
As others see it: Dayton right on pre-K
Letter: Help with lake clean-up effort is appreciated
Letter: WASO presented memorable concert
Milton E. Seeman
Marilyn Kaye Franz
Robert Edward Olson
Religion briefs: May 28
Looking Back: 1990 -- Bigelow church preparing to mark 75th anniversary
Legion longevity: Lease, Meier recognized for continuous membership
Column: Worthington's unexpected link to Sherwood Forest
Column: A disheveled commencement
Out and About
Schulz 50th anniversary
Voss 90th birthday
Pearson 90th birthday
Oldham 95th birthday
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March 22, 2013
Letter: Meeting on Medicare enrollment was worthwhile
Last Tuesday evening, there was a well-attended informational meeting for those considering Medicare enrollment. It was presented by Gail Radke, working through the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging. She did a fine job explaining a complicated subject, and I urge anyone with...
opinion / letters
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am
March 21, 2013
Minnesota House and Senate Democrats propose $150 million health budget cut
ST. PAUL -- Elderly and disabled Minnesotans likely would be most hurt by proposed cuts to the state's health and human services budget that caught many lawmakers by surprise, some advocates say. Budget outlines House and Senate Democratic leaders released this week propose cutting...
March 21, 2013 - 10:10pm
Lawmakers push to keep state health care program
ST. PAUL -- Thousands of lower-income Minnesotans could continue to get health insurance from the state even as major reforms take root under a plan lawmakers moved forward Wednesday. House Majority Leader Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul, said the state needs to update and continue MinnesotaCare,...
March 21, 2013 - 12:31am
Health insurance bill signed into law
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will be able to shop for health insurance through a state marketplace beginning Oct. 1, but may not see savings for a couple of years. Minutes after Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday signed a bill into law establishing the marketplace, to be known as MNsure, he said...
March 21, 2013 - 12:16am
March 7, 2013
Worthington Area YMCA campaign to benefit American Heart Association
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Area YMCA and young Jaden Nickel are looking for some big-hearted individuals to step up and stroll forward in a new campaign to raise money for the American Heart Association. Jaden, the daughter of Jeff and Tina Nickel of Worthington, was chosen earlier...
March 7, 2013 - 9:46pm
March 6, 2013
Sister continues victim's radon fight
ST. PAUL -- Janet Thompson was being treated for terminal lung cancer, but her thoughts were about others. She lobbied people she saw to check their homes for radon, a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Now, her sister has taken up the cause. Lori...
news / politics
March 6, 2013 - 9:57pm
Rural hospitals express concerns on staffing requirements
ST. PAUL -- Rural hospitals could suffer under a proposal aimed at improving patient care, some health care officials and lawmakers say. Ely hospital administrator John Fossum said a bill that would set state standards for how many registered nurses are on duty "could kill people."...
news / politics
March 6, 2013 - 9:53pm
March 5, 2013
Expansion of Mayo Clinic would cost far more than imagined
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators expressed sticker shock Tuesday when they learned the state's Mayo Clinic expansion proposal would cost more than they thought. It could be $1 billion more than Mayo supporters had said. The Rochester-based health center known around the world asked...
news / politics
March 5, 2013 - 9:42pm
Rock County gets tougher on tobacco
LUVERNE -- In an effort to regulate the sale of tobacco and counter the effects of tobacco companies' marketing to minors, the Rock County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday morning an ordinance restricting the sale of tobacco and tobacco-like products. Erin Simmons...
news / business
March 5, 2013 - 9:35pm
February 23, 2013
Column: The school nurse's office - a popular place
WORTHINGTON -- There is never a dull moment in the school nurse's office at Prairie Elementary. We not only help sick kids, but also do what...
opinion / columns / education / WHS
February 23, 2013 - 12:00am
February 22, 2013
Lawmakers pose restrictions to gun access
ST. PAUL -- Criminals would have a harder time getting guns and law enforcement would have more control over weapons permits in legislative efforts aimed at curbing Minnesota gun violence. A bill by state Sen. Richard Cohen, DFL-St. Paul, would make it easier for law enforcement...
news / politics
February 22, 2013 - 9:27pm
Southwest Mental Health Center has expansion in mind with Worthington building site
WORTHINGTON -- The new office building for the Southwestern Mental Health Center is taking shape in downtown Worthington, and while it may look...
February 22, 2013 - 9:23pm
February 21, 2013
Mental health concerns central in gun debate
ST. PAUL -- Stricter regulations on gun purchases could discourage people dealing with mental illness from seeking treatment, some mental health...
February 21, 2013 - 11:32pm
Editorial: Child Victims Act should be passed
Victims of child abuse may have a new opportunity to pursue justice if legislation introduced recently in the Minnesota House and Senate becomes law. The Minnesota Child Victims Act, according to a press release from the National Center for Victims of Crime, "would make it easier...
opinion / editorials / politics
February 21, 2013 - 12:00am
February 11, 2013
Minn. House to expand health coverage for poor
ST. PAUL -- More than 35,000 low-income Minnesotans would gain health-care coverage under a bill the House approved Monday. Rep. Tom Huntley, DFL-Duluth, said the federal government would pick up most of the cost under a new health-care law. "The net savings to the state budget...
February 11, 2013 - 11:22pm