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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
Floating tribue: Son's likeness featured on entry in Tournament of Roses Parade
Looking Back: 1989 -- Hadley man named state's top cattleman
Religion briefs: Dec. 24
Column: If Worthington builds it, they sure would come
Season's jottings: Newsroom staffers share Christmas memories
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Julius 90th birthday
Probst 80th birthday
School Board Minutes for November
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May 19, 2014
Blue Mounds State Park finds E. coli in water system
LUVERNE — Blue Mounds State Park Manager Chris Ingebretsen is hoping follow-up testing completed Monday by the Minnesota Department of Health will provide the all-clear after the park’s main water system tested positive for E. coli bacteria last week. Signs are now displayed...
May 19, 2014 - 8:49pm
May 18, 2014
‘A needed service’
WORTHINGTON — Last week, the Minnesota Department of Human Services announced $45.4 million in grants to increase access to mental health services in the state’s schools. Among the agencies that will receive the funds is Southwestern Mental Health Center, to provide services in...
May 18, 2014 - 9:42pm
An apple a day...
WORTHINGTON — Amanda Walljasper-Tate has owned Schafer’s Health and Gifts since purchasing the business from longtime owner, the late Irma Schafer, in 2008. Since then, the store inventory has expanded to include everything from vintage items to jewelry, clothing and home...
May 18, 2014 - 9:37pm
May 15, 2014
Winfair students raise more than $6,500 for Relay Recess
WINDOM — Unseasonably chilly temperatures didn’t stop students, teachers and staff from participating Thursday in this year’s Relay Recess at Winfair Elementary School in Windom. The relay, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society, was postponed last week due...
May 15, 2014 - 9:51pm
May 2, 2014
Relay for Life of Nobles County gets boost
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation is giving the Relay for Life of Nobles County a welcome boost in its fundraising...
May 2, 2014 - 10:12pm
Blood drive set for Thursday at SWMC
WORTHINGTON — A community blood drive will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Sanford Worthington Medical Center. “Whether you are a first time blood donor or have donated multiple times, your donation will impact patients’ lives,” said Rita Nelson,...
news / business
May 2, 2014 - 10:03pm
Letter: Thanks for support of blood drive event
By Rose Weitgenant, American Red Cross volunteer, Worthington On behalf of the American Red Cross, I wish to thank all of our dedicated donors who gave the gift of life at our recent blood drive in Worthington. One hundred twenty-one units were collected, exceeding our goal by...
opinion / letters
May 2, 2014 - 9:50pm
April 30, 2014
YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day is Saturday
WORTHINGTON — Numerous events and activities will await children during Saturday’s Health Kids Day at the Worthington Area YMCA. From 10 a.m. to noon, children ages 4 and older are invited to the YMCA, 1501 College Way, to participate in activities that will teach them about...
April 30, 2014 - 8:39pm
April 29, 2014
Letter: Volunteers sought for senior dining deliveries
By Rhonda Lorang, Assistant Director, Lutheran Social Services, Senior Nutrition Program In Worthington the Senior Nutrition Program sends out about 45 home-delivered meals to seniors that may not get a hot, nutritious meal. These meals help keep our seniors healthy and able to...
opinion / letters
April 29, 2014 - 7:37pm
April 25, 2014
Medical marijuana bill advances
By CHRISTOPHER SNOWBECK, St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL — The long and winding road for medical marijuana in Minnesota continued Friday as a Senate health committee voted in support of a legalization bill. Advancing on a 7-3 vote, the bill received bipartisan support and opposition,...
news / politics
April 25, 2014 - 9:28pm
April 24, 2014
Neighbors speak out against planned recovery center
WORTHINGTON — A request by Project Morning Star, a residential recovery program, to establish a transitional, sober-living community on a rural Worthington acreage drew more than a dozen neighbors to the Nobles County Planning Commission’s Wednesday night meeting. Tom Christian,...
April 24, 2014 - 9:35pm
April 11, 2014
NDSU professor uses equine therapy to help children
SENTINEL BUTTE, N.D. — A North Dakota State University professor is using horses to help modify the behavior of children with troubled backgrounds, and it seems to be working. Erika Berg, an assistant professor for NDSU’s equine studies program, has teamed up with the child...
April 11, 2014 - 9:57pm
April 9, 2014
Letter: '5 percent' bill lumped unfairly with big spending
By District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake The “5 Percent Campaign,” which increases funding for disabled residents and their caregivers by 5 percent, has now been approved in the Minnesota House — but not without controversy. The legislation was one among dozens...
opinion / letters
April 9, 2014 - 5:03pm
Letter: A chance to be a 'hometown hero'
By Rose Weitgenant, American Red Cross volunteer, Worthington American Red Cross heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They don’t wear capes or special suits. Their badge of honor is the bandage that shows they gave the “gift of life.” Be a hometown hero and answer the call...
opinion / letters
April 9, 2014 - 5:00pm
April 3, 2014
As others see it: Teach pot's dangers
Minnesota may not legalize medical marijuana this year, but it probably will do so before many years are out. So will North Dakota. So will South Dakota. The effort already has persuaded 20 states; sooner or later, the other 30 as well as the federal government probably will follow...
opinion / editorials
April 3, 2014 - 3:35pm