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Nobles County honored for broadband work
Smith seeks support of ag property tax credit
Lt. Gov. Smith visits Worthington to push for water pipeline
Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting is Jan. 27
Women’s March participants share reasons for stepping forward
Prep sports wrapup: RRC boy cagers continue to roll
Prep wrestling: Trojans win big match against Fairmont/MCW
College wrestling: Worthington Open ready to go; former WHS star Reitmeier happy in Augustana
Doug Wolter: Above all, be an encourager
Scott Rall: CRP plus RIM equals CREP
Column: Trump should prove he's no Putin 'puppet'
As Others See It: A crack of cooperation in St. Paul
Column: Academia may now be beyond satire
Column: Heavyweight match -- Lewis vs. Trump
Letter: Minimum wage can’t remain at current level
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Looking Back: 2007 -- Hoffman, Hagen earn special Chamber honors
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October 23, 2016
Column: MNsure not the problem
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans who have had to endure all of Donald Trump’s fantasies and falsehoods in this election should note the similarities in Minnesota Speaker Kurt Daudt’s recent comments around the state and in other media. Correcting all of its inaccuracies would require...
October 23, 2016 - 8:44pm
October 21, 2016
Capital Chatter: Minnesotans have more than two presidential candidates available
ST. PAUL -- Voters will face more than two choices for president on Nov. 8, even though just two are well-funded enough to have a chance. Minnesota voters see candidates from the Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Green, Constitution, Independence, Legal Marijuana Now, the Socialist...
October 21, 2016 - 8:03pm
October 19, 2016
Mark Dayton’s health care comment reverberates in races
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Republicans believe Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s blunt critique of the Affordable Care Act could help them pick up seats in the Nov. 8 election. A week after the DFL governor said that “the Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable for an increasing number...
October 19, 2016 - 9:41pm
October 14, 2016
Whoever wins, major Minnesota health care changes will be on table
ST. PAUL -- Lawmakers in both parties say health care is at the top of voters’ minds as the state’s individual health insurance market faces skyrocketing costs and shrinking choices. That means major changes to Minnesota’s insurance markets could be on the table when the Legislature...
October 14, 2016 - 9:26pm
October 13, 2016
Hamilton calls for special session to address health care costs
ST. PAUL -- State Sen. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, and State Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, called Thursday for a Nov. 9 special session to address the perilous situation facing Minnesota’s health insurance market. Costs for 250,000 Minnesotans are slated to increase by up to 66...
October 13, 2016 - 9:38pm
Minnesota GOP ready for health care reform
CROWN -- Minnesota is facing a health care crisis. Hundreds of thousands of families will see health insurance costs increase by 50 percent or more next year. Thousands more will lose their plan or access to their doctor through no fault of their own. Greater Minnesota is hit especially...
October 13, 2016 - 8:30pm
October 12, 2016
Dayton: 'Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable'
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's governor says a President Barack Obama inspired health-care law needs work. "The reality is the Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable for increasing numbers of people," Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday, Oct. 12, while encouraging state and federal lawmakers...
October 12, 2016 - 4:50pm
September 30, 2016
Growing insurance premiums frustrate farmers, self-employed
ST. PAUL -- Loni Kemp is an example of what farmers and other self-employed Minnesotans face: an ever-increasing health insurance bill and no way to get around it. The 63-year-old consultant, who lives in southeast Minnesota's Canton, said that in 2015 she and her husband had a family...
September 30, 2016 - 7:45pm
Individual health insurance premiums soar
ST. PAUL -- That punch to the gut 250,000 Minnesotans felt Friday, Sept. 30, came from news that their health insurance premiums will rise up to 67 percent next year. Friday's punch comes after nearly half of the same people felt similar pain this summer when Blue Cross Blue Shield...
September 30, 2016 - 7:30pm
August 1, 2016
Dayton, Daudt agree state hospital needs security help
ST. PETER -- Minnesota's governor and House speaker agree that the St. Peter state hospital needs better security, after years of assaults on employees, but how soon that help can come remains in doubt. "There is no perfect answer," House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, said Monday after...
August 1, 2016 - 9:09pm
July 28, 2016
Essentia rates 4 stars, Sanford 3 stars in new hospital quality comparison
FARGO, N.D. -- In new federal ratings of hospitals on a five-star scale for overall care quality, Essentia Health in Fargo was given a four-star score while Sanford Medical Center in Fargo was rated as three stars. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid added the star ratings this...
July 28, 2016 - 9:45pm
July 12, 2016
Two Sanford Worthington employees recognized with corporate awards
WORTHINGTON -- Two employees of the Sanford Health Network in Worthington received Employee of the Year awards in their respective areas of service....
July 12, 2016 - 9:16pm
June 27, 2016
Column: An affordable Rx for Americans
Q: What is contributing to the cost of prescription drugs?A: There’s no doubt that the rising cost for prescription medicine weighs heavily on the minds of Iowans. The issue comes up at nearly every one of my county meetings across the state. That’s because it hits so close to...
June 27, 2016 - 9:38pm
June 24, 2016
WRHCF grants to make positive impact on area youths
WORTHINGTON -- Three recent grant awards from the Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation Inc. (WRHCF) will have a broad-reaching and positive...
June 24, 2016 - 8:37pm
June 23, 2016
Letter: Key medical drug is hijacked from public
By Marvin Kroontje, Magnolia I heard recently on the news that deaths from hepatitis C have reached an all-time high. That’s really regrettable since there has been a cure since 2012. A 12-week course was estimated to cost $136. The hepatitis C drug Sovaldi was hijacked, just as...
June 23, 2016 - 5:50pm