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Obama torches Trump at his final correspondents’ dinner
Data: May 1, 2016
Local experts say Prince almost surely planned for his estate — but we may never know how
Mind the (income) gap: What’s behind widening economic disparities among Minnesota minorities?
Tracing leaves of the family tree: Gropel to talk genealogy how-tos Thursday
Amateur baseball: Lamberton tops Heron Lake in 12 innings
College softball: Tough breaks follow Minnesota West softball team
College softball: Lady Jays lose twice to A-R
Prep baseball: Runs and hits are scarce as Pipestone edges Windom
Prep golf: Paulsen leads H-BC golfers
Column: Using technology to boost student engagement
Column: If Trump were a woman
Column: The solution for Minnesota's two biggest challenges
Letter: Railroad safety is a bonding bill priority
Letter: Clarifying the Establishment Clause
Quist C. Stephen
Burdella G. De Jager
Harriet J. Buttrick
Kenneth L. Anderson
Detective work: Dave Hoffman recognized as one of the ‘Faces of Hope’ by Crisis Center
Column: Think we've had rain? Remember this stormy weather?
First ‘Birding on the Green’ event is Monday
Religion briefs: April 28
Looking Back: 2006 -- Central Elementary slated for demolition
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Balk 80th birthday
Thueson 90th birthday
Zylstra 95th birthday
Thorn 65th anniversary
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October 15, 2015
MNsure expects smoother enrollment
ST. PAUL — MNsure leaders promise Minnesotans will have an easier time signing up for health insurance on its website when enrollment begins next month. “My eyes are fully focused on improving the consumer experience,” interim MNsure CEO Allison O’Toole said Thursday to...
October 15, 2015 - 8:36pm
September 28, 2015
Making a difference in the region: WRHCF grants paying off in a big way across area
WORTHINGTON — As the Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation (WRHCF) continues to give grants across the area, many organizations...
September 28, 2015 - 11:26am
September 15, 2015
Editorial: A deserved thanks
A phone call came in to the newsroom the other day. “Want a feel-good story?” the voice on the other end asked, adding that it had nothing to do with crime or politics. Sure we do — especially considering the story that followed could have ended worse. The caller explained...
opinion / editorials
September 15, 2015 - 6:51pm
September 8, 2015
As others see it: Canada drug bill needed
With baby boomers aging — and not always so gracefully — the use of prescription drugs is skyrocketing. So are prescription drug prices. Call it supply and demand. Or greedy, opportunistic big pharmaceutical companies cashing in while they can. At least 30 brand-name pharmaceuticals...
opinion / editorials
September 8, 2015 - 7:02pm
August 21, 2015
Veterans sound off about health care at Duluth forum
DULUTH — A program that’s supposed to help veterans who live in rural areas get health care close to home is failing them, said several veterans who attended a forum in Duluth on Friday. “We got the Choice card, and we thought: ‘Boy, here we go,’” said Tom Moors, a 68-year-old...
August 21, 2015 - 9:50pm
August 14, 2015
MNsure health insurance option offers COBRA alternative
ST. PAUL — People with COBRA health insurance plans will get a chance to switch starting Monday. MNsure, which offers health insurance options through the Affordable Care Act, will have a special enrollment period for them through Oct. 15, the Minnesota agency announced in a news...
August 14, 2015 - 9:36pm
August 10, 2015
Student golfers receive check
WORTHINGTON — Worthington High School Athletic Director Josh Dale was presented with a $1,290 check Monday to help fund the high school’s...
August 10, 2015 - 9:50pm
June 26, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court upholds key Obamacare insurance subsidies
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, handing a major victory to the president. The court ruled on a 6-3 vote that the 2010...
June 26, 2015 - 9:40pm
June 19, 2015
Franken staff to lead health care discussion in Worthington
WORTHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s (D-Minn.) staff will be in Worthington Tuesday to lead a discussion with local rural health experts on the top needs of patients and providers in rural Minnesota and to discuss innovative ways to address those issues. The meeting is part of...
June 19, 2015 - 9:41pm
June 18, 2015
Letter: Be The Match gets much-deserved support
By Missy Rowan, Duluth As a Duluth resident, leukemia survivor and mother of two, I would like to personally thank Congressman Rick Nolan for his ongoing dedication to blood cancer patients. Without the support of people like Rep. Nolan, people like me might never get a second...
opinion / letters
June 18, 2015 - 9:11pm
June 15, 2015
Letter: American medical costs are out of control
By Alan Cohrs, Westbrook Recently on NBC, there was a news story about a family spending $10,000 a month to treat cancer. They should have told us what that cost would be in Canada or Mexico or some other country. Our Congress permits these companies to charge anything they wish,...
opinion / letters
June 15, 2015 - 3:35pm
June 8, 2015
Blue Cross Blue Shield accused of stifling competition
FARGO — The Red River is a border the Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in North Dakota and Minnesota agree not to cross in selling health insurance to customers. Those exclusive territorial agreements form a hallmark of Blue Cross Blue Shield plans nationwide — which collectively...
June 8, 2015 - 9:17pm
June 3, 2015
Open Door Health Center open house
WORTHINGTON — Open Door Health Center Mobile Health Clinic will host an open house for community members from Worthington and surrounding areas from 3 to 6 p.m. June 11. This event will take place in the Shopko parking lot in Worthington, located at 1755 N. Humiston Ave. Guided...
June 3, 2015 - 9:00pm
May 8, 2015
Department of Health takes over 2 nursing homes
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Health has assumed control of two southern Minnesota nursing homes to protect the well-being of the residents. In a press release, the health department wrote the owners of Faribault Care Center and Owatonna Care Center were unable to financially...
May 8, 2015 - 9:44pm
April 19, 2015
Franken talks mental health care crisis
BEMIDJI — During a visit to Bemidji, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., heard officials describe a crisis: mentally ill people in Minnesota aren’t getting proper care, and it puts both them and others in danger. The discussion happened during a rural health care roundtable over the...
April 19, 2015 - 8:14pm