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Prairie Winds Kite Fly is Sept. 10
Candidates plan ice cream social
Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
Minnesota State Fair celebrates Yellow Ribbon program for veterans
City planning for 2017 budget continues
Zimmer: It's 'possible' Bridgewater could be out for season
Area prep volleyball roundup
Prep volleyball: Serving strong in win for H-BC
Girls tennis: Trojans show fight in loss
College volleyball: Lady Jays open season with new look
Letter: Kiwanis projects are making an impact
Column: The cost of the EpiPen price increase
Column: Reforms and solutions to help First District farmers
Letter: Wake up and smell the drug companies
Letter: Either way, change coming in health insurance
Kenneth Linn Gaiser
Fern Rosezella Clauson
Lucille Margaret Poynter
Looking Back: 1991 -- New group home opening in Jackson County
Biking Bob: 78-year-old Hibma still doing plenty of pedaling
Column: A Nobles County cowboy made 1934 history
Column: Together 2016 a gathering to remember
Disheveled Theologian: Finding meaning in the motive
Out and About
Yungmann 80th birthday
Ringkob 45th anniversary
Bullerman 60th anniversary
Froderman 65th anniversary
Rutzen 65th anniversary
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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...
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,...
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
April 14, 2015
Letter: Look at state human services programs, roads
In order to determine if Minnesota’s health and human services programs are truly worth the costs taxpayers are spending on them, I’m supporting legislation that would analyze the return on our investment. Health and human services program spending continues to spiral out of...
April 14, 2015 - 8:01pm
April 13, 2015
Letter: April is Occupational Therapy Month
By Shelly Maes, Manager of Member Services, SW/WC Service Cooperative, Marshall Occupational therapy practitioners are occupational therapists (OTs) and occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) who use meaningful activities (occupations) to help children and youths participate in...
April 13, 2015 - 3:42pm
April 6, 2015
Capitol decisions influence local businesses
WORTHINGTON — Jim Pumarlo, director of communication for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, visited Worthington last week to discuss how bills...
April 6, 2015 - 9:20pm
March 10, 2015
Column: Which nursing homes make the grade?
WASHINGTON — When families need to make decisions about long-term care, many feel overwhelmed and unprepared. In addition to the significant financial burden, a number of factors weigh heavily on their hearts and minds when around-the-clock care in a nursing home is needed for a...
March 10, 2015 - 9:33pm
February 25, 2015
Paying for telemedicine required under Minnesota bill
ST. PAUL — Forcing insurance companies to pay for telemedicine appointments could bring specialized health care to all parts of Minnesota,...
February 25, 2015 - 9:51pm