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Worthington FFA crowns stars
No health violations found in examination of Willmar Jennie-O plant
Rock County Library receives grant
Solo/Ensemble Festival is today
Wine & Canvas event is Friday
Section 2A south girls basketball: Heron Lake-Okabena prevails
Iowa girls basketball: Central Lyon falls in first round at state
College basketball: Minnesota West women headed to nationals
State wrestling: Worthington's Carson Hagen ends with a silver
Section 3A south girls basketball: Hills-Beaver Creek upsets Edgerton
Column: In ACA case, context is critical
Column: Jeb Bush, CPAC pinata
Letter: Dayton's roads and bridges plan deserves support
Letter: New host family is big part of exchange student's month
We’ve become like the former Soviet Union
Linda Jean Hoskins
Jeanette Henning Piccirelli
A real puzzler: Pat Loosbrock puts together works of art, piece by piece
Column: Hay! Did you know about our town's wonder crop?
Out & About: Feb. 27-March 7
Religion briefs: Feb. 26
Looking Back: 1940 - Historic Chautauqua Park pavilion torn down
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Lamfers 80th birthday
Grube 80th birthday
Erdman 80th birthday
Moser 85th birthday
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Tax-Forfeited Land Classification Public Meeting Notice
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October 16, 2014
Column: A little panic might be helpful
WASHINGTON — Now, now, let’s not panic. Yes, we have a second Ebola patient infected after treating the Liberian man who apparently concealed his exposure to this often-fatal disease, but this is no reason to panic. “It’s bad news that another person is sick,” Dallas County...
opinion / columns
October 16, 2014 - 4:31pm
October 9, 2014
Letter: Deeper and deeper into the donut hole
By Marvin Kroontje, Magnolia Wow, that northwest wind provided a real chill today. The season is changing. I had to find a cap with flaps and a coat to pick the last of the tomatoes. I covered them once, but not again — let ‘em freeze! They’ve done well this year. It looks...
opinion / letters
October 9, 2014 - 7:05pm
October 1, 2014
Debate shows sharp differences between Dayton, Johnson
ROCHESTER — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s chief challenger took health insurance cost information the administration released Wednesday and used it hours later against the governor during their first debate. Republican Jeff Johnson said MNsure and new federal health laws have...
October 1, 2014 - 9:31pm
MNsure premiums to rise 4.5% next year
ST. PAUL — Premiums on the state’s MNsure health insurance exchange will rise in 2015, but they will still likely be the lowest in the nation. The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that the rates offered by the four insurers still participating in the exchange...
October 1, 2014 - 9:28pm
Letter: Policies of Walz, Obama are failures
By Mark S. Nowak, Wells I call or email my elected representatives on a regular basis. In 2009, when the Affordable Care Act was being debated — not only in Congress, but all across the country — I formed my own opinions on how the law would impact my family, neighbors and...
opinion / letters
October 1, 2014 - 3:43pm
September 25, 2014
Healing the health care system
BEMIDJI — The president-elect of the American Medical Association spent three days in Bemidji, visiting with local providers and discussing...
September 25, 2014 - 8:14pm
August 26, 2014
Home health care union vote bucks national labor trend
ST. PAUL — The creation of a new bargaining unit to represent the state’s 27,000 home health care workers could boost the dwindling ranks of union membership in once labor-strong Minnesota. While the percentage of Minnesota workers affiliated with unions is still above the...
August 26, 2014 - 7:51pm
July 10, 2014
Column: Battle looms over health plans' secret price data
By BUDDY ROBINSON, Greater Minnesota Health Care Coalition MORA — Amid the debates of the 2014 session of the Minnesota Legislature, one item flew below the media’s radar even though hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake. It’s a straightforward question: Should HMOs...
July 10, 2014 - 4:59pm
July 9, 2014
Column: Washington gets 'F' on border security
By JIM HAGEDORN BLUE EARTH — The federal government’s primary responsibility is to defend the United States and our nation’s sovereignty. Leaders of both national political parties have failed the American people on the key issue of border security over the past generation. Instead...
opinion / columns
July 9, 2014 - 5:14pm
June 29, 2014
A tale of two health care exchanges
ST. PAUL — A year ago, Minnesota and Maryland were at a similar place in developing new websites for their health insurance exchanges. Both states were using a similar group of information technology vendors, and Minnesota and Maryland were helping each other by sharing code,...
June 29, 2014 - 7:25pm
June 22, 2014
Fulda celebrates senior care at annual festival
FULDA — Fulda’s Wood Duck Festival is a time to celebrate community, and its citizenry did that this year by honoring Maple Lawn Senior...
June 22, 2014 - 9:52pm
Ver Steeg is SWMC Employee of the Year
WORTHINGTON — Sanford Worthington Medical Center (SWMC) awarded the 2013 Employee of the Year award to Jena Ver Steeg during the annual National Hospital Week activities last month. Ver Steeg received the award based on nominations from her co-workers. The award was presented by...
news / business
June 22, 2014 - 9:33pm