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Being Elf-ish: One of Santa's workers shares secrets from the North Pole
Government offices, banks, stores close for Christmas
Tammy Makram -- Baby Jane Doe -- continues quest to find birth mother
Fire destroys home addition
Holiday Traditions: Ramadan a time for spiritual growth and reflection
Boys hockey: Big game, big win for Luverne
Wrestling: Oeltjenbruns, Nielsen lead Luverne
High school basketball: JCC boys rout MCW
Girls basketball: Henry is back, and loving every second
Prep girls basketball: Sibley-Ocheyedan tests unbeaten Okoboji
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
Robert J. Schmidt
Evelyn A. Kellen
Religion briefs: Dec. 24
Looking Back: 1989 -- Hadley man named state's top cattleman
Column: If Worthington builds it, they sure would come
Season's jottings: Newsroom staffers share Christmas memories
The pageantry of it all
Out and About
Julius 90th birthday
Probst 80th birthday
School Board Minutes for November
Data: Dec. 24, 2014
Data: Dec. 23, 2014
Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
October 17, 2014
Minnesota's health commissioner says hospitals would be ready for Ebola
ST. PAUL — Though there are no suspected cases of Ebola in Minnesota, a state health official said Friday, hospitals across the state are preparing to treat patients with symptoms of the potentially fatal virus if they occur. Dr. Ed Ehlinger, the state health commissioner, said...
October 17, 2014 - 10:00pm
October 3, 2014
Regional agency marking Domestic Violence Awareness Month
WORTHINGTON — In Nobles County, from July 1, 2013 through this past June 30, there were 134 reports from primary victims of domestic violence to the Southwest Crisis Center (SWCC). There were 192 children or family members involved in those reports for which the center provided...
October 3, 2014 - 9:54pm
Two medical marijuana businesses eye Proctor
PROCTOR — The Proctor City Council will hear Monday from two firms hoping to open medical marijuana facilities in the community. Minnesota Medicinal Marijuana LLC wants to build a manufacturing and distribution facility on land that Oliver Properties owns in Proctor, while...
news / business
October 3, 2014 - 9:33pm
October 1, 2014
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
September 28, 2014
Dayton says hired to govern, not campaign
ST. PAUL — While his opponent was attacking his MNsure health insurance exchange at a Twin Cities news conference last week, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton was sitting on the floor of a Brainerd kindergarten classroom reading to about 20 5-year-olds. Each child had drawn a picture for...
September 28, 2014 - 8:52pm
SWMC dialysis unit marks 30 years of patient care
WORTHINGTON — When the dialysis unit opened at what was then Worthington Regional Hospital, it had three stations and two patients to utilize...
September 28, 2014 - 8:46pm
September 2, 2014
Letter: Never drink during pregnancy
By Emily Gunderson, Director of Communications, Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, St. Paul September is FASD Awareness Month. To mark this occasion, the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) is leading the way in increasing awareness and educating...
opinion / letters
September 2, 2014 - 6:17pm
August 29, 2014
New bike lane pedals into focus
WORTHINGTON — Worthington’s Statewide Health Improvement Program Committee (SHIP) hosted a South Shore Drive bike lane demonstration Friday morning at Freedom Veterans Memorial Park. The city’s Parks and Recreation board had recently met with representatives from the SHIP Committee...
August 29, 2014 - 10:04pm
August 27, 2014
Rockin’ 65 Roses
SLAYTON — Want to have a rockin’ good time for a great cause? The Einck family is hosting a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation from 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Grain Exchange. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation became near and dear to the family after the Eincks’...
August 27, 2014 - 8:20pm
Sanford Health to offer private concert for employees
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sanford Health will sponsor a private concert here for its employees featuring performances by country acts Keith Urban and The Band Perry. The health system, which brought in Grammy-winning band Train to mark the groundbreaking of its new medical center in...
August 27, 2014 - 8:12pm
August 24, 2014
WORTHINGTON — The hot and steamy weather that has kept many people indoors with the air conditioner running has made for ideal growing conditions in corn fields across the region in the past week. The warmer temperatures are needed to help the corn crop catch up, according to...
August 24, 2014 - 8:36pm
August 22, 2014
Letter: MNsure - A step forward for rural Minnesotans
By Paul Sobocinski, Land Stewardship Project, Wabasso A few weeks ago I drove to St. Paul to listen in on a MNsure oversight hearing. MNsure staff and board members reported on the real impact of the new program. Legislators from both sides of the aisle asked tough questions about...
opinion / letters
August 22, 2014 - 9:41pm
Feats of strength: Jacob Dagel trains for Strongman competition
ALLENDORF, Iowa — If you are reading this as you consume your morning bowl of Wheaties, ponder this: When Jacob Dagel sits down for his breakfast, the 23-year-old will consume eight eggs and four or five strips of bacon, washing it down with coffee laced with coconut oil or butter. That...
lifestyles / people
August 22, 2014 - 9:38pm
August 20, 2014
The great divide
WORTHINGTON — Three years and one month ago this week, nearly 30 people gathered on the shores of Lake Ocheda’s east basin to discuss potential actions to remove a prolific carp population and improve water quality in the 1,778-acre lake. Despite efforts to bring in a commercial...
August 20, 2014 - 8:32pm
August 18, 2014
The vaccination debate
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Jimmy and Stephanie France have not had their 2-year-old son vaccinated against childhood diseases — and they don’t plan to. “I don’t feel that it’s necessary,” Jimmy said. The immunity his son received through breast milk provided “everything...
August 18, 2014 - 1:00am