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Trump picks Iowa Governor Branstad as U.S. ambassador to China: transition official
Family Art Night scheduled during parent-teacher conferences week
Remembering Pearl Harbor: WWII veteran on Oahu when Japanese launched sneak attack
Seminar aims to create smooth transition for retiring business owners
Area girls basketball roundup: Adrian beats Luverne after slow start
Prep wrestling: Trojans fall in tight battle with W/RRC
Area boys basketball roundup: Huskies win high-scoring season opener
Boys hockey: Trojans refuse to quit in loss to Redwood Valley
Boys basketball: Trojans show teamwork, depth in victory over Luverne
Letter: Pioneer Village
Letter: Local government entities should live within their means
Column: 21st Century Cures Act a remedy for all Americans
Letter: There's a third group of Americans, too
Letter: Thanks to organizers of community Thanksgiving
Gerald L. Smith
Looking Back: 1991 -- Wind chills up to 50-below close schools
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
Our region was major supplier of early engines for Humvees
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Vortherms 90th birthday
Carter 65th anniversary
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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 22, 2016
Minnesota ranks at the top in child well-being
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota is ranked No. 1 nationally in child well-being, while North Dakota is ranked No. 8, in the 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book released this week. It’s the second year in a row that Minnesota has earned the top ranking, thanks to being ranked first in measures of...
June 22, 2016 - 9:34pm
June 21, 2016
Column: Tackling dementia, with support and humor
By DEB TAYLOR, Senior Community Services MINNETONKA -- Lynn’s mother, Edna, developed dementia in her 70s. An early clue was when Edna placed her electric rice cooker on the stovetop burner and turned the burner on high. The plastic in the rice cooker quickly melted producing strong,...
June 21, 2016 - 5:03pm
June 17, 2016
Getting healthy: Students in I Can Prevent Diabetes class lose combined 160 pounds in four months
WORTHINGTON — A University of Minnesota Extension program aimed at improving the health of pre-diabetics is seeing success as the second class...
June 17, 2016 - 10:08pm
June 15, 2016
Teen pregnancy at ‘historic low’ in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS — Teen pregnancy and birth rates are at “historic lows” in Minnesota, a University of Minnesota agency reported on Wednesday....
June 15, 2016 - 10:10pm
Not lovin’ it: Mars considers removing M&Ms from sugary shakes
NEW YORK — Mars Inc., the one-time maker of king-sized chocolate bars, is considering taking its M&Ms out of sugary dessert treats, including...
June 15, 2016 - 3:04pm
June 6, 2016
Most patients support medical marijuana
ST. PAUL — Most medical marijuana patients who took a state survey say they benefited from the newly allowed treatment. About 90 percent of the patients responding to the survey reported mild to significant benefits, the state Health Department reported Monday. About 20 percent...
June 6, 2016 - 9:04pm
June 5, 2016
Allergy shots aim to make a nature-lover out of Ramos
WORTHINGTON — You know those ads for allergy medications that show smiling women with flowing hair skipping merrily through sunlit fields of...
June 5, 2016 - 3:07pm
May 31, 2016
As others see it: No tax breaks for tobacco
Already accused of being members of a do-nothing Legislature, but lawmakers in St. Paul this session did get something done — unfortunately. They approved an omnibus tax bill that included $35 million in tax breaks over the next three years for the tobacco industry. The breaks include...
May 31, 2016 - 4:39pm
May 19, 2016
U.S. Senate approves $1.1 billion to fight Zika virus
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — An election-year fight over addressing the spreading Zika virus intensified in the U.S. Congress as the Senate Thursday...
May 19, 2016 - 3:20pm
May 18, 2016
Refugees, health officials dispute report suggesting refugees carry TB risk
FARGO — A few minutes before a Fargo TV station aired a story about the supposed tuberculosis risk posed by refugee resettlement, four New...
May 18, 2016 - 9:00am
May 2, 2016
Caregiving film series starts tonight at CAL
WORTHINGTON — Worthington’s Center for Active Living is offering a three-part series addressing caregiving. The first film in the series, “Caring for Mom & Dad,” produced by PBS, will be shown at 5:30 p.m. today at the CAL, 211 11th St. According to PBS promotional materials,...
May 2, 2016 - 8:43pm
Senators back ‘granny pods’ for sick family
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators overwhelmingly support allowing elderly or disabled people, especially those nearing death, to live in small homes on family property. “Some aging Minnesotans are put in a position that their housing needs are not adequately met,” Sen. John Hoffman,...
May 2, 2016 - 5:47pm
April 29, 2016
Common concerns: Mental health services available
WORTHINGTON — As April draws to a close, so does Counseling Awareness Month, which in 2016 carried the theme “Better Together With Counseling.” Professional counselors in the region emphasize that people facing problems of various kinds shouldn’t see the need for counseling...
April 29, 2016 - 9:26pm
April 22, 2016
Young mom makes time for robotic hysterectomy
WORTHINGTON — As a vibrant, energetic young mother, Jessica Matt doesn’t exactly fit one’s mental image of the typical hysterectomy patient....
April 22, 2016 - 9:46pm