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Contest celebrates V&M Locker for making best hot dogs in Minnesota
Region celebrating Independence Day with fireworks and more
George marking Freedom Days this weekend
Currie to celebrate Fourth Saturday through Monday
Caller tries to scam county attorney
Legion baseball: Emotions are high as Post 5 sweeps Madison
Auto racing: Speedway racing gaining ground in Worthington
Scott Rall: For the love of a Lab
Legion baseball: Adrian's Loosbrock, Rogers sink Post 5
Minnesota West football: Linder to break in new players, and new coaches, too
Two years, $7 million, no smoking gun
City should see positive impact Journey building can have
Column: Have a happy Fourth, and give thanks
Column: Double trouble for Trump
Letter: Finally, a good decision from the DNR
Gail J. Smiens
Douglas Lester Roy Engler
Marilyn Jean Dahl
Religion briefs: June 30
Looking Back: 1996 -- Parade, demo derby and much more set for Worthington’s Fourth
Column: June 28, 1876 -- Circus in town, complaints ensue
How does your garden grow? Williams property one of four on upcoming tour
Looking Back: 1966 -- Construction aplenty taking place in Worthington
Out and About
Puhl 80th birthday
Isder 85th birthday
Alberts 97th birthday
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January 11, 2015
Set for an urban vs. rural fight for state aid
ST. PAUL — The push in this year’s legislative session to funnel more state goodies to Greater Minnesota and away from the core cities appears likely to intensify debate over a program that’s been a source of urban-rural friction for years: local government aid. Republicans...
January 11, 2015 - 6:34pm
January 8, 2015
Senate DFL, House GOP show contrasting priorities
ST. PAUL — One theme prevails in lists of priorities released Thursday by Democrats who control the Minnesota Senate and Republicans who run...
January 8, 2015 - 7:48pm
January 5, 2015
Man arrested Sunday for allegedly setting Willmar home on fire
WILLMAR — A 32-year-old Willmar man is in custody for allegedly breaking into a Willmar residence Sunday evening, pouring gasoline throughout...
January 5, 2015 - 8:16pm
December 25, 2014
Greater MN dominates committees
ST. PAUL — There is no doubt that power in the Minnesota House has shifted away from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Republicans who will control the House when the 2015 session begins at noon Jan. 6 have no members from the state’s two largest cities, so there will be no committee...
December 25, 2014 - 8:22pm
Higher Minnesota taxes? Take a guess
ST. PAUL — Let’s face it: What most Minnesotans want to know about the upcoming legislative session is whether lawmakers will raise their...
December 25, 2014 - 8:14pm
November 9, 2014
Can a divided Capitol still be productive?
ST. PAUL — The political lineup in St. Paul soon will look like Washington’s did for the past four years. In the nation’s capital, a Democratic president and Senate majority constantly fought with a Republican-controlled House, resulting in gridlock. After Tuesday’s election,...
November 9, 2014 - 8:25pm
November 5, 2014
Rural votes decide Minnesota House control
ST. PAUL — Rod Hamilton summarized the Republican takeover of the Minnesota House: “This election should be a wakeup call to all state leaders! Do not turn your back on greater Minnesota!!” Indeed, the Mountain Lake Republican legislator’s tweet pointed out, 10 of 11 House...
November 5, 2014 - 8:38pm
October 30, 2014
Benefit Monday for family that lost home in fire
WORTHINGTON — A benefit for the family of Jose Rivera, who recently lost their home and all of their possessions in a house fire last week,...
October 30, 2014 - 8:37pm
October 28, 2014
Controlling the House
ST. PAUL — Republicans have been shut out of power in the Minnesota state Capitol for two years, and in next week’s elections are seeking...
October 28, 2014 - 7:59pm
October 15, 2014
‘What nightmares are made of’
WINDOM — On April 1, 1939 at approximately 9 p.m., a loud explosion shook the center of town. Upon arrival of local law enforcement and the...
October 15, 2014 - 8:23pm
September 9, 2014
House of Representatives passes bill blocking Waters of the U.S. rule
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday to block the Waters of the U.S. rule. The rule would clarify Supreme Court rulings and help the Environmental Protection Agency determine what waterways the agency has jurisdiction over, EPA officials say....
September 9, 2014 - 8:32pm
August 26, 2014
Fire damages home in Luverne
LUVERNE — The Luverne Fire Department responded to a call for a house fire at approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of Evergreen Drive. According to Luverne Fire Chief David Van Batavia, the cause of the blaze is still unknown. An electrical fire is suspected. “There...
August 26, 2014 - 7:44pm
August 21, 2014
Offering a helping hand
ELLSWORTH — There are people in every community across this country who could use a hand — someone to help them mow their yard, shovel the...
August 21, 2014 - 8:30pm
August 19, 2014
Fire engulfs 11th Street house
WORTHINGTON — Smoke detectors did their job and alerted a family to a fire, allowing them to escape without injury late Tuesday afternoon. The...
August 19, 2014 - 8:03pm
August 4, 2014
Column: An upending of reason in the House
WASHINGTON — After conservatives on Thursday brought down House Speaker John Boehner’s bill to address the border crisis, the new House Republican leadership team issued a joint statement declaring that President Obama should fix the problem himself. “There are numerous steps...
opinion / columns
August 4, 2014 - 9:10pm