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Worthington Middle School Festival of Music event is Monday evening
Heron Lake-Okabena students gather 'Coins for Kids'
Doubt remains in Daubt; Democrats have concerns about new House speaker
Windom schools say no to winter weather
Education, research and new treatments assisting people with diabetes
Prep boys hockey: Luverne skates away from Worthington
Prep boys basketball: Antes sinks nine threes as Windom Area survives JCC
Prep gymnastics: Worthington soars to 140.175
Prep girls basketball: Jackson County Central tops Windom, SWC beats Canby
Prep wrestling: Four from Worthington get into Riot semifinals
Column: Substitute teachers a key component of District 518
Column: Elizabeth Warren, godmother of sorts
Column: Worthington Christian School offering program tonight on 'The Trees of Christmas'
Letter: Letter on Christmas wasn't meant to be negative
Column: Energy industry -- CO2 is good for us
Anita Rose (Ling) Siegmann
Florence "Kip" Gee
Cyril F. Gengler
Teresa Marie Stofferan
Season's jottings: Newsroom staffers share Christmas memories
Column: If Worthington builds it, they sure would come
The pageantry of it all
Looking Back: 1964 - Armour helps Worthington hit employment high
HO, HO, HO: Koster has jolly time standing in for Santa
Out and About
Probst 80th birthday
Schubert 90th birthday
Amundson 100th birthday
Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
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May 9, 2014
‘I’m proud to be a flip-flopper’
ST. PAUL — Rep. Leon Lillie set the stage for a memorable and emotional Minnesota legislative debate. “This stuff is personal,” the North St. Paul Democrat said Friday regarding discussion about allowing medical marijuana use in Minnesota. “This could be us.” Rep. Rod...
May 9, 2014 - 9:19pm
May 8, 2014
Negotiators agree to new type of ‘Jesse checks’
ST. PAUL — Farmers, homeowners, renters and businesses would share $103 million in a second round of Minnesota tax cuts after negotiators worked out a compromise that is expected to pass the Legislature next week. Lawmakers from both parties hailed the agreement Thursday, saying...
May 8, 2014 - 7:52pm
Minnesota Legislature’s end is near
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House takes up medical marijuana today in what could be a debate lasting well into the night while pieces fall into place on tax and spending bills as the Minnesota Legislature nears the end of its 2014 session. Debate on the much-discussed proposal to...
May 8, 2014 - 7:38pm
May 7, 2014
Minnesota House passes Women’s Economic Security Act
ST. PAUL — New Minnesota mothers would more likely keep their jobs under the Women’s Economic Security Act, its supporters say. The House gave the measure its approval Wednesday, 104-24, with the Senate expected to follow suit. The bill that passed is a compromise between slightly...
May 7, 2014 - 9:34pm
May 5, 2014
Lewis & Clark out of House bonding bill
WORTHINGTON — According to District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, the Lewis & Clark Regional Water project may be left out of the Minnesota House of Representative’s bonding bill. Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, said he was informed Friday by Capital Investment Chair Rep. Alice Hausman...
May 5, 2014 - 8:00pm
April 29, 2014
House OKs bill to phase out part-time peace officers
ST. PAUL — There are 175 licensed part-time peace officers in Minnesota, and a bill awaiting Senate consideration would ensure that number never increases. The House Monday passed 97-26 the bill that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from hiring new part-time peace officers,...
April 29, 2014 - 8:58pm
April 10, 2014
Senate passes second tax bill, different from House measure
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Senate on Thursday approved a second tax-cut bill that pretty much matches the total dollar number of tax breaks representatives approved earlier, but the two chambers go different routes to get there. Senators voted 57-6 for their $100 million tax-break...
April 10, 2014 - 8:53pm
April 8, 2014
Minnesota House could take medical marijuana vote
ST. PAUL — Minnesota state representatives could face a decision later this legislative session about whether to approve marijuana for medical use, even though a medical marijuana bill is stalled. Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, plans to offer an amendment that would allow medical...
April 8, 2014 - 9:02pm
April 3, 2014
House budget bill leans toward greater Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Much of the money in the Minnesota House’s plan to tweak the state’s two-year budget would go to greater Minnesota. “We focused on rural Minnesota and greater Minnesota,” House Majority Leader Erin Murphy, D-St. Paul, said, because many rural parts of the state...
April 3, 2014 - 9:08pm
March 16, 2014
Home at last
LUVERNE — It was a heartfelt dedication ceremony on Saturday as Sheryl Staeffler’s new home was completed by Southwestern Minnesota Habitat for Humanity, along with friends, family and community members. After Staeffler’s husband died two years ago, the family needed to change...
March 16, 2014 - 9:15pm
March 13, 2014
House OKs plugging school lunch funding hole
ST. PAUL — Minnesota students would be guaranteed school lunches if senators agree with a House vote. By 130-0, representatives Thursday approved pumping $3.5 million into the school lunch program. The action came after a February report showed some school districts refused to...
March 13, 2014 - 8:42pm
March 10, 2014
Panel approves online voter registration bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s online voter registration system moved a step closer to winning the Legislature’s blessing Monday. The Senate Elections Subcommittee voted unanimously to approve a bill that authorizes the system that Secretary of State Mark Ritchie put in place in September...
March 10, 2014 - 10:23pm
March 6, 2014
House passes $500 million tax cut
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House passed a $500 million tax cut Thursday and the governor announced he wants to trim taxes $616 million, but the Senate is headed for smaller cuts. Democrats said the bill representatives passed 126-2 would provide tax relief to nearly 1 million Minnesotans,...
March 6, 2014 - 8:14pm
February 25, 2014
Propane aid begins legislative session
ST. PAUL — Providing financial aid to Minnesotans struggling to pay heating bills in this polar vortex of a winter came first as the state Legislature launched its 2014 session Tuesday, with work also beginning on an effort to cut $600 million in taxes. The session’s opening...
February 25, 2014 - 8:42pm