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Lawmakers strongly deny police report of 'making out': Both say description of encounter in park is false
Target cuts another 235 Twin Cities jobs
Planning commission will not revisit Stower Drive zoning
Crash near Heron Lake
UND administrator arrested in Minnesota on prostitution charges
Prep volleyball: Worthington grits out win over Fulda
Prep volleyball: Jackson County Central comes together for win
Prep volleyball: Tracy-Milroy-Balaton ousts Windom Area; Southwest Christian sweeps Luverne
Iowa prep volleyball: Harris-Lake Park splits; Sheldon goes 1-2
Prep girls soccer: Worthington falls in last-second heartbreaker
Column: Alaska's Mount McKinley is conservatives' newest molehill
Letter: What can we do to control lake algae?
Column: Jeb Bush's foot-in-mouth problem
Column: Trump, Ramos meant for each other
Letter: Union strong? JBS employee thinks not
Leo Henry Baumgard
Thomas B. Cobb
Vernice E. Ward
Merlyn "Moe" Schubert
Column: A change of view
Looking Back: 2005 -- Area comes to aid in aftermath of Katrina
Column: Worthington's women helped build our economy
Religion briefs: Aug. 27
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Chapa 55th anniversary
Jacobsen 60th anniversary
Rutzen 85th birthday
Fiola 100th birthday
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Motion granted: Venue of Fraga trial moved to Lyon County
August 14, 2015
Jeb Bush pays visit to Iowa State Fair
DES MOINES, Iowa — No endorsements were made, but Jeb Bush got the next best thing Friday from the top three Republicans in Iowa — personal time at the Iowa State Fair. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst welcomed the former Florida governor to the fair early Friday and Gov....
News / politics
August 14, 2015 - 9:39pm
August 13, 2015
All aboard: Union Pacific spends $5.3 million to improve railway in Nobles County
WORTHINGTON — Finding a vacant hotel room in Worthington might be difficult come next week. Union Pacific Railroad has booked rooms for...
August 13, 2015 - 9:26pm
Bolan pleads guilty to credit card fraud
WORTHINGTON — Donald Bolan, 34, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, pleaded guilty to one count of financial transaction card fraud in Nobles County District...
August 13, 2015 - 9:23pm
August 11, 2015
Ocheyedan is ready for Days of Olde
OCHEYEDAN, Iowa — In the front window display of Main Stay Market in Ocheyedan, it’s evident that Days of Olde has arrived once again. The three-day event offers options for the entire family to mingle with neighbors and friends at one of the last hurrahs before school begins...
August 11, 2015 - 9:19pm
August 4, 2015
Road Closure in Dickinson County, Iowa
UPDATE: The road has been reopened to traffic. SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Dickinson County road M56 is closed between Iowa Highways 9 and 71 at Spirit Lake and 160th Street near Elinor Bedell State Park until further notice due to a crash.
August 4, 2015 - 3:26pm
August 2, 2015
Movie theater sweethearts: Sibley theater owners hope to find buyer for business
SIBLEY, Iowa — The first reel of Larry and Aileen Pedley’s life together began at the Max Theatres in downtown Sibley in the year 1962. “She...
August 2, 2015 - 9:19pm
July 30, 2015
Perry dials back on Christian appeal while campaigning in Iowa
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — Rick Perry bragged to an Iowa barbeque crowd about the strong economy back in Texas, drew laughs comparing President Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter and won applause vowing to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. But in a state where evangelicals wield political influence,...
News / politics
July 30, 2015 - 9:04pm
July 29, 2015
Farmers Appreciation Days to take place for 31st time
LAKE PARK, Iowa — Lake Park will celebrate its 31st annual Farmers Appreciation Days this weekend. The festivities will begin Friday with a Golf Fun Night at the Silver Lake Country Club. Saturday is filled with fun events for the entire family. “There are going to be vendors,...
July 29, 2015 - 9:47pm
Construction, public hearing top Osceola County agenda
SIBLEY, Iowa — The Osceola County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday for a public hearing on the transfer of land in the county’s Enterprise Park. Likewise, the board approved easement agreements with three property owners near Harris, Iowa, for an upcoming construction project. Osceola...
July 29, 2015 - 9:46pm
Leaders: Work needed to reduce minority disparities in Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa needs to do more to reduce disparities in the number of minorities in the state’s criminal justice system, state and community leaders said Wednesday, expressing hope that an upcoming summit will focus attention on the issue. Gov. Terry Branstad and other...
July 29, 2015 - 9:38pm
Branstad's chief of staff is resigning
DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad’s chief of staff Matt Hinch says he is resigning for a career in the private sector. Hinch announced his plans in a news release Wednesday, but did not provide details about his next job. His last day in the governor’s office will be Aug....
July 29, 2015 - 9:37pm
July 28, 2015
Poultry industry rebuilding itself, but still wary of bird flu recurrence
DES MOINES, Iowa— Poultry and egg producers are gradually rebuilding stocks hard hit by avian influenza with the help of $700 million in federal...
News / agriculture
July 28, 2015 - 9:43pm
Grassley staffer hosting office hours
SIBLEY, Iowa — Sen. Chuck Grassley’s regional director based in Sioux City, Iowa, Jacob Bossman, will have local open office hours in Osceola and Lyon counties on Monday. The office hours provide an opportunity for Iowans to obtain casework assistance or to express views. Bossman...
July 28, 2015 - 9:40pm
Data: July 29, 2015
Accidents WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Police Department investigated a crash reported at 11:04 a.m. Tuesday from the intersection of Minnesota 60/Oxford Street. Ambulance WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Ambulance was dispatched at 9:15 a.m. to Travelodge Hotel for a female...
data / police
July 28, 2015 - 9:38pm
As others see it: Iowa Dems must make sure the votes are there
Legislature are frustrated by the governor’s veto of supplemental school funding. There are plenty of reasons to explain their frustration: * The veto dismantled weeks of arduous negotiations between Republican and Democratic lawmakers. * The Iowa Association of School Boards...
opinion / editorials
July 28, 2015 - 9:10pm