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Supreme Court revives parts of Trump travel ban order
Supreme Court to hear baker's religious objection to making cake for gay couple
Kushner firm's $285M Deutsche Bank loan came just before Election Day
Currie man slated for jury trial for murder
Minn. counties prepare for the worst over tax mistake that could cost them millions
Lynx rally past winless Stars
Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers in playoff
Youth soccer: Worthington U17 boys win Bursville FireCup tournament
When will Hughes, Pressly rearrive to fortify bullpen?
Ryu wins NW Arkansas Championship
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
Faith Conversations: Wife moving forward after sudden death ministry partner
Column: 4-H speaking inspires, prompts memories of grandfather
Why do squirrels strip tree bark?
John H. Korfe
Donald H. Brockberg
Marie H. Muck
Column: Slip away to a luxury weekend at your Hotel Thompson
Disheveled Theologian: Treasure hunting
Looking Back: 1967 -- 1923 WHS graduate speaks at 100th Carleton commencement
Column: What became of those magic pills that cut fuel costs in half?
WHS 70th reunion
out and about
Munns 70th anniversary
Hoefker 60th anniversary
Abrahamson 50th anniversary
Luitjens 25th anniversary
Data: June 25,2017
Regular School Board Meeting Minutes May 2017
Nobles County Public Works Facility reroof proposals
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Supreme Court revives parts of Trump travel ban order
August 13, 2011
Column: Taking pride in our German heritage
WORTHINGTON -- I think we have to go to New Ulm these days to find a German restaurant. There once were more of them through the region -- at least there were more restaurants operated by people with German origins. The old story was that a man at a German restaurant complained to...
August 13, 2011 - 12:00am
May 24, 2008
Column: A Memorial Day homage to Civil War veterans
WORTHINGTON -- It is fitting, now and again, to remember the men who first observed Memorial Day. These were the Union Army veterans of the Civil War. The boys in blue organized themselves not as the American Legion, not as the VFW, but as the GAR, the Grand Army of Republic. After...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
May 17, 2008
The colorful life - and tragic death - of Speed Holman
WORTHINGTON -- Maybe Worthington loved Charles Holman. Speed Holman. Or, maybe only some people at Worthington came to love Holman. Surely he was a romantic figure. Now and again one of these columns hits on a topic or a personality which stirs a swirl of comments. People read lately...
May 17, 2008 - 12:00am
May 10, 2008
Happy 150th to the great state of Minnesota
WORTHINGTON -- Well -- we are almost there. We sleep one more time and then - Sunday is the big day -- Minnesotans will celebrate Minnesota's 150th birthday. Minnesota, hats off to thee! Happy birthday! Many, many more! There will be much in Minnesota to see and do all year long....
May 10, 2008 - 12:00am
May 3, 2008
Column: We were once the Saudi Arabia of hay
WORTHINGTON -- This is the time we have waited for and we are getting impatient. It is spring. It is time to plant. Only one thing stands in the way. Winter. Now and again I have heard people saying how great it would be if only there could be a harvest without a planting -- walk...
May 3, 2008 - 12:00am
April 19, 2008
Column: Flying into Worthington: 78 years ago
WORTHINGTON -- Northwest Airlines is no more. After 82 years, Northwest Airline's identity was erased Monday when the pioneer Minnesota airline merged with Delta Air Lines, creating the world's largest air carrier. The announcement of the merger stirred memories of the long ago...
April 19, 2008 - 12:00am
April 12, 2008
Column: Think spring: Here's a love story
WORTHINGTON -- Now and again a story or an interview from a day long gone will come mind. I thought lately of a wonderful love story. I talked with Achsah Payton Christensen at Slayton in 1984, when she was 91. (Achsah is from the Bible, she said; she cited the verses from Joshua...
April 12, 2008 - 12:00am
April 5, 2008
Column: Men who spoke up against popular opinion
WORTHINGTON -- Adolf Hitler "is a real friend of the common man in Germany." Adolf Hitler "has done more for the German people ... than any past or present ruler in Europe." Herr Hitler "walks quite democratically down the street, and men and women stop in their tasks to look, smile...
April 5, 2008 - 12:00am
March 29, 2008
Column: Getting the story on a few famous people
WORTHINGTON -- This was a while ago. A girl said to me, "You worked for newspapers for a long time, didn't you?" "Yes," I said, "I did. I still do, more or less. Less than more." "The reason I mention this," the girl said, "I would like to work for a newspaper some day." "Do you...
March 29, 2008 - 12:00am
March 22, 2008
Column: There seems to be horse stories everywhere
WORTHINGTON -- If you are keeping a list, there is one more reason for drinking coffee or, at least, for having coffee close at hand. If you should be called to help with a horse brought down by encephalitis -- sleeping sickness -- you will need coffee. A Texas veterinarian, Ben...
March 22, 2008 - 12:00am
March 15, 2008
Column: Warming up to long-ago visits by the circus
WORTHINGTON -- "Write something about summer," a woman said. She was shaking a finger at me. "I am sick and tired of winter. You tell a summer story." What? Roses in bloom? Picnic? Walk around the lake? What? Now and again this column has focused on circuses. Circuses are summer....
March 15, 2008 - 12:00am
March 8, 2008
It's been fun to stay at Worthington's YMCA - since 1891
WORTHINGTON -- Mark Shepherd came up with a surprise. Mark was searching on the Internet when: "I came across something curious. I noticed a reference on the Minnesota Secretary of State's Web site to an incorporation filed on June 20, 1891 for 'The Young Men's Christian Association...
March 8, 2008 - 12:00am
March 1, 2008
Column: Worthington's link to a wild west tradition
WORTHINGTON -- We can scarcely walk through downtown Worthington without having fleeting thought of Buffalo Bill. I mean: There, on the corner of 10th Street and Fourth Avenue, is Buffalo Billfold Co, owned by Bill and Lauri Keitel. Leather creations of many descriptions, all made...
March 1, 2008 - 12:00am
February 23, 2008
Column: Construction was everywhere in 1892 Worthington
WORTHINGTON -- Jennie Covey, Nellie Stevens and Marguerite Wright probably will ride on a Turkey Day float for their class reunion. Jennie, Nellie and Marguerite are the Worthington High School Class of '92 (1892). This year brings their 116th anniversary.
February 23, 2008 - 12:00am
February 16, 2008
Column: They were working on the railroad - back in 1870
WORTHINGTON -- I drove east on 60 one of these February mornings to get a winter glimpse of that two-mile railyard Union Pacific developed between Worthington and Brewster through the summer past. I kept the speedometer at 60; I didn't want to dawdle in Highway 60 traffic. Still,...
February 16, 2008 - 12:00am