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A 'Greater' session? Opinions on rural Minnesota benefits vary
Making it pink -- WHS senior ag students paint tractor as final class project
Minnesota West preparing for annual Kids' College
Bird shows, sales canceled in Iowa for 2015
Likely candidate O'Malley already planning Iowa visit
Minnesota West: Four new Lady Jays signed to play basketball
Iowa state track: Sheldon boys distance medley team seventh
Trapshooting: WHS shooters are on target
Section 3A South track and field: Luverne boys, girls race to front
Iowa State Track and Field: Sheldon 6th in 4x800; Sibley-Ocheyedan's Wolter 15th in shot
Column: A bogus case against a trade bill
Column: WHS students play Trivia Crack -- and the bigger game of life
Column: Hillary's hypocrisy
As others see it: Disconnect for a day
Letter: Legislative session "a failure to voters"
Richard (Rick) White
Lorraine M. (Cassens) Lawrence
John Thomas Carroll
Keeston Patrick Thier
Marcella Margaret Cummiskey
Legion longevity: Lease, Meier recognized for continuous membership
Column: Worthington's unexpected link to Sherwood Forest
Religion briefs: May 21
Column: A disheveled commencement
Looking Back: 2010 -- Worthington's Hardy Rickbeil dies at 101
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Voss 90th birthday
Schulz 50th anniversary
Pearson 90th birthday
Oldham 95th birthday
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May 17, 2013
Funnel clouds spotted in Jackson County
JACKSON -- The Jackson County Sheriff's Office received multiple reports of funnel cloud sightings during a storm that moved through the county Friday night. A citizen reported seeing one of the funnel clouds touch down, but no trained tornado spotters made similar reports. The...
May 17, 2013 - 11:30pm
May 3, 2013
Southwest Minnesota receives disaster declaration
WORTHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday signed a presidential disaster declaration for Nobles, Rock, Jackson, Murray and Cottonwood counties...
May 3, 2013 - 9:47pm
April 30, 2013
Editorial: Need for disaster declaration is clear
While we've known for more than two weeks that damage from April's ice storm and subsequent snowstorm was significant, it has now been officially quantified. A letter forwarded Friday to President Barack Obama by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton indicated that more than $26.2 million of...
opinion / editorials
April 30, 2013 - 12:00am
April 12, 2013
Region works to recover
WORTHINGTON -- Area counties are hard at work cleaning up fallen limbs and trees following this week's ice storm and snowstorm, and power companies continue reducing the number of residents without electricity. Meanwhile, the Nobles County community of Ellsworth is still feeling...
April 12, 2013 - 9:57pm
March 15, 2013
Jackson County hopes to peel away the past
JACKSON -- Peeling paint on the ceiling of the courtroom inside the Jackson County Courthouse will soon be inspected in hopes of revealing what may be original ornamentation and stenciling inside the century-old structure. Janice Fransen, Jackson County Coordinator, said the potential...
March 15, 2013 - 9:39pm
February 12, 2013
Letter: Area Red Cross chapter seeks volunteers
Every eight minutes, American Red Cross members respond to a disaster in our nation. If you would like to be part of the Red Cross team, we need volunteers that would like to go to fires, set up shelters when disaster victims are displaced, provide assistance and assess damages after...
opinion / letters
February 12, 2013 - 12:00am
January 15, 2013
Minnesota DWI arrests on the decline
More than 2,500 impaired drivers statewide were arrested in December, according to a recently released DPS report. The DPS enforced a similar DWI crackdown in 2011 and made a total of 2,600 DWI arrests in Minnesota. "Our goal with these campaigns is to educate about the importance...
news / crime
January 15, 2013 - 9:25pm
November 22, 2012
Mobile meth lab found in region
JACKSON -- The Jackson County Sheriff's Office discovered a mobile meth lab last week while investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle on a vacant farm site. Deputies responded to the report on Nov. 15 at the farm site in Section 4 of Ewington Township. Zachariah Swanson, 35,...
news / crime
November 22, 2012 - 10:17pm
October 2, 2012
Jackson County DFL event Thursday
LAKEFIELD -- The Jackson County DFL will host a meet the candidates forum from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the VFW in Lakefield. Candidates scheduled to be in attendance include House District 22B candidate Cheryl Avenel-Navara of Worthington, Senate District 22 candidate Alan Oberloh...
October 2, 2012 - 9:19pm
August 10, 2012
On the Ballot 2012: William Tusa
Name: William Tusa Occupation: Farmer What prompted you to run for county commissioner? I have served on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners since being elected in 2008. I feel the people of our county need someone who is willing to respond to their needs and problems. I feel...
August 10, 2012 - 9:46pm
On the Ballot 2012: Mike Handzus
Name: Mike Handzus Occupation: Farming What prompted you to run for county commissioner? After studying the discrepancies that exist between the way county government deals with issues, versus the views of the majority of the individuals that they are elected to represent, I felt...
August 10, 2012 - 9:44pm
On the Ballot 2012: Richard Erickson
Name: Richard Erickson Occupation: I am a farmer in Minneota Township. I milked cows for 30 years, and now I have beef cattle with my son. What prompted you to run for county commissioner? I have had the interest in it for awhile. I feel I'm at the point in my life I can dedicate...
August 10, 2012 - 9:42pm
Minnesota Department of Human Services commissioner pays visit to Worthington
WORTHINGTON -- Counties from across the state, and particularly those in southwest Minnesota, can share horror stories about clients on publicly...
August 10, 2012 - 9:38pm
August 3, 2012
Data: August 3, 2012
Accidents LAKEFIELD -- The Minnesota State Patrol, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Lakefield Fire Department and Lakefield Ambulance responded to a one-vehicle crash at 2:59 p.m. Thursday on Minnesota 86, five miles north of Lakefield. Eugene Sunderman, 69, of Windom was driving...
data / crime
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
Citations: Aug. 3, 2012
The following charges have been filed in area district courts: Cottonwood County July 16: Vincent Warren Pederson, St.
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am