Skip to main content
Jackson County Fair’s poultry barn is music to the ears of 4-H’ers
Nobel Peace Prize winner urges young people not to put limits on themselves
Klobuchar praises Clinton for elevating women worldwide
Lauderdale man charged with shooting at five Somali men
UPDATED: Police arrest protesters outside governor’s home
All welcome at 34th annual Fun Run
Amateur baseball: Region 13C playoffs begin Wednesday
Wolter: Random thoughts in a fleeting summer
Worthington U15 soccer team wins state championship
VFW baseball: Luverne VFW strikes fast, wins District 3 tournament
Letter: Trip to Paris is May highlight for exchange student
Column: Trump set the table for Clinton
Editorial: Time to support our schools
Letter: Protect Nobles County citizens from e-cigarette
Column: Protecting innovation and trade secrets
Colbert (Corky) Bassett
Ruth C. Reid
Raymond J. Loeschen
Looking Back: 2006 -- City, YMCA approved deal for new Y facility
THE SCHIZ: Barber keeps on clipping at downtown Worthington shop
Column: A memorable — and cold — arrival in Worthington in 1872
Column: Father knows best
Looking Back: 2006 -- Reisdorfer honored with statewide nursing award
Out and About
Birth: July 26, 2016
Birth: July 22, 2016
Birth: July 20, 2016
Davis 85th birthday
Bullerman 85th birthday
Data: July 27, 2016
Data: July 26, 2016
Summons to establish custody
Data: July 25, 2016
Data: July 23, 2016
December 18, 2014
Column: America's spooks are haunted
AUSTIN, Texas — The spooks are spooked. Not by anything that foreign enemies might do to America — but by what our CIA and its political overseers did to America. By “America,” I mean the essence of our country: our ideals and the moral values we hold up as a beacon...
December 18, 2014 - 7:59am
December 11, 2014
Column: Fomenting the fear of foreigners
AUSTIN, Texas — Gosh, has it been two whole years since Republican leaders vowed to reach out to Latino voters with “a more welcoming, inclusive message” and “positive solutions on immigration”? My how time flies when you’re having elections. The GOP’s “outreach”...
December 11, 2014 - 3:45pm
December 10, 2014
Column: Obama's legacy may be a tortured one
AUSTIN, Texas — An old bumper sticker offered a stinging response to the Bush-Cheney regime’s enthusiasm for waterboarding: “Impeach Bush,” it urged. “Torture Cheney.” Bush and Cheney escaped unscathed. The Senate has just released an astonishing report detailing...
December 10, 2014 - 7:34pm
December 2, 2014
Column: Truth - the first casualty of war
By JIM HIGHTOWER, OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — Reflecting on World War I, California Senator Hiram Johnson famously said: “The first casualty when war comes is truth.” Actually, in America’s recent wars, officials have slaughtered the truth even before the fighting. The...
December 2, 2014 - 5:01pm
September 9, 2014
Column: You just can't make this stuff up
AUSTIN, Texas — Just in the United States, the cosmetics industry pulls in some $70 billion a year in sales of what’s commonly called “makeup.” But lipstick, mascara, eye shadow, and the like aren’t the only kind of makeup the cosmetic giants are peddling. For years,...
September 9, 2014 - 11:40am
September 4, 2014
Column: A military mission that’s never-ending
AUSTIN, Texas — Ready or not, here we go again. The Pentagon is barreling back into the chaos of Iraq. Apparently, “Mission Accomplished” is “Mission Never-ending.” The government says that, for now, America will only provide jet fighters, drones, weaponry, humanitarian...
September 4, 2014 - 7:19pm
July 30, 2014
Column: Astounding legal corporate tax thievery
AUSTIN, Texas — Did you scramble to get your taxes done this year at the last minute? Yeah, me too. I really didn’t mind paying what I owe — but I hate having to pay the taxes owed by the likes of JPMorgan Chase, ExxonMobil and Amazon. They’re just a few of the astonishingly...
July 30, 2014 - 5:33pm
July 23, 2014
Column: Wall Street thieves should be ashamed ... and shamed
By JIM HIGHTOWER, OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — When Wall Street wrongdoer Citigroup accepted what the media hailed as a whopping $7-billion penalty for defrauding its own investors and wrecking our economy, the bank’s CEO just shrugged, saying: “We believe that this settlement...
July 23, 2014 - 4:17pm
June 30, 2014
Column: Bracing for an attack by veterans
AUSTIN, Texas — From 1776 forward, Americans have opposed having soldiers do police work on our soil. But in recent years, Pentagon chiefs have teamed up with police chiefs to circumvent that prohibition. How? By militarizing police departments. Through the little-known “military...
June 30, 2014 - 5:20pm
June 16, 2014
Column: Should you connect smart homes to smart phones?
By JIM HIGHTOWER, OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — In my unstinting effort to keep you up-to-the-moment in the digital world of “what’s happening next?”, allow me to introduce you to two terms you might not have encountered in your own busy world. First comes the “Internet...
June 16, 2014 - 8:45pm
June 4, 2014
Column: Don't shed too many tears for Pfizer
By JIM HIGHTOWER, OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — Gosh, you’ve got to feel sorry for Pfizer. The poor drug giant has to pay taxes in our country, so it’s leaving. When I say “poor” drug giant, I don’t mean Pfizer is broke or in the poor house. No, no, the pill peddler is...
June 4, 2014 - 9:56pm
May 28, 2014
Column: Striking gold for doing Wall Street's bidding
By JIM HIGHTOWER, OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — First, Wall Street’s government bailout restored the banksters who wrecked our economy to full prosperity. Now, it’s paying off very handsomely for the bank overseers who orchestrated the bailout. For example, as chairman of the...
May 28, 2014 - 5:41pm
May 16, 2014
Column: Our lawmakers are back in the saddle
By JIM HIGHTOWER, OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — They’re back. They’re rested. They’re ready! I’m talking about our Congress critters. They’ve returned to their workplace after enjoying a badly needed and two-week-long Easter vacation. After all, it had been a full four...
May 16, 2014 - 9:35pm
May 12, 2014
Column: Occupying the Koch brothers' lobby
By JIM HIGHTOWER, OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — The gabillionaire Koch brothers feel entitled to occupy the people’s elections, barging in with sacks full of corporate cash. So, how would the brothers feel if the people barged into their political affairs? To find out, a few...
May 12, 2014 - 4:31pm
April 22, 2014
Column: Engineering away consumer and states' rights
By JIM HIGHTOWER, OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — In 79 A.D., a volcanic eruption buried Pompeii in ash. Nearly 2,000 years later, an eruption of hot legislative ash is spewing from Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) is threatening U.S. consumers. Pompeo is the right-wing Congress critter...
April 22, 2014 - 5:22pm