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Investigation shows Scotland train derailment resulted in $1.08M in damages
S.D. Highway Patrol increasing use of sobriety checkpoints statewide
Capital Chatter: Minneapolis could stop Wells Fargo dealings due to pipeline finances
Sculpture tour’s success in Stillwater prompts expansion for next year
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
WHS gymnastics: Trojans make big jump in gym
Prep hockey: Windom Area rallies past Worthington
Area prep basketball: Trojans tame Tigers 39-35
Prep wrestling: Trojans wrestlers beat Luverne, W/ML
Prep basketball: Tigers claw Trojans
Letter: Plenty of good opportunities are right here in Worthington
As others see it: Tax, bonding, health care need special session
Column: The media are still looking down on working-class America
Column: Reinvigorating renewable energy in southern Minnesota
Column: You wanted anti-establishment? Hold on.
Joshua Joe Staples
Laurence L. Konradi
James (Jim) Kuhl
Nellie Van Santen
First Lutheran Church welcomes pastor Jeanette McCormick
First Lutheran Church welcomes pastor Jeanette McCormick
Disheveled Theologian: The Santa Boat
Looking Back: 1991 -- Wind chills up to 50-below close schools
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
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Vortherms 90th birthday
Carter 65th anniversary
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August 1, 2016
Column: Should we all be Democrats now?
HILADELPHIA -- A longtime Republican friend texted just as the Democratic National Convention was burying itself in balloons: "I'm sorry," she said, "I'm a Democrat." Another Republican friend called after President Obama spoke Wednesday night: "I'm sorry," he said. "I'm a Democrat."...
August 1, 2016 - 8:54pm
July 28, 2016
Column: Night and day
PHILADELPHIA -- If political conventions tell us anything beyond the predictable, the one held last week in Cleveland and the other going on this week in Philadelphia pose contrasts so stark that one wonders if the two groups hail from the same country. Hint: One of them didn't present...
July 28, 2016 - 9:13pm
July 21, 2016
Column: You know what they say ...
CLEVELAND -- Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but plagiarism, not so much. This is especially so if you're Melania Trump on opening night at the Republican National Convention. Or, is it? By the reaction, both within and without the campaign, you'd have thought the...
July 21, 2016 - 9:01pm
July 19, 2016
Column: Who will keep us safe?
WASHINGTON -- Nice, France. Of all places. But of course a terrorist in love with death would choose one of the world's most beautiful coastal cities to mow down innocents in a moment of celebration. There are no words. Over the next few days, as Republicans convene in Cleveland...
July 19, 2016 - 9:06pm
July 15, 2016
Column: Eye of the beholder
NEW YORK -- By now most Americans know the name of Dallas Police Chief David Brown -- and quite a few wouldn't mind seeing him play a larger national role. I hear Republicans are looking for a substitute nominee. Brown is admired not only as a defender of law and order but also...
July 15, 2016 - 9:17pm
July 11, 2016
Column: America's killing fields
WASHINGTON -- Horror. Shock. Disbelief. Numbness. Grief. Anger. And terrible sadness. These fractured thoughts were all I could muster upon waking Friday to news of the ambush on Dallas police. They were still fresh in my mind from the night before when I'd turned in early,...
July 11, 2016 - 9:13pm
July 5, 2016
Column: Bill-gate, again
WASHINGTON -- But of course Bill Clinton wants his wife to become president of the United States and make history as the nation's first female commander in chief. Why, he'd be pleased as punch and proud as proud can be. Plus, it would be tons of fun to return to the White House as...
July 5, 2016 - 6:23pm
June 29, 2016
Column: Double trouble for Trump
WASHINGTON -- Watching Hillary Clinton beaming sidewise on stage as Elizabeth Warren taunted Donald Trump brought the Wrigley twin ditty to mind: Double your pleasure, double your fun, with double good, double good, Doublemint gum. Instead of two happy twins riding a tandem...
June 29, 2016 - 8:35pm
June 27, 2016
Column: Brexit, meet Trexit
WASHINGTON -- With Britain's vote to leave the European Union, did Donald Trump just win the presidential election? On the surface, this may seem an odd question, but the concerns that led a majority of Brits to vote "leave" on Thursday are similar to those that have catapulted...
June 27, 2016 - 9:37pm
June 22, 2016
Column: Trump's pivot to Damascus
WASHINGTON -- If you turned on cable TV news Monday, chances are good that you caught Corey Lewandowski fibbing that he doesn't have a clue why Donald Trump fired him as his campaign manager. Of course he knows. In a series of interviews on several shows, Lewandowski dodged every...
June 22, 2016 - 9:22pm
June 20, 2016
Column: Repeat, retreat and reload
WASHINGTON -- The arguments for and against gun control are so familiar by now, we might as well hit replay and skip the debate. In the wake of the horrific murders of 49 people in an Orlando gay nightclub, America is re-enacting the usual drama: Politicians repeat past arguments,...
June 20, 2016 - 10:26pm
June 15, 2016
Column: There he goes again
WASHINGTON — From Shanghai to Paris to Moscow, the world has been watching to see how the U.S. election is affected by the latest terrorist bloodbath on our soil, this time in the shadow of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Newspapers in those cities and in many others focused attention...
June 15, 2016 - 10:54am
June 8, 2016
Column: A Florida mourned
ORLANDO — Standing on my hotel balcony in the predawn hours, I gaze out over several dimly illuminated swimming pools abutting a small manmade lake and a golf course. Beyond the grassy carpet now black with night stretches a vast darkness that ends at a thin strand of lights marking...
June 8, 2016 - 9:54pm
June 6, 2016
Column: GOP surrenders to the dark side
WASHINGTON — With the surrender of House Speaker Paul Ryan to the Trump crusade, it is fair to wonder what the Republican Party stands for. Ryan’s endorsement of Trump, which appeared in an op-ed the speaker wrote for his hometown paper — rather than before a gaggle of reporters...
June 6, 2016 - 9:10pm
June 2, 2016
Column: Once a great notion
OXFORD, Md. — It was such a marvelous idea: The United States of America. Obviously, we’ve never really pulled it all together under one hat, but it has always seemed that at least we were striving for a more perfect union. No more. Something changed — and quickly, as history...
June 2, 2016 - 9:40pm