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Worthington Middle School Festival of Music event is Monday evening
Heron Lake-Okabena students gather 'Coins for Kids'
Doubt remains in Daubt; Democrats have concerns about new House speaker
Windom schools say no to winter weather
Education, research and new treatments assisting people with diabetes
Prep boys hockey: Luverne skates away from Worthington
Prep boys basketball: Antes sinks nine threes as Windom Area survives JCC
Prep gymnastics: Worthington soars to 140.175
Prep girls basketball: Jackson County Central tops Windom, SWC beats Canby
Prep wrestling: Four from Worthington get into Riot semifinals
Column: Substitute teachers a key component of District 518
Column: Elizabeth Warren, godmother of sorts
Column: Worthington Christian School offering program tonight on 'The Trees of Christmas'
Letter: Letter on Christmas wasn't meant to be negative
Column: Energy industry -- CO2 is good for us
Anita Rose (Ling) Siegmann
Florence "Kip" Gee
Cyril F. Gengler
Teresa Marie Stofferan
Season's jottings: Newsroom staffers share Christmas memories
Column: If Worthington builds it, they sure would come
The pageantry of it all
Looking Back: 1964 - Armour helps Worthington hit employment high
HO, HO, HO: Koster has jolly time standing in for Santa
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Probst 80th birthday
Schubert 90th birthday
Amundson 100th birthday
Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
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May 12, 2014
Thirsting for water
WORTHINGTON — As if Worthington’s need for water wasn’t dire enough with the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System hinging on the generosity of state legislators and a bonding bill, the state’s environmental agency is now threatening to shut down a Lincoln-Pipestone Rural...
May 12, 2014 - 10:43pm
May 9, 2014
‘I’m proud to be a flip-flopper’
ST. PAUL — Rep. Leon Lillie set the stage for a memorable and emotional Minnesota legislative debate. “This stuff is personal,” the North St. Paul Democrat said Friday regarding discussion about allowing medical marijuana use in Minnesota. “This could be us.” Rep. Rod...
May 9, 2014 - 9:19pm
May 8, 2014
Negotiators agree to new type of ‘Jesse checks’
ST. PAUL — Farmers, homeowners, renters and businesses would share $103 million in a second round of Minnesota tax cuts after negotiators worked out a compromise that is expected to pass the Legislature next week. Lawmakers from both parties hailed the agreement Thursday, saying...
May 8, 2014 - 7:52pm
Minnesota Legislature’s end is near
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House takes up medical marijuana today in what could be a debate lasting well into the night while pieces fall into place on tax and spending bills as the Minnesota Legislature nears the end of its 2014 session. Debate on the much-discussed proposal to...
May 8, 2014 - 7:38pm
May 7, 2014
Minnesota House passes Women’s Economic Security Act
ST. PAUL — New Minnesota mothers would more likely keep their jobs under the Women’s Economic Security Act, its supporters say. The House gave the measure its approval Wednesday, 104-24, with the Senate expected to follow suit. The bill that passed is a compromise between slightly...
May 7, 2014 - 9:34pm
May 6, 2014
MN Senate OKs medical marijuana
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans suffering conditions they feel only marijuana can help cheered Tuesday as senators overwhelmingly approved using extracts from the plant for medical uses. Meanwhile, state representatives prepared to debate the issue as early as Friday. “This is restricted...
May 6, 2014 - 9:51pm
Water system a symbol of bonding debate
ST. PAUL — Southwest Minnesota’s long-awaited water project has become the poster child for those who say the legislative public works funding process is flawed. Republicans in the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday said that the need for water should trump projects like...
May 6, 2014 - 9:46pm
May 5, 2014
Lewis & Clark in Senate bonding bill for $13 million
WORTHINGTON — Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian said he believed the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System would receive a significant amount of money once the Senate bonding bill was released. When the final projects included in the $1 billion bill were unveiled Monday morning,...
May 5, 2014 - 7:44pm
May 2, 2014
Competing medical pot bills advance in state legislature
ST. PAUL — Competing bills for medical marijuana advanced at the state Capitol on Friday, but not without changes in a Senate committee hearing and significant questions during another hearing in the House. The House bill would give patients access to medical marijuana, but...
news / politics
May 2, 2014 - 10:06pm
Iowa Senate approves subpoena resolution, adjourns
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate adjourned for the year Friday after granting a committee power to subpoena witnesses to continue investigating alleged scandals in the administration of Gov. Terry Brandstad over the summer. Half the Senate and all 100 House seats will be...
May 2, 2014 - 9:56pm
May 1, 2014
Editorial: It's crunch time for bonding bill
Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian was an invited guest of Gov. Mark Dayton for Dayton’s State of the State address Wednesday night, which just goes to show much southwest Minnesota has become a focal point of a current statewide debate on how big the next bonding bill should be. By now,...
opinion / editorials
May 1, 2014 - 11:33am
April 28, 2014
Letter: Include Lewis and Clark project in bonding plan
By District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake One of the final pieces needed to complete the 2014 legislative session puzzle is the approval of a capital investment proposal, or bonding bill. This legislation allows Minnesota to borrow money in order to fund statewide construction...
opinion / letters
April 28, 2014 - 4:57pm
Column: Time is ideal to raise bonding cap
By JERRY DAHL, Minnesota Rural Counties Caucus MAHNOMEN — Governor Dayton renewed his call last week on Minnesota legislators to bust past their self-imposed, bipartisan ceiling on funding public works statewide — as did House Capital Investment Chair Alice Hausman, DFL -St....
opinion / columns
April 28, 2014 - 4:54pm
April 25, 2014
Medical marijuana bill advances
By CHRISTOPHER SNOWBECK, St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL — The long and winding road for medical marijuana in Minnesota continued Friday as a Senate health committee voted in support of a legalization bill. Advancing on a 7-3 vote, the bill received bipartisan support and opposition,...
news / politics
April 25, 2014 - 9:28pm
April 24, 2014
Minnesota lawmakers consider GMO label
By ANDREA PARROTT, Session Daily ST. PAUL — A “produced with genetic engineering” label could one day make its appearance in Minnesota stores. Rep. Karen Clark, D-Minneapolis, is sponsoring a bill to regulate disclosure of genetically engineered food and seed. The House...
news / politics
April 24, 2014 - 9:27pm