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Chillin' at Winterfest
Holiday music at Prairie in full swing
Chamber Singers to ring “The Bells of Christmas” at 2 p.m. Sunday
Time is of the essence
Fulda lights up the night
WHS basketball: Girls, boys sweep Windom Area on road
Boys basketball: MLA rallies
Boys hockey: WHS hockey team scores three goals but falls to Winona/Cotter
Girls basketball: Adrian trips Heron Lake-Okabena
Gymnastics: Trojans start strong in Hendricks
Column: Stepping out in faith
Column: After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over
Column: The election really was rigged
Column: The post-truth era of politics
Column: Enrichment opportunities abound in 2017
Geneva J. Strolz
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
Our region was major supplier of early engines for Humvees
Disheveled Thelogian: A feast, a robbery and a reason to give thanks
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December 8, 2015
FBI looking into $28,500 deposit in California shooters’ account
WASHINGTON — Syed Rizwan Farook recently took out a $28,500 loan from an online lender, a source said Tuesday, before he and his wife killed...
December 8, 2015 - 2:56pm
February 17, 2015
Water & Light Commission supports council decision
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Water and Light Commission unanimously approved an amendment to the HRA loan for the Rising Sun Estates project Tuesday. The amendment had originally been approved Feb. 10 by the Worthington City Council. It involves deferring the payments and interest...
February 17, 2015 - 8:29pm
November 5, 2014
PurNet approved for county revolving loan funds
WORTHINGTON — Responding to the first request in about a decade, Nobles County Commissioners on Tuesday approved awarding $446,120 from the county’s revolving loan fund to assist a Worthington business expansion project. PurNet, Inc., requested a loan to help defray costs of...
November 5, 2014 - 2:03am
October 14, 2014
A time to say thanks
LUVERNE — With back-to-back natural disasters — an ice storm in 2013 and flooding early this summer — Rock County Administrator Kyle Oldre...
October 14, 2014 - 8:06pm
March 26, 2014
Tears flow on both sides of payday loan debate
ST. PAUL — Tears flowed freely Wednesday as senators debated what normally is a rather dry issue: loans. Some people cried because it appeared lawmakers wanted to end short-term “payday loans.” Others cried because they blamed their loans for financial problems. The Senate...
March 26, 2014 - 8:11pm
March 24, 2014
Council gives FOTA grant, loan
WORTHINGTON — Judie Wendt-Johnson said the Friends of the Auditorium is in a financial bind. “Over the last 17 years, I have been involved with the Friends of the Auditorium. I’ve witnessed a lot of wonderful things we have done for the auditorium and I want to continue that...
March 24, 2014 - 10:41pm
April 30, 2013
New non-profit helps Lake Park homeowners
LAKE PARK, Iowa -- The Lake Park Housing Authority (LPHA), a recently formed nonprofit organization, began accepting applications Monday for...
April 30, 2013 - 11:16pm
April 8, 2013
Council approves six figure loan for 36-unit townhouse project
WORTHINGTON --Citing a housing need and an opportunity to reinvest into the community, the Worthington City Council approved a loan to the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) during its regular meeting Monday night. The council approved a loan in the range of $600,000 to $800,000,...
April 8, 2013 - 11:10pm
July 23, 2012
City approves loan to hotel developers
WORTHINGTON -- It took more than 90 minutes of discussion and questions, but in the end the Worthington City Council unanimously approved the $400,000 bridge loan to the Lexington Hotel Development (LHD), contingent on the stipulation that all of the personal guarantees are verified....
July 23, 2012 - 10:52pm
May 7, 2012
AGCO receives $740,000 USDA loan
JACKSON -- Since 1990, Federated Rural Electric of Jackson has offered more than $3.6 million in low- or no-interest loans to help businesses...
May 7, 2012 - 8:46pm
October 30, 2011
Pipestone business benefits from Microenterprise Loan Program
PIPESTONE -- Kids-N-Kare Day Care Center of Pipestone recently received loan assistance from the Southwest Initiative Foundation's (SWIF) Microenterprise Loan Program. Kids-N-Kare Day Care Center, located at 725 Second St. N.W., was started in Pipestone in 1994 and currently serves...
October 30, 2011 - 7:22pm
October 18, 2011
SWMHC gets boost from Nobles County
WORTHINGTON -- A revised plan that would relocate Southwestern Mental Health Center (SWMHC) offices into a new Worthington facility boost got...
October 18, 2011 - 9:16pm
April 2, 2010
New communications project puts Lismore on technological cutting edge
LISMORE -- Since 1907, Lismore Cooperative Telephone Co. has strived to provide the best communications technology possible despite its rural...
April 2, 2010 - 12:00am
February 25, 2010
Water system gets grant
JEFFERS -- Safe drinking water will be provided to 125 connections, mostly residences, in Jackson, Cottonwood and Murray counties, thanks to a $819,000 grant and a $1,768,000 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Red Rock Rural Water System. "It'll give them an opportunity...
February 25, 2010 - 12:00am
February 18, 2010
Broadband group to get $12.7M
WORTHINGTON -- The Southwest Minnesota Broadband Group (SWMBG), composed of nine rural communities in southwest Minnesota, has been awarded $12.7 million in grant and loan funds to expand broadband Internet access in the region. In an announcement made by Sen. Amy Klobuchar's office...
February 18, 2010 - 12:00am