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Stillwater to approach flood stage
Gardens galore: Monday's tour will provide scholarship to area female
Sheriff issues no wake zone at Lake Okabena
'The Wall that Heals': Visitors, veterans pay their respects at Vietnam memorial replica in St. Paul
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, Schuster rink, Diggins up for ESPY Awards
COMMENTARY: Brian Murphy: Twins' snakebit season eroding one battered player at a time
Timberwolves enter draft night facing big decision
Worthington Gun Club results
The Drill: The game with the funny name is growing in popularity
Projections show South Dakota winter wheat yield up 90 percent from 2017
Fareway, Variety team up to present bicycles
27 new foods, 5 new vendors announced for Minnesota State Fair
Sun Mart in Fergus Falls closing
Cub Foods co-founder dies Sunday:Charlie Hooley and his brother opened the first Cub Foods store in Fridley in 1968
Place a Business Announcement
Silent auction opens gateway for giving
N.Y. State of Mind: Terrifying test drives
Many help make summer theatre season possible
Commentary: Still waiting for a talk with my dad
Letter: There's hope for people with mental health conditions
David Dean Hartman
Richard "Dick" Merle Duba
Nancy Lee Dirks
Arthur Broekhuis, Jr.
No-cook sauce? No problem for Arugula Walnut Pesto
Group teaches dads to give gift of time, teaches children 'this is what a father does'
Commentary: Family ranch is a special place, not just for the ones who live there now
Commentary: One good 'act of Momness' remembered 40 years later
Commentary: Are you connecting with your children?
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Wayne and Judy Zinnel
Jim & Sharon
Larry and Phyllis Rogers
Probate of Vernon G. Engelkes
City of Worthington planning commission notice of public hearing
Data: Nov. 27, 2017
Transcript released in fatal YouTube stunt in northwestern Minn.
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April 21, 2018
Council OKs regional park application; Worthington Hockey Association looking for ice arena improvements
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council on Wednesday authorized city staff to apply for a regional park designation on the former Prairie View Golf Links property. The Greater Minnesota Regional Park and Trails Commission has classified 47 parks and trails within the state...
April 21, 2018 - 9:30am
April 11, 2018
City officials lambast bill that would reduce Worthington’s state funding
WORTHINGTON — A new bill being heard today by the Minnesota House Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division is drawing ire from Worthington officials. The bill (HF 3830), chief authored by District 31B Rep. Cal Bahr, R-East Bethel, would shift local government aid (LGA)...
April 11, 2018 - 8:45am
October 31, 2017
Letter: Tax bill effect on LGA is 'overstated'
By Dave Smiglewski, Mayor of Granite Falls and President, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities In a recent letter to the editor, Rep. Steve Drazkowski overstated the impact the state’s 2017 tax bill will have on local government property tax levies.
October 31, 2017 - 10:55pm
Tax bill has multiple dividends for region
PAUL — The tax bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Mark Dayton is headlined by $650 million in tax cuts. However, it also includes language that specifically impacts the Worthington area and southwest Minnesota. Worthington half-cent sales tax A measure in the bill allows the...
May 31, 2017 - 6:10pm
May 4, 2017
Letter: Leadership lacking at state level on LGA
It is with great disappointment I see that local government aid is again the target of Minnesota Legislators as an area to cut funding. Since 2002, LGA funding has been sporadic at best. Cities with low to moderate property values and lower median incomes have, in an effort to provide...
May 4, 2017 - 10:00pm
April 26, 2017
Local leaders hope for best with LGA, CPA
WORTHINGTON — With less than a month to the deadline and a surplus of $1.65 billion, the Minnesota Legislature needs to come to an agreement soon on how to spend the state’s money. Among the arguments between Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders in the House and Senate is...
April 26, 2017 - 8:05pm
January 31, 2017
Weber pushes bill for more local state aid
ST. PAUL — New legislation introduced Monday won’t see any objections from Minnesota mayors. The bill, authored by District 22 Sen. Bill Weber, R-Luverne in the Senate and District 12B Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck in the House, calls for $45.5 million in additional funding...
January 31, 2017 - 9:34pm
January 11, 2015
Set for an urban vs. rural fight for state aid
ST. PAUL — The push in this year’s legislative session to funnel more state goodies to Greater Minnesota and away from the core cities appears likely to intensify debate over a program that’s been a source of urban-rural friction for years: local government aid. Republicans...
January 11, 2015 - 6:34pm
October 26, 2010
Candidates separated over LGA
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's three major governor candidates picked up their rural campaigns in recent weeks, after a barrage of Twin Cities debates and fund-raising needs keep them off the farm and out of many communities. Campaigning away from big-city lights features one favorite question,...
October 26, 2010 - 7:53pm
September 28, 2010
Column: Emmer's plan pulls plug on property taxpayers
HIBBING -- In his plan to redesign government, Tom Emmer, Republican candidate for governor, has proposed cutting property tax relief programs...
September 28, 2010 - 12:00am
August 23, 2010
As others see it: A snub of rural cities
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer is being chastised for not attending a forum of major governor's candidates involving rural cities -- and rightly so. By refusing the invite of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, Rep. Emmer falls into the same category as fellow...
August 23, 2010 - 12:00am
June 15, 2010
County opts for hiring freeze
WORTHINGTON -- After considerable discussion on how to cut nearly $750,000 from the 2011 budget as a result of lost state aid, Nobles County Commissioners Tuesday night ultimately decided to direct department heads to get creative. With budget talks fast approaching, commissioners...
June 15, 2010 - 9:28pm
Editorial: Flowers will bloom once again
In March, the Worthington City Council -- as a result of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's plan to substantially reduce local government aid -- resolved to not have flowers lining downtown Worthington streets this year. A savings of $6,500 (not a large amount, but a savings nevertheless) would...
April 15, 2010 - 12:00am
March 10, 2010
Column: According to this Republican, it's time to protect communities
ALBERT LEA -- As a former Republican legislator from Greater Minnesota, it pains me to see polarization at the state Capitol having such a profound command over current outstate legislators' actions.
March 10, 2010 - 12:00am
February 27, 2010
New tax would spare LGA cuts
BEMIDJI -- A proposal by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities would tax non-essential personal care services and digital music downloads to raise an additional $60 million in state revenue. If adopted, the bill also would freeze Gov. Tim Pawlenty's "unallotment" of cities'...
February 27, 2010 - 12:00am