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Transportation brings together Bakk, Dayton
What is the real cost?
Dayton seeks to give State of State address March 25
Nuclear plant unit shut down; operators investigate fire alarm
Bringing medals home: WHS Academic Decathlon team wins awards at state
Section 2A girls basketball: HL-O advances to showdown with Loyola
Section 3A boys basketball: Central over Southwest
Scott Rall: Bending the ESA to a false end
Section 2AAA girls basketball: Trojans come back, but not enough
Trevor Wietzema chooses Dakota Wesleyan
Letter: Too many cooks in the Capitol project
Letter: ‘Right to work’ actually a misnomer
Letter: What school is best for your child?
Column: The GOP -- a tragedy in 52 acts
Column: AIPAC pummels the president
Leslie "Les" Kallsen
Helen M. Steffen
Richard B. Clauson
A real puzzler: Pat Loosbrock puts together works of art, piece by piece
Column: The good part
Looking Back: 1965 - Worthington plays host to National Junior College Wrestling Tournament
Column: Hay! Did you know about our town's wonder crop?
Out & About: Feb. 27-March 7
Out and About
Lamfers 80th birthday
Grube 80th birthday
Erdman 80th birthday
Moser 85th birthday
Data: March 5, 2015
Data: March 4, 2015
Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
Data: March 3, 2015
Data: March 3, 2015
February 19, 2015
As others see it: Focus on fixing MNsure
The rollout was rough. Minnesotans got an earful of that. But we never heard how rough. Until now. This week the Office of the Legislative Auditor released a thorough — and thoroughly thrashing — review of MNsure, Minnesota’s state-run health-insurance exchange, our piece...
opinion / editorials
February 19, 2015 - 4:50pm
February 18, 2015
Advocates of paid family leave push for new program
ST. PAUL — Coming off a session in which they raised the minimum wage and provided increased workplace protections for women, some DFL lawmakers launched an effort Wednesday to secure paid family leave for all workers in the state. “This bill represents an opportunity for businesses...
February 18, 2015 - 8:59pm
Farmers look to Legislature for expansion paths
ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers want state leaders to help them expand to new markets. They are ready to enter a new era of producing crops that can be made into products ranging from rope to ink, but rural legislators say some laws must change first. House and Senate committees...
February 18, 2015 - 8:32pm
February 17, 2015
Change may come to invasive species decal law
ST. PAUL — Many resort owners and boaters strongly object to a new law written to stop invasive species from spreading through Minnesota waters, and they have been heard. Legislators are looking into whether to scuttle the law, passed in 2012, or to tweak it into something more...
February 17, 2015 - 8:33pm
February 16, 2015
More privacy in amendment
ST. PAUL — Legislators from both major parties want to amend the state Constitution to keep electronic communications private, much as already is required for paper documents. “In today’s world, every intimate detail of our lives exists in a digital format,” Sen. Branden...
February 16, 2015 - 9:49pm
Ag educator bills introduced
ST. PAUL — Two proposals have been introduced in the Minnesota Legislature to help relieve what is called an agriculture educator crisis. Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, is chief author for the bills, one of which would establish a grant program to pay ag educators to work with...
February 16, 2015 - 9:47pm
Minnesota native and Russian TV actor comes out as gay
DULUTH — Duluth native Odin Biron — possibly the most famous American actor in Russia — publicly came out as gay last week in a New York Magazine profile. A star of the popular “Scrubs”-like “Interns” and of a critically acclaimed theater production in Moscow, Biron...
February 16, 2015 - 9:46pm
Broadband appetite grows in Upper Minnesota River Valley
APPLETON — Work comes before play in the countryside, so it should come as no surprise that economic needs are driving a growing appetite to develop broadband service in the five rural counties served by the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission. Policy-makers...
February 16, 2015 - 9:43pm
Dancing to the top
WORTHINGTON — Three Worthington High School seniors have the honor of finishing out their high school sport careers at the big dance — literally. Nicole Prins, Laura Koepsell and Katherine Luke have earned positions on the Minnesota All-State Dance Teams. The trio will step...
February 16, 2015 - 9:40pm
Letter: State should control its education dollars
By Leroy Vetsch, Brewster You would think that hard-working Americans would expect that the federal government would get out of the funding of education. Just think how education could improve in Minnesota if we could keep our tax dollars in our state and let our state and local...
opinion / letters
February 16, 2015 - 4:42pm
February 15, 2015
MN road system big and complex
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers might soon vote to spend as much as $8 billion over the next decade on the state’s roads and bridges, a system that is massive and complex and controlled by hundreds of governmental bodies across. Experts say most people, understandably, have...
February 15, 2015 - 8:37pm
How vulnerable is Minnesota to climate change?
Drought. Extreme heat. Heavy downpours. Air pollution. Vector-borne diseases like tick-borne and the West Nile virus. Flooding. Those climate hazards present major challenges to the quality of life in Minnesota, and Wadena County has some of the most vulnerable populations in the...
February 15, 2015 - 8:34pm
Second body found in Lake Benton
LAKE Benton — A second body was recovered from the icy waters of sprawling Lake Benton in southwestern Minnesota Saturday afternoon bringing to an end a grueling two-week long search for two people missing after their vehicle went into the lake while on an ice fishing outing. Lincoln...
February 15, 2015 - 8:28pm
February 13, 2015
Clean and green: Two WHS students take environmental advocacy message to St. Paul
WORTHINGTON — Worthington High School senior Adyiam Kimbrough and junior Kenneth Garcia spent Groundhog Day at the state capitol lobbying for a cleaner future for Minnesota. The pair are strong advocates for the environment and took their message to St. Paul to speak with legislators...
news / education
February 13, 2015 - 10:12pm
Schomacker co-authoring bill for state's family farmers
ST. PAUL — Many farmers have been facing an unwanted predicament over the past few years when it comes to supporting capital bond levies, especially as it relates to schools. Some may want to support the proposals, but if they do they know they will pay ten times more than a city...
news / politics
February 13, 2015 - 10:03pm