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Winterfest 2015 adds new events
Bill puts teacher evaluations to the test ... again
Sanford to offer cholesterol screenings during Winterfest
Wrestling: CL/G-LR crowns two champs; Worthington dominates in Hartley, Iowa
Boys basketball: Pfeffer, Huska help Windom Area win in OT
Girls basketball: Thier, Adrian shine
High school hockey: Sengvongxay leads Luverne boys
True Team gymnastics: JCC, Worthington get good taste of state
Column: Spirit Week celebrated at Worthington Christian School
Column: Turning a deaf ear to the world
Column: Taxpayers suffer under IRS priorities
Column: When the pope talks ...
Letter: Winners named in Elks essay contest
Dewis Emalyn Ahlberg
Doris M. McClain
Dennis A. Roning
Nathan O. Skattum
Revving for retirement: Ricker leaves full-time ministry after almost 20 years at First Lutheran
Looking Back: 1940 - Steamed turned into blades of new turbine at Worthington power plant
Column: On a mild, windy January day, some storm stories
Out & About: Jan. 16-31
'Birdman,' 'Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar nominations
Out and About
Goedken 90th birthday
Clark 85th birthday
Van Ede 50th anniversary
Graff 70th anniversary
Data: Jan. 25, 2015
Data: Jan. 23, 2015
Regular School Board Meeting Minutes for December
School Board Work Session for January
Special School Board Meeting January
January 25, 2015
Bill puts teacher evaluations to the test ... again
ST. PAUL — Minnesota could join the dozen states that use teachers’ job performance, not how long they’ve taught, as the primary factor when school districts cut staff. The change is a top priority for the new Republican leadership in the Minnesota House. For it to become...
6 hours 48 min ago
Legislative agenda for 2016: Pass bonding, go home?
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is likely to hold a session next year, even if the Senate has to meet in a heated tent. Legislative leaders have been considering skipping a 2016 session because the Senate chamber and most hearing rooms will be closed as part of the three-year...
6 hours 59 min ago
January 23, 2015
Democrats say they helped Greater Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Democrats think they are getting a bum rap by Republicans who say that Greater Minnesota has been ignored in recent years. A move to treat Greater Minnesota right was the GOP focus for much of last fall’s House campaign and has intensified since then....
January 23, 2015 - 10:13pm
January 22, 2015
Business tax cuts on table
ST. PAUL — Improving the Minnesota economy will be difficult, a representative sponsoring the Republican House’s top priority says. Even so, Rep. Ron Kresha said Thursday, “there is no excuse to throw up our hands and admit defeat.” The Little Falls lawmaker took members...
January 22, 2015 - 8:12pm
Work on ‘people’s house’ to proceed
ST. PAUL — Minnesota citizens will have more space and senators less space when a $273 million state Capitol renovation project is completed two years from now. “There is a winner here: the people of Minnesota,” said Paul Anderson, a former state Supreme Court chief justice,...
January 22, 2015 - 8:03pm
January 21, 2015
Bringing mental health first aid to Minnesota
PIPESTONE — The National Council of Behavioral Health says that it is more likely to come in contact with someone having an emotional difficulty than someone having a heart attack or choking on a piece of food in a restaurant. However, when people typically think about first...
January 21, 2015 - 8:39pm
State ignores 2007 meatpacker rights law
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota state department has not followed a law to notify meatpacking plants and workers about protections the state provides. Pointing to a bookshelf full of Minnesota laws, Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles said Wednesday, “one of them sort of got lost.” The...
January 21, 2015 - 8:34pm
Nursing home officials say lack of state funds hurts residents
ST. PAUL — Minnesota nursing home workers can earn more money by working at Fleet Farm, Dairy Queen and a sugar beet processing plant than helping the elderly, nursing home administrators across the state complain. That means, they told a House committee Wednesday, that nursing...
January 21, 2015 - 8:32pm
Anti-abuse bill puts children first
ST. PAUL — Hank Marotske’s mother allowed her children one meal a week. “That pot of whatever she cooked had to last a week,” he said. When the food ran out one time, his mother caught Marotske trying to sneak food out of a cabinet. “She threw me from the counter, across...
January 21, 2015 - 8:30pm
January 20, 2015
MNsure hits 100,000 mark in enrollment for this year
ST. PAUL — MNsure hit the 100,000 mark of enrollees Tuesday as Minnesota continues to set state records for the percentage of people with health insurance coverage. Last year, the state-run health insurance program reached that mark Feb. 21. “As we enter the final weeks of this...
January 20, 2015 - 10:02pm
Rural Minnesota groups announce funding wants
ST. PAUL — A pair of Greater Minnesota organizations seeks more than half of an expected $1 billion state budget surplus for their priorities. The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and the Greater Minnesota Partnership announced Tuesday that their top funding requests include...
January 20, 2015 - 9:47pm
Minnesota looks at new nursing home funding method
ST. PAUL — Minnesota will do a better job caring for its senior citizens if nursing homes are paid based on their quality of care and the area’s average pay, backers of a nursing home funding reform bill say. Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, and Sen. Tony Lourey, D-Kerrick,...
January 20, 2015 - 7:36pm
January 19, 2015
Letter: Committee will work for all in agriculture
The first hearings for the Minnesota House Agriculture Finance Committee have taken place, and I’m pleased with how the committee has taken shape. I’m honored to be the ag finance chair, and I believe this is the most bipartisan, diverse, geographically balanced group we’ve...
opinion / letters
January 19, 2015 - 6:04pm
January 18, 2015
Studying Minnesota budget busters
ST. PAUL — When Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton proposes a budget later this month, he’s likely to talk a lot about transportation, workforce development and child care tax credits. But the shape of his budget already will have been determined by a long, slow process: the gradual,...
January 18, 2015 - 7:45pm
January 16, 2015
Dayton to propose buffer zones bordering all state waters
SAM COOK Forum News Service BROOKLYN PARK — Gov. Mark Dayton announced Friday that he will propose legislation calling for vegetative buffer zones 50 to 60 feet wide bordering all waters of the state, with the regulation to be enforced by the Minnesota Department of Natural...
news / politics
January 16, 2015 - 9:51pm