Skip to main content
Former New York Mills teacher acquitted of charge alleging sexual contact with student
Inmate recaptured after walking away from Clay County Jail annex
What we know about the Al Franken accusations and responses
Three arrested following shooting in Fergus Falls
Minn. man dies following snowmobile crash
Vikings' Zimmer says blocked kicks weren't Forbath's fault
Wild rally, beat Avalanche in shootout
Gophers' rivalry skid nearing record for futility
Scott Rall: I hope your list is really long
Murphy helps No. 14 Minnesota roll past UMass
Column: There’s plenty to celebrate on Thanksgiving
Column: Hospice care includes many non-cancer diagnoses
Letter: Let’s be honest about MinnesotaCare expansion costs
Letter: Time to ‘Ring the Bell’ to help in Nobles County
Letter: To respect the flag, stand for it
Jerome (Jerry) Nikle
Mildred R. Robinson
James "Jim" W. Kinsman
Douglas Dale Kleve
'Tis the season for wine bargains
Solts get new fence thanks to help from neighbors, friends
Talking turkey: St. Mary’s youths offer cooking tips
The great canned pumpkin hunt: Fans won't let Festal go
My honest list of thanks
out and about
Olson 80th birthday
Koob 98th birthday
Carlsbeek 50th anniversary
Brock 65th anniversary
Winter 98th birthday
Data: Nov. 20, 2017
Data: Nov. 13, 2017
Data: Nov. 11, 2017
Data: Nov. 10, 2017
Data: Nov. 9, 2017
November 11, 2017
Large municipal liquor stores thrive, smaller stores a mixed bag in 2016
REGIONAL — A recent report from State Auditor Rebecca Otto found that large municipal liquor stores in southwest Minnesota did very well in 2016. Worthington brought in $460,363 in profits, Pipestone $149,826, Jackson $121,900, Windom $130,701 and Luverne $83,486. Each of the...
November 11, 2017 - 7:52am
July 4, 2017
Patriotism abounds in Okabena on Independence Day
July 4, 2017 - 8:12pm
June 26, 2017
Wedding reception led to 100 years of Post family’s farm ownership
OKABENA — In 1915, Lakefield residents Harm and Mary Post attended a wedding reception at the Milbrath farm in Section 18, Rost Township, Jackson...
June 26, 2017 - 2:47pm
April 13, 2017
Okabena to discuss future of bar and grill
OKABENA — The Corner Pocket Bar & Grill is the nesting place for Okabena residents who want a burger, cup of coffee, or even a Shirley Temple. It’s also the town’s municipal liquor store, offering on- and off-sale beer and liquor. The city will host a public meeting at...
April 13, 2017 - 7:01pm
February 20, 2017
Fire destroys vacant home near Okabena
OKABENA — The Brewster Fire and Rescue and Heron Lake Fire departments responded to a house fire Monday afternoon at 86806 340th Ave., west...
February 20, 2017 - 9:11pm
December 21, 2016
Letter: Why we should not eliminate the Electoral College
Our Founders in their infinite wisdom created the Electoral College to ensure the STATES were fairly represented. Why should one or two densely populated areas speak for the whole of the nation?The following list of statistics has been making the rounds on the Internet and it should...
December 21, 2016 - 7:31am
September 24, 2016
Currie State Bank, First State Bank of Okabena announce merger agreement
CURRIE -- Currie State Bank and the First State Bank of Okabena announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which First State Bank of Okabena will be merged into and become a branch of Currie State Bank pending regulatory approval.
September 24, 2016 - 1:53am
July 4, 2016
Classic car on a classic holiday
July 4, 2016 - 9:13pm
March 24, 2016
‘Long-term investment’: Board members give details on 157-acre purchase
WORTHINGTON — For nearly five years, the District 518 school board mulled over what to do about the increasing enrollment in the district....
March 24, 2016 - 8:56pm
February 25, 2016
Making a difference: Watersheds offer programs to improve water quality
WORTHINGTON — Heron Lake Watershed District Administrator Jan Voit said the work her staff does within the watershed district is on a willing...
February 25, 2016 - 8:20pm
February 2, 2016
Swimming program receives grant
WORTHINGTON — The high waves of Lake Okabena made Karen Molitor nervous when she was a little girl learning how to swim. “To this day I’m...
February 2, 2016 - 7:18pm
November 12, 2015
Cashing in on cover crops: Benefits range from better drainage and weed control to livestock forage
OKABENA — Rural Lakefield farmer Jerry Ackermann has planted cover crops for several years now, and while it has been a learning process, he’s...
November 12, 2015 - 9:38pm
July 5, 2015
Children have a blast at Okabena's Fourth fest
July 5, 2015 - 9:05pm
June 22, 2015
Letter: "Amazing Race" event was appropriately named
By Les Knutson, Heron Lake On behalf of the 16 people who were fortunate enough to participate in the Heron Lake-Okabena Community Foundation’s “Amazing Race” on June 13, I would like to express our collective appreciation to all of the planners and organizers of this special...
June 22, 2015 - 9:48pm
April 8, 2015
Prairie View to be studied for water quality impact
WORTHINGTON — Since discussions first began to circulate about the future of Prairie View Golf Links and whether it will remain a viable 18-hole golf course, conversations have also flowed about keeping the course in public ownership as a way to protect water quality. Now, the...
April 8, 2015 - 8:36pm