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ALC adds a new social worker position
Shapiro & Smith Dance Company to host workshops, perform in Worthington
LSS celebration’s nutrition program’s 10th anniversary in Worthington
Winterfest medallion found
College basketball: Bluejays win in small, tight gym
College basketball: Lady Jays win without Noid
For Jaxon Nelson, different is good
Prep roundup: Pipestone Area wins Big South Conference wrestling tournament; Three Trojans seniors place first
Gymnastics: Trojans score over 141, top Blue Earth Area
Column: Academia may now be beyond satire
Column: Heavyweight match -- Lewis vs. Trump
Letter: Minimum wage can’t remain at current level
Health care bill offers ‘real solutions’
Letter: Weber’s ‘bait and switch’ on health care
Shirley A. Thoreson
Leonard F. Hieronimus
Patricia Ann Nelson
Janet Lucille Belz
Disheveled Theologian: The poetry of grace
Looking Back: 2007 -- Hoffman, Hagen earn special Chamber honors
Herb chicken and mushrooms easy, elegant dinner favorite
A fast-food salad you’ll want to make at home
Column: Nose for news and all other noses once were pressed into these
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Five generations: Ebeling family
Wachter 95th birthday
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Enterprise Funds 2017 Adopted Budget
2017 Minnesota City Summary Budget Statement
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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. Both banks share a similar culture...
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
March 9, 2015
Open water on Lake Okabena
March 9, 2015 - 9:10pm
March 5, 2015
Cleaning up Lake Okabena
WORTHINGTON — The state of Lake Okabena’s health took center stage during the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District’s meeting earlier this week. For years, the Worthington lake has produced pungent summer algal blooms and given off a murky appearance — far from the clear, clean...
March 5, 2015 - 7:44pm
December 11, 2014
WORTHINGTON — Jay and Lisa Milbrandt of rural Worthington are now enjoying the fruits of their labor in the form of small jars filled with...
December 11, 2014 - 8:31pm
December 9, 2014
Area farmers learning from cover crop plantings
OKABENA — Thursday’s Cover Crops Field Day in Okabena included a panel of Jackson County farmers Jerry Ackermann and Dave Christoffer, as well as Nobles County farmer Jerry Perkins. All three are considered pioneers in the area for incorporating cover crops on their fields and...
December 9, 2014 - 3:25pm
December 1, 2014
Too close to the lake
WORTHINGTON — Members of the Okabena-Ocheda-Bella Clean Water Partnership Joint Powers Board have officially requested to be involved in any future discussions on the transition or potential reuse of Worthington’s municipal golf course, Prairie View Golf Links, should the course...
December 1, 2014 - 8:26pm