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E. coli discovered again at Blue Mounds State Park
Darling Drive, Hagge Street and Schaap Drive to be improved
U.S. labor secretary touts parental leave during Twin Cities visit
Airman identified as shooter in Grand Forks Wal-Mart
In triplicate: Rural Adrian beef producer sees year of multiples
Section 3AA softball: Pipestone Area gets revenge
Section 3A baseball: Windom Area advances to title game
Section 3A boys tennis: Johnson, Luverne doubles pair headed to state
Prep baseball: Baseball playoffs open with tight contests
Prep softball: Big matchups on the horizon
Column: Clinton's compulsive speechifying
Column: A bogus case against a trade bill
Column: WHS students play Trivia Crack -- and the bigger game of life
Column: Hillary's hypocrisy
As others see it: Disconnect for a day
Alma R. Spronk
LeiLani "Loni" Klaassen
Lorelei A. Romo
Legion longevity: Lease, Meier recognized for continuous membership
Looking Back: 1990 -- Bigelow church preparing to mark 75th anniversary
Column: Worthington's unexpected link to Sherwood Forest
Religion briefs: May 21
Column: A disheveled commencement
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Schulz 50th anniversary
Voss 90th birthday
Pearson 90th birthday
Oldham 95th birthday
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April 5, 2015
Preschool plan may need more cash for classrooms, officials say
MOORHEAD — In Joelle Hofer’s Jump Start preschool classroom, the 4- and 5-year-olds started their Thursday afternoon session by spelling “hello” and “today” and figuring out the date. After that, it’s “work” time, which for 4-year-olds, is playing. Looking on...
April 5, 2015 - 9:24pm
January 20, 2015
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
October 8, 2014
Column: The flat line on pay raises
WASHINGTON — Why haven’t you gotten a raise? In the past few years, corporate profits have climbed ever higher. Legions of unemployed people are now finding gainful employment, with joblessness finally falling below 6 percent. Meanwhile, if you’re anything like the average...
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October 8, 2014 - 10:22pm
September 25, 2014
Direct farmer payments out, new safety net in
ST. PAUL — Complex is about to replace controversial in federal farm policy. The much-maligned practice of the federal government paying farmers, whether they needed it or not, is going away. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stopped in St. Paul Thursday to announce its...
September 25, 2014 - 7:56pm
April 16, 2013
Senators approve own pay raises
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators voted themselves and other state officials pay raises Tuesday with no debate. The only mention of the raises, part of a larger bill funding several state agencies, in the Senate came when bill sponsor Sen. Tom Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids, quickly described...
April 16, 2013 - 11:04pm
December 5, 2012
Fulda Raiders pay tribute to longtime coach Carroll
FULDA -- Nearly three decades ago, Heron Lake first cousins Tom Hady and Rick Haberman were participating in a junior high track and field meet at Fulda. They remember well an enthusiastic young Raiders' coach with a bullhorn who was continually shouting out instructions telling all...
December 5, 2012 - 8:49pm
March 13, 2012
Outdoorsmen willing to pay higher fees
ST. PAUL -- It is not something heard much around the Legislature: people suggesting fees they pay go up. But Minnesota anglers and hunters did just that Tuesday and the Senate natural resources committees complied, backing a bill that ups fees to replenish a fund running out of...
March 13, 2012 - 9:43pm
March 8, 2012
GOP wants to use reserves to pay back schools
ST. PAUL -- Republicans want to use some of the state's surplus to pay back schools across Minnesota. "I think it is a higher priority to pay back our debt than to have cash on hand," Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, said Thursday. Garofalo, House education chairman, suggested...
March 8, 2012 - 9:48pm
February 22, 2011
Wind farm developer to pay county, townships for road damage
WORTHINGTON -- Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday approved a modification to the development agreement between the county and enXco that will have the company paying for necessary road repairs rather than contracting for the work to be done. The initial agreement stated the company...
February 22, 2011 - 8:56pm
January 18, 2011
Sanford settles claim with EMTs for overtime pay
WORTHINGTON -- Sanford Medical Center Worthington has settled a claim with the U.S. Labor Department after a complaint-based investigation revealed...
January 18, 2011 - 8:33pm
December 29, 2010
Salary comparison for county officials in southwest Minnesota
WORTHINGTON -- The Murray County commissioners opted for the third year in a row to freeze their annual salary at $18,544, something they said they did to help meet their budget and so they could take better care of their county employees. They also decided to leave their per diem...
December 29, 2010 - 8:22pm