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South Dakota tests ethanol blend in state vehicles
By succeeding with dyslexia, principal shows kids they can, too
New taxes have benefited outstate Minnesota, think tank says
ADFA hosts magic show for the second time
College baseball: West struggling at the plate
College softball: Lady Jays experience long weekend of frustration
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Prep sports: Windom baseball team falls; Adrian softball team splits
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Column: The lesson of 'Camp David'
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Column: Going crazy in a crowd
Editorial: Worthington is not alone with mall woes
Cynthia Sue Iedema
Kenneth C. Bain
Dorothy L. Becker
Class of 2014: Moo already pursuing career in auto mechanics
Column: From Stefanson to Swanberg, and to Worthington
Church participates in Angel Gown Program
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Column: An epiphany in St. Paul's Cathedral
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Odenbrett 80th birthday
School Board Minutes from March
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Summary of Ordinance No. 1079
April 16, 2014
Solar panel project in the works in Farmington
FARMINGTON — A Farmington intersection may soon look different if a proposed project is approved next week by the City Council. Great River Energy, which provides energy for Dakota Electric Association, is proposing to build a 60-panel solar energy system on the southeast corner...
April 16, 2014 - 8:55pm
April 9, 2014
Then and now: one year after the ice storm
WORTHINGTON — One year ago, residents in southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa woke up to a disaster. The sound of tree branches falling like rain broke the nighttime silence as ice covered the region. Power was lost in cities and farms across southwest Minnesota and northwest...
April 9, 2014 - 9:26pm
May 5, 2013
Power system still needs work
WORTHINGTON -- It's been nearly a month since ice-coated power lines caused thousands of wooden poles to snap and transmission structures to tumble, yet a drive through the countryside shows the massive amount of restoration work yet to be done. Rick Burud, general manager of Nobles...
May 5, 2013 - 11:45pm
April 18, 2013
Can't catch a break: lightning cuts power to 800
WORTHINGTON -- By 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nobles Cooperative Electric restored power to nearly all of its Nobles County members -- at least until 7:30 p.m., when it went out again for some residents. "Last night at about 7, we felt we had pretty much everyone restored, except a few that...
April 18, 2013 - 9:00pm
April 17, 2013
Image: A 'thank you' meal
Members of the Grand Prairie Rockets 4-H Club serve supper to the linemen who have been helping restore power to Nobles Cooperative Electric members Wednesday night at the co-op office north of Worthington. During the last week, the cooperative received numerous donations of water...
April 17, 2013 - 11:14pm
Update: 258 Nobles Co-op Electric customers without power
1 p.m. Wednesday update: WORTHINGTON - As of 1 p.m., 258 members of Nobles Cooperative Electric are without power. We hope if bad weather doesn't move in, and things go right, to get all members affected to less than 100 by this evening. 8 a.m. Wednesday: WORTHINGTON - Crews from...
April 17, 2013 - 8:37am
April 16, 2013
Federated completes power restoration in Jackson County
JACKSON - Federated Rural Electric in Jackson turned on the last residential meter Monday night with line crews done by 7 p.m. with residential outage restoration. At the peak of Federated's ice storm outages were as high as 2,200 in Jackson County. "While we are thrilled that the...
April 16, 2013 - 10:28am
Update: Nobles Co-op Electric outages down to 587
WORTHINGTON -- As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nobles Cooperative Electric reported just 587 households without power. At the height of the outages following last week's ice storm, more than 3,500 members were without power. More than 100 linemen are working to restore power. "Crews continue...
April 16, 2013 - 10:05am
April 15, 2013
Local farmers struggle in wake of power outages
WORTHINGTON -- Rural Ellsworth cattle producer and veterinarian Erin deKoning was pretty happy to get home from work Monday to see power was finally restored to her family's farm. After last Tuesday's ice storm, it didn't take long for the family's beef cows to realize the hotwire...
April 15, 2013 - 11:40pm
Federated plans to restore power to 75 remaining households today
9 a.m. press release: JACKSON - Federated Rural Electric in Jackson is on the home stretch with outages remaining to about 75 members. At the peak of Federated's ice storm last week it was as high as 2,200 in Jackson County. "We are down from 290 co-op members without power from...
April 15, 2013 - 9:24am
April 14, 2013
Nobles Co-op Electric: 100% power by Friday?
WORTHINGTON -- Nobles Cooperative Electric linemen continued to work through the weekend to rebuild power lines across Nobles and Murray counties, with the hope that many or all who lost electricity would get it back by the end of this week. NCE general manager Rick Burud said Sunday...
April 14, 2013 - 10:50pm
Nobles Co-op Electric gets 500 households powered Saturday; 97 crews working today
9:45 a.m. Sunday press release: WORTHINGTON -- We are making progress! Yesterday, Nobles Cooperative Electric estimated that 2,500 members were without power, today those numbers show dramatic improvement with 2,000 members out of power. The cooperative can now report that 95 percent...
April 14, 2013 - 10:11am
April 13, 2013
Sioux Valley Energy plans to have all power restored by tonight
Sioux Valley Energy is planning to have power restored to all its electric cooperative members by the end of today provided there are no unforeseen setbacks. Sioux Valley is reporting that all but 300 members have had power restored, down from the highest point on April 11 of...
April 13, 2013 - 12:23pm
Nobles Cooperative Electric sets goal to have power restored to all Nobles County residents by next Friday
WORTHINGTON -- It's still slow-going for Nobles Cooperative Electric linemen as they work through their fifth straight day to rebuild power lines across Nobles and Murray counties. NCE general manager Rick Burud said a few customers are now starting to get electricity, but it could...
April 13, 2013 - 12:15pm
Federated outages down to 270 as of Sunday morning
8 a.m. Sunday update: JACKSON -- 530 Federated members had power restored Saturday. "We are down from 800 co-op members without power yesterday to 270 as of 7 a.m. Sunday," said Joe Marthaler, Federated's operations manager. "Today's focus involves crews rebuilding 21 miles of power...
April 13, 2013 - 7:27am