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After fire, businesses pick up pieces
Minnesota students again score top marks on ACTs
Racial unrest mounts
Fire engulfs 11th Street house
School board kicks off the year
Girls tennis: Trojans fall 6-1 in opener
Prep soccer: Optimism running high in Worthington
Prep tennis: Luverne netters split with Montevideo, YME
Blast from the Past: Answers to Saturday's quiz
Prep tennis: Consistency is key for Worthington
Letter: Ox carts once traveled same path
Letter: Support makes camp experience possibl
Letter: Where do Relay for Life funds go?
Column: Internal watchdogs keep government services accountable
Column: Why I don’t — and should never — cruise
Donald Paul Feit
Janice "Jan" Kaye Mischke
Religion briefs: Aug. 21
Column: A new friend can be an answer to prayer
1939: Chautauqua pavilion to be razed
Looking Back: 2004 -- Hurricane-force winds flatten crops
Column: The wayward days of hemp growers and bootleggers
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Wolff 90th birthday
Niessink 50th anniversary
Masching 50th anniversary
Krogman 85th birthday
Strolz 90th birthday
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August 19, 2014
Racial unrest mounts
FERGUSON, Mo. — U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday called for calm and a change in police tactics in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which has been rocked by racially charged clashes and riots after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager 10 days ago. The violence has captured...
18 hours 47 min ago
Column: Theater of the Absurd in Ferguson, Mo.
It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called “Theater of the Absurd.” These were plays written mostly by European playwrights between the 1940s and 1960s, as well as a certain style that flowed from their work. What reminded me of this is now “playing”...
opinion / columns
23 hours 50 min ago
August 18, 2014
Column: The boundaries of identity
SAN DIEGO — Who’s afraid of a little ‘ol hyphen? Apparently, some of my readers. What sets off many of them is when I refer to myself as a “Mexican-American.” What sets me off is when they have the audacity to confront me over it. The latest skirmish started with a column...
opinion / columns
August 18, 2014 - 9:04pm
August 13, 2014
Candidates file in area city and school district races
WORTHINGTON — The filing deadline has passed for local races this November. Several candidates have made their intentions known in both city and school board races. Those interested in rescinding their candidacy have until 5 p.m. today to do so. Below is a list of candidates in...
August 13, 2014 - 7:59pm
Johnson wins four-way GOP governor race
ST. PAUL -- A Republican with greater Minnesota roots who is a Hennepin County commissioner won the governor nomination Tuesday in his party's primary election. Jeff Johnson told supporters after winning that he has a tough race ahead of him because Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton...
August 13, 2014 - 10:10am
July 29, 2014
Governor candidates raise, spend less cash
ST. PAUL — If the Minnesota governor’s race hasn’t grabbed your attention yet, here’s one reason: The candidates haven’t raised or spent nearly as much money on their campaigns as previous contenders. So far this year, the five leading Democratic-Farmer-Labor and Republican...
July 29, 2014 - 9:06pm
June 9, 2014
Doused in color
WORTHINGTON — More than 400 people were adorned with the colors of the rainbow from head to toe by the time they crossed the finish line Saturday morning in the YMCA’s Color Dash 5K. Some were drenched in shades of blue, pink, purple, orange, yellow and green, while others,...
June 9, 2014 - 10:08am
June 8, 2014
MN man will bike 20 hours a day across the U.S.
WOODBURY — Bob McEnaney would be jailed if he did this to anyone else. If he forced someone to ride a bike 20 hours a day for 12 days, he’d be guilty of assault. If he inflicted so much stress that a person couldn’t eat, he’d be arrested. And if he forced a 55-year-old...
June 8, 2014 - 7:44pm
June 3, 2014
Busy end to Minnesota political filing
ST. PAUL — The final day Minnesotans could file for political offices was a busy one Tuesday: A gas leak forced the secretary of state’s office to accept paperwork outside, a western Minnesota congressional candidate rushed to St. Paul to meet the deadline, a one-time Democratic...
June 3, 2014 - 9:10pm
June 2, 2014
2014 election campaigns off and running
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s 2014 election campaign really got under way Monday. Republicans were looking to make a dent in Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party domination of state government, while Democrats sought ways to keep almost total power in state government. Both sides expressed...
June 2, 2014 - 9:24pm
May 29, 2014
DFL to open low-key convention with an eye to engaging voters
Heading into the state convention weekend that marks the kickoff of campaign season, the re-election pitch from Minnesota’s dominant Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party is clear: Keep us in charge. “I think the biggest message is promises made, promises kept,” said Ken Martin,...
May 29, 2014 - 8:01pm
Republicans look for an opening
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans are looking for any opportunity to get a foothold in a state government dominated by Democrats. Sen. Scott Newman announced Thursday that he is seeking to upset two-term Democratic Attorney General Lori Swanson and become the first Republican...
May 29, 2014 - 7:59pm
May 28, 2014
Value of GOP endorsement to be tested
ROCHESTER — The Minnesota Republican Party’s process for endorsing candidates is at a tipping point. The 2,200 delegates to the GOP state convention this weekend in Rochester must show they can endorse candidates for governor and U.S. senator who are capable of winning elections....
May 28, 2014 - 9:12pm
May 23, 2014
MN political conventions provide interesting about-face
ST. PAUL — People attending next weekend’s Minnesota state political conventions may wonder if they are in the right place. Democratic-Farmer-Labor party delegates meet in Duluth, while Republicans are packing their bags for Rochester. But once in place, delegates may discover...
May 23, 2014 - 9:08pm
May 21, 2014
Governor race activity picks up as GOP convention nears
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Republican convention is a week and a half away, so governor candidates are doing everything they can to get delegate support. For Jeff Johnson, that means picking a popular southeast Minnesota politician to be his running mate. For Kurt Zellers, that...
May 21, 2014 - 8:48pm