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St. Matthew’s celebrates 125 years
Road work scheduled at Pipestone National Monument
WHS Class of 1966 plans reunion
Solar cars make stop in Worthington as part of national event
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Amateur baseball: Lakefield wins playoff slugfest
Amateur baseball: Adrian forces Game 3 with win over Lakefield
Legion baseball: Post 5 exits from district tournament
Les Knutson: Town ball parks are full of history
Scott Rall: Prairie View -- The rest of the story
Column: Doubling down on principle at the Republican convention
Column: Self-worship over sound judgment
Letter: Thanks, Worthington, for support of Arc
Letter: Local coverage in newspaper has been lacking
Column: You know what they say ...
Barbara Ann Amundson
Frances Marie Ellefson
Audrey A. Faber
THE SCHIZ: Barber keeps on clipping at downtown Worthington shop
Column: A memorable — and cold — arrival in Worthington in 1872
Column: Father knows best
Looking Back: 2006 -- Reisdorfer honored with statewide nursing award
Barn to Dance: Mayville summer tradition going strong after 27 years
Out and About
Davis 85th birthday
Birth: July 22, 2016
Birth: July 20, 2016
Bullerman 85th birthday
Burns 90th birthday
Data: July 23, 2016
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July 11, 2016
Worthington and St. Cloud: Diversity pride vs. pathological racism
By Myrle B. Cooper, Guest Columnist Since talk is often cheap, related news headlines are cited herein to illustrate points and offer verification. Hopefully, readers are neither distracted nor offended.Among Minnesota’s most cited cities for best qualities of life in various categories...
July 11, 2016 - 9:17pm
May 19, 2016
Man pleads guilty to hate crime charge for restaurant torching
FARGO — A Grand Forks man pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime Thursday for setting fire last December to a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks. After entering a plea agreement, Matthew William Gust, 25, admitted he set fire on Dec. 8 to Juba Coffee House and Restaurant on South...
May 19, 2016 - 5:00pm
May 18, 2016
Refugees, health officials dispute report suggesting refugees carry TB risk
FARGO — A few minutes before a Fargo TV station aired a story about the supposed tuberculosis risk posed by refugee resettlement, four New...
May 18, 2016 - 9:00am
March 10, 2016
China blasts U.S. ‘rape and murder’ at U.N. Human Rights Council
GENEVA — China strongly rejected U.S.-led criticism of its human rights record at the U.N. Human Rights Council Thursday, saying the United States was hypocritical and guilty of crimes including the rape and murder of civilians. “The U.S. is notorious for prison abuse at Guantanamo...
March 10, 2016 - 3:43pm
February 23, 2016
Rochester police suspend officer for Facebook posts
ROCHESTER -- A Rochester police officer is under investigation after images carrying anti-Muslim and anti-black sentiments surfaced on his Facebook page. Officer Ben Schlag was placed on paid administrative leave Friday, Rochester Police Chief Roger Peterson said. Peterson said Schlag’s...
February 23, 2016 - 2:15pm
December 30, 2015
Column: Racism -- Worthington and St. Cloud
By Myrle Cooper. Guest Commentator Older readers may recall the movie Cool Hand Luke (1967). The prison chain-gang captain or “Boss”(played by Strother Martin), warned defiant prisoner Luke (played by Paul Newman), “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” Punishments...
December 30, 2015 - 9:41pm
December 15, 2015
Arrest made in fire at Somali-owned restaurant
CROOKSTON -- The suspect in last week’s arson fire at a Somali-owned restaurant in Grand Forks, N.D., has been arrested. Matthew William Gust,...
December 15, 2015 - 3:27pm
October 13, 2015
Dayton blunt in MN forum: Anyone who can’t accept immigrants ‘should find another state’
ST. CLOUD — Harsh words and heartfelt sentiment were exchanged by community members and local officials on racial issues in Central Minnesota at the St. Cloud NAACP Community Conversation with Gov. Mark Dayton. Hosted Tuesday at St. Cloud Public Library, about 100 people from...
October 13, 2015 - 9:32pm
September 23, 2015
Letter: Racist language can only lead to evil
By Debra Hogenson, Brewster It is easy to move people with hate and fear. United States history is littered with movements lead by racist demagogues, from Father Coughlin during the Great Depression, to George Wallace in the 1960s, and — well, —Donald Trump. Presidential candidate...
September 23, 2015 - 5:32pm
June 28, 2015
Minnesota tackles teachers gap
Minnesota is taking aim at social and institutional forces that put the least experienced and least qualified teachers in the state’s neediest schools. Majority-white schools in Minnesota have half as many nontenured teachers as schools with large numbers of black, Asian, Hispanic...
June 28, 2015 - 8:48pm
August 12, 2014
Letter: Racism still thrives in parts of country
I am watching a movie this morning. It was about the harsh treatment of the Indians in the 1800s. That hasn’t changed much. This morning I received a phone call at 4:30 a.m. from my friend in Mississippi about the racism. It is no better than 1800s. My friend has been treated the...
August 12, 2014 - 12:14pm