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Former postal carrier sentenced for stealing mail in Moorhead
Minn. fire victim from northeast ND praised as outgoing, courageous
Interstate 29 closed south of Sioux Falls, no travel advised for most of SE SD and southwest Minn.
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Next stop for Vikings' Keenum: Free agency
Turnovers quickly killed any momentum Vikings brought with them
Vaunted Vikings defense 'got whupped' when it mattered most ... by Nick Foles
Wentz going to Super Bowl while Thielen can only watch
Minnesota Misery: Vikings dominated by Eagles in NFC Championship game
Commentary: I will always miss my mom and dad
A February without a full moon
Column: Parents, school staff members share stories of school space issues
And now the rest of the story
Letter: Let lawmakers know that abortions must end
Glen Jerome Ruesch
Duane R. (Andy) Anderson
Dorothy Mae Landberg
Racquetball is back in style: CAL offering specials, activities in effort to bump membership
From remodel to reclamation: Couple learns as they go with first flip
Duluth flight instructor passes on her love of the sky
How to care for amaryllis after flowering
'Minneapolis Miracle' speaks hope in despair
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Leola Weets and Leila Janssen 85th birthdays
Roos 70th anniversary
Jacobsma 90th birthday
Birth: Paul Lucas Waldner
Probate of Vernon G. Engelkes
City of Worthington planning commission notice of public hearing
Data: Nov. 27, 2017
May 2, 2009
Column: Looking for the perfect cure-all in Nobles County
WORTHINGTON -- You know about finding something to read in a dentist's waiting room or about something folded into the weekend newspaper or about some tract that comes with the mail. You know nothing about what you are reading except for what is printed on the page before you. I...
May 2, 2009 - 12:00am
April 25, 2009
Column: Historic real estate for sale in Little Rock Township
WORTHINGTON -- John Honken wants me to buy the old Little Rock Township Hall, which is an historic Little Rock country school. I say, "No. Thank you." I was standing beside the school. "I only stopped to take some pictures. I really don't want to buy this." Here's the thing: John...
April 25, 2009 - 2:52am
April 18, 2009
Worthington gardens grow (in popularity, too)
WORTHINGTON -- Worthington's community gardens all were spoken for by the middle of this month. If you didn't reserve a garden plot, you are too late. The community gardens actually are Minnesota West's gardens, a long-standing good turn the college offers the community. The gardens...
April 18, 2009 - 12:00am
April 3, 2009
Long ago - in another time - when you drove, there were lots of signs
WORTHINGTON -- Ha, ha, ha! We were first! I never knew this. My word, in 70 years I never knew this. It tickles me to learn it all began with us. I don't know what I thought, before I really thought, but I think I thought all things begin with New York City. Maybe New York City...
April 3, 2009 - 10:31pm
December 13, 2008
Whatever became of many Norwegians?
WORTHINGTON -- Since early fall we have been in pursuit of Nobles County's "lost" Norwegian communities. There remain but three notable country cemeteries to affirm there once were Norwegians here. You can believe I experienced something like a siege from present-day Norwegians....
December 13, 2008 - 12:00am
November 29, 2008
KDUV was a recreation society - not just for dancing
WORTHINGTON -- One man was telling me how our world is, or how our world was. "You were writing about those Norwegians in Ransom Township and Little Rock Township." Yes. "Well then, the next township west is Grand Prairie Township. Ellsworth. That always was a mix of people." Yes. "Well...
November 29, 2008 - 12:00am
November 22, 2008
Column: Worthington's tie to a pair of infamous killers
WORTHINGTON -- Newspaper histories typically turn a light on events of 75 years gone by, 50 years gone by, 25 years gone by. We are going to do some of this today, too. First, we need to go back 51 years, to Nov. 9, 1957. Nov. 9 was a Saturday. Veterans Day was on Monday. Frank...
November 22, 2008 - 12:00am
November 15, 2008
Remebering war veterans from long, long ago
WORTHINGTON -- "A thousand Swedes came through the weeds chased by one Norwegian." This surely is a grievous ethnic slur. I should not repeat it. Still (truth), it tickled me when I read it. I got a postcard with no signature, no return address. The message was the line at the top...
November 15, 2008 - 12:00am
October 4, 2008
Column: Two men I've looked up to - and never met
WORTHINGTON -- A new waterfowl season is looming. I don't hunt, but it is hard to live in Minnesota and not know when hunters are going for the ducks and geese. Duck hunting brings to mind what is for me an odd sensation -- I feel I know a man I never met. He is one of two area natives...
October 4, 2008 - 12:00am
September 20, 2008
Column: Gustav, Ike bring region's tornadic past to mind
WORTHINGTON -- "Oh -- I don't want to pursue this," I said. Then I relented. Newspapers lately focused on Hurricane Gustav and Hurricane Ike. Of course these two most-recent storms smashing the U.S. Gulf Coast revived comment on Hurricane Katrina from three years gone by.
September 20, 2008 - 12:00am
September 6, 2008
Home, home on the range - elks, dogs and the lake
WORTHINGTON -- After I thought about crayons -- this was last week -- I thought more about being back in school. I thought about sitting at our desks and singing. We did that. Teachers had pitch pipes, no guitars, no pianos. Hmmmmmmmm. "My county tis of Thee, sweet land of liberty,...
September 6, 2008 - 12:00am
August 23, 2008
Column: We're often buffaloed into using specific words
WORTHINGTON -- I was talking with Bill Keitel, Bill of the Buffalo Billfold Co., one evening last fall. Bill has put together a patio in front of his Lake Street house; you can sit on the patio and look west over Lake Okabena. It is a wonderful place. The topic of conversation was...
August 23, 2008 - 12:00am
June 28, 2008
Column: A renewed focus on the Minnesota War of 1862
WORTHINGTON -- That sect with a Mormon root which insists on polygamy has been giving Texas law enforcement officials pains -- and -- Texas law enforcement officials have been giving the polygamists pains. No harm in that exchange, I think. We must hope no enduring harm is done...
June 28, 2008 - 12:00am
June 21, 2008
Column: Remembering Eddy Arnold, and a memorable drive
WORTHINGTON -- Eddy Arnold died last month. I would have guessed Mr. Arnold's passing would have earned greater attention from the press. My word. In his career, Eddy Arnold had 37 recordings in the Top Ten of the pop charts. On country music charts, Eddy Arnold's records spent more...
June 21, 2008 - 12:00am
May 17, 2008
The colorful life - and tragic death - of Speed Holman
WORTHINGTON -- Maybe Worthington loved Charles Holman. Speed Holman. Or, maybe only some people at Worthington came to love Holman. Surely he was a romantic figure. Now and again one of these columns hits on a topic or a personality which stirs a swirl of comments. People read lately...
May 17, 2008 - 12:00am