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Franken staff offers help with federal agencies
Franken staff offers help with federal agencies
Suit against Fulda school district is dismissed
Lakefield man recognized by National Weather Service
Scary times at the library
Section 2A soccer: So close; Trojans edged by Mankato West
Prep volleyball: Canby tops Worthington
College volleyball: Lady Jays lose twice in Anoka
Scott Rall: The little engine that could
Prep football playoffs: Worthington to host Sibley East on Tuesday
Column: Become educated on referendum facts
Column: House Republicans bring shared priorities to state government
Letter: Choice for president shouldn't be difficult
Letter: With referendum, let's focus on the facts
Column: Enrollment changes at Prairie have major impact
Jerry Lee Flatgard
Pamela M. Kotek
James Alexander Sr.
Hubert "Red" Rodrigue
Chris Tomlin simulcast is Tuesday at Grace Community Church
Disheveled Theologian: A porcine parable
Looking Back: Historic blizzard took place 136 years ago
Thile makes ‘Prairie Home Companion’ his own
When the temps get chilly, warm up with a bowl of easy ‘dump soup’
out and about
Hogan 90th birthday
Henning 60th anniversary
Lonneman 80th birthday
City of Worthington Notice of Public Hearing
School Board Minutes September 2016
Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Abatement Request
Data: Oct. 21, 2016
Notice of informal probate of James Arnt
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