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Trump picks Iowa Governor Branstad as U.S. ambassador to China: transition official
Family Art Night scheduled during parent-teacher conferences week
Remembering Pearl Harbor: WWII veteran on Oahu when Japanese launched sneak attack
Seminar aims to create smooth transition for retiring business owners
Area girls basketball roundup: Adrian beats Luverne after slow start
Prep wrestling: Trojans fall in tight battle with W/RRC
Area boys basketball roundup: Huskies win high-scoring season opener
Boys hockey: Trojans refuse to quit in loss to Redwood Valley
Boys basketball: Trojans show teamwork, depth in victory over Luverne
Letter: Pioneer Village
Letter: Local government entities should live within their means
Column: 21st Century Cures Act a remedy for all Americans
Letter: There's a third group of Americans, too
Letter: Thanks to organizers of community Thanksgiving
Gerald L. Smith
Looking Back: 1991 -- Wind chills up to 50-below close schools
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
Our region was major supplier of early engines for Humvees
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Vortherms 90th birthday
Carter 65th anniversary
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August 17, 2016
Disheveled Theologian: Twenty years later, still glad to have him with me
Twenty-two years ago exactly, I met a boy. It was the end of my first summer working at Covenant Park Bible Camp, up in Mahtowa, Minn., about 30 miles south of Duluth. I met this boy -- I kept forgetting his name -- at a College and Career retreat. I didn’t pay much attention to...
August 17, 2016 - 9:14pm
August 10, 2016
Disheveled Theologian: Making the most out of compost
When I was a kid, growing up on Orcas Island, Wash., August meant long summer days of 75 degree temperatures; playing on the beach; picking blackberries in a meadow down the road from our house; and breathing in the warm, woodsy smell of the drying grass. Orcas boasts 247 days of...
August 10, 2016 - 9:33pm
August 3, 2016
It takes two: Father/son musical duo perform Saturday in Worthington
WORTHINGTON – Some fathers and sons like to fish and hunt in tandem. Others might divide the labor on hog or cattle farms. And then there’s...
August 3, 2016 - 9:14pm
The Disheveled Theologian: Home sweet home
It’s hard to write when your eyes are swimming with tears. The letters on the keyboard get blurry and I must rely on the muscle memory of my fingers. Oh, how I remember the repetitions in typing class when I was in 10th grade. I can still hear the teacher’s voice chanting: jkl;...
August 3, 2016 - 9:03pm
July 28, 2016
Hawk Creek Lutheran Church members salvage a few pieces from fire-damaged building
SACRED HEART, Minn. -- It’s possible there will be a new Hawk Creek Lutheran Church one day. It just may not look the same as its 140-year-old predecessor. “How can you replace an organ that was 50 years old, for example?” said Daniel Bowman, pastor of the church.. Hawk Creek...
July 28, 2016 - 9:48pm
Religion briefs: July 28
Next flea market is Aug. 6 at Slayton churchSLAYTON — Trinity Lutheran Church, Minnesota 30 and King Ave., is hosting a series of flea markets...
July 28, 2016 - 9:54am
Column: Face time
Last week our 16-year-old son, Ian, embarked on an adventure. It wasn’t a grand adventure, exactly. He’s not backpacking across Europe or trekking through the Boundary Waters. He’s not even hosting a birthday party for a pack of preschoolers (certainly one of the most adventurous...
July 28, 2016 - 9:51am
July 23, 2016
St. Matthew’s celebrates 125 years
WORTHINGTON -- A stately church towering over the neighborhood at the intersection of Dover Street and Burlington Avenue, St. Matthew Lutheran...
July 23, 2016 - 7:42am
July 21, 2016
Nienstedt denies misconduct, claims attacked for beliefs on gay marriage
ST. PAUL -- John Nienstedt, the former archbishop of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul, said accusations of sexual misconduct against him were part of a false smear campaign in response to his opposition to gay marriage. Nienstedt’s denial came in a statement Wednesday...
July 21, 2016 - 9:58pm
July 20, 2016
Column: Father knows best
I woke up on the morning of Dec. 4, 1991, ready for a typical day of college life. I’d go to class, head over to work at the dorm’s mail desk for a little while before lunch, then squeeze in some homework before hanging out with friends. Maybe, if I was feeling ambitious, I’d...
July 20, 2016 - 9:29pm
July 11, 2016
Newly ordained pastor Ojulu hopes to grow multicultural church
WORTHINGTON -- Somehow, it seemed fitting that Owar Ojulu’s ordination was taking place on the same weekend as Worthington’s International...
July 11, 2016 - 8:33am
July 10, 2016
Frodermann bids farewell to Love INC
WORTHINGTON -- After six years of dedicated service to Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) of Worthington, executive director Brian Frodermann...
July 10, 2016 - 9:21pm
June 26, 2016
First Covenant Church hosting family dynamics workshop July 15-17
WORTHINGTON -- If there is one thing in the world which every single person has in common, it’s that we are all members of a family. Everyone...
June 26, 2016 - 9:21pm
June 23, 2016
School of Prayer canceled
WORTHINGTON -- The School of Prayer scheduled for Friday and Saturday in the Farmers Room at the Nobles County Government Center in Worthington has been canceled due to a medical emergency. The event will be rescheduled at a later date.
June 23, 2016 - 12:41pm
June 15, 2016
Column: Shadows of love
I sat in church on Sunday listening to the sermon and had an inspiration for my column. This isn’t unusual. I often am inspired at that time to jot down ideas for possible future writings. I have returned, however, to doing this the old fashioned way — with pencil and the edges...
June 15, 2016 - 11:36am