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Trump seeks $54 billion increase in defense spending, cuts to EPA, State
'Something great in every day'
Rescuer used canoe, hot tub to save Minn. snowmobiler who fell through the ice
Not all bug repellents are equal
Wrong winner first announced at Oscars, but it’s ‘Moonlight' for best picture
Scott Rall: Love 'em or hate 'em, Canada geese have returned to Nobles County
Big Wild trade makes it look like team is going for it all
May hoping to earn spot in Twins starting rotation
High school sports roundup: TMB, PA, Minneota, MCW advance in Section 3AA tournament
Minnesota West basketball: Lady Jays, Bluejays fall to Rochester
Column: The power of noticing can save lives
Column: Trump and the 'madman theory'
Column: Trump should try acting a bit more vice presidential
AstroBob: Can you see the Russian landers, rovers on the moon? Yes!
Swift: Expiration dates are just suggestions
Robert James Boots
Dean Juit Frantsen
Robert "Bob" Reed Prahm
Richard Robert Mork
Robert "Bob" Reed Prahm
Luverne native succeeding as professional mountain bike racer
Column: Adventures of that Hardy boy were the stuff of legend
Disheveled Theologian: Ornithology 101
2012: Kusz appointed Nobles County Attorney
Column: Worthington’s first Shorty — A colorful life and a sad end
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Meester 60th Anniversary
Birth: Feb. 18, 2017
Coyer 100th birthday
Data: Feb. 27, 2017
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Regular School Board Meeting January Minutes
Data: Feb. 24, 2017
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November 5, 2008
Hamilton, Magnus poised for re-election
WORTHINGTON -- Republicans Doug Magnus and Rod Hamilton appeared to be on their way to re-election to the Minnesota House Tuesday night. Magnus, R-Slayton, was poised to hold off a challenge from DFLer Mike McCarvel of Brewster for the second consecutive election. With 76 of 99 precincts...
November 5, 2008 - 12:00am
October 29, 2008
State candidates meet at forum
WORTHINGTON -- With the election less than a week away, District 22A Rep. Doug Magnus, R-Slayton, and District 22B Rep.
October 29, 2008 - 12:00am
October 24, 2008
Letter: Candidate will 'focus on the people's work'
Minnesota is famous for its clean lakes and its clean politics. But the shine came off our political reputation when state government was shut down by partisan politics in 2005. I want to serve as your state legislator because I believe I can help restore civility and common sense...
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am
Brief: Candidates' forum is Tuesday
WORTHINGTON -- Forums for candidates for District 22A and District 22B representative, as well as for the District 518 School Board, will take place Tuesday at the Worthington High School Media Center. State candidates Rod Hamilton, Doug Magnus, Mike McCarvel and Richard Peterson...
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am
October 21, 2008
Jackson County, District 22B candidates meet at forum
JACKSON -- Candidates for contested offices at the city, county and state levels gathered Friday at Jackson County Central High School for a voter forum, presenting their opinions on renewable fuel, property taxes and controversial local issues. The forum was sponsored by the Jackson...
October 21, 2008 - 12:00am
October 15, 2008
Letter: Peterson responds to Hamilton's latest letter
When I began my campaign last summer, I vowed that my campaign would be a discussion of the issues and not personal attacks. This is why I have written a series of editorials on the issues. My most recent one was on health care. In the editorials I sometimes contrast my position with...
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
October 7, 2008
Letter: We should stop playing politics with health care
Times are tough and getting tougher. Many good, hard-working people in our area fear the future and know they are one illness away from financial disaster. It shouldn't be that way. Two years ago 60,000 children in our state were uninsured; today that number has grown to 85,000....
October 7, 2008 - 12:00am
September 23, 2008
Letter: Once again, Peterson doesn't tell both sides of the story
As has been his custom during our previous two election races, Richard Peterson is attempting to distort my record on supporting property tax relief through partisan bickering. As usual, there are two sides to the story. Last session alone, I helped approve a bill that provides a...
September 23, 2008 - 12:00am
September 2, 2008
Letter: JOBZ isn't the best economic development answer
I celebrated Labor Day going door to door visiting people in our district as part of my campaign for state legislator. Many told me that they are struggling to get by. Wages are stagnant and real income is declining. Minnesota's unemployment jumped in August and is now worse than...
September 2, 2008 - 12:00am
July 29, 2008
Letter: Peterson off mark on education bill
Richard Peterson is mistaken with his interpretation of the Legislature's latest education bill and its intent to address the disparity funding gap that exists between the inner cities and rural Minnesota schools.
July 29, 2008 - 12:00am
July 22, 2008
Letter: DFL has made strides on education funding
On July 15 you published a letter from Albert Henning. Responding to Mr. Henning's letter requires a bit of history. When the last legislative biennium began, legislators were confronted with education funding problems that were the fruits of Gov. Pawlenty and former Republican...
July 22, 2008 - 12:00am
July 15, 2008
Letter: Hamilton not afraid to take a stand
Recently, Richard Peterson wrote a letter to this newspaper bemoaning the fact that legislative leaders are touting a measly one percent funding increase for our schools. Good for him. Peterson is right to call the DFL leaders of the Minnesota House and Senate on the carpet for...
July 15, 2008 - 12:00am
July 11, 2008
McCarvel, Peterson aim to unseat Magnus, Hamilton in respective districts
WORTHINGTON -- Southwest Minnesota voters can look forward to a pair of rematches this November for offices in Minnesota's Legislature. DFLers Mike McCarvel and Richard Peterson will once again run for state office, seeking election in District 22A and District 22B, respectively....
July 11, 2008 - 12:00am
June 17, 2008
Letter: State education funding in need of bigger boost
My wife and I are now officially senior citizens. We both qualify for Medicare, and we enjoy those senior discounts at restaurants. When I was young I always imagined wisdom would come with age. Now I am not so sure, but I do know watching the world over the years gives you reasons...
June 17, 2008 - 12:00am