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Dawg Days of Summer is Saturday in Adrian
Explosion levels trailer home in rural Brewster
Woman charged in connection with Itasca County beheading
Contest celebrates V&M Locker for making best hot dogs in Minnesota
Region celebrating Independence Day with fireworks and more
Legion baseball: Emotions are high as Post 5 sweeps Madison
Auto racing: Speedway racing gaining ground in Worthington
Scott Rall: For the love of a Lab
Legion baseball: Adrian's Loosbrock, Rogers sink Post 5
Minnesota West football: Linder to break in new players, and new coaches, too
Two years, $7 million, no smoking gun
City should see positive impact Journey building can have
Column: Have a happy Fourth, and give thanks
Column: Double trouble for Trump
Letter: Finally, a good decision from the DNR
Gail J. Smiens
Douglas Lester Roy Engler
Marilyn Jean Dahl
Religion briefs: June 30
Out & About: July 1-17
Looking Back: 1996 -- Parade, demo derby and much more set for Worthington’s Fourth
Column: June 28, 1876 -- Circus in town, complaints ensue
How does your garden grow? Williams property one of four on upcoming tour
Out and About
Puhl 80th birthday
Isder 85th birthday
Alberts 97th birthday
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January 15, 2015
Rural Minnesota: poorer and more diverse
ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesota has some striking differences with Minneapolis and St. Paul, but also some surprising similarities. For instance,...
January 15, 2015 - 8:18pm
Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting approaching
WORTHINGTON — A growing rural community of nearly 13,000 needs a healthy combination of economic development, strategic planning and community engagement to sustain its success and prepare for the future. Part of this local collection of support services is an organization that...
January 15, 2015 - 8:14pm
January 11, 2015
Set for an urban vs. rural fight for state aid
ST. PAUL — The push in this year’s legislative session to funnel more state goodies to Greater Minnesota and away from the core cities appears likely to intensify debate over a program that’s been a source of urban-rural friction for years: local government aid. Republicans...
January 11, 2015 - 6:34pm
January 1, 2015
ST. PAUL — “Help wanted” signs hang in front of businesses and factories throughout rural Minnesota and in many communities,even if those jobs are filled, workers may not find homes nearby. Training workers and building homes are two parts of the same problem that rural legislators...
January 1, 2015 - 9:38pm
December 25, 2014
Greater MN dominates committees
ST. PAUL — There is no doubt that power in the Minnesota House has shifted away from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Republicans who will control the House when the 2015 session begins at noon Jan. 6 have no members from the state’s two largest cities, so there will be no committee...
December 25, 2014 - 8:22pm
December 4, 2014
Southwest Minnesota will be without medical cannabis distribution site
MONTEVIDEO — The two companies chosen to produce medical cannabis in Minnesota will be opening eight distribution sites for patients, with six within an hour’s drive of most Twin Cities metropolitan residents. There are no plans for a distribution site in southwest Minnesota,...
December 4, 2014 - 8:40pm
November 6, 2014
Hamilton up for speaker
MOUNTAIN LAKE — Now that District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton has won re-election, he has a loftier goal in mind: becoming the next speaker of the Minnesota House. Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, who earned a commanding victory over challenger Cheryl Avenel-Navara on Election Day, confirmed...
November 6, 2014 - 9:47pm
November 5, 2014
Rural votes decide Minnesota House control
ST. PAUL — Rod Hamilton summarized the Republican takeover of the Minnesota House: “This election should be a wakeup call to all state leaders! Do not turn your back on greater Minnesota!!” Indeed, the Mountain Lake Republican legislator’s tweet pointed out, 10 of 11 House...
November 5, 2014 - 8:38pm
GOP take control of Minnesota House
ST. PAUL — Victories in greater Minnesota on Tuesday delivered the state House back to GOP control. It was a lonely GOP victory in what otherwise was an election day dominated by Democrats in state races. Republicans picked up DFL seats in many rural areas, helping the GOP pick...
November 5, 2014 - 1:58am
October 30, 2014
Editorial: Vote Hamilton, Schomacker
For the last 10 years, Rod Hamilton has more than ably represented his District 22B constituents in the Minnesota House. He’s now in the midst of seeking his sixth two-year-term, and to get it he’ll have to defeat DFLer Cheryl Avenel-Navara for the second consecutive election....
opinion / editorials
October 30, 2014 - 9:08pm
October 12, 2014
AgStar fund solicits grant applications
MANKATO — The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, is accepting grant applications for programs that enhance the quality of life for rural residents and their communities. Recipients will be awarded up to $10,000 for projects...
October 12, 2014 - 9:20pm
September 14, 2014
Ecumen, MnSCU to partner on rural senior care
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesota is acutely impacted by the collision of a rapidly aging population and a shortage of nurses in senior care. Ecumen, a non-profit senior housing and services organization that operates in many rural Minnesota communities, and Minnesota State...
September 14, 2014 - 9:00pm
August 5, 2014
GOP candidates play up rural differences
REDWOOD FALLS — Four Republican candidates for Minnesota governor struggled to point out differences among themselves to more than 1,000 farmers and agribusiness workers at a Farmfest forum Tuesday, but had no problem criticizing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton for skipping the event. Marty...
August 5, 2014 - 8:20pm
June 25, 2014
New MN budget helps rural schools
ST. PAUL — A revised two-year Minnesota state budget that starts Tuesday is good news, rural education advocates say. Rich suburban school districts have done well at raising residents’ taxes to improve their budgets, and the state has done a good job of boosting urban districts’...
June 25, 2014 - 7:59pm
April 8, 2013
Job and tax proposals could benefit rural Minnesota
ST. PAUL - Rural Minnesota businesses could hire more employees and afford to stay in the state with some extra state help, some lawmakers say. Minnesota...
April 8, 2013 - 11:18pm