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W-WG students giving back to their community: Fifty-two youths participate in Earth YES program
Southwest Minnesota man arrested in 25-year-old homicide
Group asking Worthington residents how they would reconstruct Oxford Street
Worthington man faces drug charges
Mark Dayton’s health care comment reverberates in races
Prep football: E/E falls in battle of the unbeatens
Prep football roundup: Vis scores 5 TDs as H-BC moves to 6-2
High school football: After slow start, Trojans run past New Ulm
College volleyball: West drops match to Anoka-Ramsey
Prep volleyball: Worthington No. 3 seed
Letter: With referendum, let's focus on the facts
Column: Enrollment changes at Prairie have major impact
Column: How Trump could still win
Letter: Consider volunteering through A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota
Letter: Walz is a staunch advocate for veterans
Pamela M. Kotek
James Alexander Sr.
Hubert "Red" Rodrigue
Carolyn J. Kruger
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’
Easy-to-make Italian stuffed peppers will leave you stuffed
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Hogan 90th birthday
Henning 60th anniversary
Lonneman 80th birthday
Notice of informal probate of James Arnt
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Notice of Special Election Independent School District No. 518S
May 4, 2016
Column: The November reckonings
WASHINGTON — Now that the contours of the general election are reasonably predictable, it is time to start thinking about the tripartite institutional reckoning that should come in November’s aftermath — for the media, Republicans and Democrats. For the media, the assessment...
May 4, 2016 - 5:22pm
April 29, 2016
Column: If Trump were a woman
WASHINGTON — Regarding Donald Trump’s insulting, diminishing assertion about Hillary Clinton that she is only succeeding by playing “the woman’s card” and that if she “were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote”: If Trump were a woman, he’d be lucky...
April 29, 2016 - 9:08pm
April 27, 2016
Column: The fault line between parties and voters
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump claims the Republican presidential primary system is “corrupt” and “rigged” against him. If anything, the opposite is true: The party’s rules have largely operated in Trump’s favor. Witness the fact that, going into Tuesday’s primaries, Trump...
April 27, 2016 - 5:14pm
April 22, 2016
Column: A conversation beyond bathroom talk
WASHINGTON — Into the overheated, under-informed bathroom wars comes a well-timed intrusion of sanity in the form of a decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court’s ruling in the case of Virginia high-school junior Gavin Grimm, a transgender boy, was correct —...
April 22, 2016 - 9:31pm
April 21, 2016
Column: An unpopularity contest for the ages
WASHINGTON — The 2016 presidential election is shaping up as an unpopularity contest of unprecedented proportions. Assuming, as now appears most likely, that Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination and that either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz becomes the Republican nominee,...
April 21, 2016 - 10:09am
April 5, 2016
Column: Trump has reached peak incoherence
WASHINGTON — Perhaps the laws of political gravity are about to take hold in the case of Donald Trump. But the lesson of this appalling primary season cautions against discounting Trump’s appeal — which prompts another Trump column, this one on the utter incoherence of his policy...
April 5, 2016 - 4:22pm
March 28, 2016
Column: The battle of the candidates' wives
WASHINGTON — “I think the retweet speaks for itself,” said Donald Trump’s senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller, about the candidate’s posting of an unflattering photo of Heidi Cruz, juxtaposed against his own supermodel spouse. “No need to ‘spill the beans,’”...
March 28, 2016 - 11:39am
March 21, 2016
Column: Trump's thuggery is inexcusable
WASHINGTON — As he edges closer to winning the Republican nomination, it is possible to discern, at intermittent intervals and in trace amounts, an instinct in Donald Trump to act presidential. There was Trump in a debate earlier this month with a paean to the relative civility...
March 21, 2016 - 4:46pm
March 18, 2016
Column: Meet Merrick Garland
WASHINGTON — Maybe sometimes, even in this crazy town and in this crazy season, the best policy turns out to be the best politics. In the context of the Supreme Court vacancy, President Obama’s choice of Merrick Garland may be the hardest for Republicans to reject — or, as they...
March 18, 2016 - 9:36pm
March 11, 2016
Column: Why Hillary likely won't be indicted
WASHINGTON — For those of you salivating — or trembling — at the thought of Hillary Clinton being clapped in handcuffs as she prepares to deliver her acceptance speech this summer: deep, cleansing breath. Based on the available facts and the relevant precedents, criminal prosecution...
March 11, 2016 - 9:38pm
March 4, 2016
Column: The steep price of a Trump presidency
WASHINGTON — I write today to confess error. A few months back, pondering the ghastly parlor game of choosing between President Donald Trump and President Ted Cruz, I opted — reluctantly, disbelievingly — for Trump, as the lesser of two dangers. Yes, the real estate tycoon is...
March 4, 2016 - 9:42pm
February 29, 2016
Column: A shared resistance to transparency
WASHINGTON — Transparency is not the natural instinct of the politician. The political mind tends to think: What voters don’t know can’t hurt you. What political opponents, and media, do with information can. So the ordinary urge is to hold close, to dribble out, to yield the...
February 29, 2016 - 7:28pm
February 26, 2016
Column: Confirmation gridlock is fixable
WASHINGTON — The judicial wars threaten to engulf us in ceaseless cycles of partisan warfare and recriminations. Herewith, two modest (read: unlikely) proposals to try to mitigate the damage, one involving the chief justice, the other the president. To begin with, though, a stipulation...
February 26, 2016 - 9:40pm
February 21, 2016
Column: The budget plan of a charlatan
WASHINGTON — In this depressingly unserious campaign season, it’s time — past time — to take Donald Trump seriously. In particular, to take seriously what passes for Trump’s domestic policy, aside from that wall. Trump purports to care about the national debt. “We can’t...
February 21, 2016 - 12:20am
February 18, 2016
Column: The Obama-Sanders divide
WASHINGTON — In the fevered atmosphere of an election for president, attention naturally drifts away from the one who’s still there. So it is with President Obama. The day after the New Hampshire primary, Obama returned to the scene of his political education — and the launching...
February 18, 2016 - 8:29am