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Early Risers Kiwanis donates hospital dolls
New work at an old building: Ocheyedan Town Hall renovations are underway
Area woman helps pen memoir on family farm
Ready to get its kicks: Construction of new soccer fields finished
First-ever WHS Snowcoming celebrates students in winter activities
Wolter: Riding the insane NFL roller-coaster
Luverne hockey tops Orono, S-O wrestlers take Okoboji Invite
Boys hockey: LSHSPTCUC score one for each letter in win over Trojans
Minnesota West basketball: Men pick up first win, women keep rolling
WHS basketball: Girls, boys sweep Windom Area on road
Letter: There's a third group of Americans, too
Letter: Thanks to organizers of community Thanksgiving
Column: Trump's demagogic illogic
Column: Stepping out in faith
Column: After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over
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
Disheveled Thelogian: A feast, a robbery and a reason to give thanks
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Vortherms 90th birthday
Carter 65th anniversary
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March 25, 2015
New high in wax: Marijuana concentrate receives increased attention from law enforcement
ST. PAUL — Law enforcement officials from across Minnesota warned Wednesday about the rise of a new form of marijuana that can be six times more potent than the typical leaf form of the drug. Called marijuana wax, the manufacture of the drug has been blamed for the death of a...
March 25, 2015 - 8:26pm
March 20, 2015
Minnesotans in oil train 'danger zones' urged to prepare
ST. PAUL — The 326,170 Minnesotans who live near railroad tracks carrying North Dakota crude oil should be prepared for a train accident, a state emergency management official says. “If you live by the train, people need to take some personal awareness of what’s around them,”...
March 20, 2015 - 9:50pm
March 16, 2015
Franken wants oil safety study
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Al Franken wants a study about the safety of carrying western North Dakota crude oil through Minnesota. The Minnesota Democrat pressed the Federal Railroad Administration to make the oil less volatile before it is shipped. He also called to route railroad...
March 16, 2015 - 8:46pm
Letter: Petition orders railroad to preserve health, safety
By Paul Wulterkens, St. Paul Current lack of enforcement ignores growing threats of Bakken oil explosions so extensive and toxic, fire chiefs have testified that “even if we had an infinite amount of foam,” the fires and toxic emissions would continue until all fuel had been...
March 16, 2015 - 4:04pm
March 13, 2015
Railroads would bear costs under Dayton train safety plan
ST. PAUL — Railroads should foot the bill of improving rail safety, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday as he announced a proposal to tax...
March 13, 2015 - 9:54pm
January 15, 2015
Minnesota study shows lack of oil safety training
ST. PAUL — Many Minnesota public safety workers say they are not prepared to deal with an oil train or pipeline accident. They told the state Public Safety Department they are not adequately trained and some did not know what type of equipment they need to fight an oil fire,...
January 15, 2015 - 8:07pm
January 13, 2015
Column: Take extra caution driving during winter
The winter season should bring an extra attention to safety for motorists. With slippery roads and virtual white-out conditions commonplace in recent days, we all need to be sure to take additional care and time in getting from point A to point B. It’s always important to be safe...
January 13, 2015 - 6:51pm
January 12, 2015
Ice conditions sketchy
WORTHINGTON — While extremely cold temperatures in recent weeks have helped to make ice on area lakes, the conditions are far from ideal. Ice...
January 12, 2015 - 9:40pm
December 22, 2014
As others see it: The best gift -- get there safe
Like the drone of Christmas music in the mall, the advice is easy to tune out and dismiss. Yeah, yeah, got it, got it. But there are 98.6 million reasons to pay attention. That’s the number of travelers expected to be journeying at least 50 miles from their homes during this Christmas...
December 22, 2014 - 8:54pm
October 9, 2014
Uncommon virus declining as flu season begins
FARGO — While the families of five children in Pennsylvania and 10 children in Colorado wait to learn about a possible connection between a virus and their child’s muscle weakness or paralysis, less-severe cases in North Dakota and Minnesota appear to be on the decline. Hundreds...
October 9, 2014 - 8:44pm
September 28, 2014
SWMC dialysis unit marks 30 years of patient care
WORTHINGTON — When the dialysis unit opened at what was then Worthington Regional Hospital, it had three stations and two patients to utilize...
September 28, 2014 - 8:46pm
September 23, 2014
Dayton wants North Dakota to make oil safer
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton latched onto a North Dakotan’s suggestion about how to make oil safer to transport earlier this month and on Tuesday asked North Dakota leaders to take action. Dayton wrote to North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem...
September 23, 2014 - 8:51pm
September 22, 2014
After E911 sign installation, responders grateful
WORTHINGTON — In the month since rural address signs were erected across Nobles County, emergency responders have already witnessed the benefit of having them in place. Brewster Fire Chief John Garmer said his department was able to quickly respond to a recent motorcycle crash...
September 22, 2014 - 9:48pm
September 15, 2014
One in 88 Minnesota drivers will hit deer this year
Minnesota drivers will face a 1-in-88 chance of hitting a deer on the state’s highways this year, according to a report released Monday by the nation’s largest auto insurance company. State Farm’s annual report estimates that Minnesota drivers will collide with 37,549 deer...
September 15, 2014 - 8:55pm
August 22, 2014
Safety first as schools open; WMS crosswalk 'greatly improved'
WORTHINGTON — As children return to the classroom, drivers need to be cognizant of students crossing roadways in the early morning and afternoon...
August 22, 2014 - 10:04pm