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Ranum pleads guilty to three felony charges
New 72-unit apartment complex planned for Grand Avenue
Sanford Worthington Medical Center begins CEO transition
Bumper bushels: Farmers reap rewards from timely rains
Candidate debates to air Thursday on public TV
High school football: H-BC, E/E win big in section playoffs
High school football: Trojans fall to Sibley East, Luverne tops St. Peter
Section 3A South volleyball: Higher seeds win first-round matches
Section football playoffs: Showdown season is here
Prep football: H-LP finishes off perfect regular season
Editorial: Hamilton for District 22B Representative
Letter: Vote yes for Sunday liquor sales in Worthington
Letter: More feasible -- and affordable -- plan needed for school district
Letter: Businesses should take down political signs
Letter: Trump has ‘vision and fortitude’ needed for presidency
Ralph W. Thueson
Linda Diann Finke
Margaret "Jean" Bolin
Patricia "Pat" J. Smedsrud
Eleanor Clarke Garrish
Looking Back: 2006 -- Worthington Ambulance Service wins honor
Pumpkin soup perfect start for lively (but civil) dinner party
Potted mums difficult to establish if planted in fall
Column: Worthington is no stranger to election hullabaloo
New adaptation of ‘Sense and Sensibility’ arrives at Guthrie
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Birth: Oct. 26, 2016
Kill 80th birthday
Taylor 90th birthday
Kunze 90th birthday
Schaap 90th birthday
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City of Worthington Notice of Public Hearing
October 18, 2016
Letter: Thanks to all who supported band festival
By Mick Niles, Chairman, River City Band Festival, Chamberlain, S.D If you were in attendance at the 17th annual River City Band Festival on Oct. 8, consider yourself very lucky! Mother Nature was with us this year as the day dawned clear, crisp, but very agreeable. The street...
October 18, 2016 - 9:54pm
October 10, 2016
Trump defections stop after debate
ST. PAUL -- Presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments containing crude comments about women convinced many Minnesota Republicans to denounce him during the weekend, but his Sunday night, Oct. 9, debate performance apparently was good enough to stop the defections, at least for...
October 10, 2016 - 8:45pm
September 17, 2016
A year of remembrance, a time for redemption: Platte Area Ministerial Association purchases Westerhuis estate for $370K
PLATTE, S.D. — The laughter of the neighbor children who once roamed the yard playing is merely an echo in Marcus King’s mind one year after their murder. In the early morning hours of Sept. 17, 2015, Scott Westerhuis is suspected to have shot and killed his wife, Nicole, and...
September 17, 2016 - 6:07am
September 14, 2016
As trial opens, prosecutor says former SD police chief killed pregnant girlfriend for insurance money, jealousy
BURKE, S.D. — In their opening remarks Wednesday, prosecutors suggested Russell Bertram killed his girlfriend to collect more than $900,000 in insurance money and was jealous over an unborn child that wasn’t his. Russell Bertram, 64, of Sioux Falls, appeared at the Gregory County...
September 14, 2016 - 9:09pm
September 5, 2016
Straight-line winds, minor injuries during overnight storm in South Dakota
SPRINGFIELD, S.D. — In only two minutes, Mike Scheetz's home was nearly leveled. In the early morning hours Monday, Scheetz said he was laying on the couch watching TV when he heard the whistle of wind, windows shattering and debris flying. His wife, Deb, was in bed and didn’t...
September 5, 2016 - 9:43pm
August 25, 2016
Eight men arrested in sex trafficking crackdown in SD
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- In a major crackdown to “remove sexual predators from our streets,” South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that eight men have been arrested and charged in an undercover sex trafficking operation. Six of the men were from South Dakota, including...
August 25, 2016 - 9:40pm
August 21, 2016
Dakotafest crowd focused, subdued by heat
MITCHELL, S.D. — Farmers came out strong for the first day of the Dakotafest farm show, but 90-degree heat and a lackluster farm economy had their effects in the afternoon. A sampling of exhibitors and show-goers indicated a mixed report of how buyers are reacting to the difficult...
August 21, 2016 - 9:42pm
August 1, 2016
Woman shot in head in bullet-riddled minivan is in stable condition
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A 28-year-old Luverne, Minn., woman who was shot in the back of the head in her bullet-riddled minivan as she was apparently fleeing from a party early Saturday is in stable condition at Sanford Hospital, but is not talking to police. Police spokesman Sam Clemens...
August 1, 2016 - 9:12pm
July 20, 2016
Sanford clinical trial results in new drug to stop vomiting in chemotherapy
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A new drug is now available that can reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy -- thanks to a national clinical trial that included Sanford Health sites in Sioux Falls, Fargo, Bismarck, N.D., and Bemidji, Minn. Sanford oncologist and cancer researcher...
July 20, 2016 - 9:23pm
July 19, 2016
Wheat harvest up, but prices down
STICKNEY, S.D. — Winter wheat yields have been good for Joel Wieczorek, a farmer in the Stickney area. Still, he’s just hoping to break even because of the low market price. Wieczorek has harvested the majority of his 370-acre winter wheat crop at around 70 or 80 bushels per...
July 19, 2016 - 9:25pm
July 17, 2016
Man, wife in camper on lakeshore in eastern South Dakota injured when 80 mph winds hit
LAKE POINSETT, S.D. -- JL Dye was knocked unconscious, while his wife, Chrissy, suffered a severe back injury when winds estimated at up to 80 mph knocked over their camper and about four others along a popular beach here about 10 p.m. Saturday. Dye had a cut on his nose, too, while...
July 17, 2016 - 8:53pm
July 14, 2016
South Dakota man convicted for role in bald eagle death
MITCHELL, S.D. -- A Letcher, S.D., man faces more than a year in jail for his role in the death of a bald eagle in 2015. Ted Nelson, 69, was found guilty with unlawful taking of a bald eagle and unlawful use of the pesticide Carbofuran, a poison he injected in cow carcasses in order...
July 14, 2016 - 9:01pm
July 12, 2016
Worthington man gets 30-year jail term in South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. — A man who was involved in a car chase and shootout with law enforcement near Fairfax pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 years in prison for assault and using methamphetamine. Nicholas Speckmeier, 30, of Sioux Falls, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of aggravated...
July 12, 2016 - 11:19am
June 29, 2016
Northern Black Hills fire only 5 percent contained
SPEARFISH, S.D. -- About 470 firefighters from Alaska to Michigan are fighting a pesky fire in the northwestern Black Hills near Spearfish that covers about 1,200 acres of forestland and is only 5 percent contained. As of Wednesday night, about 10 homes, cabins or other structures...
June 29, 2016 - 9:16pm
June 7, 2016
Officials respond to plane crash in southeast South Dakota
DE SMET, S.D. — A pilot is dead and a passenger survived after a plane crashed Tuesday into Lake Thompson near De Smet, authorities said. The...
June 7, 2016 - 9:52pm