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Trump picks Iowa Governor Branstad as U.S. ambassador to China: transition official
Family Art Night scheduled during parent-teacher conferences week
Remembering Pearl Harbor: WWII veteran on Oahu when Japanese launched sneak attack
Seminar aims to create smooth transition for retiring business owners
Area girls basketball roundup: Adrian beats Luverne after slow start
Prep wrestling: Trojans fall in tight battle with W/RRC
Area boys basketball roundup: Huskies win high-scoring season opener
Boys hockey: Trojans refuse to quit in loss to Redwood Valley
Boys basketball: Trojans show teamwork, depth in victory over Luverne
Letter: Pioneer Village
Letter: Local government entities should live within their means
Column: 21st Century Cures Act a remedy for all Americans
Letter: There's a third group of Americans, too
Letter: Thanks to organizers of community Thanksgiving
Gerald L. Smith
Looking Back: 1991 -- Wind chills up to 50-below close schools
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
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Vortherms 90th birthday
Carter 65th anniversary
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February 19, 2016
Iowa state individual wrestling: Sibley-Ocheyedan guaranteed three medalists
DES MOINES, Iowa — Sibley-Ocheyedan will enter the third and final day of the Class 1A State Individual Tournament with three wrestlers trying to climb as high as possible on the medal stand. Dylan Schuck, Trent Kruger and Matt Naig have all guaranteed themselves a place among the...
February 19, 2016 - 7:53pm
Class A State Gymnastics: Worthington still smiling
MINNEAPOLIS — They are taught to be chipper and to look at the bright side. So members of the Worthington High School gymnastics team dwelled...
February 19, 2016 - 7:18pm
February 16, 2016
Dayton among 17 governors backing clean power: States forging ahead despite uncertain future of federal climate plan
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was one of 17 governors across the U.S. who pledged their support Tuesday for an energy future that curbs greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. The governors vowed to move their states forward toward reducing fossil fuels, such as coal and...
February 16, 2016 - 8:59pm
February 10, 2016
Section 3A girls hockey: Luverne clinches first state tournament berth
REDWOOD FALLS — The seventh time is indeed a charm. The Luverne girls hockey team clinched the first trip to state in program history Tuesday with a 5-2 Section 3A championship win over third-seeded Fairmont. For the No. 1 Cardinals, it marked in their first section crown in seven...
February 10, 2016 - 12:24am
January 12, 2016
Greater MN brings back request: More state funds, please
ST. PAUL — There is no surprise to what Greater Minnesota cities want from the next Legislature: more state money. It is an issue Greater Minnesota city officials, along with those from Minneapolis and St. Paul, have brought to legislators every year for more than a decade. State...
January 12, 2016 - 7:46pm
Dayton to make water systems a spending priority
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will propose borrowing considerable sums this year to improve the state’s water systems, he said Tuesday. “I’m going to come out on Thursday as part of the bonding (bill) with a big water quality initiative,” Dayton told the Pioneer...
January 12, 2016 - 3:40pm
December 6, 2015
Cast in bronze: Minnesota residents serve as models for statues honoring veterans
LITCHFIELD — Area residents with ties to the military say they are proud to have been models for five bronze statues placed recently at a new...
December 6, 2015 - 8:41pm
November 10, 2015
Lawmakers say state not putting child safety first in abuse cases
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators who crafted legislation earlier this year to make sure a child’s safety is first priority in abuse cases say the state is not following through with that requirement. Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, opened a Tuesday meeting of a legislative...
November 10, 2015 - 8:15pm
November 5, 2015
Conflicting reports: Some say lawmakers’ calls for teacher licensing reform unheeded
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers received conflicting reports Thursday on the progress the state Board of Teaching has made in its efforts to streamline the way teachers are licensed. Erin Doan, the board’s executive director, told a joint session of the House Education Finance...
November 5, 2015 - 9:01pm
November 1, 2015
Class A state football: Johnson, North drop Tracy-Milroy-Balaton
ST. PETER — Tyler Johnson was all he was advertised to be and more. The Minneapolis North senior reiterated his commitment to play football...
November 1, 2015 - 11:20pm
October 25, 2015
Where the money goes: State lawmakers hit the road on bonding tours
ST. PAUL — It wasn’t your typical sight-seeing tour. During a visit to the medical examiner’s office in downtown Minneapolis last week, 20 members and staff of the Minnesota House Capital Investment Committee got to watch — at least those who could stomach the sight —...
October 25, 2015 - 8:58pm
October 14, 2015
State cold weather rule kicks in today
ST. PAUL — As of today, Minnesota law kicks in to provide warmth for residents who cannot pay their heating bills. Starting Oct. 15 and running through April 15, Minnesota’s six coldest months, utility companies must provide residential customers payment plans to avoid having...
October 14, 2015 - 9:43pm
October 1, 2015
Health insurance rate hikes upset state officials
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who buy their own health insurance will pay more next year, in some cases a lot more. Officials of the state Commerce...
October 1, 2015 - 9:46pm
September 30, 2015
Sex offender court order expected in October, but case will go for years
ST. PAUL — Minnesota officials make it clear that they will not obey an upcoming federal judge’s order that would deem the state sex offender...
September 30, 2015 - 10:04pm
September 25, 2015
Rare bison given new home in Minnesota state park
MANKATO — A group of genetically rare bison has been released into a Minnesota state park. Minneopa State Park near Mankato is the new home of 11 bison largely free of genetic markers that would come from cross-breeding with cattle. Less than 6 percent of the half-million bison...
September 25, 2015 - 9:30pm