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Protests close Mall of America; more than 20 arrested
Holiday shoppers, beware -- scam artists prevalent this time of year
In Colombia, Catholic faith runs deep at Christmas
Schomacker receives House committee assignments
Blood drive set for Dec. 29 in Adrian
Prep boys hockey: Worthington looks for better fortunes in 2015
Prep girls basketball: Worthington fends off Sioux Falls Roosevelt
Prep wrestling: Worthington takes 11th at Riot; Jackson County Central clinches fifth
Prep boys basketball: Murray County Central beats Pipestone Area in OT
Iowa prep wrestling: Sibley-Ocheyedan cleans up at Spencer
Column: Marco Rubio's fury over Cuba shift
Column: How to fight the lone wolf
Column: Substitute teachers a key component of District 518
Column: Elizabeth Warren, godmother of sorts
Column: Worthington Christian School offering program tonight on 'The Trees of Christmas'
Edna Van Roekel
John H. Almlie
Jurene L. Roslansky
Season's jottings: Newsroom staffers share Christmas memories
Column: If Worthington builds it, they sure would come
The pageantry of it all
Looking Back: 1964 - Armour helps Worthington hit employment high
HO, HO, HO: Koster has jolly time standing in for Santa
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Probst 80th birthday
Schubert 90th birthday
Amundson 100th birthday
Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
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October 1, 2014
Charges filed in $104,000 State Fair heist
ST. PAUL — A second man accused in a Minnesota State Fair beer exhibit robbery that netted more than $100,000 faces federal charges for the crime. Jordan Strickland, 23, of St. Paul was charged Tuesday with interfering with commerce and using a gun in a crime of violence. He...
October 1, 2014 - 8:57pm
September 2, 2014
Minnesota State Fair sets attendance record with 1.82 million visitors
FALCON HEIGHTS — Comfortable temperatures and a new West End Market helped the Minnesota State Fair draw record crowds this year. Total attendance was 1,824,830, topping the 2009 record of 1,790,497. Last year’s attendance was 1,731,162. “The weather for the most part worked...
September 2, 2014 - 8:53pm
September 1, 2014
State Fair attendees eat up more wireless data
FALCON HEIGHTS — All those State Fair photos and videos of cute farm animals and foods on a stick add up. Minnesota’s four biggest cellphone carriers report that wireless-data use by smartphone-packing fair attendees is up this year compared with data use during the 2013 State...
September 1, 2014 - 8:27pm
August 24, 2014
Remembering some of the wacky Minnesota State Fair fads from the past
ST. PAUL — One year it was the square yardstick. Is a square yardstick better than a flat one? That’s not important. What was important at the Minnesota State Fair in 1977 was that you got to the Rochester Silo Co. booth for your yardstick, a square one with a leather wrist...
August 24, 2014 - 8:22pm
August 21, 2014
‘Bison Dog’ adds new flavor to Minnesota State Fair
RIVER FALLS, Wis. — The Minnesota State Fair offers a variety of foods for visitors to try, with new flavors every year. This year, fairgoers can get a taste of regionally raised bison. Food vendor Bruce Chesin, who runs the stand Chicago Dogs, is now offering a “Bison Dog,”...
August 21, 2014 - 8:36pm
Twist on fair politics
ST. PAUL — Political challengers proposed debating incumbents. Incumbents pared down the challengers’ lists. The governor sat motionless as two buckets of ice were dumped on him. It was a typical opening day at Minnesota’s Great (Political) Get-Together, except, that is,...
August 21, 2014 - 8:18pm
August 18, 2014
Winners named in Cottonwood County Fair Talent Contest
WINDOM — Nineteen acts competed in the 33rd annual Cottonwood County Fair Talent Contest Thursday night in the Windom Arena, taking home more than $600 in prize money. Winning first place in the Open Division was an instrumental quartet — Courtney and Logan Ryberg of Jackson...
August 18, 2014 - 8:08pm
Kenneth teen to serve as Minnesota 4-H Ambassador
KENNETH — When Andrea Severtson earned her first trip to the Minnesota State Fair as a sixth-grader, she showed a heifer calf named Bella, learned her way around the fairgrounds and experienced her first-ever 4-H dance. During that 4-H Livestock Encampment, she also met a group...
August 18, 2014 - 7:52pm
August 17, 2014
Museum embraces Minnesota State Fair’s past
FALCON HEIGHTS — Linda Koutsky sounds conflicted when you ask her about the new History and Heritage Center at the Minnesota State Fair. Koutsky wrote the book on State Fair history — “Minnesota State Fair: An Illustrated History” — with her mother, Kathryn Strand Koutsky,...
August 17, 2014 - 8:55pm