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Racial unrest mounts
Minnesota students again score top marks on ACTs
Fire engulfs 11th Street house
School board kicks off the year
Discarded Band-Aid helps crack home invasion case
Prep soccer: Optimism running high in Worthington
Prep tennis: Luverne netters split with Montevideo, YME
Blast from the Past: Answers to Saturday's quiz
Prep tennis: Consistency is key for Worthington
Amateur baseball: Luverne walks off for state tourney win
Column: Internal watchdogs keep government services accountable
Column: Why I don’t — and should never — cruise
Column: Theater of the Absurd in Ferguson, Mo.
Opinion: Internal watchdogs keep government services accountable
Column: Sympathy for the devil?
Donald Paul Feit
Janice "Jan" Kaye Mischke
Prairie Star: Lodine to receive SMAC honor
1939: Chautauqua pavilion to be razed
Looking Back: 2004 -- Hurricane-force winds flatten crops
Column: The wayward days of hemp growers and bootleggers
Going green: Fresh-picked beans one of the pleasures of summertime eating
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Wolff 90th birthday
Niessink 50th anniversary
Masching 50th anniversary
Krogman 85th birthday
Strolz 90th birthday
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June 18, 2014
WORTHINGTON — Another round of severe weather pummeled southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa Monday afternoon, with funnel cloud sightings, hail, straightline winds and heavy downpours of rain reported across the region. On the heels of torrential rains that flooded a large...
June 18, 2014 - 10:00am
June 17, 2014
LEOTA — Like many farmers with crops under water or obliterated by hail, Harley Buys of rural Edgerton is in limbo. “Everything we farm is gone,” he said Tuesday afternoon, 24 hours after a 6-inch rain and a 45-minute hail storm pummeled his fields between Edgerton and Leota....
June 17, 2014 - 9:54pm
July 21, 2013
Storm finish second at 18U softball state tournament
MONTICELLO — The 18U Worthington Area Storm fastpitch softball team took second place at the Minnesota 18-under Girls Fastpitch Softball State Championships Saturday. The Storm knocked off Red Lake Falls 12-4 and Morris 8-4 before taking their first loss 9-1 against Badger Greenbush...
sports / prep
July 21, 2013 - 11:54pm
July 18, 2013
Sports Briefs: Storm sweep Martin County West
WELCOME — The Worthington 18U Storm fast pitch softball team swept a doubleheader against Martin County West to finish off the season before the start of the state tournament this weekend. Worthington won the first game 9-4 behind a strong pitching performance by Paige Kinley....
July 18, 2013 - 11:28pm
July 14, 2013
Sports Briefs: 35th Annual Fairmont Summer Run to take place at Fairmont HS
FAIRMONT -- Runners and walkers are invited to participate in the 35th Annual Fairmont Summer Run on Saturday, July 27. This year the race will take place at Fairmont High School at 900 Johnson Street. The 5 mile run begins at 8:30 a.m. with the two mile run/walk set to start...
July 14, 2013 - 11:20pm
June 30, 2013
Sports Briefs: Worthington 18U Storm take 2nd at Mankato Tournament
MANKATO -- The Worthington 18U Storm finished second at a tournament in Mankato, losing in the championship game to the Mankato Peppers 4-3 on Sunday. The tournament started Saturday, with the Storm falling to the Sioux Falls Flash, before defeating both Mahtomedi and Morcori 12-0...
sports / prep
June 30, 2013 - 11:13pm
June 21, 2013
Girls fast-pitch: Storm beat Mountain Lake twice
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington 18U Storm defeated Mountain Lake 17-2 and 6-1 during a pair of fast-pitch softball games Friday. The Storm opened Game 1 with five runs in the bottom of the first to take a 5-0 lead. Mountain Lake scored a run of its own in the second, but Worthington...
June 21, 2013 - 11:17pm
May 8, 2013
Local issues find way into Senate
WORTHINGTON -- Sen. Bill Weber will help push for state aid to cities affected by the April ice storm. "The District 22 House members are pursuing that over there, and I am pursuing that in the Senate side," Weber said during a phone interview Wednesday morning. President Obama...
May 8, 2013 - 10:27pm
May 7, 2013
FEMA disaster reimbursement meeting is Tuesday
WORTHINGTON -- An applicant briefing for cities, townships, watershed districts, hospitals, power companies and qualifying nonprofit organizations will take place Tuesday to begin the process for requesting reimbursement funds from FEMA. The meeting will include all the entities...
May 7, 2013 - 10:26pm
Nobles County waives tree removal costs for small cities
WORTHINGTON -- Nobles County's small cities aided in the wake of the April ice storm will not be charged by Nobles County for the tree debris removal services it provided. Public Works Director Stephen Schnieder said county crews were asked to assist with clean-up efforts in eight...
May 7, 2013 - 9:28pm
May 5, 2013
Power system still needs work
WORTHINGTON -- It's been nearly a month since ice-coated power lines caused thousands of wooden poles to snap and transmission structures to tumble, yet a drive through the countryside shows the massive amount of restoration work yet to be done. Rick Burud, general manager of Nobles...
May 5, 2013 - 11:45pm
May 1, 2013
County parks remain closed
WORTHINGTON -- Nobles County Parks Superintendent Jerry Braun has announced that county parks, specifically Fury's Island and Maka-Oicu, will remain closed until further notice. There is a lot of tree debris remaining in the campground areas of the park, and Braun said it will take...
May 1, 2013 - 11:58pm
April 30, 2013
City council awards another storm cleanup bid
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington City Council awarded a debris monitor bid to True North Emergency Management during an emergency meeting Tuesday night. The cost estimate depended on the amount of work that needs to be completed. If the work takes six weeks, the projection is the...
April 30, 2013 - 11:38pm
April 29, 2013
Grassley asks for disaster declaration
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley has asked the president to grant the request made by Iowa Gov.
April 29, 2013 - 11:42pm
U of M Tree workshop is Wednesday
WORTHINGTON -- University of Minnesota Extension will host a tree assessment workshop from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, at the University of Minnesota Extension Regional Center, 1527 Prairie Dr., Worthington. Topics to be covered include assessing ice damaged trees, tree diseases and...
April 29, 2013 - 11:41pm