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Worthington Middle School Festival of Music event is Monday evening
Heron Lake-Okabena students gather 'Coins for Kids'
Doubt remains in Daubt; Democrats have concerns about new House speaker
Windom schools say no to winter weather
Education, research and new treatments assisting people with diabetes
Prep boys hockey: Luverne skates away from Worthington
Prep boys basketball: Antes sinks nine threes as Windom Area survives JCC
Prep gymnastics: Worthington soars to 140.175
Prep girls basketball: Jackson County Central tops Windom, SWC beats Canby
Prep wrestling: Four from Worthington get into Riot semifinals
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'
Letter: Letter on Christmas wasn't meant to be negative
Column: Energy industry -- CO2 is good for us
Anita Rose (Ling) Siegmann
Florence "Kip" Gee
Cyril F. Gengler
Teresa Marie Stofferan
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
Out and About
Probst 80th birthday
Schubert 90th birthday
Amundson 100th birthday
Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
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December 2, 2014
County presents 2015 budget
WORTHINGTON — In three weeks, Nobles County commissioners will formally adopt a 2015 budget and levy increase and, as part of that process, conducted a budget information public meeting Tuesday night in Worthington. After setting a not-to-exceed levy of 7.6 percent in September,...
December 2, 2014 - 8:20pm
November 25, 2014
Commissioners to create action plan to deal with tax-forfeited parcels
WORTHINGTON — After taking a recent tour throughout Nobles County to inspect 23 parcels that have fallen into tax forfeiture, the board of commissioners decided Monday to set additional money aside to clean up or clear out some of the dilapidated structures. While not all of...
November 25, 2014 - 9:22am
November 2, 2014
State adds initiatives to boost small business growth
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has launched three new initiatives that offer assistance to help small businesses in Minnesota expand or improve their operations. Following is a description of each program: Greater Minnesota...
November 2, 2014 - 8:46pm
TIF is not a four-letter word
SIBLEY, Iowa — In the past few years, Osceola County has made strides to increase job growth and economic development utilizing tax increment financing (TIF). While the practice has garnered some scrutiny, it is undeniable that efforts made by the Osceola County Board of Supervisors...
November 2, 2014 - 8:27pm
October 21, 2014
School board approves audit
WORTHINGTON — The District 518 School Board conducted a work session, public hearing and regular board meeting Tuesday afternoon, with discussion in the work session focused on potential expansion options at Worthington High School. The board’s meeting agenda touched on topics...
October 21, 2014 - 9:03pm
October 7, 2014
Lewis & Clark construction budget discussed
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Public Utilities Water and Light Commission discussed Monday the upcoming Lewis & Clark Regional Water System board meeting, which will determine the 2015 construction budget for the project. The project is anticipating federal funding of $2.4...
October 7, 2014 - 10:17pm
September 24, 2014
MN2020 celebrates property tax breaks in Bemidji
BEMIDJI — Bemidji’s property taxes went down 17 percent for the average homeowner from 2013 to 2014, according to a new report from a progressive Minnesota think tank. Minnesota 2020 stopped in Bemidji Wednesday on a statewide tour presenting sweeping research findings on how...
September 24, 2014 - 8:43pm
September 23, 2014
Tax hike limit 7.6 percent
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday approved a not-to-exceed 7.6 percent levy increase — for a total proposed payable levy of $12,277,268 — for 2015, with the caveat that they will continue to work on crunching the numbers before the final budget and levy is...
September 23, 2014 - 8:43pm
Supervisors put brakes on renewal plan
SIBLEY, Iowa — A controversial TIF measure was halted Tuesday at the Osceola County Board of Supervisors meeting. Approximately 35 people...
September 23, 2014 - 8:40pm
September 7, 2014
Column: Congress’ whopper of a mess
WASHINGTON — Customers can be so demanding. First they criticized fast-food joints over nutritional content. Now they’re getting picky about tax and labor practices. In recent weeks, consumers and commentators have savaged Burger King over its plan to merge with Tim Hortons,...
opinion / columns
September 7, 2014 - 2:20pm
August 24, 2014
Column: Corporate tax returns should be made public
WASHINGTON — Corporate tax returns should be public. Tax inversions. Double Irish with a Dutch sandwich. Spinning off tangible assets into real estate investment trusts. Son-of-BOSS shelters. These are among the array of eye-glazingly complicated tax avoidance strategies adopted...
opinion / columns
August 24, 2014 - 8:52pm