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Contest celebrates V&M Locker for making best hot dogs in Minnesota
Region celebrating Independence Day with fireworks and more
George marking Freedom Days this weekend
Currie to celebrate Fourth Saturday through Monday
Caller tries to scam county attorney
Legion baseball: Emotions are high as Post 5 sweeps Madison
Auto racing: Speedway racing gaining ground in Worthington
Scott Rall: For the love of a Lab
Legion baseball: Adrian's Loosbrock, Rogers sink Post 5
Minnesota West football: Linder to break in new players, and new coaches, too
Two years, $7 million, no smoking gun
City should see positive impact Journey building can have
Column: Have a happy Fourth, and give thanks
Column: Double trouble for Trump
Letter: Finally, a good decision from the DNR
Gail J. Smiens
Douglas Lester Roy Engler
Marilyn Jean Dahl
Religion briefs: June 30
Looking Back: 1996 -- Parade, demo derby and much more set for Worthington’s Fourth
Column: June 28, 1876 -- Circus in town, complaints ensue
How does your garden grow? Williams property one of four on upcoming tour
Looking Back: 1966 -- Construction aplenty taking place in Worthington
Out and About
Puhl 80th birthday
Isder 85th birthday
Alberts 97th birthday
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June 16, 2016
Video: Former WHS teacher Peterson retires from election duties
Former Worthington High School teacher Leo Peterson is featured in this video from WDAY in Fargo. Peterson is retiring for a second time -- this...
June 16, 2016 - 8:05am
May 12, 2016
Prairie teacher honored again: Kremer recognized by VFW as Minnesota K-5 Teacher of the Year
WORTHINGTON — Prairie Elementary School kindergarten teacher Roxanne Kremer will be recognized in June as the Minnesota K-5 Teacher of the...
May 12, 2016 - 9:13pm
April 18, 2016
‘Heart and soul’: WHS teacher Van Note recognized for excellence
WORTHINGTON — Worthington High School teacher Krista Van Note was given the 2016 Education Minnesota Worthington Teacher of the Year award...
April 18, 2016 - 10:40pm
March 6, 2016
Teacher licensing ‘broken,’ legislative auditor says: Agencies’ overlapping authority, unclear qualifications for applicants cited
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s teacher-licensing system is confusing, contradictory and ripe for an overhaul, the state legislative auditor said in a report Friday. “Quite frankly, the system is broken,” Legislative Auditor James Nobles told state lawmakers. The findings of his six-month...
March 6, 2016 - 7:46pm
February 21, 2016
‘We’re going to be scientists!’ Sibley high school teacher uses STEM funding to support pre-K, first-grade classrooms
SIBLEY, Iowa — Since 2009, the Sibley-Ocheyedan school district has been known for its strong Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics...
February 21, 2016 - 9:01pm
February 14, 2016
Adrian Elementary’s Wiertzema receives ‘Thank a Teacher’ award
ADRIAN — A Worthington High School graduate was given the “Thank a Teacher Award” by a radio station in Sioux Falls, S.D. Elementary school teacher Sara Wiertzema was surprised when radio station Life 96.5 showered her in gifts and gave her fourth-grade classroom thousands of...
February 14, 2016 - 8:51pm
Spanish to English, English to Spanish: Minnesota’s dual-language immersion programs serve growing student needs
LITTLE CANADA — Brittany O’Connor presented a typical math lesson to her third-graders Tuesday, but she taught it in an unconventional way...
February 14, 2016 - 8:49pm
February 8, 2016
Her man Friday: WMS teacher Balsley says yes in surprise proposal
WORTHINGTON — Thank God it was Friday. For Karen Balsley, a Worthington Middle School (WMS) English-as-a-second language teacher, it had been...
February 8, 2016 - 7:55pm
January 14, 2016
Local ag teacher wins scholarship to attend CASE course
WORTHINGTON — Worthington High School agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor Matt Tripp was presented Thursday at the school with a $2,600 scholarship...
January 14, 2016 - 8:30pm
January 12, 2016
Daugaard offers plan to raise teacher pay
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard wants to lift South Dakota out of last place in teacher pay. In his State of the State address...
January 12, 2016 - 8:28pm
January 5, 2016
'You don't crash into a mountain and live': Minnesotan recounts Saturday's plane crash in which all 8 aboard -- and a dog -- survived
In the mountains of the central Brooks Range of Alaska, 250 miles northwest of Fairbanks, Jeff Hagen learned of the story. And the eerie similarities....
January 5, 2016 - 4:10pm
December 14, 2015
French teacher ‘invented’ story about Islamist attack
PARIS — A report from a French schoolteacher that he had been assaulted by a self-styled Islamist militant Monday, causing classes to be canceled and an anti-terrorism investigation, turned out to be “invented,” investigators said. The incident occurred with the nation still...
December 14, 2015 - 7:49pm
December 9, 2015
Minnesota allows teachers ‘reasonable force’ to stop violence
ST. PAUL — Minnesota schools have detailed policies for how students should behave and what happens when they act out, but they are less clear about how educators should intervene when violence erupts. State law allows school staff to use “reasonable force” to prevent “bodily...
December 9, 2015 - 9:16pm
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
October 22, 2015
Former Willmar teacher pleads guilty to having sex with student
WILLMAR — A former Willmar Senior High School teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to having a sexual relationship with a female student from 2010 to 2012. Chad Jeffrey Akerson, 35, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Kandiyohi County District Court. In a plea...
October 22, 2015 - 8:22pm