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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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June 12, 2015
Time capsule: Pioneer Village provides glimpse into early life on prairie
History books document that the first permanent settlers arrived in Nobles County about 150 years ago. Life was undeniably hard for those early...
June 12, 2015 - 1:10pm
May 25, 2015
Wilkommen to Worthington
WORTHINGTON — For nearly 10 months, Waldemar and Michaela Pazurek of Crailsheim, Germany, had entrusted their 17-year-old daughter, Vanessa,...
May 25, 2015 - 8:35pm
March 30, 2015
YMCA Annual Cruise Dinner to celebrate 30th anniversary
The Worthington Area YMCA staff is ramping up for the 30th Annual Cruise Dinner that will be hosted April 11 at the Worthington Event Center. Andy Johnson, the YMCA’s executive director, is excited to be a part of the fundraiser once again this year. “It is always a highlight...
March 30, 2015 - 9:10pm
March 27, 2015
Greetings from sunny Florida
Palm trees intrigue me. Since they don’t exist in our northern clime, I had never given them much thought before. But on our recent trip to...
March 27, 2015 - 10:05pm
March 12, 2015
There and back again: A panda’s tale
SIBLEY, Iowa — It sounds like the premise of a children’s book — the saga of a young girl and her beloved bear who was sent out to travel...
March 12, 2015 - 8:27pm
March 3, 2015
Ireland trip meeting Thursday
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with Collete Guided Tours and Winora Hallstrom, Ride the Reading Line, to offer a Shades of Ireland trip from Sept. 23 through Oct. 2. An informational meeting on the trip will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the...
March 3, 2015 - 9:22pm
February 20, 2015
Passage to Peru
I press the GO button. We’ve been to numerous Caribbean islands, and we’ve been to the middle Americas. The chance to go to Peru has loomed...
February 20, 2015 - 10:02pm
February 4, 2015
Luchts share adventures of a lifetime
WORTHINGTON — For a couple who loves traveling, what could be better than spending their 50th wedding anniversary in Ireland? And why not...
February 4, 2015 - 9:48pm
January 8, 2015
MnDOT advising no unnecessary travel tonight
MANKATO -- No unnecessary travel in south central Minnesota later today and tonight is being advised by the Mankato office of the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Wind gusts forecasted around 40-50 mph combined with the recent snow may result in dramatically reduced visibility,...
January 8, 2015 - 11:55am
January 7, 2015
MnDOT advising no unnecessary travel tonight; Recent snow, high winds and extreme cold to make travel risky
MANKATO – (2 p.m.) No unnecessary travel in south central and southwestern Minnesota tonight is being advised by the Mankato office of the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Wind gusts forecasted around 30-40 mph after dark combined with the recent snow will result in dramatically...
January 7, 2015 - 11:06am
January 5, 2015
WHS band students explore Florida, uphold Minnesota roots
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota pride swelled in the hearts of over 130 Worthington High School (WHS) band students who toured Florida between Dec....
January 5, 2015 - 10:33am
January 4, 2015
‘Spirit of Worthington’ marching band in Florida
WORTHINGTON — Exiting I-90 at midnight Friday following a nearly 30-hour bus ride, the “Spirit of Worthington” Trojan marching band received...
January 4, 2015 - 9:30pm
December 29, 2014
Worthington band travels to Florida
December 29, 2014 - 8:29pm
December 22, 2014
As others see it: The best gift -- get there safe
Like the drone of Christmas music in the mall, the advice is easy to tune out and dismiss. Yeah, yeah, got it, got it. But there are 98.6 million reasons to pay attention. That’s the number of travelers expected to be journeying at least 50 miles from their homes during this Christmas...
December 22, 2014 - 8:54pm
August 15, 2014
The first stamp in our passports
CRAILSHEIM, Germany — After months of anticipation, on the morning my mom and I were to join a group of Worthington area people on a cultural...
August 15, 2014 - 9:50pm