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Chillin' at Winterfest
Holiday music at Prairie in full swing
Chamber Singers to ring “The Bells of Christmas” at 2 p.m. Sunday
Time is of the essence
Luverne hockey tops Orono, S-O wrestlers take Okoboji Invite
Boys hockey: LSHSPTCUC score one for each letter in win over Trojans
Minnesota West basketball: Men pick up first win, women keep rolling
WHS basketball: Girls, boys sweep Windom Area on road
Boys basketball: MLA rallies
Column: Stepping out in faith
Column: After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over
Column: The election really was rigged
Column: The post-truth era of politics
Column: Enrichment opportunities abound in 2017
Geneva J. Strolz
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
Disheveled Thelogian: A feast, a robbery and a reason to give thanks
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May 11, 2016
Mail carriers to conduct food drive Saturday
WORTHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service and the United Food and Commercial Workers union are teaming up Saturday for the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger event. Both city and rural mail carriers will collect your donations for the local food shelf. They...
May 11, 2016 - 8:54pm
March 1, 2016
Childcare providers defeat mandatory union representation
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s subsidized child care providers overwhelmingly rejected an attempt to require a union to conduct their negotiations with the state. The vote was 1,014-392 in a Tuesday count by the state Bureau of Mediation Services from ballots mailed to providers last...
March 1, 2016 - 5:15pm
March 26, 2015
Bells to note Civil War’s end anniversary
ST. PAUL — Bill Crowder played a bugle Thursday as history, military and political leaders gathered in Gov. Mark Dayton’s office to urge...
March 26, 2015 - 8:18pm
March 25, 2015
Minnesota farm leaders meet with pope in Italy
ST. PAUL — Two Minnesotans were among American farm leaders who met Wednesday with Pope Francis in Italy. Minnesota Farmers Union President...
March 25, 2015 - 8:18pm
March 3, 2015
County signs two union contracts
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday approved labor contracts with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 65, representing the Nobles County Highway Department; and with Law Enforcement Labor Services Inc. Local 163, representing...
March 3, 2015 - 9:14pm
Wisconsin union debate leads to Minnesota invitation
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota legislator has invited two Wisconsin businesses to set up shop west of the border after they testified against Wisconsin “right to work” legislation that is expected to pass Thursday. Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, sent letters to the firms after...
March 3, 2015 - 8:45pm
January 30, 2015
New report fuels biofuels debate
ST. PAUL — Making fuel from plants is not such a good idea after all, an environmental think tank says. The New York Times cites a World Resources Institute report’s claims that plant-based fuel such as ethanol and biodiesel are not green alternatives to fossil fuels like gasoline. “I...
January 30, 2015 - 9:04pm
January 21, 2015
State ignores 2007 meatpacker rights law
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota state department has not followed a law to notify meatpacking plants and workers about protections the state provides. Pointing to a bookshelf full of Minnesota laws, Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles said Wednesday, “one of them sort of got lost.” The...
January 21, 2015 - 8:34pm
January 14, 2015
Delta attendants call for union vote
ST. PAUL — Delta Air Lines flight attendants are heading toward a vote on whether to unionize. Nearly 12,000 signed cards from flight attendants formally requesting an election were delivered this week. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)...
January 14, 2015 - 8:42pm
August 26, 2014
Home health care union vote bucks national labor trend
ST. PAUL — The creation of a new bargaining unit to represent the state’s 27,000 home health care workers could boost the dwindling ranks of union membership in once labor-strong Minnesota. While the percentage of Minnesota workers affiliated with unions is still above the...
August 26, 2014 - 7:51pm
July 31, 2014
Court allows childcare union vote
ST. PAUL — A federal court Thursday said a vote to organize a union for some Minnesota home day care providers can be scheduled. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed of two lawsuits filed to block the drive. However, opponents of the union said the decision only slows their...
July 31, 2014 - 8:51pm
June 23, 2014
Steelworkers rally against steel dumping
VIRGINIA — Richard Eklund has been retired for 20 years, but he still drove over from Gilbert Monday morning to show his support for Iron Range...
June 23, 2014 - 10:21pm
June 9, 2014
Faculty feud with MnSCU chancellor heats up
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s state university faculty union sent a harsh critique of Chancellor Steven Rosenstone’s performance to the MnSCU governing board as it gears up to evaluate him. The union and Rosenstone have had a tense relationship. Since last fall, they have clashed...
June 9, 2014 - 11:07pm
May 6, 2014
Ready to strike
WORTHINGTON — Unionized employees at JBS voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to authorize a strike after 10 months of contract negotiations have failed...
May 6, 2014 - 9:39pm
May 29, 2013
Child care providers challenge new state law in federal court
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota child care providers who want nothing to do with a union are taking a new law to federal court. The law Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton signed Friday allows home-based child care providers who receive state subsidies to care for children to ask for a vote that could...
May 29, 2013 - 11:12pm