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Candidates plan ice cream social
Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
Minnesota State Fair celebrates Yellow Ribbon program for veterans
City planning for 2017 budget continues
Area prep volleyball roundup
Prep volleyball: Serving strong in win for H-BC
Girls tennis: Trojans show fight in loss
College volleyball: Lady Jays open season with new look
Prep football: Area football teams gear up for another season
Letter: Kiwanis projects are making an impact
Column: The cost of the EpiPen price increase
Column: Reforms and solutions to help First District farmers
Letter: Wake up and smell the drug companies
Letter: Either way, change coming in health insurance
Kenneth Linn Gaiser
Fern Rosezella Clauson
Lucille Margaret Poynter
Looking Back: 1991 -- New group home opening in Jackson County
Biking Bob: 78-year-old Hibma still doing plenty of pedaling
Column: A Nobles County cowboy made 1934 history
Column: Together 2016 a gathering to remember
Disheveled Theologian: Finding meaning in the motive
Out and About
Yungmann 80th birthday
Ringkob 45th anniversary
Bullerman 60th anniversary
Froderman 65th anniversary
Rutzen 65th anniversary
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Zimmer: It's 'possible' Bridgewater could be out for season
July 19, 2016
Column: SNAP Employment and Training hones participant job skills
By Kevin Concannon, U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON -- Today’s job market demands a higher level of skills than ever before, which is why the U.S. Department of Agriculture is committed to helping Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants gain skills...
July 19, 2016 - 9:08pm
October 22, 2015
Nobles Co-op Electric, Federated REA awarded USDA loans
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday nearly $2.3 billion in loans to build and improve rural electric infrastructure in 31 states. Among the recipients are Nobles Cooperative Electric and Federated Rural Electric in southwest Minnesota. Nobles Cooperative...
October 22, 2015 - 8:20pm
May 19, 2015
A well-deserved meal
May 19, 2015 - 9:51pm
April 2, 2015
Home loan and home repair funding available
WORTHINGTON — USDA Rural Development offers home loans to low- and very-low income individuals and families living in rural Minnesota. Applicants must be unable to qualify for traditional financing and meet USDA income and credit requirements. Homes must be modest in size and design...
April 2, 2015 - 9:34pm
Avian flu discovered in Nobles County
WORTHINGTON — A case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been detected in Nobles County. The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection...
April 2, 2015 - 9:26pm
Avian flu confirmed in Nobles County
WORTHINGTON -- The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial turkey flock in Nobles County. This case makes the fourth case in...
April 2, 2015 - 12:27pm
October 14, 2014
A time to say thanks
LUVERNE — With back-to-back natural disasters — an ice storm in 2013 and flooding early this summer — Rock County Administrator Kyle Oldre...
October 14, 2014 - 8:06pm
July 17, 2014
USDA declares Rock County disaster area
ST. PAUL — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated Rock County as a primary natural disaster area. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack made the declaration in a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday morning, noting that based on the department’s Loss Assessment Report,...
July 17, 2014 - 7:19pm
May 14, 2014
Column: Use of food stamps on the rise in Nobles County
The use of food stamps in Nobles County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program. The proportion of Nobles County residents...
May 14, 2014 - 9:02pm
February 17, 2014
EQIP to fund water projects
WORTHINGTON — Landowners in Nobles, Rock, Pipestone, Murray and Cottonwood counties who have agricultural land within a Drinking Water Supply...
February 17, 2014 - 9:19pm
USDA to focus millions in Prairie Pothole region
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will spend an extra $1.5 million annually to complete wetland determinations for farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Montana. That’s been a key frustration for many farmers in the expanding corn and soybean belt, as they...
February 17, 2014 - 8:45pm
February 27, 2013
Sequester could be felt locally
WORTHINGTON -- With Congress facing yet another looming deadline -- this time to avoid sequester and billions of dollars in budget cuts -- the...
February 27, 2013 - 9:50pm
July 6, 2012
Refugees able to live the American dream
WORTHINGTON -- Growing up in the jungle on a mountainside in Burma, Eh Moo Paw never knew what it meant to have a permanent home. She didn't...
July 6, 2012 - 9:25pm
May 24, 2012
USDA leader tours local businesses
WORTHINGTON -- John Padalino, acting administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program, was in Worthington earlier...
May 24, 2012 - 8:52pm
May 7, 2012
AGCO receives $740,000 USDA loan
JACKSON -- Since 1990, Federated Rural Electric of Jackson has offered more than $3.6 million in low- or no-interest loans to help businesses...
May 7, 2012 - 8:46pm