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Being Elf-ish: One of Santa's workers shares secrets from the North Pole
Government offices, banks, stores close for Christmas
Tammy Makram -- Baby Jane Doe -- continues quest to find birth mother
Fire destroys home addition
Holiday Traditions: Ramadan a time for spiritual growth and reflection
Boys hockey: Big game, big win for Luverne
Wrestling: Oeltjenbruns, Nielsen lead Luverne
High school basketball: JCC boys rout MCW
Girls basketball: Henry is back, and loving every second
Prep girls basketball: Sibley-Ocheyedan tests unbeaten Okoboji
Column: Inglorious hackers, or 'Revenge of the Nerd'
Column: Holiday chores made special again by visit from mom
Column: Good riddance to the worst Congress ever
Column: Ethics training for Congress? Dream on
As others see it: The best gift -- get there safe
Robert J. Schmidt
Evelyn A. Kellen
Religion briefs: Dec. 24
Looking Back: 1989 -- Hadley man named state's top cattleman
Column: If Worthington builds it, they sure would come
Season's jottings: Newsroom staffers share Christmas memories
The pageantry of it all
Out and About
Julius 90th birthday
Probst 80th birthday
School Board Minutes for November
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Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
August 28, 2014
Lawmakers hear voter anger over illegal migrants
DALLAS — When Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling sat down with colleagues and constituents at a recent Chamber of Commerce lunch in Dallas, the first question he faced was whether Congress planned to address immigration policy and a burgeoning border crisis. “I’m supposed to do...
August 28, 2014 - 8:55pm
March 10, 2014
Panel approves online voter registration bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s online voter registration system moved a step closer to winning the Legislature’s blessing Monday. The Senate Elections Subcommittee voted unanimously to approve a bill that authorizes the system that Secretary of State Mark Ritchie put in place in September...
March 10, 2014 - 10:23pm
November 7, 2012
Nobles County sees a high voter turnout
WORTHINGTON -- It was a busy night Tuesday at polling places across Minnesota, and the southwest corner of the state was no exception. Nobles County Auditor/Treasurer Sharon Balster said Wednesday afternoon that an even 8,600 people voted in the county. A total of 9,160 individuals...
November 7, 2012 - 7:40pm
Voters decide against voter ID
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota voters do not want to prove who they are. Forty-six percent of voters Tuesday wanted to amend the state Constitution to require a photo ID before voting, but 50 percent was needed. The Minnesota vote went against a trend in other states to approve voter ID. Election...
November 7, 2012 - 2:40am
October 28, 2012
Down to the wire
WORTHINGTON -- While the deadline to pre-register to vote in Minnesota was Oct. 16, residents of the state still have an opportunity to cast a ballot in November's general election by registering at their polling place on election day. In Nobles County, Auditor-Treasurer Sharon Balster...
October 28, 2012 - 7:16pm
February 1, 2012
Voter ID's first talks
ST. PAUL -- Opponents of requiring photo identifications for voters talked against it for hours Wednesday, knowing their chances of stopping the proposal were slim. Just four of more than 30 witnesses at a five-hour Minnesota legislative committee meeting spoke in favor of the proposed...
February 1, 2012 - 8:56pm
October 7, 2010
Group to watch for voter fraud
ST. PAUL -- A coalition of conservative political groups is organizing a program to prevent voter fraud in the Nov. 2 election Election Integrity Watch is recruiting volunteers to join what it calls "surveillance teams" to observe polling places, organizers from the Tea Party, Minnesota...
October 7, 2010 - 10:03pm
September 1, 2010
Jackson County ineligible voter charged
JACKSON -- The Minnesota Majority's infamous list of alleged felon voters that created such a hubbub in June and July did not include any names from Jackson County, but a Heron Lake man has been charged with ineligible voting nonetheless. According to the criminal complaint, David...
September 1, 2010 - 9:17pm