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Songs of Hope sings in Worthington Sunday
Blue Mounds State Park to re-open Monday
Senate candidate McFadden stops in Worthington
Absentee ballot requests now taken online
MN artist to host workshops at International Festival
VFW baseball: Post 3958 makes statement
Legion baseball: Windom, Jackson win easily
Amateur football: Demetrius Washington leads the Huskerz way
Scott Rall: The fine art of Canada thistle dispatching
Amateur baseball: Fireballer from Fairmont halts Worthington
Column: Battle looms over health plans' secret price data
Column: Could a GOP Congress benefit Obama?
Column: Washington gets 'F' on border security
Letter: Islam's true colors are reflected in history
Editorial: Let's all celebrate International Festival
Bernard W. Rue
Victoria Eleanor Martha Ulbricht
Pain relief: Young woman finds help for chronic condition
Looking Back: 2004 - Pawlenty hosts news conference in Wilmont
Column: There's no shortage of history in our cemeteries
Religion briefs: July 3
Looking Back: 2004 - City of Windom begins municipal telecom project
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Joens 80th birthday
Kruse 50th anniversary
Data: July 10, 2014
Notice to Bidders of Bridge Replacement
Data: July 9, 2014
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May 8, 2014
What can you do to help?
WORTHINGTON — Every little bit helps when it comes to conserving water, according to Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain. “Do whatever you can. Whatever you can save is going to hopefully delay us from having to take more drastic measures,” he said. “Those...
May 8, 2014 - 7:41pm
Minnesota Legislature’s end is near
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House takes up medical marijuana today in what could be a debate lasting well into the night while pieces fall into place on tax and spending bills as the Minnesota Legislature nears the end of its 2014 session. Debate on the much-discussed proposal to...
May 8, 2014 - 7:38pm
May 7, 2014
DNR, OOWD strategize over Lake Ocheda
WORTHINGTON — With the lack of a significant fish kill on Lake Ocheda this past winter, the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District (OOWD) board met with several Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials and a Ducks Unlimited biologist Tuesday afternoon to discuss options to...
May 7, 2014 - 9:28pm
Water levels still dangerously low
WORTHINGTON — A few days of cold weather and spotty rain wasn’t enough to recharge the Lake Bella wellfield. That, coupled with a prolonged drought, has left the water levels the lowest they have been since 2000 at this time of year. “Really, I’m not going to complain...
May 7, 2014 - 9:27pm
May 6, 2014
Water system a symbol of bonding debate
ST. PAUL — Southwest Minnesota’s long-awaited water project has become the poster child for those who say the legislative public works funding process is flawed. Republicans in the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday said that the need for water should trump projects like...
May 6, 2014 - 9:46pm
Column: With Lewis & Clark, what's said (and not said) is often politically motivated
WORTHINGTON — My morning began Tuesday with a call from Matt Swenson, press secretary for Gov. Mark Dayton. The reason for his call — he said our editorial about funding for the Lewis & Clark Regional System Water project misrepresented the governor’s position. Swenson...
opinion / columns
May 6, 2014 - 9:05pm
May 5, 2014
Lewis & Clark in Senate bonding bill for $13 million
WORTHINGTON — Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian said he believed the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System would receive a significant amount of money once the Senate bonding bill was released. When the final projects included in the $1 billion bill were unveiled Monday morning,...
May 5, 2014 - 7:44pm
Editorial: Stop the games
It’s no wonder politics turn off so many. Last week, Gov. Mark Dayton put the spotlight on the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System during his State of the State address. He said he wanted a $1.2 billion bonding bill that would complete the project, which would provide the water...
opinion / editorials
May 5, 2014 - 5:41pm
May 1, 2014
Lewis & Clark pushes on
LUVERNE — Gov. Mark Dayton highlighted several southwest Minnesota job opportunities during his annual State of the State Address Wednesday evening, recognizing the need for employees at AGCO and HitchDoc in Jackson, and saying even more jobs could be created if the Lewis &...
May 1, 2014 - 7:40pm
Editorial: It's crunch time for bonding bill
Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian was an invited guest of Gov. Mark Dayton for Dayton’s State of the State address Wednesday night, which just goes to show much southwest Minnesota has become a focal point of a current statewide debate on how big the next bonding bill should be. By now,...
opinion / editorials
May 1, 2014 - 11:33am
April 29, 2014
WORTHINGTON — Students in Jeff Roger’s Introduction to Soils class at Minnesota West Community and Technical College were supposed to launch four new floating islands on the E.O. Olson regional stormwater pond on the Worthington campus Tuesday morning, but Mother Nature was spitting...
April 29, 2014 - 8:53pm
April 28, 2014
Luverne Mayor invited to State of the State address
LUVERNE — Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian will join a select group of individuals Wednesday evening as Gov. Mark Dayton presents his State of the State address at the Minnesota Capitol. Baustian, who is past president and current member of the Southwest Minnesota Lewis & Clark...
April 28, 2014 - 9:46pm
Letter: Include Lewis and Clark project in bonding plan
By District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake One of the final pieces needed to complete the 2014 legislative session puzzle is the approval of a capital investment proposal, or bonding bill. This legislation allows Minnesota to borrow money in order to fund statewide construction...
opinion / letters
April 28, 2014 - 4:57pm
April 18, 2014
State lawmakers hear from constituents at Legislative Breakfast event
WORTHINGTON — Southwest Minnesota’s three state legislators heard citizens’ questions and comments Friday morning during a legislative breakfast event at the Travelodge Hotel. District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton. R-Mountain Lake, and...
news / politics
April 18, 2014 - 10:03pm
April 15, 2014
Poor spring recharge leaves water levels low
WORTHINGTON — The normal spring recharge of the wells providing Worthington with water has been “extremely slow,” according to Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain. “Things are not looking good,” Hain said. “Normally, in mid- to late March, we start...
April 15, 2014 - 8:37pm