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Bill puts teacher evaluations to the test ... again
Sanford to offer cholesterol screenings during Winterfest
Owatonna man wins truck at Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza
Wrestling: CL/G-LR crowns two champs; Worthington dominates in Hartley, Iowa
Boys basketball: Pfeffer, Huska help Windom Area win in OT
Girls basketball: Thier, Adrian shine
High school hockey: Sengvongxay leads Luverne boys
True Team gymnastics: JCC, Worthington get good taste of state
Column: Spirit Week celebrated at Worthington Christian School
Column: Turning a deaf ear to the world
Column: Taxpayers suffer under IRS priorities
Column: When the pope talks ...
Letter: Winners named in Elks essay contest
Dewis Emalyn Ahlberg
Doris M. McClain
Dennis A. Roning
Nathan O. Skattum
Revving for retirement: Ricker leaves full-time ministry after almost 20 years at First Lutheran
Looking Back: 1940 - Steamed turned into blades of new turbine at Worthington power plant
Column: On a mild, windy January day, some storm stories
Out & About: Jan. 16-31
'Birdman,' 'Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar nominations
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Goedken 90th birthday
Clark 85th birthday
Van Ede 50th anniversary
Graff 70th anniversary
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Regular School Board Meeting Minutes for December
School Board Work Session for January
Special School Board Meeting January
June 27, 2014
Water level rises; watering ban still on
WORTHINGTON — Despite a 2-foot increase in the static water level at Worthington’s Well 26 over the course of the past week, Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain said Friday the city’s ban on non-essential watering will remain in place, at least for the next...
June 27, 2014 - 9:53pm
June 25, 2014
Letter: Senators care more about Wall Street than water
By Andy Olson, Windom Presently, our national political leadership is failing to meet the historical standard of the United States. One key historical standard has been represented by exceptional public infrastructure, which embodies the general welfare principal “to promote...
opinion / letters
June 25, 2014 - 5:38pm
June 24, 2014
Much to be thankful for at Hardwick’s Jubilee Days
HARDWICK — A week and a half ago, the community of Hardwick in Rock County looked like a war zone. Trees were toppled, windows broken out, roofs and siding were damaged and water was everywhere — washing out shoulders of county roads and creeping up in basements of homes and businesses. Heavy...
June 24, 2014 - 9:13pm
June 20, 2014
On the rise: Watering ban still on despite much-improved well levels
WORTHINGTON — It may not be the greatest weekly gain on record, but the water level in Worthington’s Well 26 — the well that serves as a gauge for the city’s water supply — has increased by 10 feet, 6 inches over past seven days. Measurements taken at Worthington’s well...
June 20, 2014 - 10:13pm
Lake Ocheda survey seeks input
WORTHINGTON — A new online survey has been developed to collect public input on Lake Ocheda, from rating satisfaction of the lake’s quality to use of the lake and how people wish to see it improved. The survey, at http://bit.ly/1kUZ1Iy, was developed by Jay Milbrandt, who lives...
June 20, 2014 - 10:10pm
June 18, 2014
WORTHINGTON — Another round of severe weather pummeled southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa Monday afternoon, with funnel cloud sightings, hail, straightline winds and heavy downpours of rain reported across the region. On the heels of torrential rains that flooded a large...
June 18, 2014 - 10:00am
June 13, 2014
Dayton meets on Lewis and Clark in Washington
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday he and Minnesota federal lawmakers had a productive meeting in Washington this week regarding Lewis and Clark Regional Water System funding, but believes it’s going to be up to state and local governments to keep moving...
news / politics
June 13, 2014 - 9:52pm
June 10, 2014
‘Still awful dry’
WORTHINGTON — Recent rains have helped raise the water levels in Worthington’s well field, but there’s still a long way to go before the city will be lifting its ban on non-essential watering. In fact, Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain said Tuesday the...
June 10, 2014 - 8:46pm
June 6, 2014
Letter: Dayton, others came through for Lewis & Clark
By Lennis “Red” Arndt, Luverne, Chairman of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System Lewis & Clark received its best news in five years when the Legislature approved a $22 million advance on our federal funding in the bonding bill. Federal funding has slowed to a drip,...
opinion / letters
June 6, 2014 - 9:58pm
June 4, 2014
Dam-age control: Lake Bella spillway undergoes emergency repairs
WORTHINGTON — The discovery of significant damage inside the Lake Bella dam’s spillway in early May may have averted a catastrophic draining of the man-made lake. Worthington Public Utilities employees found a section of the concrete spillway’s floor completely eroded, exposing...
June 4, 2014 - 10:17pm
Landowners voice concerns over Lake Ocheda management
WORTHINGTON — A group of concerned residents who live or farm around Lake Ocheda appeared before the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District board meeting Tuesday to ask about water quality and recent discussions about a possible DNR-involved drawdown of the lake’s three basins. Don...
June 4, 2014 - 10:04pm
June 3, 2014
Library issue pulled from ballot
WORTHINGTON — In unanimous agreement Tuesday morning, Nobles County commissioners voted to ask the city of Worthington not to include a referendum on November’s ballot seeking the public’s support to use Worthington’s former pool site for potential development of a new public...
June 3, 2014 - 9:04pm
May 29, 2014
E. coli still present in Blue Mounds water
LUVERNE — A recent update on E. coli bacteria in Blue Mounds State Park has been released and the situation hasn’t improved, according to Scott Roemhildt. Roemhildt is the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officer for the southern region of Minnesota. His current primary...
May 29, 2014 - 7:58pm
May 21, 2014
Letter: Legislator reflects on session's wrapup
By District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne On May 16, the Minnesota House of Representatives completed its work and adjourned for the remainder of the year. A number of provisions were approved during the final week. It often seems as if the most important bills of session...
opinion / letters
May 21, 2014 - 4:33pm
Editorial: L&C funding ultimately a positive
It wasn’t long ago that it appeared the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System was going to wind up as an afterthought in this year’s Minnesota Legislature. As it turned out, Lewis & Clark ended up with $22 million to keep construction going. Legislators also opted to give...
opinion / editorials
May 21, 2014 - 4:32pm