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New bike lane pedals into focus
All in the family: Staff members' offspring walk Minnesota West's halls
King Turkey Day 5K event nears
New sewer work begins Tuesday
WHS coronation is 2 p.m. Tuesday
Prep football: Jays fly by Worthington
Prep football: Edgerton/Ellsworth gets it done against MLA
Prep volleyball: Windom Area hands Worthington second loss
Prep football: JCC reclaims Oaken Bucket
Prep football: Adrian runs over Canby
Column: What line to draw on beheadings?
Column: Teamwork prized at Prairie Elementary
Column: Give me a home where the scapegoats roam
As others see it: Don't force taxpayers to subsidize campaigns
Letter: WCC manager, others did great job with wedding
Karen C. Loosbrock
Vera Eunice Hvistendahl
Daniel Lee Sagmoe
Gerald Dale Flatebo
Jon Bredal (formerly John Pederson)
Framing history: Upcoming exhibit focuses on area photographers
Column: Brewster is still looking great after all these years
Religion briefs: Aug. 28
Looking Back: 1964 - English becomes part of mass at Worthington's St. Mary's
Column: Listen up, kids (especially if you're hungry)
Out and About
Kraft 80th birthday
Birth: Aug. 30, 2014
Dykstra 50th anniversary
Demuth 65th anniversary
Data: Aug. 30, 2014
Data: Aug. 28, 2014
Notice to the Public by FEMA
Data: Aug. 27, 2014
Data: Aug. 26, 2014
June 23, 2013
Image: Hog building destroyed by winds
June 23, 2013 - 11:08pm
June 19, 2013
Column: Think this year's ice storm was bad? 1896's may have been worse
WORTHINGTON -- In the wake of April's calamitous ice storm, few likely knew of the icy precedent that befell Worthington and the surrounding area almost 117 years ago. Seen then as "one of the hardest, far-reaching and most destructive storms of modern times," the November 1896 storm...
columns / reminiscing
June 19, 2013 - 12:00am
June 18, 2013
Recent rains could get us all bugged out
WORTHINGTON -- Summer's finally here, and so are the bugs. Recent rains have created ideal conditions for mosquitoes and ticks, which in turn...
June 18, 2013 - 9:58pm
June 16, 2013
Better late than never for spring blooms
WORTHINGTON -- Although a cool, slow-starting spring and a Worthington ban on non-essential watering delayed many homeowners' plant purchases and gardening efforts, color has nonetheless begun appearing in area yards -- and things are shaping up for a berry good late June. "This...
news / business
June 16, 2013 - 9:20pm
May 17, 2013
Funnel clouds spotted in Jackson County
JACKSON -- The Jackson County Sheriff's Office received multiple reports of funnel cloud sightings during a storm that moved through the county Friday night. A citizen reported seeing one of the funnel clouds touch down, but no trained tornado spotters made similar reports. The...
May 17, 2013 - 11:30pm
May 14, 2013
Record-breaking temps reached in area
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A wet and chilly spring has given way to record high temperatures for mid-May in southern Minnesota. Worthington's high was reported to be 99. The previous record for May 14 was 91 degrees, set in 1987. The temperature soared to 102 degrees Tuesday in St. James....
May 14, 2013 - 10:28pm
May 9, 2013
Letter: Ellsworth storm cleanup brings feelings of pride
A lot of people complain about living in a small town. Nothing to do, everybody knows your business, teenagers running around. But after the icy storm April 10 and snowstorm on the 11th, they change their minds. Why? Because on the Wednesday, after surveying the town with downed...
opinion / letters
May 9, 2013 - 12:00am
May 3, 2013
Southwest Minnesota receives disaster declaration
WORTHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday signed a presidential disaster declaration for Nobles, Rock, Jackson, Murray and Cottonwood counties...
May 3, 2013 - 9:47pm
May 2, 2013
Waiting on the weather
WORTHINGTON -- In a typical year, the region's crop producers would have had their small grains planted by early April, their corn in the ground...
May 2, 2013 - 11:33pm
Editorial: City forced to make difficult choices
We knew that cleaning up after last month's nasty weather was going to be a difficult process, notwithstanding any May 1 snowfall. Still, Worthington...
opinion / editorials
May 2, 2013 - 12:00am
May 1, 2013
April showers bring May ... snows?
WORTHINGTON -- No, it was not a bad dream. It really did snow on the first of May. Residents of southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa, just...
May 1, 2013 - 11:44pm
April 30, 2013
Editorial: Need for disaster declaration is clear
While we've known for more than two weeks that damage from April's ice storm and subsequent snowstorm was significant, it has now been officially quantified. A letter forwarded Friday to President Barack Obama by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton indicated that more than $26.2 million of...
opinion / editorials
April 30, 2013 - 12:00am
April 26, 2013
April's nasty weather took out more than just power
WORTHINGTON -- When an ice storm blanketed the region earlier this month, causing rural power outages and rolling blackouts in the city, Worthington's largest employer took a major hit to the pocketbook. Earlier this week, JBS general manager Bob Krebs said the company figured a...
news / business
April 26, 2013 - 9:14pm
Letter: Now it's your turn to tell storm stories
During the recent visit by Governor Dayton and numerous other state and federal officials to view our storm damage, I questioned many of them as to what the most effective approach would be to encourage a disaster declaration. Their resounding answer was to send a personalized message...
opinion / letters
April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
April 24, 2013
Spotter training set for Monday
WORTHINGTON -- Weather spotter training will be offered at 7 p.m. Monday in the Fine Arts Theater at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus. Sponsored by the National Weather Service, Nobles County Emergency Management and Worthington Fire Department,...
April 24, 2013 - 3:32pm