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Data: Nov. 15, 2018
St. Paul approves eventual increase to $15 minimum wage
Only openly gay Minnesota House member proposes ban on conversion therapy
Minnesota West professor recognized at symposium
Pelosi seeks to shore up votes for speaker; McConnell,Schumer keep top Senate spots
Towns, Wiggins lead Timberwolves past Pelicans
Wolves' Taylor glad to put Butler drama behind him, confident in Thibodeau
Wild GM Paul Fenton happy with season so far
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
This time, Gophers bring offense into last two Big Ten games
Frozen out of China, American farmers refuse to sell their soybeans
Seasonal worker didn’t know former boss was escaping after fraud accusations
Co-op seeking access to inventory taxidermy, property
trū Shrimp board approves plans in Luverne
Tesla names a new chairman to replace Elon Musk
Place a Business Announcement
Letter: Support Minnesota's Give to the Max Day
Letter: Crailsheim exchange student readies for move to new host family
Jessie Veeder: The making of me
Veterans Day changes today
Vina "Alice" McHugh
Roger A. Hesebeck
Creamy wild rice soup is a great way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey
Chocolatiers need more cocoa, and they want millennials to help
Seasonal depression, 'winter blues' and SAD
Disheveled Theologian: Life after death
Overwhelmed caregiver accounts for insufficient family updates
out and about
McCready family -- five generations
Lawrence and Sara Mae Klingenberg
Air quality remains good in N.D./Minn.
MNIT seeks funds to protect Minnesotans' data
Probate of Vernon G. Engelkes
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Southwest Initiative Foundation
August 4, 2018
Luverne’s Brakke elected to SWIF board
HUTCHINSON — Consultant, writer and investment advisor Tom Brakke was recently elected to the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) Board of Directors. Brakke was raised in Luverne and remains dedicated to the vitality of his hometown and the region.
August 4, 2018 - 11:52am
July 11, 2018
SWIF invests $50,000 in Worthington Investment Network
WORTHINGTON — The Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) has agreed to invest $50,000 into the Worthington Investment Network (WIN). It was an easy decision for the SWIF board, which voted unanimously to support the investment in late June. WIN’s strategy — to renovate buildings...
July 11, 2018 - 8:41am
December 2, 2017
Worthington’s ‘Cake Boss’ to expand business to Heron Lake location
WORTHINGTON — Yolanda Barahona has run her own personalized cake business, Nena’s Cakes, out of her Worthington home for three years. ...
December 2, 2017 - 7:42am
November 6, 2017
Child care crisis causes economic development problem in rural Minn.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — When attorney Janice Nelson of Montevideo emceed a conference in September looking at the region's workforce challenges, she announced at the start just how familiar she was with one of them. Her administrative assistant had just quit. She was unable to...
November 6, 2017 - 5:48pm
October 7, 2017
Planning ahead: Gifts to Worthington Area Foundation help better community’s future
WORTHINGTON — Dorothy Sietsema has memories from many decades ago of swimming as a youth in Lake Okabena. “When I was a kid, we’d go jump...
October 7, 2017 - 9:10am
September 24, 2017
Finding workers in southwestern Minnesota an economic challenge as need for diversity in workforce grows
MONTEVIDEO, Minn.—When residents of the Upper Minnesota River Valley are surveyed on the challenges the region faces, the number one response...
September 24, 2017 - 6:26pm
July 10, 2017
Gaalswyk elected to SWIF board of directors
HUTCHINSON — Terry Gaalswyk of Worthington was recently elected to the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) Board of Directors.
July 10, 2017 - 9:48pm
April 13, 2017
‘Grow Our Own’ program airing on public TV
APPLETON — “Grow Our Own: Helping the Next Generation Find Success” will air at 9 p.m. Thursday and 12:30 p.m. April 23 on Pioneer Public Television. The program is a collaboration between Pioneer Public Television and Southwest Initiative Foundation to raise awareness about...
April 13, 2017 - 4:52pm
May 24, 2016
Showing the money: SWIF and others offer financial help for small businesses
WORTHINGTON — Kimberly Schroeder wasn’t sure how she was going to open a cosmetology school in Worthington, but she knew she would. “From...
May 24, 2016 - 11:23am