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Willmar soldiers return home
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
Records for Aug. 27
New London depot makes another historic move
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Harold (Bill) William Wright
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
August 19, 2016
Worthington man killed in crop duster crash
RUTHTON—The Pipestone County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the pilot killed in a Friday morning plane crash of a crop duster in rural Pipestone County. James Arnt of Worthington was the pilot and lone occupant of the crop dusting plane. The Pipestone County Sheriff's...
August 19, 2016 - 8:01pm
June 23, 2016
Hispanics fuel population growth, offset declines in Minnesota
Isabella Agustin left Guatemala when she was 17 because her parents couldn’t afford to pay for her studies. She found her way to Worthington after her husband’s brother talked up the region. “He told him that here you can have more opportunity to have a house or to get a job,”...
June 23, 2016 - 11:25pm
June 14, 2016
Worthington treasure hunter reunites Iowa man with 30-year-old class ring
WORTHINGTON — Jeff Powers looked out over Lake Okabena Saturday afternoon as his younger brother, Brian, nervously paced the grassy area behind...
June 14, 2016 - 5:30am
May 18, 2016
Judge sentences Balaton man to life times two for murder of elderly couple
WORTHINGTON — A judge Monday handed a Balaton man two life prison sentences, plus an additional 15 years in prison, for the April 2015 murders...
May 18, 2016 - 12:13am
May 3, 2016
State trooper helps deliver baby beside I-90
WORTHINGTON -- Blinking lights gave way to binkies this weekend as Minnesota State Patrol troopers helped deliver two babies in as many days...
May 3, 2016 - 5:30am
February 5, 2016
Battle from afar wages within: Worthington Anuak community pleads for peace in Ethiopian homeland
WORTHINGTON — Residents see him around Worthington — at gatherings or community events — and they’d know him by a name other than Meerbeer. He’s a relatively new American. It was nearly eight years ago that he came to the United States as a refugee. He wears a suit jacket...
February 5, 2016 - 11:16pm
January 27, 2016
A teacher who made a difference
WORTHINGTON — As a teacher in Worthington School District 518, Mary Beth Blegen reached out and impacted many students’ lives. As the 1995...
January 27, 2016 - 11:11pm
September 30, 2015
Man admits hitting wife, daughter with a hammer
WORTHINGTON — Dessalegne Desta, 61, of Worthington, who beat his wife and daughter with blows to the head with a hammer, has reached a plea agreement. In exchange for pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree assault causing great bodily harm, two counts of premeditated first-degree...
September 30, 2015 - 11:11pm
June 23, 2015
Worthington man charged with murder in stabbing death
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man has been charged with second-degree murder after he apparently tried to get into a city residence, but then allegedly fatally stabbed a teen acquaintance who asked him to leave.
June 23, 2015 - 12:34am
March 8, 2015
Workshops focus on soil health
WORTHINGTON — Two workshops are being offered in Southwest Minnesota to offer information on how to build healthier soil in farm fields. The first event will be held Thursday at the Minnesota West Community and Technical College campus in Worthington and on Friday, the same...
March 8, 2015 - 11:11pm
December 16, 2014
Worthington farm fire kills 7,500 poults Tuesday
WORTHINGTON — About 7,500 three-week-old turkeys were lost in a turkey farm fire near Worthington early Tuesday morning. The nearby Round Lake Fire Department was dispatched at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday to a farm owned by Tim Meyer and Jeff Barber to the fire that’s believed to have...
December 16, 2014 - 11:12pm
October 2, 2014
Worthington readies for Governor’s Pheasant Opener
WORTHINGTON — Worthington is about a week away from putting out the welcome mat for hundreds of visitors as the community prepares to host the fourth annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. Gov. Mark Dayton will be in town for events Oct. 10-11, along with an entourage...
October 2, 2014 - 11:26pm
May 6, 2014
Minnesota Opinion: It’s crunch time for state bonding bill
From Forum News Service Editorials from recent Minnesota newspapers. Minnesota Opinion: It’s crunch time for state bonding bill Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian was an invited guest of Gov. Mark Dayton for Dayton’s State of the State address (Wednesday), which just goes to show...
May 6, 2014 - 5:00am
May 5, 2014
Police investigate murder-suicide in Worthington
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Local police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that took place Friday evening. The Worthington Police Department received a 911 call at 9:55 p.m. Friday from staff at Crossroads Care Center, reporting the firing of gunshots in a private room at...
May 5, 2014 - 9:04am
April 23, 2014
Worthington woman charged in horses’ deaths appears in court
WORTHINGTON, Minn. -- A Worthington woman facing 11 felony counts of animal neglect resulting in death and nine misdemeanor charges of mistreatment of animals appeared Tuesday in Nobles County District Court. Joan Mary Moore was summoned to court after Nobles County deputies...
April 23, 2014 - 11:31am