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Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
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
January 16, 2014
Worthington JC Penney among 33 U.S. stores to close
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — One of the longest-operating stores in Worthington’s Northland Mall announced Wednesday that it is closing.
January 16, 2014 - 10:00am