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Defying the odds: Minnesota woman delivers baby that wasn't expected to live
As new wood materials become stronger, 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steel
Former labor secretary elected to lead Democratic party
Delays, new forms and more: Get ready for 2017 tax season
There's a new top concern for vehicle owners, study shows
DNR staff highlight need for Minn. license fee increase
Bemidji coach issues apology for prep hockey brawl with Brainerd
Boys Basketball: 'Jacks top MACCRAY
Palmer, Bryan share Honda Classic lead
Local Roundup: Wildcats bounce back with vengeance
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
February 1, 2017
Nobles County considers former jail for regional data hub
WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Board of Commissioners has yet to finalize the sale of more than $6.4 million in capital improvement project...
February 1, 2017 - 7:54pm
December 26, 2016
Worthington house fire leaves families homeless on Christmas Day
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — An early morning fire Sunday left 10 people from two apartments homeless in Worthington. A fire was discovered shortly...
December 26, 2016 - 10:06am
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