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WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Kate O’Reilly has never been to Worthington, but after reading a story from The Washington Post last week about the immigration issues there and the hate-filled words of a school bus driver, she felt called to serve the community.
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — The year was 1967. Lyndon B. Johnson was president, the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl, Congress created the Public Broadcasting Service, Frank Sinatra earned both record and album of the year, and half a world away, American soldiers were at war in Vietnam. History books note the war’s start on Nov. 1, 1955 and end on April 30, 1975 with the capture of Saigon by the North Vietnamese Army. By then, American troops had been out of Vietnam for two years.
BREWSTER, Minn. — Multiple ambulances are responding to an explosion at the New Vision Cooperative Elevator in Brewster. The explosion was reported at approximately 5:40 p.m. According to reports over the police scanner, at least one person is injured. A fire in one of the grain silos was reported at 9:54 a.m. Monday, June 10. Firefighters from Brewster and several other area towns had been on scene around the clock since then, spraying water into the concrete structure and working to remove smoldering corn.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Paul Henning of rural Okabena is marking the 50th anniversary of his farming career, and while the milestone might be worth celebrating, Henning and farmers across the Midwest have thus far found little to celebrate this spring. Mother Nature continues to open up the clouds, dumping more rain on already water-logged farm fields.
Julie Buntjer / Forum News Service WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Jenalee Mahoney was 20 weeks pregnant when, during her ultrasound appointment, a heart irregularity was discovered in the baby girl growing inside her. The news sent Jenalee and her husband, Patrick to Sioux Falls, S.D., for further testing. Learning their God-given gift had a heart imperfection was devastating — even more so when they were told she had Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. The diagnosis meant her left chamber of the heart didn’t properly develop and she would need open heart surgery soon after birth.
WINDOM, Minn. -- There may be a major spring snowstorm hitting the region this week, but the calendar says it’s time for Minnesota’s stream trout fishing opener. In advance of the opening day for trout fishing Saturday, April 13, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Fisheries staff were busy Tuesday stocking a pair of area streams with brown trout. It’s a tradition that has spanned more than 50 years, offering area residents an opportunity to fish in a corner of the state not typically known for trout.
LAKEFIELD, Minn. — Wind speeds of 50 to 80 mph across southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa early Tuesday morning, May 16, left area residents picking up the pieces from heavily damaged farm buildings, and clearing away downed trees and other debris. At the Arland and Melinda Lubben farm near Brewster, the winds caused a large cattle shed to collapse, killing one 700-pound feeder steer.
WORTHINGTON — As rain clouds moved in Tuesday, southwest Minnesota farmers like Ron Obermoller of rural Brewster were busy steering their combines through corn fields, inching closer toward the end of the 2016 harvest. This year's corn and soybean crops are the best most farmers in this region have seen — ever.