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Column: Grammas, and Charlie Won, helped keep us clean

November 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Karl Rolvaag was a governor of Minnesota and the son of the esteemed American author O.E. Rolvaag. The house from the Rolvaag homestead can be toured near the campus of Augustana University at Sioux Falls, S.D.
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Column: Grammas, and Charlie Won, helped keep us clean

November 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Karl Rolvaag was a governor of Minnesota and the son of the esteemed American author O.E. Rolvaag. The house from the Rolvaag homestead can be toured near the campus of Augustana University at Sioux Falls, S.D.
Gov. Rolvaag was settl…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Worthington was once near a gambling haven. Wanna bet?

November 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Talk was of Jackpot Junction casino at Morton. When it opened, Jackpot Junction was the only casino — I don’t know — Jackpot Junction was the only casino across very many miles. There was no other casino in Minnesota. Maybe it w…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: In 1938, Globe readers got their election results by airplane

November 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — If Nobles County had a hall of fame, V.M. Vance surely would be among the first inductees. Vernon Vance bought the Worthington Globe in 1929 and made it the Daily Globe in 1940. In the first years, in the 1930s, V.M. delivered Globes …continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: 10th Street is still busy, though its shine is not is bright

October 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — When that hulk still called Northland Mall opened in 1976 it stirred that rare strain of community pride which Worthington had not felt since the opening of the State Theater or Montgomery Ward, or the Hotel Thompson long before that….continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Brewster is still looking great after all these years

August 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — I decided to take a drive one evening lately. Oh, I wish you had been with me. I saw a sight I never saw before.
I was in Brewster. It was shortly after 7. The sun was still above the horizon and still slightly in the northwest sky.
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Column: Listen up, kids (especially if you’re hungry)

August 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Schools are back in session. For many, the first week has slipped by. Kids — let me give you one word of advice: listen. Just listen. This is so important.
The United States was bombed into World War II when the Empire of Japan att…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Listen up, kids (especially if you’re hungry)

August 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Schools are back in session. For many, the first week has slipped by. Kids — let me give you one word of advice: listen. Just listen. This is so important.
The United States was bombed into World War II when the Empire of Japan att…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: When getting on the road again, know you’ve come a long way

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — How are you getting along with the trio of U.S. 59-Minnesota 60 roundabouts on Worthington’s east side? You think traffic is moving faster, moving easier, than it did before?
I will confess. The first time I made a return trip thro…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: There’s no shortage of history in our cemeteries

July 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — James Rogers was at the Nobles County Historical Society museum last month talking with a dozen local residents about his book, “Northern Orchards, Places Near the Dead.” The book — six essays and several poems — is inspired b…continue reading on dglobe.com