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1985: Learning Carpentry

Lakefield farmer Blake Rossow wanted to do carpentry on his farm in 1985. During the Farm Crisis, many people tried to get alternative jobs or go back to school for more education.

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1985: Finding a Job

Many farmers were displaced during the farm crisis, and many sought jobs elsewhere, according to this 1985 Daily Globe article.

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1935: Junior College Up for Vote

The community of Worthington was considering the possibility of a junior college in 1935. Next post at 11 a.m.

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1935: Worthington May Get Junior College

People in Worthington were talking about getting a junior college in Worthington in 1935. Next post at 11 a.m.

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1945: Junior College Graduating Class

Members of the junior college graduating class receiving diplomas at commencement exercise in 1945 were: Dorothy Johnson, Gloria Kinsman, Audree Anderson, Rose Tofteland, Betty Jean Hagge, Martha Cresswell, Edna Royer, Rushmore, Alyce Hollem, and Christine Ronlund. Also receiving diplomas were Wendel … Continue reading

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1985: A Beautiful Photo

Tom Cotter watched the Worthington Community College baseball team split a doubleheader with Southwest State University at Buss Field in Worthington in 1985, and this is one of the coolest photos I’ve seen in the paper.

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1944: Turkey Day Revival Planned for 1945

People decided to bring back King Turkey Day for 1945 after having skipped a year (or two? I’m not entirely certain, given the text; one of you folks know the answer to this?), mostly because they were afraid of losing … Continue reading

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1984: Three area vocational schools plan to merge

The origins of Minnesota West Community and Technical College, from 1984: Three area vocational schools plan to merge Donna Lee Olson Staff Writer TRACY – Three Area Vocational Institutes announced Monday that they will merge into one regional system. THe … Continue reading

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1944: Worthington Junior College Slated for Veterans’ Education

Worthington Junior College, now Minnesota West Community and Technical College, was approved to be one of the schools offering education to veterans under the GI bill in 1944. Go Minnesota West! Next post at noon.

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1959: Junior College to Offer Exceptional Child Courses

As far as I can tell from this article, "special education used to encompass both children with disabilities who needed extra help, and exceptional children either with handicaps or who were simply gifted, back in 1959. The Worthington Junior College … Continue reading

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