April 24 news

WORTHINGTON – The man who is reportedly within 30 days of acquiring and closing on the Northland Mall has decided it needs a new identity, and he’d like the community’s help finding one.

Brian Pellowski of PBK Investments is the man behind the development that will take over the mall area, and he is offering a $500 award to the person that comes up with the new name for the complex. He wants the community involved in the decision, so he opted to hold a contest. He will choose the winner, and the prize money will come from his pocket.


April 23 news

WORTHINGTON – The E.O. Olson Trust Board of Directors has designated funds toward water quality of Lake Okabena, putting aside $9,000 toward making a positive impact on the lake.

A third of the money will be spent on purchasing floating islands for Sunset Bay. The islands are made from recycled materials and serve as a base for grasses, sedges and flowers that feed off of nutrients in the water. In turn, fish feed off the underwater roots of the plants.


MN Supreme Court reverses Fraga conviction, remands back for new trial

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WORTHINGTON – The Minnesota Supreme Court has reversed the Josue Fraga conviction and remanded the case back to Nobles County District Court for a new trial based on juror bias, according to documents released today.


Meet the Chmielewskis!

WORTHINGTON - If you didn't get a chance to listen to today's Talk of the Town on AM 730 KWOA with Florian and Patty Chmielewski, here's your chance!


MNSP Changes

Please note that bean receiving and meal/pellet loadout will be closed April 30th and May 1st due to the annual shutdown at the Minnesota Soybean Processors or Brewster.


Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation presents check to Manna Food Pantry

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WORTHINGTON – The Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation teamed up with the Manna Food Pantry during the March Food Campaign, offering a 50 percent match for up to $25,000.The Manna Food Pantry, through contributions from individuals, area churches and the community, raised over $43,000, the health care foundation matched $21,609 and the total came to $64,828.14. The check for the total was presented to the pantry on Friday.

Foundation Executive Director Jeff Rotert said this is the second year they have offered the grant to the Manna Food Pantry.


Hagen signs with NDSU

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Worthington Trojan senior Carson Hagen made it official on Wednesday, announcing he had signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and wrestling career at North Dakota State University in Fargo next year.

Hagen said it was more than just the wrestling program that attracted him to NDSU.


Buysse signs to continue basketball career at SMSU

Minnesota West sophomore and Marshall native Derek Buysse is heading back to his hometown as Buysse signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his basketball career at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall next season.


A musical night of stargazing

WORTHINGTON - Minnesota West Community & Technical Worthington Campus will host a night of musical entertainment featuring the Minnesota West Choir, a student art display and showcase and a star gazing party this Friday. The Minnesota West Choir will perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. which will be followed by the student art show and reception with light refreshments at 8:15 p.m. A star gazing party will take place from 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the softball diamond on the southwest side of campus. Telescopes will be provided to look at the astronomical wonders of the spring sky.


Sen. Franken urges Vilsack to Take Action Against HPAI

WASHINGTON, D.C. [04/13/15]—U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is pressing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary to make sure that measures remain in place to support the hundreds of family farms in Minnesota whose production has been hurt or threatened by avian flu.