Radio Works 2014 Summer BBQ Bonanza

The Radio Works Backyard BBQ Bonanza is back and has drawn our grand prize package winner: congratulations to SARAH JOENS of Wilmont!

Throughout the month of September, people could sign up to win our grand prize package, which includes everything you need to host your very own ultimate backyard BBQ cook-out (Details further below). Sarah won the following items:

October 2 news

WORTHINGTON – Worthington Police Sgt. Nate Grimmius has been named the new commander of the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force. According to Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening, the task force board met Wednesday morning and appointed Grimmius to the position.

Technically, Troy Appel is still the commander, but he will move into the position of the Worthington Director of Public Safety/Police Chief next week. Grimmius, who has been with the Worthington Police Department for 10 years and the drug task force for seven, will then move into the position as commander.

Minnesota Supreme Court Justices visit with more than 1,000 students at WHS

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WORTHINGTON – To the more than 1,000 high school students who attended the Minnesota Supreme Court oral arguments Wednesday morning at the Worthington High School it may have seemed more like an argument about grammar or semantics, but they listened attentively as attorneys for the defendant and for the state argued the difference between the words ‘take’ and ‘taking’ and discussed the legal meaning of ‘pursuing.’

Latest Minnesota Volleyball Rankings

Here are the latest Minnesota High School Volleyball Rankings, as provided by the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association (9-30-2014)

Class A
1. Bethlehem Academy
2. Central Minnesota Christian
3. Minneota
3. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton
3. New Life Academy
6. Heron Lake-Okabena
7. Mabel-Canton
8. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
9. Martin County West
10 Fillmore Central
Others receiving votes: Ada-Borup, Mayer Lutheran, Southwest Christian (Chaska), Henning, Wabasha-Kellogg, Hayfield, Kittson Central

Class AA
1. Stewartville
2. Marshall
3. Kasson-Mantorville
4. Jackson County Central

Poet (Ashton) Closed

Poet down in Ashton will be CLOSED Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014. NO corn receiving or load out.

In addition, with harvest here, Poet will have extended harvest hours starting Monday, October 6th.

Extended Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

October 1 news

WORTHINGTON — According to city officials in Austin, Craig Clark, the current Worthington City Administrator, has been named a finalist for the vacant Austin city administrator position. Clark is scheduled to interview for the position in Austin on October 3 and 4.

City officials say a decision could be made on who will fill the vacant post over the weekend. Kandis Hanson and Steve Wilke are also candidates for the position, and have already interviewed with Austin’s city council. Wilke has been the city manager of Lake Mills, Wis., and Hanson is the city manager in Mound.

Entenza's think tank is shutting down

MINNESOTA - Minnesota 2020, a think tank founded by former DFL legislator Matt Entenza seven years ago, is shutting down.

Stuart Alger, a Minneapolis attorney and Minnesota 2020 board chairman, confirmed Monday that the board will close its doors. Alger said six to eight full-time employees would be laid off — primarily writers and researchers.

Alger said the funding just hasn’t been there as it was in the past. The organization is a 501c3 nonprofit, and Alger said it relied on private support, including donations from labor organizations and foundations.

MN Apellate Court affirms Shue commitment

WORTHINGTON – The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed the indeterminate commitment of Kenneth Shue Jr. as a sexual psychopathic personality and a sexually dangerous person.

Shue had challenged the February 2014 commitment to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program that was based on a hearing from 2012, raising evidentiary issues and arguing the evidence was insufficient to support his commitment.

District 518 School Board denies pre-school grant

WORTHINGTON – During an early morning meeting, the District 518 School Board today denied a federal grant offered through the Minnesota Department of Education that would have paid for all-day every day pre-school for 4-year-olds that fell into the 175 to 200 percent poverty level, stating the decision to go through with the grant needed to be made too quickly and that space to house the students was of primary concern. Each member felt better about the district expanding the program on their own, rather than rushing into the grant process without appropriate planning.

Raffle tickets on sale for pheasant opener banquet

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WORTHINGTON – The organizers behind the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener in Worthington are working diligently to sell raffle tickets, the winners of which will be drawn at the banquet on October 10 at the Worthington Event Center.

According to Doug Tate, one of the organizers, the grand prize of the raffle is a 2014 John Deere Gator – a side by side with front and back seats. It hold s six adults, has a box with an electric lift and a removable top.

There are other prizes, and an auction at the banquet will wield additional treasures.