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Four to be inducted into Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

The Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association has named four men who will be
inducted into the MBCA Hall of Fame this November.

The purpose of the MBCA Hall of Fame is to give special recognition to the people of Minnesota who have made significant contributions
to promote high school basketball in the state via their achievements and service.
The 2013 inductees are:
 Laurin Carroll – Luverne
 Vern Johnson– Grygla-Gatzke
 Ken Novak Jr. – Hopkins
 Bob Vaughan – Braham

The induction ceremonies will be held at the MBCA Hall of Fame Luncheon on Saturday,


Latest Minnesota Volleyball Rankings (10/9/13)

The latest Volleyball rankings by the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association. First-place votes in parenthesis, followed by votes

Class 1A
1. Minneota (10) 206
2. Fillmore Central (4) 195
3. Southwest Christian (Chaska) 183
4. Win-E-Mac 161
5. Mabel-Canton 145
6. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 129
7. Bethlehem Academy 119
8. Nevis 67
9. Hayfield 44
10. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 39
Others receiving votes: Windom 31, Central Minnesota Christian 28, Southwestern United 24, Mayer Lutheran 20, Martin County West 14, Goodhue 12, Carlton 11, Medford 7, Ada-Borup 7

Class 2A


Tainted fuel damages vehicles in St. Cloud

ST. CLOUD - Police are investigating hundreds of thousands of gallons of contaminated diesel fuel at two St. Cloud area gas stations that caused damage to several vehicles.

Investigators believe the tainted gas at First Fuel Bank locations on Lincoln Avenue SE in St. Cloud and Waite Park in mid-August was intentional.

Nearly 60 customers, including city workers driving recycling and fire trucks, pumped the bad diesel between Aug. 16 and Aug. 23. Many noticed problems with their vehicles within hours of leaving the gas stations.


August 27 news

WORTHINGTON – A heat advisory continues in southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa until 7 p.m. today. High temperatures in the 90s combined with dew points in the upper 60s to mid 70s will result in heat index values averaging in the upper 90s to around 105 degrees.


August 26 news

MINNESOTA - The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory which went into effect Sunday for northwest Iowa and a large portion of southern Minnesota, as well as parts of South Dakota.

Forecasters suggest those who work or spend time outdoors reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening hours. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks for those who work outdoors. Additionally, they suggest wearing light-weight and loose-fitting clothing, and drink plenty of water.


Former Murray County resident violates probation; is court ordered against joining volunteer fire departments

SLAYTON – A former Avoca resident who was convicted of receiving stolen property back in 2009 is now told he can not apply to be a member of any fire departments in Minnesota. Joshua DeGuara, age 36, of Winona, was recently convicted of probation violation in Murray County District Court. In 2008, he was charged with receiving stolen property after stealing thousands of dollars worth of equipment, fuel and turnout gear from the Avoca Fire Department. He was sentenced to a year in jail, and after serving his sentence moved to Winona.


August 23 news

LUVERNE. – Interstate 90 travelers heading east between Luverne and Magnolia should be aware of lane restrictions and possible delays beginning Sept. 3, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Traffic will be managed with one lane in each direction in the westbound lanes.The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled a project that includes resurfacing 8 miles of I-90 eastbound and constructing approach panels, new railing and new surface to the Rock County Road 3 Bridge. The project is expected to be complete in early November.


Mediacom customers without service

WORTHINGTON – Mediacom customers in several areas including Worthington are experiencing problems with video, internet and phone, according to a recording at their local phone number. The recording states their expected time of repair is approximately 2 p.m. today and there is nothing customers need to do at this time.


August 22 news

WORTHINGTON - A special session for storm relief is set for September 9th at the State Capitol. Lawmakers presumably will approve state matching money for federal assistance granted to 18 counties following June's severe storms and flash flooding. Governor Dayton wants two additional counties in the mix:

“I would hope to include Nobles and Rock County, the southwestern counties who suffered their own disaster last winter with the ice storm,” Dayton said.


A new wrinkle in the library-pool site saga

WORTHINGTON – The Nobles County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to pursue the former pool site as their first choice for a location for a potential new library. During the meeting, Chairman Bob Demuth Jr. stated that knowing what he did of the E.O. Olson Trust, which deeded the land to the city in 1945, the county might face obstacles in attaining the property from the city. During a follow-up interview this morning, Demuth reiterated, stating there was language in the trust that if the city was to sell the property to someone else, certain restrictions exist.