WORTHINGTON – Long-time YMCA program director and current volunteer Wayne Klumper was involved in a motorcycle crash shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Fox Farm Road and Crailsheim Drive, which, according to his Caring Bridge site, caused numerous injuries, including a bruised lung, fractured facial bones and bruising of the brain. A CT scan showed the bruising and bleeding is not spreading, a family member wrote. Klumper is sedated and sleeping, and will be kept that way for several days.
WINDOM – A man who died Tuesday in a head-on collision west of Windom has been identified as Jason Steffes, 39, of Balaton. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Cody Falk, age 24, of St James was driving a 2011 Ford Superduty east on Hwy 62 when he collided with the 2008 Ford Taurus of Steffes in the westbound lane. When authorities arrived, Steffes was found dead at the scene. Falk and a passenger, 20-year-old Nathan Gisch of Mountain Lake, were transported by ambulance to the hospital in Windom, both with non-life threatening injuries.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced until Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require close federal monitoring of elections.
The justices said in 5-4 ruling Tuesday that the law Congress most recently renewed in 2006 relies on 40-year-old data that doesn't reflect racial progress and changes in U.S. society.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council approved the Athletic Facilities Master Plan and Needs Assessment Monday night, which outlines potential improvements to Worthington’s current athletic facilities. They discussed a need for a joint powers agreement for members of the Athletics Facilities Plan Team, which includes the city of Worthington, School District 518, Minnesota West Community and Technical College and the Worthington Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Congratulations to all Radio Works Summer BBQ Bonanza winners and a big shoutout to the Radio Works Summer Ultimate BBQ Bundle winner Richard Nelson of Worthington!
WORTHINGTON – The Nobles County Relay for Life raised $67,146.13 this year –almost $9,000 short of their $76,000 goal. They have until August to raise the remainder. The chair auction, which was delayed during the Windsurfing Regatta due to weather, raised $1,870, with proceeds going toward the Relay total. This year, the American Cancer Society is celebrating 100 years of fundraising, education and research.
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their 2012-2013 Spring Sports Academic Award Winners. Athletes are given MCAC academic recognition if they have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher at the end of the semester in which the majority of the sports season occurs and they have enrolled in and completed a minimum of 12 credits during that semester.
Earning MCAC Academic Honors from Minnesota West:
Logan Ahlers-Men's Basketball
Orie Brown-Men's Basketball
Taylor Lupton-Men's Basketball
Luke Roddy-Men's Basketball
Jackson Seitzinger-Men's Basketball
WORTHINGTON – The Worthington Police Department has alerted the Chamber of Commerce and local businesses about counterfeit checks being cashed in the area. One such check was passed in Worthington, another at a business in Marshall.
As of Tuesday, farmers, ag organizations and the politicans alike were feeling generally optimistic about the farm bill;even Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor both expressed enthusiasm for the farm bill's support.
Which may be why it came as such a surprise then the House of Representatives voted on the 2013 farm bill....and came up short. The total vote was 234-195 against the bill with 62 Republicans voting against the bill and 24 Democrats voting in its favor.
WORTHINGTON - Staff members from the offices of U.S. Sen. Al Franken and U.S. Rep Tim Walz met with local veteran service officers today to discuss the Quicker Benefits Delivery Act, legislation aimed at tackling the Department of Veterans Affairs benefit claims backlog.