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SCOTUS voids key part of Voting Rights Act

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.


June 25 news

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.


Radio Works Summer BBQ Bonanza

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!


June 24 news

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.


MCAC Spring Academic Award Winners

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


June 21 news

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.


Franken and Walz staffers talk veteran benefits backlog bill

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.


June 20 news

WORTHINGTON - Key staff members from the offices of U.S. Sen. Al Franken's (D-Minn.) and U.S. Rep Tim Walz (D-Minn.) will meet with local veterans and veterans advocates today to get input on the expanding veterans benefits claims "backlog" that is forcing hundreds of thousands of returning veterans to put their lives on hold for many months while their claims are being processed.


New library location narrowed to four possible sites

WORTHINGTON – Nobles County Commissioners today listened to the pros and cons of four possible locations for a new library before deciding they needed input from the general public before a decision could be made. Nobles County Library Director Julie Wellnitz was instructed to work with Vetter Johnson Architects to prepare a public display of the four sites for display at the library and the upcoming fair booth.

The four sites include the old Campbell’s Soup lot, the current Lampert Lumber Yard, the county’s public works area or the site of the old outdoor pool.


Kremer signs 10-day contract with Northwoods League squad

Wilmont native and 2010 Worthington High School Graduate Steven Kremer has recently signed a 10-day contract to play baseball with the Alexandria Blue Anchors of the Northwoods League.