LUVERNE – A Tracy man is dead after a fatal crash just 6 miles over the Minnesota/South Dakota border on Highway 23 in Rock County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 84-year-old Robert Knott of Tracy was southbound in a Lincoln Town Car at approximately 2:46 p.m. on Monday when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a northbound semi tractor and trailer on the driver side. The semi was driven by Robert Nemmers, age 52, of Dell Rapids, SD. He suffered no apparent injuries. Knott, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.
BREWSTER – A 23-year-old Brewster man received non-life threatening injuries when his car landed in the ditch Sunday evening. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Joshua Nibbelink was heading south on Minnesota 60 when he swerved to miss some debris in the road, lost control of his 2003 Pontiac Grand Am and went into the ditch.
WORTHINGTON – This year’s Nobles County United Way fundraising campaign has been underway for over a month now, but the big fundraising event is this week.
WORTHINGTON – With the general election just days away, Mike McFadden, the Republican candidate in Minnesota for U.S. Senate, will be at the Perkins at 1445 Darling Drive in Worthington today from 2:45 to 3:15 to meet the public. He is running against incumbent DFLer Al Franken.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson and his running mate Bill Kuisle made a stop in Worthington on Wednesday to discuss their campaign and their vision for the state of Minnesota.
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APPLETON — Pioneer Public Television will broadcast its final live call-in debate of the 2014 election season at 7 p.m. today. House District 22B Republican incumbent Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake will debate DFL challenger Cheryl Avenel-Navara of Worthington in a live debate from Pioneer Public TV’s studios in Appleton.
Following the live debate, Pioneer will rebroadcast the First Congressional District Debate between Tim Walz and Jim Hagedorn at 8 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., Pioneer will air the previously recorded Seventh District debate between Collin Peterson and Torrey Westrom.
WORTHINGTON – With less than a week to go before the Nov. 4 election, politicians are criss-crossing the state, catching as many voters as they can as the clock ticks down toward election day. Gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson will be in downtown Worthington today from 1:50 to 3 p.m. at BenLee’s for meet and greets. The event is open to the public.
WORTHINGTON – The spookiest night of the year is just a few days away, so here are a few options for all of the little ghosts and goblins out there when it comes to Halloween fun.
WORTHINGTON – The Worthington City Council on Monday opted to discontinue discussions regarding improvements of Grand Avenue after looking at the bids brought in by city engineer Duane Haffield. The bids all came in significantly higher than what was originally projected, and the council also learned that the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership did not receive the funding for their housing project for the upcoming construction year.
LAKEFIELD – Two elderly Chandler residents received non-life threatening injuries Sunday afternoon when their vehicle was struck be a semi truck near Lakefield.
WORTHINGTON – We may be experiencing beautiful weather, but fall is seriously upon us. One strong sign is the last construction updates of the season from the City of Worthington Engineering Department, which states dormant turf restoration remains at various project locations throughout the city. Dormant seeding is temperature dependent and will take place later this fall.
WORTHINGTON - A 27-year-old Worthington man is accused of sexual contact with a minor. Jaime Ernesto Hernandez Bautista is charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct after he was allegedly caught kissing a young girl in her genital area on Sunday.
A witness took the girl from the home and called authorities. Hernandez-Bautista initially denied the accusation under question, but then admitted he had kissed the victim on her body to show affection. He also allegedly admitted that he had kissed her private area, and that it had happened on three occasions.