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KTD Medallion found under bench

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WORTHINGTON – Congratulations to Daniel Versluis and his father Scott, this year’s master sleuths. They unraveled the clues to the King Turkey Day medallion hunt before any of the other searchers.

The medallion was hidden under a bench by the public parking lot where 10th Street comes to a T, which is mentioned in a clue. According to the Versluis men, paying attention to every little bit of the clues is what helped them find the medallion.


September 11 news

WORTHINGTON – Here we are at day four of the King Turkey Day medallion hunt, and here’s the fourth clue for all of you hunters out there:

Turn around from this spot, and you will be near a parking lot.
On the corner you may sit, and chances are, you’ll find it.

Now remember, that medallion will be in a place where hunters should not have to dig or climb to get it. Anyone who finds it should bring it to the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce to claim their prize!


Minnesota Supreme Court coming to Worthington

WORTHINGTON – The Minnesota Supreme Court is coming to Worthington as part of a program that teaches teenagers about the court system by hearing oral arguments on a real court case in front of approximately 1,000 high school students.

The Court will also hold an informal community dinner the evening before that is open to the public.


Worthington man stabbed in South Dakota

GARRETSON, SD – A Worthington man was stabbed in the back Sunday in South Dakota by a Lake Andes woman who is in custody after fleeing with the victim’s car.

According to Capt. Paul Niedringhaus of the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, Lolita Faith Dion, 18, of Lake Andes stabbed the 36-year-old victim with a knife, then fled a home just outside of Garretson around 7 p.m. The victim also fled, going to a neighboring home and calling authorities. He suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Dion was found driving the victims car approximately two hours later in Renner.


September 10 news

WORTHINGTON – Day three of the King Turkey Day medallion hunt – how’s the search going out there? Here’s a little help for you – clue number 3:

“How do I get there?” you may ask, and you are right, it’s no easy task.
The medallion fits this location to a “T”, near this rail you will want to be.

Just a reminder, the medallion will only be found on public property, and seekers should not have to dig or climb to get to it. The successful medallion finder should bring it to the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce to get $100 in Chamber Bucks!


September 9 news

WORTHINGTON – We’re on day two of the King Turkey Day medallion hunt, and here’s our second clue:

The medallion hunt is underway, seekers are filled with glee,
Whoever finds the magic medallion, gets to go on a shopping spree.

Remember, the medallion will only be found on public property, and seekers should not have to dig or climb to get to it. Anyone who finds it should bring it to the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce to get $100 in Chamber Bucks!


Woman dies in Fairmont fire

FAIRMONT - One person was killed early Sunday morning in a Fairmont house fire.
According to the Fairmont Police Department, officials responded to a call of a residential house fire at 3:47 a.m. in the 300 block of N. Elm Street.

Upon arrival firefighters found one person dead inside the house. They believe it was a 61-year-old-female and the only occupant.

Authorities said all nearby neighbors were evacuated. The remains of the victim were transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office.


September 8 news

WORTHINGTON – As we begin the week leading up to King Turkey Day, the festivities begin, including the hunt for the medallion. Here’s your first clue:

Proudly we are “75”, and King Turkey Day is still alive.
This whole celebration has just begun, Now get ready to join the fun.

Remember, the medallion will only be found on public property, and seekers should not have to dig or climb to get to it. Anyone who finds it should bring it to the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce to get $100 in Chamber Bucks!


Strong schools = Strong communities

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WORTHINGTON – Eight years ago, residents of the Worthington school district voted to approve an operating levy referendum to aid District 518. The final year of the levy is 2014, so a new referendum will be on the ballot in November. A group of concerned citizens have formed SOS, which stands for Support Our Schools. Their motto – Strong schools equal strong communities.

Friday morning, they group gathered in front of the Worthington High School to publicly announce their support of the referendum and ask citizens to come out in support as well by voting yes.


September 5 news

WORTHINGTON – Second Avenue concrete pavement restoration work from 15th Street to Okabena Street is tentatively scheduled to begin September 8, according to the city of Worthington Engineering Department.

Restoration work on Dover Street from Douglas Avenue to Clifton Avenue began Thursday on three patches of concrete, and sanitary sewer reconstruction from Viking Road to Johnson Lane could begin as early as today.