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UPDATE: Names released in Round Lake crash

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ROUND LAKE – A 49-year-old South Dakota man died Friday in a crash between two semi trucks near Round Lake, according to information released Saturday morning by the Minnesota State Patrol.

Charles Luze of Sioux Falls was killed when the 2005 Mack Truck he was driving northbound on Minnesota 264 struck a 1998 Freightliner semi that went through a stop sign on Nobles County Road 35. The Mack struck the right center of the Freightliner.

The driver of the Freightliner, 67-year-old James Miller of Cylinder, Iowa, suffered no apparent injury.


September 19 news

WORTHINGTON – Tickets for the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Banquet at the Worthington Event Center went on sale this week.

Governor Mark Dayton will be in Worthington October 10 and 11 for the 2014 pheasant hunting opener, something that was announced during last year’s event in Madelia.


September 18 news

WORTHINGTON – There will be an open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m. tonight at BenLee’s so the public can meet the three final candidates for the position of the Worthington Public Safety Director/Police Chief.

Those three candidates, are the current interim chief Kevin Flynn, Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force Commander Troy Appel and Paul Ver Meer, who is currently the Chief of Police in the city of Creston, Iowa.

The Civil Service Commission is scheduled to begin interviews with the three candidates on Friday and hopes to have a final decision made by the end of the month, if not sooner.


September 17 news

WORTHINGTON – The District 518 School Board approved a motion Tuesday to pursue a grant that will pay for all day pre-school for those who fall within 175 to 200 percent of the poverty level, which could translate to roughly $1.3 million for four years.

Approximately 10 new teachers would need to be hired, according to Superintendent John Landgaard, and about 11 more classrooms would be needed. In a district already busting at the seams, this will be no easy task.


September 16 news

LUVERNE – A Luverne man thought to be involved in multiple burglaries in southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa and Sioux Falls. South Dakota made his first court appearance in Rock County District Court Monday after being arrested September 11 when a search warrant was executed at his residence in Luverne.


September 15 news

FULDA – Two people were killed in a car crash just north of Fulda Sunday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The broadside crash happened at the intersection of Murray County Road 3 and U.S. 59 at approximately 3:23 p.m. A 2005 Chevrolet Impala was westbound on County Road 3 when it collided with a southbound Toyota RAV4. Both vehicles came to rest upside down in the ditch of the intersection.

Both drivers, 24-year-old Charles Goode of Lewisville, NC, and 38-year-old David Schultz of Worthington, were taken to North Memorial in Robbinsdale in serious condition.


UPDATE: Names of both deceased released by Minnesota State Patrol

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FULDA – The names of both victims killed Sunday in a two-car collision just north of Fulda have now been released by the Minnesota State Patrol. Kristen Boynton, age 24, of Perry, Georgia, was a passenger in one of the vehicles, and Kerry Schultz, age 34, of Worthington, was a passenger in the other. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The drivers of both vehicles, 24-year-old Charles Goode of Lewisville, N.C. and 38-year-old David Schultz of Worthington, were both taken to North Memorial in Robbinsdale in serious condition.


Paycheck loses again - Ruby takes the first leg of Great Gobbler Gallop

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WORTHINGTON – It was a clean race, it was a tight race, but in the end, Ruby Begonia ran away with the first leg of the Great Gobbler Gallop.

Saturday’s weather was sunny and bright, the breeze was refreshing and both the Worthington and Cuero turkey racing teams were ready to go. At stake – the Traveling Turkey Trophy of Tumultuous Triumph. Ruby Begonia has won the last two years, and the Worthington team was ready for a little triumph of their own.


Four suspicious characters nabbed for the KTD Arrest-A-Guest

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WORTHINGTON – Nobles County Chief Deputy Chris Dybevick arrested four suspicious looking characters this morning as they were parking a monstrous RV at the Perkins restaurant in Worthington. Their crime? Showing up in Worthington while Dybevick was out on the prowl for an Arrest-A-Guest, a yearly King Turkey Day event sponsored by the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.


September 12 news

WORTHINGTON – Cure in place pipe work is scheduled to begin today on the Viking Road sanitary sewer main near Miles Drive, according to the City of Worthington Engineering Department. Work on the internal lining of the existing clay pipe began Thursday on the Cynthia Avenue sanitary sewer near Tower Street.

Pavement restoration work began Monday near Okabena Street and was completed on Dover Street from Douglas Avenue to Clifton Avenue. Dover Street is to be reopened today.

Miles Drive sanitary sewer reconstruction from Johnson Lane to Viking Road began Wednesday.