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February 6 news

WORTHINGTON – A public hearing regarding the redevelopment of Oxford Street will take place Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Worthington Fire Hall. Brad Chapulis, Worthington’s director of community and economic development, said Wednesday’s hearing is the first of others that will be taking place in an extensive planning process. Its purpose is to hear about new ideas for the corridor spanning from Minnesota 60 to Minnesota 266, and what citizens would envision that corridor to look like.


Nobles County K-9 is awarded bullistic vest

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WORTHINGTON - The Nobles County Sheriff’s Office K9 Frank’ee has been awarded a ballistic vest thanks to a non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., and a private donation of $950 that was received by James Manson of West St. Paul. Manson also donated $950 to outfit K9 Dakota’s vest of the Rochester Police Department.


February 5 news

WORTHINGTON - Minnesota West Community & Technical College Lady Jay and Bluejay basketball teams will host “Meet the Jays” during their home games on Saturday. The Lady Jays will start at 1 p.m. and Bluejays will start at 3 p.m. taking on the Anoka Ramsey Golden Rams at the Minnesota West Worthington Campus Center for Health and Wellness. All students K-8th grade will receive free admission and there will be an opportunity following each game to meet the players and receive posters.


January 4 news

WORTHINGTON – During a Nobles County Commissioner meeting Tuesday morning, Chief Deputy Chris Dybevick informed the board that Investigator Lonnie Roloff was chosen in January by the Minnesota South Central Investigators Coalition as the 2014 Investigator of the Year.


February 3 news

WORTHINGTON – The Worthington/Nobles Emergency Response Unit had a busy day on Monday, prowling the halls of an old building on the Sanford Worthington Medical Center campus, clearing rooms one by one. No, they weren’t searching for intruders, they were drilling.


ERU works on high-risk entry tactics

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WORTHINGTON – The Worthington/Nobles Emergency Response Unit had a busy day on Monday, prowling the halls of an old building on the Sanford Worthington Medical Center campus, clearing rooms one by one. No, they weren’t searching for intruders, they were drilling.


February 2 news

WORTHINGTON — The Minnesota West Community and Technical College Culture Corner and the Humanities Club will host a public forum and presentation featuring National Endowment of the Humanities Civil Rights speaker Hollis Watkins at noon Tuesday in the theater. Watkins has spent his life serving others for the cause of civil rights. Watkins was jailed several times for his activities, which included attempts to integrate lunch counters in the south.

At the conclusion of Watkins’ presentation, he will entertain questions from the audience. The event is free and open to the public.


Ice Derby posponed due to ice conditions, other Winterfest events to take place

WORTHINGTON – Due to unsafe ice conditions, the Southwest Minnesota Fishing Club Club has postponed today’s Ice Derby.

According to Chad Cummings, if conditions improve in the next few weeks the Derby will take place at a later date. Cummings said the landings are the cause for concern. A hard house and ATV broke through at a landing Friday evening, making one of the two landings unusable and unsafe.

“We do not want to subject the other to high traffic and have it fail with today’s forecasted temp close to 30 degrees,” Cummings explained.


Winterfest Royalty crowned, chili cook-off winners named

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WORTHINGTON – Friday night festivities at the Worthington Event Center for the Winterfest Kick-Off Event were a fun success.

Crowned Winterfest 2015 Queen was Lauren Martin of Brewster. Lauren, age 16, is the daughter of Ted and Sarah Martin and a junior at Worthington High School.
On her application, Lauren said she likes winter because of the change of season and anticipation of the first snow. She admits she also looks forward each year to winter styles and fashions.


January 30 news

WORTHINGTON – It’s time for the Winterfest Kick-Off event, which is tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Worthington Event Center. Red Hot Chili Cook-Off contestants can get into the venue at 3 p.m. and need to have a sample of their chili ready for the judges by 4:30 p.m.

The public is invited to come out and try different chili entries. At last count, there were 14 contestants. The public can vote on both the chili and the contestants’ creativity in decorating their booths.