News

October 16 news

WORTHINGTON – For those who commute to Worthington from the north or head south out of town, good news – the detour on Highway 59 just north of I-90 is gone and the highway is now open to through traffic. Barricades were removed Tuesday afternoon.


October 15 news

WORTHINGTON – Approval for Dakota Golf Management to continue at Prairie View Golf Links for another two years was given Monday night during the Worthington City Council meeting on a 3 to 1 vote, with a small rate increase.


Southwest Crisis Center seeking help to furnish a children's room

WORTHINGTON - The Southwest Crisis Center is seeking the public’s help to furnish a room for children at the center. In the past when an adult came in to speak with an advocate regarding domestic violence or sexual assault, there was no place for a child to sit or play or even nap. Sometimes when a parent leaves a home in a hurry because of domestic violence, they bring nothing more than their children and the clothes on their back. A room at the crisis center has now been designated as a children’s room, but they need help furnishing it.


October 14 news

WORTHINGTON — For those of you hoping to blaze a path down Highway 59 today, there has been a bit of a delay in getting the detour just north of I-90 removed, according to Worthington Director of Engineering Dwayne Haffield. Random cracks formed soon after the pavement was placed, which crews are working to repair. The earliest the road will open is by Wednesday, and that is dependent on weather and repair time. Additional repairs to correct surface damaged cause by rain and hail are expected to be completed under traffic sometime after the road is open.


October 11 news

WORTHINGTON – Seniors in the area have been the target of yet another scam attempt, this one similar to one that was reported several weeks ago involving medical alert company. In the first scam, a phone call told seniors a medical alert service had been purchased for them, but they needed to set up details. It asked for personal banking information.

The new twist on the scam tells callers they qualify under a new program, the National Senior Assistance Program, to receive $3,000 in free grocery certificates. In addition, the client is offered a free medical alert bracelet or necklace.


October 10 news

WORTHINGTON —Minnesota West Community and Technical College Culture Corner, in partnership with the Southwest Crisis Center and the Nobles County Integration Collaborative, will host an information and resource fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday in the Commons on the Worthington campus. Following the fair, “Minnecanos” will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the theater on the Worthington campus. There will be free food and activities during the resource and information fair. For more information, contact Le Lucht, 372-3423, or by email at le.lucht@mnwest.edu


Rod Grams, former U.S. senator and broadcaster, dies at 65

From MPR:
Former U.S. Sen Rod Grams died late Tuesday night after a battle with cancer. He was 65.

His death was confirmed Wednesday morning by Kent Kaiser, a spokesman for the family.

Grams, who served a term in the U.S. House and a term in the Senate in the 1990s, is being remembered as a principled, humble conservative who helped usher in a new era of politics in Minnesota and Washington.

Born in 1948 in the central Minnesota town of Princeton, Grams grew up on a dairy farm. He went to Carroll College in Helena, Mont.


October 9 news

WORTHINGTON – Nobles County Public Works Director Steve Schneider Tuesday gave commissioners an overview of projects in the county that have been neglected or put off due to lack of money, stating Public Works has been doing the best they can with reduced staff and stagnant funding. Schneider said it was just recently that the county provided the department additional funding beyond what they were allotted in 1983, 30 years ago.


October 8 news

WORTHINGTON – The Worthington Public Utilities Power and Light Commission on Monday approved a resolution supporting the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System joint powers board funding request, which will allow the group to ask the state of Minnesota for $63.9 million on a bonding bill. That is the amount needed to get the Minnesota portion of the water system built, according to Worthington Public Utilities Manager Scott Hain.


October 7 news

WORTHINGTON – Pavement restoration on Tower Street storm from 11th Avenue south 125 feet to the alley was completed Tuesday, according to the city of Worthington Engineering Department. Bituminous restoration remains.