News

February 10 news

WORTHINGTON – The Worthington City Council on Monday night approved a recommendation to appoint Director of Community and Economic Development Brad Chapulis as Interim Administrator until a full-time administrator is hired. Previously, the council had voted to appoint the seven department heads as co-interim administrators under the former council.


February 9 news

PIPESTONE – A Pipestone man was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after being extricated from his burning house Sunday morning. According to information released by the Pipestone County Sheriff’s Office, the Fire Department, Ambulance and the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a structure fire at a residence at 317 Main St East. The residence sustained moderate damage on the north side.


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.


One Last Time! Tour

Barry Manilow recently announced that he is going to “hit the road” and perform concerts across North America ONE LAST TIME!, along with special guest Dave Koz. Manilow will launch his multiple-city ONE LAST TIME! Tour beginning in Omaha, NE on February 11, 2015 at the CenturyLink Center.


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.