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August 15 news

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WORTHINGTON – A notice from the City of Worthington Engineering Department states storm sewer work on Fourth Avenue from Lake Street to Ninth Street is scheduled to begin today. Fourth Avenue will be closed to through traffic from Lake Street to Ninth Street. Restricted local access on Fourth Avenue will be available as construction permits. Lake Street at Fourth Avenue will be closed to through traffic beginning this afternoon and lasting approximately two days. Weather permitting and construction proceeding as planned, traffic should be restored to normal in about three weeks.

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August 14 news

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WINDOM -- A donation fund has been set up for Lindsay Krick, who is battling colon cancer. Krick, the son of Lexy Hudson, now lives in Portsmouth, Va. He attended grade school in Worthington, high school in Slayton and is a U.S. Navy veteran. Donations can be sent to Lindsay Krick Medical Fund, Midwest Bank, Box 189, Windom 56101.

GARVIN - Another construction project on US 59, this one near Garvin, will begin the end of August or the beginning of September, according to Nick Klisch, Project Engineer with the Minnesota Department of Transportation District 8B, Marshall, MN. Just...


Planned water shut-off in Slayton next week

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SLAYTON – According to Slayton City Administrator Josh Malchow, water will be shut off in the city of Slayton on Tuesday, August 20 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. City workers will be making planned repairs at the time, replacing hydrant valves. After the water is turned back on, Malchow said, there will be a boiled water advisory for 24 hours.


Murray County Fair schedule packed with cool stuff

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SLAYTON - Take a look at the Murray County Fair schedule. It's packed with fun things to do! For more info, check out www.murraycountyfair.com

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

9:00 a.m. 4-H Horse Show, Horse Arena

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

9:00 a.m. Cloverbuds Pet Show - Olson Arena
9:30 a.m. Pet Show, regular 4-H members - Olson Arena
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 4-H Conference Judging
9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Open Class Entries, Fair Office
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Historical...


August 13 news

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WORTHINGTON – During Monday night’s meeting of the Worthington City Council, members declared the former Kmart building as hazardous and will order the owner to repair or demolish the structure. Failure to comply with the order would allow the city to obtain legal right through the courts to step in and demolish or repair the hazardous building.

A letter will be sent, ordering the owner to complete three conditions. The first is to properly repair all the identified violations, or to demolish the subject building. The second is to obtain all the applicable permits to do the work...


WWI-era posters found in Primghar Public Library

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PRIMGHAR, Iowa - A northwest Iowa library is displaying what staff believe are original World War I-era posters hidden for decades in the building's attic. Kay Geerdes and Kathy Luedke, board members for the Primghar Public Library, ventured into the forgotten space this spring in search of artifacts to display or sell for the town's 125th birthday this summer.

They found dozens of posters advertising a liberty bond loan program to help fund the war. World War I, that is. Geerdes and Luedke believe the posters are the real thing. The library, which was established in 1916, was...


August 12 news

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LAKEFIELD - The Lakefield Police Department is informing the community according to Minnesota Statutes about a Level 3 predatory offender that has moved to Lakefield. This predatory offender is not wanted by the police and has served a sentence that was imposed on him by the court.

According to the police department, Ronald John Madsen relocated to Lakefield on Aug. 4. He has a history of engaging in sexual conduct with male juvenile victims ages 14-16. Conduct included manipulating exposure and taking nude photos of the victims. Madsen provided alcohol and marijuana to victims and...


Currie man sentenced to a year for stolen property, will be out in 3 months

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SLAYTON – A Currie man charged with six felonies in Murray County District Court was recently sentenced to a year in county jail after pleading guilty to a count of receiving stolen property. Counts against Brian John Hames, 41, of first-degree burglary, controlled substance possession and possession of burglary tools were dropped as part of a plea agreement.

According to court documents, Hames, who has previous convictions of driving while impaired and controlled substance possession, was seen by witnesses driving a vehicle related to several burglaries at a rural residence....


August 9 news

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WORTHINGTON – Here’s our weekly look at construction updates from the City of Worthington Engineering Department. Weather permitting, the city is anticipating the completion of the ADA ramp work on 10th Street by Friday and the Park Avenue water main reconstruction from Oxford to West Clary Street on Wednesday, August 14th. The First Avenue SW improvements from west of Knollwood Drive to Pleasant Avenue should be complete as of Wednesday of this week, but we’re not out of the woods yet.

Fourth Avenue storm sewer reconstruction from Okabena Lake to Ninth Street is tentatively...


An alert from the Minnesota BCA

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DULUTH - A man wearing a black masked forced a teenage girl into a SUV while wielding a baton late Wednesday afternoon and authorities are seeking the public's help, according to a release from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

A black Ford Expedition with white rims pulled up to the girl at about 5:30 p.m. near Lincoln Park in southwestern Duluth, according to eyewitness accounts.

The suspect is described as an American Indian male, 5 feet 11 inches with black hair in a braid wearing a long-sleeved black shirt with a Chicago Bulls logo on it.

The girl...