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September 15 news


WORTHINGTON – It’s time for Clue #2 in the King Turkey Day Medallion Hunt:

Come and solve the clues full of mystery,
So you can be part of King Turkey Day history
A park in the city's a place to begin,
Don’t get stumped and you can win!

Remember, the medallion will be on public property and is worth $100 in Chamber Checks. If you find it, turn it in to the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce at 1121 Third Avenue.

WORTHINGTON – Plan to attend the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Mixer from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Pioneer Village. Your...

Windom man killed in crash while allegedly involved in police pursuit in Brookings, SD


BROOKINGS, SD – A 58-year-old Windom man died in a crash Sunday night after allegedly fleeing from a South Dakota State Trooper near Brookings.

At approximately 11:20 p.m. Sunday, the South Dakota Highway Patrol received a report of an erratic driver on Interstate 29 near the US Highway 14 bypass. The driver of a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria fled when a trooper tried to make a traffic stop.

The vehicle, driven by 58-year-old Douglas Allen Bixby of Windom, got off at the Highway 14 bypass, and turned eastbound at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour. Bixby failed to stop at the...

September 14 news


WORTHINGTON – It’s that time of year again – the fun begins as the hunt for the King Turkey Day medallion starts! The prize as always is $100 is Chamber Checks from the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce. Keep track of the clues each day by tuning in to your favorite Radio Works station or website. Here’s clue number 1:

“Turkey Town Take Down” is the theme this year,
And wrestling’s on everyone's mind,
But Paycheck would like to remind you,
There's still a medallion to find!

You won't have to dig and you won't have to climb;
Stay on public property...

September 11 news


WORTHINGTON – According to Nobles County Public Works Director Stephen Schnieder, County State Aid Highway 5, Read Avenue, located a half mile south of Worthington, will be closed Monday for the replacement of a culvert through the roadway. The project is anticipated to take four days, depending on the weather, with the roadway being open to traffic by the end of the workday Thursday, September 17.

A detour will be signed going east and south of Worthington using CSAH 35, CSAH 3 (Town Avenue) and CSAH 4 (310th Street).

WORTHINGTON – There will be an American Red Cross...

September 10 news


WORTHINGTON – Nobles Cooperative Electric on Wednesday announced that retiring General Manager Richard Burud will be replaced by Adam Tromblay, who will begin his duties Oct. 1.

Burud announced his retirement six months ago, which is when NCE began their search for his replacement. Tromblay has worked at NCE since 2007 as the member services manager. Prior to joining NCE, he worked for Farmer's Cooperative and Cenex Harvest States, Inc. in Balaton.

According to Ronald Schwartau, NCE Board President, they feel confident Tromblay is the right person to lead NCE in the future....

New sign unveiled along US 59/Minnesota 60


WORTHINGTON – A bigger, bolder look has taken some time, but the results were well worth the effort. A new Worthington sign was unveiled Wednesday afternoon along US 59/Minnesota 60, and a group of city officials, committee members and local leaders were there to see the results.

Worthington Mayor Mike Kuhle said the new signs – two brick pillars holding up a background that simply holds the word “Worthington” in a blue script – projects the image that Worthington is proud of who we are. It may have taken a while to get the project done, he said, but the best part about it is that...

September 9 news


WORTHINGTON - Due to construction, the south half of Marine Avenue will be closed on Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18. Please enter Marine Avenue from the North off Oxford Street to access the student parking lot and the High School.

WORTHINGTON – The Nobles County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the Armory Re-Use Study Agreement with Falls Architecture Studio at a starting cost of $17,000, plus any other fees that may apply for any additional design work or hourly fees not covered under the master planning phase.

According to County Administrator Tom...

September 8 news


ADRIAN – A South Dakota man suffered non-life threatening injuries Monday night when he took a curve too fast on Interstate 90 and rolled, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Robert Brown, age, 53, of Yankton, SD, was eastbound on I-90 over Highway 91 in Adrian in a 2015 Kenworth when the incident took place at approximately 9:19 p.m. He was taken to Sanford Worthington Medical Center. The damage to his semi was severe. The troopers were assisted by the Adrian and Worthington Police Departments and the Nobles County Sheriff’s Office.

WORTHINGTON — The public is invited to...

Danneman charged with second-degree murder in Edgerton death


PIPESTONE – Jamie Danneman, 34, of Currie, was taken into custody Saturday for second-degree murder without intent in the death of Steven Meyer. Danneman is currently being held in the Pipestone County Jail.

Meyer died August 23 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. He had been hospitalized since August 12 following an alleged fight with Danneman in Edgerton at Van Dyke Sanitation.

Danneman was originally charged with first-degree assault for causing great bodily harm to Meyer during the fight. He had already pleaded not guilty on that charge and was out of jail on...

Langseth attends press conference in Mankato; recognition for Good Samaritan


MANKATO - Paul Langseth was in Mankato today at the Minnesota State Patrol District Office to be formally recognized for his part in saving the life of truck driver Michael Junker during a crash Monday afternoon on Minnesota 60 near Heron Lake.

According to Lt. Tiffani Nielson, Junker never would have survived without the heroic actions of Langseth and Sgt. Ron Richards, who climbed inside the cab of a semi that was starting to burn and pulled the driver to safety before it became fully engulfed in flames.

In front a multitude of cameras, Richards described the scene,...