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Job Opp - JBS Maintenance Tech

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JBS has teamed up with MN West to offer a one-year program in Industrial Technology and is offering up to 135,000 in scholarships and a guaranteed job after the program as a maintenance technician to those who qualify! Just imagine, getting your education for free, and one short year later having a full-time career with the region’s largest employer as a Maintenance Technician and earning an average of 65,000/year!

Opportunities like this don’t come around often! Applications are available through August 8th at MN West (or see below, click to enlarge).

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July 31 news

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LUVERNE — A Lake Park, Iowa, man was arrested Monday night after allegedly attempting to steal more than $1,200 worth of barbed wire rolls from the Bomgaars Store in Luverne. Kirk Michael Kane, 50, is facing one felony count of theft and one second-degree assault. He also faces one count of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and a misdemeanor charge of fleeing a peace officer by means other than a motor vehicle.

According to the criminal complaint, The Rock County Sheriff’s Office received a report Monday night of an individual stealing items from the fenced-in area at...


Officer Killed, Suspect At-Large

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If you have seen this man, call police immediately. This man is suspect in the killing of a Mn Police officer today in the Twin Cities. CALL AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY IF SEEN! A reward for his arrest is currently being offered, and tips should be directed to 1-800-222-TIPS.

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July 30 news

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WORTHINGTON – Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation Executive Director Jeff Rotert and Board Chair Paula Chapulis met Tuesday with Nobles County Relay for Life Co-Chairs Kim Lambert and Sheila Koob to pass over a check for more than $100,000 for the American Cancer Society. The Relay raised more than $51,000, which the Foundation matched 100 percent up to $50,000. The grand total raised was $100,939.51, which Lambert said was very exciting. Their initial goal for the year was $82,000.

WORTHINGTON - The filing period for municipal offices opened Tuesday and continues through...


Nobles County Relay for Life accepts really big check

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WORTHINGTON – Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation Executive Director Jeff Rotert and Board Chair Paula Chapulis met today with Nobles County Relay for Life Co-Chairs Kim Lambert and Sheila Koob to pass over a check for more than $100,000 for the American Cancer Society.

The Relay raised more than $51,000, which the Foundation matched up to $50,000. The grand total raised was $100,939.51, which Lambert said was very exciting. Their initial goal for the year was $82,000.


Monday's council discussion regarding Northland Mall possibilities

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Join Justine Wettschreck at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday on AM 730 KWOA for Talk of the Town

Miss the show this week? Here’s what happened:

On Monday night, the Worthington City Council approved a resolution that designates PBK Investments, a Minnetonka firm, as the sole developer of the Northland Mall property until the end of the year. This allows Brian Pellowski of PBK to proceed forward with plans to redevelop the current site.

Pellowski the council with what he called a workable plan for the site, and I thought some of you might be interested in hearing that plan and...


July 29 news

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WORTHINGTON – After years of being powerless to stop the process of seeing a major development in their town fall into disrepair and tenants move out one by one, the Worthington City Council was able to make a positive step forward for the Northland Mall property Monday night. They approved a resolution designating PBK Investments of Minnetonka as the sole developer of the property until December 31, 2014, which allows the company to proceed forward with plans to redevelop the current site. It also gives PBK time to come to terms with current owner Mike Kohan on a sale of the property if...


July 28 news

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WORTHINGTON — A Support Our Schools meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. tonight in the high school cafeteria.

Support Our Schools is a group of residents of District 518 that are promoting the upcoming referendum in the November general election. The organization will be working to promote the continual opportunities offered to students of the district through the excess operating referendum and avoid potential budget reductions in the near future.

BUTTERFIELD — A 14-year-old girl hospitalized soon after a newborn was found dead in a Butterfield apartment is the baby’s mother...


Heads up from police: utilities phone scam is being reported in area

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WORTHINGTON – Worthington Interim Police Chief Kevin Flynn on Friday alerted citizens that a utilities scam is making the rounds once again, warning people never to give financial information over the phone from an unsolicited call.

At least two local people have received phone calls from someone claiming to be a utility company threatening to shut off service unless a payment is made with a credit card or green dot card immediately.

Flynn said the calls are a scam, and anyone receiving such a call should simply hang up. If they have concerns regarding their service, they...