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October 21 news

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WORTHINGTON - A long-delayed project designed to bring Missouri River water to southwestern Minnesota is at a crossroads. The Lewis & Clark water project has been stopped by cutbacks in federal funding. This week the 20 local entities in three states that comprise the project’s board will vote on whether to fund the completion themselves with hopes of eventually getting reimbursed by the feds.

The 20 cities and rural water districts are in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa. After more than a decade, the project is delivering water to 11 of the 20. But Worthington and Luverne...


October 18 news

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JACKSON – The Senate Capital Investment Committee was in Jackson Thursday to listen as bonding requests were presented, and according to Chairman Leroy Stumpf, there are almost $3 billion in funding projects being requested from the state, which will be able to fund less than a billion. There is a hierarchy, he said, to how the requests are funded. The state prefers to maintain its own facilities first, tries to address the needs of higher education, then looks at regional and community projects.

Four groups made presentations of their projects, including Minnesota West Jackson...


October 17 news

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WORTHINGTON - The Manna Food Pantry is having their last free produce give a-way of the season today, starting at 2 p.m. in the parking lot at the Pantry site, located at 230 Clary Street in Worthington.

WORTHINGTON — Students in Worthington hope to rally community members to commit to safe driving through State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive program. For the second year, Worthington High School students are participating in the program, which celebrates the fun of getting a driver’s license while teaching all drivers positive habits to help avoid car crashes. Last year, the Celebrate My...


Sassy Saturday Schedule

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Sassy Saturday is almost upon us! Join in on the fun of the second Annual Sassy Saturday on October 19th throughout Worthington! There will be great deals and fun activities at each of the participating businesses. Throughout the day…SHOP, SHOP, SHOP at participating local businesses!The 25 participating businesses include:

  • Ace Hardware
  • Avalon
  • BenLee’s
  • ...

October 16 news

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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.

WORTHINGTON – Refinancing bonds for the Prairie Elementary school will save taxpayers approximately $1.3 million over the next 10 years, District 518 Superintendent John Landgaard told school board members Tuesday night during a board meeting. That figure came in with a higher projected savings total than expected, Landgaard said. The...


October 15 news

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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.

The council also heard details of a flood mitigation plan for the city by Bill Douglass of Bolten and Menk. The five-part plan begins with an 11-acre pond by Walmart, followed by replacing a culvert on East Oxford Street with a 10 foot by 10 foot box culvert. On McMillan Street, a block-long box culvert would be added. The channel would be widened from McMillan...


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

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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. Here at Radio Works, we decided to give them a hand...


October 14 news

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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.

WORTHINGTON – No injuries...


October 11 news

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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...


October 10 news

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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@...