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December 1 news


WORTHINGTON – Winter has returned to the area, and with it comes advisories, traffic concerns and weather-related announcements. At Radio Works, we will gladly make weather-related announcements regarding cancellations and closures, and the easiest way to relay them to us is by email at

Keep an eye on all of the latest weather cancellations by watching our websites at,, and

Southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa have been in a winter storm warning since...

November 30 news


WORTHINGTON – An Old Fashioned Christmas at Pioneer Village will take place this Thursday and Friday, with events beginning at 5 p.m. each evening and continuing through 9 p.m. There is an entrance fee for adults, children 15 and younger are free.
The annual event is a fundraiser for Pioneer Village and includes singing, dancing, food, a visit from Santa, a tour of lights and horse-drawn wagon rides.

SLAYTON - The Slayton Community Band will perform their annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 pm at Christ Lutheran Church. Refreshments will follow the concert and a...

November 25 news


WORTHINGTON - In observance of Thanksgiving Day, all city, county and state government offices will be closed Thursday, including the law enforcement center at Prairie Justice Center. The Nobles County Library will be closed. The Worthington Post Office will be closed, delivery routes will not be running, and there will be no outgoing mail.

All financial institutions will be closed, the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce will be closed and the Worthington Municipal Liquor Store will also be closed. Fareway will be closed, and Hy-Vee will close at 2 p.m.

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November 24 news


WORTHINGTON – The Worthington YMCA hosted its 71st annual meeting Monday night, approving new board members, recognizing past members and passing out numerous awards.

Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation Executive Director Jeff Rotert presented a check for the Double Down on Kids Campaign 2015 in the amount of $120,987.50. The total raised by individuals and business for the Strong Kids Campaign through the foundation totaled $70,987.50 and the foundation matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000. The intent was to use the money matched by the foundation to help eliminate...

Worthington City Council approves defunding, closing Prairie View Golf Links


WORTHINGTON – The Worthington City Council on Monday unanimously approved a motion to discontinue the funding for Prairie View Golf Links, close the course, and move forward with plans to sell or auction off equipment. The motion also included putting together a committee that included council members to determine the best usage of the course, with emphasis on water quality.

During a special meeting work session in late October, the council decided not to appropriate funds for Prairie View Golf Links for the fiscal year 2016, but no formal action was taken. Monday night, city staff...

November 23 news


WORTHINGTON – Sanford Worthington Medical Center has recently hired three new therapists in the rehab department - Kyle Rockwell, physical therapist, Kayla White, speech therapist and Kaylee Koob, occupational therapist.

Rockwell earned his doctorate of physical therapy in 2014 at Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio. He has had clinical experiences in several settings, is originally from Salem, Ohio, and moved to Minnesota after graduating in 2014. He currently resides in Spirit Lake, Iowa, with his fiancé.

White earned her master’s degree in speech language...

November 20 news


WORTHINGTON – District 518 Superintendent Jon Landgaard met with the Nobles County Commissioners this week to talk about the future. With him he brought a list of needs the school district has, and front and center on that list was the need for a new high school, because right now, each school in the district is bursting at the seams.

Each school – Prairie Elementary, the Middle School, the High School and the ALC – is near or over its intended capacity. They are trying to keep class sizes down, Landgaard said, but pretty soon that will be an impossibility, simply because they will...

November 19 news


FULDA – Seven people, including five children, sustained non-life threatening injuries Wednesday evening when one vehicle rear-ended another on U.S. 59 near Fulda, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol.

The report states two vehicles were southbound at approximately 5:42 p.m. when Jacob Nolt, age 28, of Slayton, in a 2007 Honda Civic, rear-ended Melvi Garcia Escalante, age 28, of Fulda, who was driving a 2003 Buick Rendezvous. Both received non-life threatening injuries. Nolt was taken to the Murray County Medical Center, Escalante to Worthington. Inside the...

November 18 news


WORTHINGTON – Abraham Algadi of the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corporation spoke to the Nobles County Commissioners on Tuesday, asking of the board the same thing he asked of the Worthington City Council last month – to stay out of the way.

At issue once more was the Promenade on Oxford development and the lack of information from developer Brian Pellowski. Algadi was at the commissioner meeting to ask for time for an independent appraiser to work up numbers for the development.
Algadi asked the commissioners repeatedly to keep an open mind, yet spoke in...

Rock County Sheriff's Office seeks suspects in credit card theft


LUVERNE – The Rock County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects who used stolen credit cards.

The credits cards were stolen out of vehicles in Hardwick on October 3, and used by the suspects in Luverne and in Sioux Falls, SD the same evening they were stolen. The sheriff's office has released images of the suspects involved. One of the suspects is a white man wearing a black sweatshirt, the other is a white woman who appears to be pregnant.

If you have any information regarding this case please contact the Rock County Sheriff’s Office at...