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Aug 12 news


WORTHINGTON – New this year at the Nobles County Fair, a camper will be set up at the fairgrounds from Wednesday through Sunday for mothers to have a comfortable, private area for breastfeeding. The trailer will be stationed between the Grandstand and Pioneer Village. The camper is being provided by Southwest Wholesale RV of Sheldon, Iowa, coordinated with Nobles County Community Services Public Health Unit.

In the commercial building, Nobles County Commissioners will be serving popcorn and showing videos and an interactive display about maneuvering through roundabouts, something...

Meghan Trainor cancels remainder of tour due to medical concerns


ST. PAUL - Meghan Trainor has canceled the remainder of her tour, including the Sept. 1 appearance at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand due to ongoing medical concerns. Trainor's Instagram account detailed the news this morning citing a vocal cord hemorrhage.

"I am devastated, scared, and so sorry," she said.

Ticket sales have been suspended and refunds will be issued from the point of purchase. Refund details:

• Tickets purchased with a credit card will be automatically refunded.
• Tickets purchased with cash or check should be returned via mail along with...

August 11 news


WORTHINGTON – A reminder, 10th Street in downtown Worthington will be closed from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. for Cruisin' Downtown. All vehicles must be moved off of the street by 2 p.m.

The event begins at 4 p.m. All participating cars, trucks, tractors and motorcycles should be brought in through the 5th Avenue side and will be directed from there.

WORTHINGTON – The Worthington City Council on Monday evening started out their meeting recognizing the Worthington FC U15 Soccer Team on their state championship win on July 25 for the second consecutive...

Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation presents check to District 518 for golf teams


WORTHINGTON – During the Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament in July, two member of the Worthington High School Boys’ Golf Team stationed themselves at Hole 6 and offered each golfer a chance a bit of an advantage. For a small fee, Will Mulder or Ben Koepsel would tee off for them from a better location. The foundation then matched the money that was raised.

On Monday morning, foundation executive director Jeff Rotert presented District 518 Athletic Director Josh Dale with a check for $1,290 to go to the boys’ and girls’ golf teams.
Rotert said all 30...

August 10 news


FULDA — The Murray County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that occurred at Brian’s Supper Club on the evening of Aug. 4 or early morning of Aug. 5. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Murray County Sheriff’s Office at 507-836-6168.

ROUND LAKE — Round Lake Vineyards & Winery achieved distinction among more than 2,000 entries from 11 countries and 40 U.S. states in the 24th annual Indy International Wine Competition, July 29-31. Three of four Round Lake Vineyards’ labels took medals. Frontenac Gris received silver — making it the winery’s top winner...

UPDATE: Semi rolls at roundabout


WORTHINGTON - A semi truck and trailer headed north on US 60 rolled at the Nobles County 35 roundabout this morning at approximately 8 a.m., according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The driver, 37-year-old Bezpyatko Lyubov of Schiller Park, Illinois, was not hurt in the crash, but her passenger, 35-year-old Hromyak Ihor, also of Schiller Park, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Sanford Worthington Medical Center.

The state patrol report says Lyubov lost control of the 2012 Volvo semi and rolled. The semi was totaled.

Southbound traffic on Highway 60 was...

August 7 news


WORTHINGTON – The Cruisin’ Downtown event is just around the corner in Worthington. On Tuesday afternoon, 10th Street in downtown will be blocked off from 5th Avenue to 2nd Avenue beginning at 2 p.m. The event begins at 4 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m., and everyone is invited to bring in their cool cars, tractors or motorcycles, entering at 5th Avenue. Mick’s Repair staff and other volunteers will be on hand to help with directions and parking.

There is no cost to participate in the event, but a call to the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce is recommended to reserve a spot....

August 6 news


WORTHINGTON – It’s a common enough scam, but people fall for it. Yesterday in Worthington, local H&R Block franchise owner Carolee Anderson said she started receiving calls right away in the morning from people who had been threatened by the Internal Revenue Service.

According to Anderson, clients were getting phone calls from a computer generated voice that stated the taxpayer was being sued by the IRS. A live person would be monitoring the call and would possibly break into the recording, which would be stating that the call was the “last and final warning.”

One client...

August 5 news


WORTHINGTON – The roof repairs to Olson Arena will not be done in time for the Nobles County Fair, but it sounds like other arrangements are well in hand, according to information relayed to the Nobles County Commissioners Tuesday by Fair Board President Ron McCarvel and Regional Extension Educator Kia Harries.

During a report to the commissioners, the two, along with County 4-H Program Coordinator Katie Klosterbuer, said that alternate plans are in place for livestock shows and events that would normally take place inside the arena during the county fair, which is rapidly...

Power to Push: Freedom Chair donated to Chandler teen during transcontinental run


WORTHINGTON – It started as blinking lights and a pink dot off in the distance, but the small crowd waiting at the Worthington Country Club Tuesday afternoon spotted it right away and sprung into action, pulling out signs bearing messages of welcome.

Moving along at a steady clip of about nine miles per hour, Shaun Evans and his 9-year-old-son Shamus headed east on Highway 35, escorted by a member of the Worthington Police Department and the flashing lights of a squad car. Shaun was running and pushing Shamus in a Freedom Chair, a specially designed mobile running stroller.