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Congressman Walz speaks at Freedom Veterans Memorial Park flag dedication

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WORTHINGTON – First District DFL Rep. Tim Walz was in Worthington Friday morning for the dedication of a flag that once flew over the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. and is now snapping in the breeze at Freedom Veterans Memorial Park.

Walz, who rose to the rank of command sergeant major during his 24-year career with the Army National Guard, is the highest ranking enlisted soldier ever to serve in the U.S. Congress.

With his daughter Hope standing nearby, he lauded the efforts of those who worked to build the memorial park and those present who had braved the cold winds to...


October 17 news

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MOUNTAIN LAKE – The Minnesota State Patrol reports a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 30 in Cottonwood County near mile marker 76 at 11 p.m. Thursday. A 17-year-old female lost control of a 2005 Chevy Classic traveling westbound and rolled. She suffered non-life threatening injuries and the vehicle was totaled. Mountain Lake Ambulance assisted at the scene.

BREWSTER – Three vehicles collided at the intersection of Minnesota 60 and Nobles County 1 in Brewster at 11:52 a.m. on Thursday, causing four people to suffer non-life threatening injuries. According to the Minnesota State Patrol...


October 16 news

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WORTHINGTON – Sanford Health has purchased the downtown Worthington property located at 508 10th street where the former Avera Clinic located for the purpose of eventually expanding the emergency room after demolishing the building.

According to documents filed with Nobles County, the Sanford Health Network purchased property in August, which was recorded with the county October 1. The non-verified Certified Real Estate Value document lists the purchase amount at $1,150,000.

According to a news release issued Wednesday, the current clinic building is not suitable for health...


Sanford Health buys former Avera Clinic in downtown Worthington

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WORTHINGTON – According to documents filed with Nobles County, Sanford Health Network purchased the downtown Worthington property located at 508 10th Street where the former Avera Clinic was located for approximately $1.1 million. The purchase was made in August, and recorded with the county October 1.

The non-verified Certified Real Estate Value document lists the purchase amount at $1,150,000.

Sanford Worthington Medical Center plans to eventually expand the former Avera Clinic area into an emergency room by demolishing the building. According to a press release from...


October 15 news

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WORTHINGTON – Jeffrey John Tosch, age 34, of Bigelow, is charged with fifth-degree controlled substance possession, along with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, driving after revocation and driving an uninsured vehicle.

According to the complaint, the Nobles County Sheriff’s Office responded at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday to a report of a one vehicle rollover on 310th Street. The caller stated two people were moving things from the crashed car into another, including a rifle. At the scene, deputies found Tosch and a female. Tosch said he was being driven...


Concession stand burglarized at Trojan Field

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WORTHINGTON – The Worthington Police Department is asking for the public’s help in solving a burglary that was reported at 4:25 p.m. Monday at the Trojan Field concession stand.

The suspects damaged coolers and the popcorn machine and destroyed food and drink items after gaining access through a window.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Worthington Police Department at 507-295-5400 or download the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force app for confidential tips. Information can remain anonymous.


Oct 14 news

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WORTHINGTON – The Worthington City Council on Monday night approved the hiring of consultants on two separate issues. The first is for an amount not to exceed $80,000 for a redevelopment plan for the Oxford Street corridor.

That amount was included in the 2014 budget, and according to Worthington Director of Community and Economic Development Brad Chapulis, this plan through the Cuningham Group will provide the basic component with market feasibility, public infrastructure and what the private and public role in the development should be.

Council members were cautious about...


October 13 news

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WORTHINGTON – Gov. Mark Dayton did a lot of joking around during his time in Worthington for the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener, generally at his own expense, poking fun at his hunting skills, his hip and his age, but when it came to discussing habitat preservation for future generations, he was quite serious.

That people pulled together, financed and preserved priceless land is a testament to everyone involved, he said of the Worthington Wells Wildlife Management Area.
He explained he would not be doing any hunting during his Worthington trip because of his hip. He said...


A dedicated bunch

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WORTHINGTON – When Nobles County Pheasants Forever President Scott Rall stood in front of the crowd gathered for the dedication of the Worthington Wells Wildlife Management Area, he said everybody has something that makes them feel good, and for him, this was the coolest day ever.

When notice first came that the land would be going up for auction, they had three weeks notice to pull together and create what Rall called a “Who Really Cares” fund. By the time they were done, they found a lot of people care. They had over $55,000 in private donations.

“It’s the only property we’...


Dayton's humor shines through at pheasant opener

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WORTHINGTON – Gov. Mark Dayton did a lot of joking around during his time in Worthington, generally at his own expense, poking fun at his hunting skills, his hip and his age, but when it came to discussing habitat preservation for future generations, he was quite serious.

“That you pulled together, financed together and preserved this priceless land is a testament to all of you,” he said of the Worthington Wells Wildlife Management Area.

The 2014 Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener was in the works for a year, and although there was some mad scrambling behind the scenes,...