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November 6 news

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WORTHINGTON – Representatives from the city of Worthington, Nobles County and the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corporation, gathered with Darlene Vortherms Wednesday to break ground on what will be the new home of PurNet, Inc.

Vortherms told the crowd gathered that she was glad her company was staying in Worthington. She said she hopes to have moved in by May 1 and is hoping for a warm spring.

Before PurNet began its push to expand, the company employed 18 people full-time. They have already added five more....


PurNet breaks ground on new facility in Worthington

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WORTHINGTON – Representatives from the city of Worthington, Nobles County and the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corporation, gathered with Darlene Vortherms Wednesday to break ground on what will be the new home of PurNet, Inc.

Vortherms told the crowd gathered that she was glad her company was staying in Worthington. She said she hopes to have moved in by May 1 and is hoping for a warm spring.

Before PurNet began its push to expand, the company employed 18 people full-time. They have already added five more....


November 5 news

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WORTHINGTON – The city of Worthington will have two new faces in 2015 and a new mayor. Mike Kuhle, who has been a council member in Ward 2 for the past eight years, will finish out his term through 2014, but will move into the position as mayor in January, beating out incumbent Alan Oberloh Tuesday by more than 450 votes. Contender Chris Dybevick finished third, approximately 30 votes behind Oberloh.

Kuhle said waiting for results for to come in was a long process, it seemed. When January rolls around, he has some priorities to get to, including hiring a new city administrator and...


Worthington election results

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WORTHINGTON – The city of Worthington will have two new faces in 2015 and a new mayor. Mike Kuhle, who has been a council member in Ward 2 for the past eight years, will finish out his term through 2014, but will move into the position as mayor in January, beating out incumbent Alan Oberloh Tuesday by more than 450 votes. Contender Chris Dybevick finished third, approximately 30 votes behind Oberloh.

In Ward 1, newcomer Larry Janssen finished over incumbent Ron Wood by a little over 200 votes.

In Ward 2, Mike Harmon was elected by a more narrow margin, earning just under 60...


November 4 news

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LUVERNE – A Tracy man is dead after a fatal crash just 6 miles over the Minnesota/South Dakota border on Highway 23 in Rock County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 84-year-old Robert Knott of Tracy was southbound in a Lincoln Town Car at approximately 2:46 p.m. on Monday when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a northbound semi tractor and trailer on the driver side. The semi was driven by Robert Nemmers, age 52, of Dell Rapids, SD. He suffered no apparent injuries. Knott, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Assisting the state...


2014 Elections

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It's Election Day! If you have not pre-registered, you can do so at your designated polling place with proof of residence (ie. valid state driver's license, state learner's permit, or state ID card, valid photo ID with document of current address, etc). Not sure where to vote? Check the polling place finder via the Minnesota Secretary of State website.

For all of the most up-to date election night coverage, tune in to your favorite...


November 3 news

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BREWSTER – A 23-year-old Brewster man received non-life threatening injuries when his car landed in the ditch Sunday evening. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Joshua Nibbelink was heading south on Minnesota 60 when he swerved to miss some debris in the road, lost control of his 2003 Pontiac Grand Am and went into the ditch.

WORTHINGTON – This year’s Nobles County United Way fundraising campaign has been underway for over a month now, but the big fundraising event is this week.

On Wednesday night at the Worthington High School Gym, Worthington TV Channel 3 and Radio...


October 31 news

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WORTHINGTON – With the general election just days away, Mike McFadden, the Republican candidate in Minnesota for U.S. Senate, will be at the Perkins at 1445 Darling Drive in Worthington today from 2:45 to 3:15 to meet the public. He is running against incumbent DFLer Al Franken.

MINNESOTA - There's no need to hit the snooze button on Nov. 2, because the end of daylight saving time will give you that extra hour of sleep you've been craving. Clocks will fall back to standard time Sunday at 2 a.m. And just a reminder, this is also the perfect time to change the batteries in your smoke...


Jeff Johnson/Bill Kuisle visit Worthington

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson and his running mate Bill Kuisle made a stop in Worthington on Wednesday to discuss their campaign and their vision for the state of Minnesota.

Did you miss their interview with Radio Works Director of News & Information Justine Wettschreck? Check it out at

https://soundcloud.com/justine-...


October 30 news

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APPLETON — Pioneer Public Television will broadcast its final live call-in debate of the 2014 election season at 7 p.m. today. House District 22B Republican incumbent Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake will debate DFL challenger Cheryl Avenel-Navara of Worthington in a live debate from Pioneer Public TV’s studios in Appleton.

Following the live debate, Pioneer will rebroadcast the First Congressional District Debate between Tim Walz and Jim Hagedorn at 8 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., Pioneer will air the previously recorded Seventh District debate between Collin Peterson and Torrey Westrom.

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