Worthington man charged with second-degree murder

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WORTHINGTON – Bail was set at $1 million Monday morning for Chim LoVan, age 46, of Worthington, who is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree assault with substantial bodily harm in the death of 19-year-old Blue Thyboualoy. The charges were also filed Monday in Nobles County District Court.


Arrest made in death investigation in Worthington

WORTHINGTON – The Worthington Police Department has made an arrest as part of an on-going death investigation.

According to information released Saturday morning by Worthington Police Chief Troy Appel, police officers were called to 1031 Oslo Street at approximately 6 p.m. Friday in response to a report of an adult male who had been assaulted. The victim was transported to Sanford Medical Center in Worthington, where he died.

An arrest was made later in Worthington.

More information will be made available as the investigation continues, according to Appel.


Minnesota's sex offender program ruled unconstitutional

MINNESOTA - A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Minnesota Sex Offender Treatment Program (MSOP) is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank was highly critical of the program following the end of a six-week trial after a lawsuit against the state was filed by more than 700 people committed to MSOP facilities.

Residents of the facilities had argued the program is unconstitutional as few offenders – even those with low-level convictions – have been released from the high-security facilities they were committed to since the program began 20 years ago.


MCAC Spring Academic Award Winners

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their 2014-2015 Spring Academic Award Winners

Athletes are given MCAC academic recognition if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better at the end of the semester in which the majority of the sport season occurs and they have enrolled in and completed a minimum of 12 credits during that semester

Minnesota West
Nathan Adrian (baseball)
Colin Brons (baseball)
Derek Buysse (baseball, men's basketball)
Tavon Gibbs (baseball)
Ryan Lee (baseball)
Joe Taylor (baseball)
Vencel Tigue (men's basketball)
Rebecca Kazemba (softball)


Minnesota West Basketball Camp

Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Worthington is hosting a basketball camp for area boys and girls at the end of the month of June.


Gyrox and Norman Surplus visit Worthington

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Norman Surplus of Larne, County Antrim in Northern Ireland dropped into Worthington on Friday.

Well, he didn’t actually drop in. He skillfully landed his bright yellow gyrocopter, affectionately known as Roxy, and taxied up to the hangar, where a small group of people were waiting to greet him.

Surplus is on the U.S. leg of an official Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) world record attempt to become the first person to fly an autogyro or gyrocopter around the world. He left Portland, Ore. June 1 and is heading for Portland, Maine.


Worthington Trap Shooting Team qualifies for State Tournament

It was a successful day Friday for the Worthington Trojan Trap Shooting Team.

The Worthington High School Trap Shooting team competed in the 2015 Championship Shoot in Alexandria on Friday, June 12th.

Nathan Patten was recognized for his 3rd highest average score during the 2015 season for conference 5 in Class 2A and the Team was awarded the conference championship.


Big South All-Conference Baseball Team

The Big South Conference has released their 2015 All-Conference Baseball Team

Big Division
All-Conference
Roque Soto, SR, Worthington
Torey Rogers, JR, Worthington
Spencer Chirpich, SR, Fairmont
Tyler Tennyson, JR, Fairmont
Jack Waletich, JR, Fairmont
Matt Lytle, JR, Fairmont
Parker Monsen, SR, Fairmont
Ben Abel, SR, Fairmont
Clayton Maakestad, JR, Fairmont
Drew Hmielewski, JR, Marshall
Noah Winkelman, SR, Marshall
Conner Winkelman, SR, Marshall
Dylan Criquet-Danielson, SO, Marshall
JT Hoffmann, SO, New Ulm
Wyatt Peterson, SR, New Ulm
Sam Wenner, SR, St. Peter


Big South All-Conference Softball Team

The Big South Conference has released their 2015 All-Conference Softball Team

All-Conference
Big Division
All-Conference
Betsy Thompson, SR, Worthington
Katie Rogers, JR, Worthington
Kylie Ahl, SR, Blue Earth Area
Tieryn Arens, JR, Fairmont
Michaela Gochanour, SR, Fairmont
Taylor Nuss, SR, Fairmont
Miranda Fischer, SR, Marshall
Tori Botten, SR, New Ulm
Brittany Denn, JR, New Ulm
Briana Sieve, SR, New Ulm
Nikki Dittrich, JR, New Ulm
Kayla Brandes, SO, New Ulm
Emily Carpenter, JR, St. Peter
Olivia McCabe, FR, St. Peter
Sidney Welp, JR, St. Peter
Kelli Hanson, SO, St. Peter


Big South Boys Tennis All-Conference Teams

The Big South Conference has released their 2015 Boys Tennis All-Conference Teams

West Division
All-Conference
Andrew Johnson, SR, Worthington
Nick Newman, SR, Worthington
Erik Wohnoutka, JR, Luverne
Jacob Jarchow, JR, Luverne
Chris Jelken, SO, Luverne
Dalton Schoeneman, SO, Luverne
John Foss, SR, St. James Area
Sandin Skow, SO, St. James Area
Tyler Hagen, JR, Redwood Valley

Honorable Mention
Bryan Doeden, JR, Worthington
Cory Stroeh, SR, Luverne
Aaron Pluym, JR, St. James Area
Cameron Giese, SO, St. James Area
Cole Skow, SR, St. James Area