New CEO hired at Murray County Medical Center

SLAYTON – The Murray County Medical Center has hired a new CEO, although officially the position is now being offered through Sanford and not the medical center. Dennis Goebel has accepted the position and is scheduled to start Feb. 2, 2015. He is currently the CEO and Administrator of St. Luke’s Home and Park Avenue Villa, a nursing home and assisted living facility in Dickinson, North Dakota.


Luverne suspect shot, wounded during high speed pursuit

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LUVERNE – A Rock County Deputy shot a suspect Thursday evening after a high speed pursuit, wounding 19-year-old Ryan Joseph Krueger. Krueger was treated and released from the Sanford Luverne Emergency Room and is currently in custody in the Nobles County Jail.

According to a state issued by Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge, the deputy has been put on administrative leave pending results of an investigation into the discharge of his firearm, which is standard protocol.


Worthington Christmas Youth Folkstyle Wrestling Tournament

The Worthington Christmas Youth Folkstyle Wrestling Tournament will be held this Friday (December 5th) at Worthington High School. This is an all-trophy tournament.

The division are Pre-Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade, 3rd & 4th Grade and 5th & 6th Grade

Weigh-Ins will begin at 4:30pm with wrestling to begin at 6:00pm on December 5th. The Entry is $10 per individual at the door or $50 for a team, also payable at the door. The entry fees DO NOT include insurance.


Glenn Kluis appointed to fill vacancy on Murray County Board of Commissioners

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SLAYTON – Glenn “Corky” Kluis was sworn in Tuesday morning as the District 4 Murray County Commissioner to fill the vacancy created when Chairman John Giese died November 16. Kluis had been elected to the position in November and would have taken office in January.


Adrian family featured in video about kids and fire

ADRIAN - The Todd and Lonna Heideman family of Adrian are the focus of a video through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety designed to remind people to teach their children not to play with fire. The video, which was released on a limited basis last week, was released publicly today.

The Heideman’s lost their 10-year old daughter Perri in April when she was killed during a hay bale fire that it is believed she caused while playing with fire.


AgStar Fund for Rural America Winners

The 2014 AgStar Fund Emergency Response Grant Program recipients have been announced! Congratulations to the following area recipients


Deadline for military letters fast approaching for Minnesota Story Stones

WORTHINGTON – Time is running out for people to submit excerpts from correspondence sent between military members and their families to the Nobles County Veterans Service Office.

Designed to honor the families of active and veteran members of the military, the Minnesota Military Family Tribute will be the first of its kind in the nation. Poised on the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol Mall, the Tribute will thank those who have made, and continue to make, sacrifices here at home.


Latest Iowa Girls Basketball Rankings (11-20-14)

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released their first Girls Basketball Rankings of the season

Class 1A
1. Burlington Notre Dame
2. Colo-Nesco
3. Bedford
4. Grand View Christian
5. Kingsley-Pierson
6. Marquette Catholic
7. Fremont Mills
8. Newell-Fonda
9. Iowa Valley
10. Rockford
11. Central Lyon
12. Exira-EHK
13. Murray
14. Paton-Churdan
15. Tripoli

Class 2A
1. Western Christian
2. Unity Christian
3. North-Linn
4. Des Moines Christian
5. South Central Calhoun
6. IKM-Manning
7. Dike-New Hartford
8. Fort Dodge Saint Edmond


Latest Minnesota Boys Basketball Rankings (11-20-14)

The first Minnesota Boys Basketball Rankings have been released by Minnesota Basketball News, a statewide basketball publication

Class A
1. Minneapolis North
2. Rushford-Peterson
3. Maranatha
4. Canby
5. Fond du Lac Ojibwe
6. Dawson-Boyd
7. Battle Lake
8. United South Central
9. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove-City
10. Browerville

Class 2A
1. Caledonia
2. Redwood Valley
3. Saint Cloud Cathedral
4. Braham
5. Saint Paul Academy
6. Annandale
7. Waseca
8. Barnum
9. Minnehaha Academy
10. Crosby-Ironton

Class 3A
1. DeLaSalle
2. Saint Paul Johnson