Officials respond to allegations of Worthington as a sanctuary city

WORTHINGTON – A recent article on WCCO named Worthington as a Sanctuary City for illegal immigrants. The article was in regards to a recent murder of a woman in San Francisco by an undocumented man.

Worthington City Administrator Steve Robinson and Worthington Police Chief Troy Appel have issued this statement in response:


KTD Board announces this year's theme as "Turkey Town Take Down"

WORTHINGTON – The King Turkey Day Board of Directors has announced the theme for the 76th annual King Turkey Day as “Turkey Town Take Down.”

As previously announced, this years’ featured speaker is Dan Gable, a 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist, former University of Iowa Wrestling Coach and US Olympic Head Coach - making the theme “Turkey Town Take Down” a natural fit.


Farm Expo Features Special Guest Bill Northey

The Farm Laboratory of Iowa Lakes Community College will host its annual Farm Field Day and Expo this Thursday, July 9, in conjunction with a Tractor Ride sponsored by the Iowa Lakes Foundation. And, the Expo features a special speaker this year.

Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, will be the keynote speaker at 6 p.m. Thursday. He will discuss the outlook for Iowa agriculture as well as take questions. Northey is a graduate of Iowa State and a fourth generation farmer from Spirit Lake.

Before Northey takes the stage, a full day of activities is planned this year.


KTD Inc. announces country music duo Love & Theft for King Turkey Day celebration

WORTHINGTON – King Turkey Day, Inc. has announced country music duo Love &Theft will play will play at this year’s King Turkey Day celebration on Saturday, September 19 at the Worthington Hockey Arena on the Nobles County Fairgrounds.

Love & Theft first impressed fans in 2009 with a top 10 hit “Runaway” from debut album World Wide Open. Love & Theft’s second album included “Angel Eyes,” “Running out of Air” and “If You Ever Get Lonely.”


Three Minnesota West Athletes earn High Academic Honors from NJCAA

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced their 2014-2015 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards

Minnesota West had 3 student-athletes earn awards from the NJCAA.

Derek Buysse, who played basketball and baseball for Minnesota West) earned the Superior Academic Achievement Award (given to athletes with a GPA between 3.8 to 3.99 on a 4.0 scale)

Bridget Kramer, who played basketball at Minnesota West) also earned the Superior Academic Achievement Award


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LoVan makes brief court appearance

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WORTHINGTON – Chim LoVan, who is accused of stabbing 19-year-old Blue Thyboualoy June 19 in Worthington, made his first appearance in Nobles County District Court Tuesday with his public defender Louis Kuchera.

LoVan, age 46, was charged June 22 with second-degree murder and second-degree assault. Thyboualoy, who was stabbed shortly after 3 a.m., did not seek medical attention at the time of the alleged assault. Authorities were alerted to a man who had been assaulted at approximately 6 p.m. that evening, and Thyboualoy named “Monkey,” LoVan’s alias, as his attacker.


Great Life Golf teams up with All Day Fore Africa for annual golf event

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At a press conference Monday night at the Worthington Country Club, Great Life Malaska Golf & Fitness announced their partnership with All Day Fore Africa for the 6th annual event to be held at the Worthington Country Club on Monday, July 13th

This year’s mission is named Abana, which in Rwanda means kids. The goal is to raise $40,000 which will help produce, manage and provide a nutritious meal 2 days a week for a year to 863 kids in two schools in Kibeho, located in Southern Rwanda in Africa


Carol Hieronimus chosen as Sanford Network Employee of the Year

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WORTHINGTON – It isn’t nice to tell a fib, but sometimes the end does justify the means. Especially when it’s the only way to surprise someone in a really great way.

That is exactly what happened to Carol Hieronimus Monday – she had the day off work, but was unexpectedly called in to Sanford Clinic, where she has worked as a nurse since 2008. She had taken the day off because she had family in town and was planning to go out to lunch with them.


Press Conference for this year's All Day Fore Africa Golf event

Great Life Golf in Worthington is hosting a press conference tonight at the Worthington Country Club at 6:00pm tonight to go over details of the 6th Annual All Day Fore Africa event which will be held on Monday, July 13th at the Worthington Country Club.

This year’s goal is to raise $40,000 which will be used to help feed the kids from 2 schools in the village of Kibeho, which is located in Southern Rwanda in Africa, 863 children in all.