A chat with State Auditor candidate Randy Gilbert

Normally the State Auditor race is relatively quiet, but this year things are heating up. DFL incumbent Rebecca Otto will have to go toe to toe with DFL candidate Matt Entenza in the primaries August 12, and one of them will still have to face Republican candidate Randy Gilbert in November.

Gilbert stopped by Radio Works Headquarters Thursday afternoon for a visit with Director of News & Information Justine Wettschreck.

If you missed the interview on KWOA, you can listen in here:
https://soundcloud.com/justine-wettschreck/justine-talks-with-state-audi...


MCAC Winter & Spring Academic Award Winners

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their 2013-2014 Winter and Spring Sports Academic Award Winners. Athletes can receive MCAC academic recognition if they have a cumulative G.P.A. 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 had a number of student-athletes receive Winter & Spring Academic Award honors this season. They include:
Brittney Hermeling: women’s basketball/softball


Worthington High School Eligibility Meeting set for July 31st

On Thursday, July 31, 2014 there will be a meeting for all athletes and parents participating in sports at Worthington High School for the 2014-2015 school year. The general meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The agenda will include Minnesota State High School League rules, WHS academic eligibility rules, and attendance requirements for practice and game participation. Following the general meeting, each fall sport participant will meet their respective coaches to discuss team information, pay participation fees and sign the participation forms.


First Nite and Gopher League Amateur Baseball Playoffs are set

The matchups are set for the First Nite and Gopher League Amateur Baseball Playoffs. Winners of the Best-of-3 series will advance to the Region 13C Tournament

The Wilmont Cardinals received the #1 seed from the Gopher League and receive a bye and advance automatically to the Region 13C Tournament

The Jackson Bulls received the #1 seed from the First Nite League and receive a bye and advance automatically to the Region 13C Tournament


The US SBA federal disaster loans include counties in Iowa and Minnesota

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa - The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced low-interest federal disaster loans are being made available to residents and business owners in several northwest Iowa counties affected by severe weather and flooding recently. The loans are also available to those in several affected counties in southwest Minnesota and parts of South Dakota.


Long-time WHS Teacher and Coach Don Basche died Wednesday

Former Worthington District #518 School Teacher and long-time Worthington Trojan Boys Basketball Coach Don Basche died on Wednesday, July 9th after suffering a stroke. The 80-year-old Basche fell ill during a Hospice Cottage Inc. Board of Directors meeting and passed away at the Sanford Worthington Medical Center.


Gov. Dayton requests presidential disaster declaration

WORTHINGTON – Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday requested that President Barack Obama declare a major disaster in Minnesota as a result of heavy rainstorms and flooding that began June 11. In a letter to the president, Dayton described widespread flood damage across Minnesota, and noted that he has expanded the state’s peacetime state of emergency to include 16 additional counties – bringing the total counties impacted to 51.


All Comers Track Meet in Worthington

The Worthington Area YMCA and the Worthington Optimist Club are once again teaming up for the All Comers Track Meet, which will be held Monday, July 14th at the track at Trojan Field in Worthington. This is a FREE event, with age division starting as young as 3 years old to the 13 and older division. Events include a 50 meter dash, 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash and the 800 meter run. Field Events include the Softball Throw, Long Jump and High Jump.


Dybevick named Chief Deputy for Nobles County

WORTHINGTON – After a lot of years dressed in blue Worthington Police Captain Chris Dybevick will soon be switching to brown. The Nobles County Commissioners today approved a request from Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening to replace the recently retired Chris Heinrichs with Dybevick, hiring him away from the police department after 27 years with WPD and over to the sheriff’s office in the position of chief deputy.


Peebles pulls out of Northland Mall

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WORTHINGTON – Customers looking for a bargain were flocking to Peebles at Northland Mall Monday as word got out that everything was on clearance.

Peebles is the latest store to pull out of the troubled mall. Signs on the front of the building state the store is closing and everything must go. According to a sales associate, Peebles employees were informed last week that the store was closing, and clearance sales began Saturday. The store is expected to be out of the mall by the end of the month.