Siouxland Volleyball All-Conference Teams

The Siouxland Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Volleyballl teams.

1st Team All-Conference
* Madison Beaver, Sioux Center, Sr
* Sarah Halse, Central Lyon, Sr
* Sami Kleinwolterink, Sheldon, Sr
* Tarah Meyer, West Lyon, Sr
* Courtney Schafer, Boyden-Hull, Sr
Jill Vander Plaats, Sioux Center, Sr
Angel Rasmussen, Central Lyon, Sr
Alyssa Brown, MOC-FV, Sr
*unanimous selection

2nd Team All-Conference
Paige Boote, West Lyon, Sr
Kati Kneifl, Sheldon, Sr
Ivy Sieperda, Central Lyon, Sr
Ashley Boer, Central Lyon, So


Weber pleads guilty to criminal vehicular homicide

LUVERNE - A plea agreement for the South Dakota man who was making a cell phone banking transaction while driving when he fatally struck Andrea Boeve of Steen on her a bicycle calls for the felony conviction to eventually be erased from his record, the prosecutor said Tuesday.

Christopher Weber, age 25 a member of the South Dakota National Guard, will be sentenced in Rock County District Court on Dec. 8 to 360 days in jail spread over three years and 300 hours of community service.


Nobles County chosen for Blandin Broadband Communities program

WORTHINGTON – During Tuesday morning’s Nobles County Commissioner meeting, Administrator Tom Johnson announced that the application put together by a subcommittee of the NEON group was selected for the Blandin Broadband Communities (BBC) program.

Blandin Broadband Communities builds on the success of the Demonstration Community component of the Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities (MIRC) program, which was funded by federal grant dollars and administered by the foundation.


NFLPA Statement on Adrian Peterson's suspension by the NFL

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) has released a statement on their website (nflpa.com) about the NFL's decision to suspend Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for the rest of the current season:

NFLPA STATEMENT ON ADRIAN PETERSON SUSPENSION

The decision by the NFL to suspend Adrian Peterson is another example of the credibility gap that exists between the agreements they make and the actions they take. Since Adrian’s legal matter was adjudicated, the NFL has ignored their obligations and attempted to impose a new and arbitrary disciplinary proceeding.


NFL Statement on Adrian Peterson suspension

The NFL announced on Tuesday that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson would be suspended for the rest of the 2014-2015 NFL Season. Below is a statement released by the NFL:


Buysse named MCAC Player of the Week

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their first Men's Basketball Weekly Awards for the season and Minnesota West sophomore Derek Buysse has been named the Southern Division Player of the Week

Buysse, a sophomore from Marshall, averaged 25 points per game, 7 rebounds per game and 3.3 steals per game in 3 games last week as the Bluejays opened up the season with a 1-2 record.

Minnesota West will host Mount Marty (JV) on Thursday night at the Center for Health and Wellness on the Worthington Campus at 8:00pm


Big South All-Conference Football Team

The Big South Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Football Team

All-Conference:
Trevor Wietzema, SR, Worthington
Robert Lovan, JR, Worthington
Torey Rogers, JR, Worthington
Keegan Moore, JR, Jackson County Central
Paden Moore, SR, Jackson County Central
Ryan Salzwedel, JR, Jackson County Central
Demonte Thomas, SR, Jackson County Central
Conner Crabtree, SR, Luverne
Jonathan Gacke, SR, Luverne
Andrew Verhey, SR, Luverne
Conner Hoffman, SR, Luverne
Tyler Morgan, SR, Windom
Kyle Antes, SR, Windom
Boyer Bouman, SR, Pipestone
Blake Wolters, JR, Pipestone


Murray County Board Chair John Giese dies at 79

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SLAYTON – Murray County Commissioner John Giese died early Sunday morning at his home in Slayton. Giese, who was 79, had served on the Murray County Board since 2007 and was the current Chairman.

His term was to end Jan 1, 2015, and due to health issues, he did not run for re-election.


MCAC Football All-Division Teams

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their 2014 All-Division Football Teams

Minnesota West had 5 players earn First Team All-Division honors in DE Michael Garcia, QB Colin Brons, WR Elliot Oldham, OL William Norwood and OL Treyvon Reed.

The Bluejays had 5 more players earn Second Team All-Division honors in LB Rick Thomas, RB Anthony Love, DB Donovan Jackson, DL Damarco Kaigler and RB Thomas Timmons.

And 5 more Minnesota West Bluejays were Honorable Mention All-Division selections in LB Dan Devivo, LB Zach Kempema, DE Tyler Knox, TE Connor Kunkel and LB Tyree Bell.


Thursday's high speed pursuit ends in arrest

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WORTHINGTON – Charges have filed in Nobles County District Court against Majuang Thomas Ojulu after a high speed chase that took place Thursday out of Worthington and into Rock County.