Nobles County K-9 is awarded bullistic vest

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WORTHINGTON - The Nobles County Sheriff’s Office K9 Frank’ee has been awarded a ballistic vest thanks to a non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., and a private donation of $950 that was received by James Manson of West St. Paul. Manson also donated $950 to outfit K9 Dakota’s vest of the Rochester Police Department.


ERU works on high-risk entry tactics

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WORTHINGTON – The Worthington/Nobles Emergency Response Unit had a busy day on Monday, prowling the halls of an old building on the Sanford Worthington Medical Center campus, clearing rooms one by one. No, they weren’t searching for intruders, they were drilling.


Ice Derby posponed due to ice conditions, other Winterfest events to take place

WORTHINGTON – Due to unsafe ice conditions, the Southwest Minnesota Fishing Club Club has postponed today’s Ice Derby.

According to Chad Cummings, if conditions improve in the next few weeks the Derby will take place at a later date. Cummings said the landings are the cause for concern. A hard house and ATV broke through at a landing Friday evening, making one of the two landings unusable and unsafe.

“We do not want to subject the other to high traffic and have it fail with today’s forecasted temp close to 30 degrees,” Cummings explained.


Developer hopes for spring theater construction

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WORTHINGTON - Brian Pellowski of PBK Investments unveiled elevation drawings and floor plans of the future movie theater Thursday during the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corporation annual meeting, stating it will be at the site of the old K-Mart building. His hope, he said, is to begin construction by April or May.


DNR postpones launch of mandatory boater training program

MINNESOTA - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will postpone the new aquatic invasive species training and trailer decal program that was due to launch at the end of the month while legislators consider changes to the program.

Under a law passed by the state Legislature in 2012, anyone trailering a boat or water-related equipment such as docks and lifts in Minnesota is required to take aquatic invasive species training and display a decal on their trailer. The effective date is July 1, 2015.


Winterfest Medallion found by repeat super-sleuth Kelly Nelson

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WORTHINGTON – It may be some kind of a new record, but the Winterfest Medallion was found after just two clues this year by Kelly Nelson, who also found the medallion last year!

If there is one thing that Kelly has learned in her first year of marriage, it is that she should not always listen to her husband. During a conversation earlier in the day Tuesday, CJ Nelson told his wife he was pretty sure the medallion was at Orchard Knoll because the second clue mentioned fall produce.


Will Mulder signs with Dordt

On Monday night, Worthington Trojan Senior Will Mulder committed to continue both his basketball and golf careers with the Dordt Defenders, a 4-year school based in Sioux Center (IA)

Mulder talked about why he chose Dordt

“They have my major. I like Ag. Not to mention their basketball program is top notch. I like how Ross Douma runs his team, runs the program. It’s all-around good.”


Buddy Holly

Buddy – the Buddy Holly Story is at the Sioux City Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday, March 25th! Tickets are on sale, ranging from $42.35 to $68 and are available online or at the Box Office.


Iowa Lakes Softball signs 4 area athletes

Iowa Lakes Head Softball Coach Corey Christopher has announced that 4 area athletes will play softball for Iowa Lakes

Tara Sudenga of Luverne, Minn., has signed a National Junior College Letter of Intent to play softball for the Lakers beginning this season.