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Radio Works Director of News and Information Justine Wettschreck is working to keep you up to date on the latest "Talk of the Town"! Join her every Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until 1 p.m. as Justine covers the latest area events, public safety tips and tricks, and other every-day happenings in your community! It's the "Talk of the Town" on AM 730 KWOA!

Talk of the Town Segment Stories

Below is a listing of stories for the Talk of the Town segment. Please click the story title to view the full story.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Justine talks with staff from the Southwest Crisis Center about upcoming events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Landgaard talks District 518 pre-school grant


Justine talks with District 518 Superintendent John Landgaard about a federal grant that would provide for all-day every-day pre-school for poverty-level 4-year-olds, but in a district that is bursting at the seams, where do you put 150 to 175 little kids and 10 new teachers?

Tune in Tuesday and see what they're thinking...

Car Seat Check-Up Event


A free car seat check-up event is happening Saturday from 9 to noon at Marthaler Chevrolet in Worthington. Justine talked with some folks at Nobles County Public Health about the upcoming event.

No show this week


Bike demo discussion


A demonstration regarding bike lanes took place Friday on South Shore drive... listen in on some of the discussion and comments from Statewide Health Improvement Program committee members DeTasha Place and Aaron Hagen.

Worthington City Council discussion regarding Northland Mall possibilties


On Monday night, the Worthington City Council approved a resolution that designates PBK Investments, a Minnetonka firm, as the sole developer of the Northland Mall property until the end of the year. This allows Brian Pellowski of PBK to proceed forward with plans to redevelop the current site.

Pellowski the council with what he called a workable plan for the site, and I thought some of you might be interested in hearing that plan and the goings on of that portion of last night’s meeting. You’ll also hear the voices of Mayor pro tem Ron Wood, as Mayor Alan Oberloh was absent, as well as other city council members. Toward the end of today’s Talk of the Town, we’ll hear from Northland Cinema owners Todd Frager and David Fetters, who also have a lot at stake when it comes to mall development.

Justine talks with Nobles County Jail Administrator and Program Coordinator


Radio Works Director of News & Information Justine Wettschreck talks with Nobles County Jail Administrator Monette Berkovich and Program Coordinator Ryan Como about what happens at the jail and why, and the need for programming and volunteers.

Nobles County honors Assistant AG Bill Klumpp


Nobles County Commissioners honored Assistant Attorney General William Klumpp last week for his work on two murder cases. During a Board of Commissioners meeting, Klumpp received a plaque from the Nobles County Attorney's Office, thanking him for his assistance in prosecuting both cases.

A visit with the Jorgenson family of Westbrook


A year ago, 11-year-old Kate Jorgenson lost an arm during a farming accident. Just days before a benefit concert that will take place during Westbrook Fun Days, Justine sat down with the whole family to discuss the accident, Kate's outlook on life and how the now 12-year-old girl is not letting the loss of an arm stop her from jumping in to the deep end - literally.