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March 30 news

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WORTHINGTON – The Journey to the Cross Prayer Walk is happening at American Reformed Church in Worthington on Wednesday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Thursday, April 2 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. During the day, please stop by the office before beginning the prayer walk, so the office staff can prepare the walk for you. If you come in the evening, please come in the south door by the gym to begin. The event is open to the public and is recommended for 5th grade students to adults.

WORTHINGTON - The Nobles County Library and The Friends of the Library present Brian Freeman at the...

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Animal adoption event on Saturday in Worthington

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WORTHINGTON – Have you been looking for a furry companion? Now is the perfect chance to find that special pet!

The Tracy Area Animal Rescue is having an adoption event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Worthington Tractor Supply. Stop in to meet cats and dogs available for adoption. Tracy Area Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 organization.

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Songwriter, poetry and art contest in conjunction with Michael Martin Murphey concert

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WORTHINGTON – In association with the upcoming Michael Martin Murphey concert, the Worthington Memorial Auditorium is sponsoring a Cowboy Songwriting, Poetry and Art Contest.

Murphey will be performing April 11 at the Auditorium, and the winners of the poetry and songwriting contest will perform their pieces during the show. The winners of the art concert will have their pieces displayed in the lobby. All winners will be invited to a VIP session with Murphey the day of the concert.

Age classes are K - 4th grade, 5th - 8th, 9th - 12th and College Students. Art, poems and...

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Gov. Dayton hopes to crack down on illegal poaching

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ST. PAUL – In the wake of numerous high-profile instances of illegal poaching activity in Minnesota, Governor Mark Dayton has proposed significant reforms to Minnesota’s poaching laws this session. As a life-long hunter and angler, Dayton is pushing hard to enact more stringent penalties for those who intentionally violate the state’s hunting and fishing laws. By enacting more severe consequences for these crimes, Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) hope to deter illegal poaching, and ensure these criminal acts are properly and thoroughly punished.

Dayton’...

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March 27 news

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WORTHINGTON – A Worthington woman is facing seven felony forgery counts after allegedly paying $1,000 for another person’s identity and using it to work and register a vehicle.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Nobles County District Court, the victim contacted the Worthington Police Department after applying for a job through a employment company and being told that her name was already in use. The company had a social security number, birth certificate, address and phone number on file. The woman called the phone number and talked to someone who said she had purchased...

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March 26 news

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WORTHINGTON – Two people accused of methamphetamine possession are scheduled to appear in Nobles County District Court next week after allegedly being caught with the illegal substance in their vehicle earlier this month.

According to the criminal complaints, John Mounsamrouath, age 33, of Jackson, and Nicole Ruffcorn, age 32, of Rushmore, are both charged with second-degree possession of a controlled substance. Ruffcorn is also charged with fifth-degree controlled substance possession and drug paraphernalia.

The complaint states a K-9 officer with the Worthington Police...

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March 25 news

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WORTHINGTON – During the Nobles County Commissioner meeting Tuesday, Terri Janssen, Community Health Services Administrator and Health Supervisor, explained a new grant the Des Moines Valley and Nobles County Public Health SHIP Team has been selected to receive through the Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health. The grant, which is referred to as the 1422 grant, is for over $300,000 annually for four years, for a total of $1.2 million and will focus on improving health in the areas of preventing and better managing obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke....

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Apply for the MSR&PC See For Yourself Trip to Vietnam

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The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council understands that international markets play a crucial role in providing value to Minnesota soybeans. With more than half of Minnesota’s annual soybean crop exported each year, the MSR&PC invests soybean checkoff money to grow markets and build relationships with international customers.

And because the MSR&PC takes investing Minnesota soybean farmers’ checkoff dollars seriously, the Council is offering Minnesota soybean farmers the opportunity to evaluate those investments with a See For Yourself mission to Vietnam. The...

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Big South All-Conference Girls Basketball Team

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The Big South Conference has released their 2014-2015 All-Conference Girls Basketball Team

West Division
All-Conference
Ana Boever, SR, Worthington
AC Alwal, SR, Worthington
Kaylee Burmeister, SR, Jackson County Central
Jasmine Carlson, SR, Windom
Morgan Haugen, JR, Luverne
Sarah Buysse, SR, Marshall
Callie Graff, SR, Marshall
Morgan Saugstad, SR, Marshall
Rachel Skyberg, SO, Pipestone Area
Lauren Hansen, SR, Redwood Valley
Makenzie Mace, SR, Redwood Valley
Nikki Bunting, JR, Redwood Valley

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March 24 news

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WORTHINGTON – The Worthington City Council on Monday approved the most recent draft of an employment contract between the city and new city administrator Steve Robinson. The draft was prepared by Robinson and Dr. Richard Fursman of Brimeyer Fursman, the employment firm hired to find the new administrator.

The start date on the contract, which was originally set for April 13, has now been moved to today. Performance evaluations will occur six months and one year after Robinson’s start date, and annually thereafter. Even thought he has only worked for the city for six months, Robinson...

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