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September 17 news

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WORTHINGTON – The District 518 School Board approved a motion Tuesday to pursue a grant that will pay for all day pre-school for those who fall within 175 to 200 percent of the poverty level, which could translate to roughly $1.3 million for four years.

Approximately 10 new teachers would need to be hired, according to Superintendent John Landgaard, and about 11 more classrooms would be needed. In a district already busting at the seams, this will be no easy task.

Landgaard said the district would have to look out into the community for a building that would fit the needs of...

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September 16 news

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LUVERNE – A Luverne man thought to be involved in multiple burglaries in southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa and Sioux Falls. South Dakota made his first court appearance in Rock County District Court Monday after being arrested September 11 when a search warrant was executed at his residence in Luverne.

Bail for Travis Michael Hyatt, age 25, of Luverne, was set at $10,000 with conditions. He was granted a public defender. According to the criminal complaint, numerous items that could have been used in the burglaries were located at his residence, as were two laptop computers which...

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2 Minnesota West Lady Jay Volleyball Players earn MCAC Player of the Week

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The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their weekly awards in Volleyball and 2 Minnesota West Lady Jays have earned Player of the Week honors.

Minnesota West's Kristen Anderson has been named the MCAC Southern Division Hitter of the Week. Anderson, a sophomore from Worthington, had 38 kills, 17 blocks and 21 digs in 5 games last week. Anderson had 13 kills and 7 blocks in a 3-2 loss to Division II Williston last week

Minnesota West's Paige Kinley has been named the MCAC Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week. Kinley, a freshman from Worthington, had...

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September 15 news

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FULDA – Two people were killed in a car crash just north of Fulda Sunday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The broadside crash happened at the intersection of Murray County Road 3 and U.S. 59 at approximately 3:23 p.m. A 2005 Chevrolet Impala was westbound on County Road 3 when it collided with a southbound Toyota RAV4. Both vehicles came to rest upside down in the ditch of the intersection.

Both drivers, 24-year-old Charles Goode of Lewisville, NC, and 38-year-old David Schultz of Worthington, were taken to North Memorial in Robbinsdale in serious condition...

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September 12 news

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WORTHINGTON – Cure in place pipe work is scheduled to begin today on the Viking Road sanitary sewer main near Miles Drive, according to the City of Worthington Engineering Department. Work on the internal lining of the existing clay pipe began Thursday on the Cynthia Avenue sanitary sewer near Tower Street.

Pavement restoration work began Monday near Okabena Street and was completed on Dover Street from Douglas Avenue to Clifton Avenue. Dover Street is to be reopened today.

Miles Drive sanitary sewer reconstruction from Johnson Lane to Viking Road began Wednesday.

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September 11 news

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WORTHINGTON – Here we are at day four of the King Turkey Day medallion hunt, and here’s the fourth clue for all of you hunters out there:

Turn around from this spot, and you will be near a parking lot.
On the corner you may sit, and chances are, you’ll find it.

Now remember, that medallion will be in a place where hunters should not have to dig or climb to get it. Anyone who finds it should bring it to the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce to claim their prize!

WORTHINGTON - Worthington Interim Police Chief Kevin Flynn requests the public’s cooperation in not...

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