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November 24 news

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WORTHINGTON - The Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra will perform Handel’s “Messiah” Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center in Worthington. The performance will be comprised of a 55-member orchestra, along with a 70-voice community chorus. Tickets are available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the box office, may be purchased from WASO members or at the door. A reception in the lobby will follow.

WORTHINGTON — The Worthington community Thanksgiving dinner is set to be hosted at noon Thursday at First Lutheran Church, 1200 Fourth Ave. To call...

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EPA Delays 2014 RFS Ruling Until 2015

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In a document released Friday, November 21st, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it will not release an official final ruling for the Renewable Fuel Standard program prior to the end of 2014.

(Please note this is not the official version of the EPA's submitted document. Official version is pending signature, which will be able to be accessed via this link.)

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa made the...

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Deadline for military letters fast approaching for Minnesota Story Stones

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WORTHINGTON – Time is running out for people to submit excerpts from correspondence sent between military members and their families to the Nobles County Veterans Service Office.

Designed to honor the families of active and veteran members of the military, the Minnesota Military Family Tribute will be the first of its kind in the nation. Poised on the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol Mall, the Tribute will thank those who have made, and continue to make, sacrifices here at home.

The Tribute will consist of three main components, including the Story Stones. The Tribute...

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November 21 news

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WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Police Department is warning residents of a Microsoft Windows phone call scam. There have been numerous complaints of a caller who tells a resident that they are calling from Microsoft because a virus has been detected on their computer. The caller then asks the resident permission to access the computer to remotely to fix the problem.

Once inside a resident’s computer, the scammer can copy files, install malicious software and gain access to personal information. The most common result is the resident’s computer is infected with a virus from the...

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Latest Iowa Girls Basketball Rankings (11-20-14)

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The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released their first Girls Basketball Rankings of the season

Class 1A
1. Burlington Notre Dame
2. Colo-Nesco
3. Bedford
4. Grand View Christian
5. Kingsley-Pierson
6. Marquette Catholic
7. Fremont Mills
8. Newell-Fonda
9. Iowa Valley
10. Rockford
11. Central Lyon
12. Exira-EHK
13. Murray
14. Paton-Churdan
15. Tripoli

Class 2A
1. Western Christian
2. Unity Christian
3. North-Linn
4. Des Moines Christian
5. South...

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Latest Minnesota Boys Basketball Rankings (11-20-14)

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The first Minnesota Boys Basketball Rankings have been released by Minnesota Basketball News, a statewide basketball publication

Class A
1. Minneapolis North
2. Rushford-Peterson
3. Maranatha
4. Canby
5. Fond du Lac Ojibwe
6. Dawson-Boyd
7. Battle Lake
8. United South Central
9. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove-City
10. Browerville

Class 2A
1. Caledonia
2. Redwood Valley
3. Saint Cloud Cathedral
4. Braham
5. Saint Paul Academy
6. Annandale
7. Waseca
8. Barnum
9. Minnehaha...

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Siouxland Volleyball All-Conference Teams

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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
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November 20 news

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ST. PAUL – Minnesota House Speaker-designate Kurt Daudt has appointed State Representative Joe Schomacker of Luverne as Chairman of the newly created Aging & Long-Term Care Policy Committee in the Minnesota House.

Schomacker said the new committee is necessary because there continues to be a crisis within the long term care industry – particularly with its workforce – as more and more baby boomers age and retire.

Schomacker said both Democrats and Republicans have done just enough over the years to say they’ve begun addressing long term care needs, but workers within the...

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Poet (Ashton) Closed

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This Thursday, November 20th, Poet Ashton will be closed due to scale maintenance. There will be no receiving or load-out.

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November 19 news

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WORTHINGTON – DISTRICT 518 Superintendent John Landgaard shared with the School Board some current and projected enrollment numbers at the district’s three schools during Tuesday night’s meeting, showing without a doubt that the schools are overcrowded.

At Prairie Elementary, which was built to house 1,150 students, there are currently 1,201. Projected for the 2015-16 school year are 1,243, with that number up to approximately 1,274 the following school year.

At the middle school, there are currently 842 students. That is expected to rise to 886 next year and hit 935 by the...

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