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July 30 news

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WORTHINGTON – Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation Executive Director Jeff Rotert and Board Chair Paula Chapulis met Tuesday with Nobles County Relay for Life Co-Chairs Kim Lambert and Sheila Koob to pass over a check for more than $100,000 for the American Cancer Society. The Relay raised more than $51,000, which the Foundation matched 100 percent up to $50,000. The grand total raised was $100,939.51, which Lambert said was very exciting. Their initial goal for the year was $82,000.

WORTHINGTON - The filing period for municipal offices opened Tuesday and continues through...

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WGBA Basketball Camp to be held in August

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The Worthington Girls Basketball Association will be holding a basketball camp for girls coming into grades 1st through 8th on August 5th, 6th & 7th at Prairie Elementary in Worthington. The Worthington Girls Basketball Association invites girls of all skill levels in Worthington and the surrounding communities to attend this year's camp.

The Worthington Girls Basketball Coaching Staff works hard to provide each camper with a quality basketball experience. The Camp will focus on teaching basketball fundamentals and team building activities. The camp will be instructed by...

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July 29 news

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WORTHINGTON – After years of being powerless to stop the process of seeing a major development in their town fall into disrepair and tenants move out one by one, the Worthington City Council was able to make a positive step forward for the Northland Mall property Monday night. They approved a resolution designating PBK Investments of Minnetonka as the sole developer of the property until December 31, 2014, which allows the company to proceed forward with plans to redevelop the current site. It also gives PBK time to come to terms with current owner Mike Kohan on a sale of the property if...

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July 28 news

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WORTHINGTON — A Support Our Schools meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. tonight in the high school cafeteria.

Support Our Schools is a group of residents of District 518 that are promoting the upcoming referendum in the November general election. The organization will be working to promote the continual opportunities offered to students of the district through the excess operating referendum and avoid potential budget reductions in the near future.

BUTTERFIELD — A 14-year-old girl hospitalized soon after a newborn was found dead in a Butterfield apartment is the baby’s mother...

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Heads up from police: utilities phone scam is being reported in area

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WORTHINGTON – Worthington Interim Police Chief Kevin Flynn on Friday alerted citizens that a utilities scam is making the rounds once again, warning people never to give financial information over the phone from an unsolicited call.

At least two local people have received phone calls from someone claiming to be a utility company threatening to shut off service unless a payment is made with a credit card or green dot card immediately.

Flynn said the calls are a scam, and anyone receiving such a call should simply hang up. If they have concerns regarding their service, they...

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A chat with Nobles County Jail staffers

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In case you missed this week's Talk of the Town, Justine chatted with Nobles County Jail Administrator Monette Berkevich and Programmer Ryan Como about the programs available to inmates at the jail, the need for volunteers and some of the difficulties jail staff faces in helping inmates succeed.

https://soundcloud.com/justine-wettschreck/a-chat-with-nobles-county-jai...

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July 25 news

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WORTHINGTON – Three men are being held in the Nobles County Jail after being arrested earlier this week on drug-related charges, all stemming from a mysterious 911 call.

The criminal complaints state charges are filed against 20-year-old Gerson Mejia-Campos of Sioux Falls, SD and 18-year-old Blue Thyboualoy of Worthington for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child. 20-year-old Dao Keovilay of Worthington is also charged with possession of meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child, plus two...

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Fulda High School Fall Sports Eligibility Meeting

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Fulda is holding their Fall Sports Eligibility meeting on August 4th at the Fulda High School. Paperwork and payment of fees will begin at 6:15pm with the meeting to begin at 7:00pm

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Bluejay Basketball adds 4 more recruits

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Minnesota West Men’s Basketball Coach Justin Heckenlaible has announced that the Bluejays have signed 4 more recruits for the 2014-2015 season.

The 4 recruits are Marcus Potter from Worthington, Alex Knutson from Westbrook, Cody Martinz from Custer (SD) and Mitch Prouty from Bryant (SD)

Potter, a 6'2" point guard, is coming off a senior season with the Worthington Trojans were he was a 2014 Southwest Conference All-Conference selection. He averaged 15 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists per game. Coach Heckenlaible said about Potter: “Marcus can get to the basket and can hit...

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