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July 17 news

WORTHINGTON – The State of Minnesota Attorney General’s Office has filed a document stating its intention to file a motion for a change of venue in the case against Josue Fraga, who is accused of murdering his two-year-old niece Samantha in Worthington in 2008.


July 16 news

WORTHINGTON – During a joint meeting between the Worthington City Council and Nobles County Commissioners on Wednesday, information was shared and ideas exchanged, but collaboration was on everyone’s minds.


July 15 news

SIBLEY, Iowa – A man found dead Monday after being hit by a train north of Sibley has been identified as Brandon Gould, age 29, of Pleasanton, California, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities were alerted to the presence of a body near the railroad tracks Monday after they received a report of suspicious items near the tracks. Upon further investigation, Gould was found deceased at the scene, having fallen from the train and been hit.


No sanctuary in Worthington, according to city officials

WORTHINGTON – A recent article on WCCO named Worthington as a Sanctuary City for illegal immigrants. The article was in regards to a recent murder of a woman in San Francisco by an undocumented man.

Worthington City Administrator Steve Robinson and Worthington Police Chief Troy Appel issued a statement Monday in response, refuting the claim that Worthington has policies that prohibit city and county employees from aiding immigration authorities with investigations or arrests.

Worthington is not now, nor has it ever been a sanctuary city, the response states.


July 14 news

WORTHINGTON – Preceding Monday night’s Worthington City Council meeting, the Economic Development Authority met to discuss several subjects, one of which was the approval of a proposal from Bedford Industries regarding a parcel of city-owned real estate on Rowe Avenue.

The EDA had recently obtained the property from the city and sent out a request for proposals for development, indicating that priority would be given to submittals articulating a plan for development and job opportunities.


Officials respond to allegations of Worthington as a sanctuary city

WORTHINGTON – A recent article on WCCO named Worthington as a Sanctuary City for illegal immigrants. The article was in regards to a recent murder of a woman in San Francisco by an undocumented man.

Worthington City Administrator Steve Robinson and Worthington Police Chief Troy Appel have issued this statement in response:


July 13 news

WORTHINGTON – Lake Okabena Improvement Association President Jason Vote has announced that Beach Bash ’15 raised just over $5,000 to go toward lake improvement projects, and he couldn’t be happier.

Whoever ordered the weather did a phenomenal job, he said, community support was unbelievable, Chris Hawkey tore up the stage and everything came together better then he would have every expected.


July 10 news

WORTHINGTON - Storm sewer work on Church Avenue from Clary Street to Oxford Street is scheduled to begin Monday, July 13, according to the of Worthington Engineering Department. Church Avenue will be closed to through traffic, but open to restricted local traffic for driveway access. Access will alternate from the Clary Street or Oxford Street ends of Church Avenue as construction progresses.

Please watch for changing traffic conditions and signing, reduce your speed, watch for construction equipment and drive carefully in the construction zone.


July 9 news

WORTHINGTON - The 7th annual MK 5K is scheduled for Thursday, August 13 at the Nobles County Fairgrounds. Run the MK5K and support those affected by domestic violence. A portion of the proceeds will stay local to help provide shelter through the Southwest Crisis Center’s safe housing program. The race starts at 7:00 p.m.

Pre-registration by August 3 saves $5! Go online to www.mnswcc.org – the Southwest Crisis Center – to register. For more information contact Sara Wahl at the Southwest Crisis Center at (507) 376-4311 or Race Director Teresa Widboom at (507) 370-0669.


July 8 news

WORTHINGTON – Vice-Chair Gene Metz took a turn at running the show during the absence of Chair Matt Widboom during a Nobles County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning that moved along fairly quickly.