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First Minnesota West Nile case of 2013 reported in Murray County

SLAYTON - Health officials are reminding Minnesotans to use mosquito repellent after a report that the West Nile virus was found in a Murray County resident. The report is the first 2013 human case of the disease in Minnesota. Officials say the man became sick with West Nile fever earlier this month but is recovering.


Cardinals upend Cubs to take opener

The Wilmont Cardinals pushed across two runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to break a 1-1 tie and hold on for a 3-1 win over the Worthington Cubs in Game 1 in the best-of-three series of the opening round of the Region 13C tournament.


NCSO says 'watch out for scams'

WORTHINGTON – This time of year, there are often companies that come into an area to offer services such as house or barn painting and driveway blacktopping. A friendly reminder from the Nobles County Sheriff’s Office says residents need to exercise caution with these companies, which can be scam artists. Not every company is out to rip people off, but there are a few bad ones out there.


Region 13C Amateur Baseball Playoffs

The Region 13C Tournament field has been set as tournament play begins on Wednesday night. (7/24)

The Wilmont Cardinals received the #2 seed in the tournament and will open up play against the #7 seeded Worthington Cubs. Game 1 will be in Wilmont at Butts Probst Field at 7:30pm Wednesday. Game 2 is in Worthington on Saturday at 2:00pm with Game 3 back in Wilmont if necessary on Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm


July 23 news

SLAYTON – Now available is the book “Homely Girls and Pretty Babies: A History of the Murray County Fair.” Author Anita Talsma Gaul has compiled this very readable history book which contains a lot of interesting stories and anecdotes about the Murray County Fair. Gaul is a native of Murray County and grew up on a farm near Chandler. She completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in American History at the University of Iowa and currently teaches at Southwest Minnesota State University.


The baby who would be king

ENGLAND - Just in case you haven’t been aware of the royal fervor, Prince William’s wife Kate gave birth to the heir to the throne today. The little princeling was born at 8 pounds 6 ounces, which officially makes him a keeper. If you’ve been following the story all day long and waiting with anticipation, I’d just like to point out we live in the United States, don’t have a throne, and, just like the Goblin King, he has no power over us.


Hattermann and Jouwstra sign to play baseball at Northwestern

Worthington's Tyler Hatterman and Edgerton’s Blake Jouwstra each signed letters of intent to play college for the Northwestern Red Raiders in Orange City (IA) next year.

Hattermann, the son of Darin Hatterman and Pam and Kent Johnson has earned two letters at Worthington Senior under coach Stacy Sauerbrei. He hit .283 his senior season, but pushed that average up to .385 this season during Southwest Conference play while anchoring the outfield at Centerfield. Tyler Hattermann was also chosen as a Southwest Conference All-Conference Honorable Mention selection this season.


Library town hall meetings begin tonight, continue tomorrow

WORTHINGTON – Town hall meetings to provide information on possible Nobles County Library sites begin tonight in Adrian.

The public is invited from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight to the media center at the Adrian High School. The meeting will begin with a short presentation, then the public is invited to peruse boards that hold information on each separate site. Library staff and commissioners will be on hand to answer questions, and the public is invited to comment on whichever site they think would best suit Worthington.


July 19 news

WORTHINGTON – Sewer spot repair in the 1600 block of South Shore Drive is tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, according to the City of Worthington Engineering Department. Bituminous paving began Thursday on First Avenue Southwest from east of the elementary school entrance driveway to near Pleasant Avenue, and coldmilling work is scheduled to begin Tuesday from west of Knollwood Drive to the elementary school entrance. Water main reconstruction continues on Park Avenue from West Oxford Street to West Clary Street.


More woes for Northland Mall site (update)

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WORTHINGTON – The trials and tribulations of Worthington’s Northland Mall continue, with a drug bust, possible squatters and now a notice from the City of Worthington that says the old Kmart facility is unsafe to occupy.

Signs at the front entrance to the old Kmart and what was once an auto repair section of the store bear a warning that bars entrance, stating the facility is unsafe to occupy. That warning does not extend to the main part of the mall that contains a small handful of businesses.