September 9 news

WORTHINGTON - Due to construction, the south half of Marine Avenue will be closed on Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18. Please enter Marine Avenue from the North off Oxford Street to access the student parking lot and the High School.

WORTHINGTON – The Nobles County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the Armory Re-Use Study Agreement with Falls Architecture Studio at a starting cost of $17,000, plus any other fees that may apply for any additional design work or hourly fees not covered under the master planning phase.

September 8 news

ADRIAN – A South Dakota man suffered non-life threatening injuries Monday night when he took a curve too fast on Interstate 90 and rolled, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Robert Brown, age, 53, of Yankton, SD, was eastbound on I-90 over Highway 91 in Adrian in a 2015 Kenworth when the incident took place at approximately 9:19 p.m. He was taken to Sanford Worthington Medical Center. The damage to his semi was severe. The troopers were assisted by the Adrian and Worthington Police Departments and the Nobles County Sheriff’s Office.

Danneman charged with second-degree murder in Edgerton death

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PIPESTONE – Jamie Danneman, 34, of Currie, was taken into custody Saturday for second-degree murder without intent in the death of Steven Meyer. Danneman is currently being held in the Pipestone County Jail.

Meyer died August 23 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. He had been hospitalized since August 12 following an alleged fight with Danneman in Edgerton at Van Dyke Sanitation.

Danneman was originally charged with first-degree assault for causing great bodily harm to Meyer during the fight. He had already pleaded not guilty on that charge and was out of jail on bail.

Langseth attends press conference in Mankato; recognition for Good Samaritan

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MANKATO - Paul Langseth was in Mankato today at the Minnesota State Patrol District Office to be formally recognized for his part in saving the life of truck driver Michael Junker during a crash Monday afternoon on Minnesota 60 near Heron Lake.

According to Lt. Tiffani Nielson, Junker never would have survived without the heroic actions of Langseth and Sgt. Ron Richards, who climbed inside the cab of a semi that was starting to burn and pulled the driver to safety before it became fully engulfed in flames.

September 4 news

WORTHINGTON - In observance of Labor Day, all city, county and state government offices will be closed Monday, including the law enforcement center at Prairie Justice Center. The Nobles County Library will be closed. The Worthington Post Office will be closed and delivery routes will not be running. The Radio Works business office will be closed on Monday. The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce will also be closed.

Financial institutions will be closed Monday, as will the Worthington Municipal Liquor Store. Schaap Sanitation will pick up the normal Monday routes on Tuesday.

Paul Langseth recognized as trooper's Good Samaritan in crash

WORTHINGTON – Since Monday afternoon, the Minnesota State Patrol has been looking for a man who helped a trooper pull a semi-truck driver out of a burning cab after a crash between two of the big rigs on Minnesota 60 between Wilder and Heron Lake. On Thursday, the man came forward when he learned the authorities were looking for him.

Northland Cinema 5 to close doors at end of month

WORTHINGTON – Northland Cinema 5 in the Northland Mall will close at the end of September, according to a press release issued Thursday by West Mall Theatres President Todd Frager. The final day of operation in Worthington will be September 27.

September 3 news

WORTHINGTON – During a budget meeting Wednesday morning, the Worthington City Council tentatively set a not-to-exceed levy increase for 2016 at 6.79 percent, which will be voted on at the September 14 meeting.

September 2 news

WORTHINGTON – A change of venue has been granted in the trial of Josue Robles Fraga, moving the case from Nobles to Lyon County District Court under the order of Judge Leland Bush.

The order comes as no surprise, as both Assistant Attorney General Bill Klumpp and Defense Attorney Cecil Naatz supported the move. During the first two trials, Naatz repeatedly requested a change of venues, which were denied.

September 1 news

WORTHINGTON - Bituminous overlay work is scheduled to begin Wednesday, September 2nd on Ninth Avenue from Tower Street to Winifred Street and Winifred Street from Lake Avenue thru Ninth Avenue.

Both streets will be closed during construction activities. Streets will be open to traffic when there is no construction activity, such as nights, nonworking days, and weekends. No parking will be allowed when construction work is in progress. Paved areas will be reopened as soon as the new bituminous surface has adequately cooled.