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July 31 news

LUVERNE — A Lake Park, Iowa, man was arrested Monday night after allegedly attempting to steal more than $1,200 worth of barbed wire rolls from the Bomgaars Store in Luverne. Kirk Michael Kane, 50, is facing one felony count of theft and one second-degree assault. He also faces one count of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and a misdemeanor charge of fleeing a peace officer by means other than a motor vehicle.


Officer Killed, Suspect At-Large

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If you have seen this man, call police immediately. This man is suspect in the killing of a Mn Police officer today in the Twin Cities. CALL AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY IF SEEN! A reward for his arrest is currently being offered, and tips should be directed to 1-800-222-TIPS.


July 30 news

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.


Nobles County Relay for Life accepts really big check

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WORTHINGTON – Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation Executive Director Jeff Rotert and Board Chair Paula Chapulis met today 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 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.


July 29 news

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.


July 28 news

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.


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

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.


July 25 news

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.


July 24 news

WORTHINGTON – A meeting of the Support Our Schools group is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Worthington High School cafeteria. The group is working to expand participation to help support the need for the referendum at the November election.

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa - Construction of Spirit Lake's new city hall is running ahead of schedule. City Administrator/Attorney Greg Owen told the city council this week the project is running roughly 30 days ahead of the contract deadline of late November.


July 23 news

WORTHINGTON – The Nobles County Commissioners Tuesday approved a proposal of more than $10,000 from a Twin Cities consulting firm that specializes in assessing buildings through exterior building surveys and recommending what maintenance will be needed over the next five years.

At the request of Nobles County Administrator Tom Johnson, Inspec worked up an estimate of their services to do complete assessment of the Prairie Justice Center and the Nobles County Library, and to assess the roof on the Government Center, the Public Works building and the Adrian Library.