Radio Works Director of News & Information Justine Wettschreck speaks with Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening regarding President Barack Obama's proposed gun control measures. Wilkening is also president of the Minnesota Sheriff's Association, and addresses the group's initial reaction to Obama's plan.
WORTHINGTON – The Twins Caravan stopped in Worthington this afternoon, bringing Ron Gardenhire, Terry Steinbach, Brian Dozier and commentator Dick Bremer to the Worthington Area YMCA for a chance to chat with fans, sign autographs and talk about the upcoming Twinsfest on January 25, 26 and 27.
The event gave area residents a chance to ask questions about the upcoming season, the feeling of stepping into the batter’s box during a major league game and the reasons behind several changes the team has made.
The event was sponsored by KWOA, your home for Minnesota Twins baseball.
Making a Splash
More than 40 brave men and women jumped into the icy waters of Lake Okabena Saturday afternoon for Winterfest's Deep Freeze Dip to raise money for the Jami Cummings Learn to Swim program. The temperature hovered in the low teens all afternoon, and a chilly breeze had more than one spectator shaking their heads in amazement as the jumpers took turns leaping into the frigid water. Fundraising came up just a bit short of the $25,000 goal, but a final tally has not been reached as money is still rolling in. You can still donate and help push to the $25,000 mark!
WORTHINGTON – A fire reported at 1:40 p.m. this afternoon had the Worthington Fire Department out.
All clients were evacuated immediately from the building.at the The Achievement Center for two hours fighting a blaze in the duct work of the woodshop. The fire department used their aerial truck to get water down inside the venting of the building.
It's this weekend: the 2013 Worthington Winterfest! Stay tuned for details on a variety of events, such as the YMCA Healthy Heart Walk/Run, the Deep Freeze Dip, and 3-on-3 Pond Hockey Tournament!
In conunction with Winterfest comes your Winterfest Medallion Hunt! UPDATE: THE MEDALLION HAS BEEN FOUND! Anyone planning on doing some Winterfest Medallion searching today will be searching in vain – the medallion was found Thursday morning by Worthington resident Angela Clausen.
Congratulations to Estee Cregeen and Kham Muonkhot of Jackson. They are the parents of the first baby of 2013 at Sanford Worthington Medical Center.
Kaizen Tien was born at 6:32 a.m. Tuesday, and he came in a hurry, according to his mom. She arrived at the hospital at 6:06 a.m. and was a new mommy less than half an hour later. Estee hadn’t anticipated having a New Years baby - Kaizen wasn’t due until January 6.
The Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force executed six search warrants, in the city of Fulda, two on Friday, December 7, 2012 and four on Tuesday December 11, 2012. As a result of the investigations, the BRDTF arrested thirteen adults, placed two children in protective custody, and seized methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, cash, and other miscellaneous items. Several consent searches were also conducted as a result of the search warrant activities. All of the activities were part of ongoing investigations.
WORTHINGTON – Two people killed in a head-on collision this morning are identified by Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening as Daniel Niel Kunkel, 66, of Round Lake, and Jose Manuel Martinez, 23, of Worthington. The crash happened at approximately 7:40 a.m. on Nobles County Road 25 between Worthington and Reading. Both victims were transported to Sanford Medical Center by ambulance, and both died at the hospital. There were no other passengers in the vehicles. The accident remains under investigation.
A 23-year-old Pipestone man who died after falling into a smokestack in Chicago, Ill. has been identified as Nicholas Wieme, an aspiring comedian who graduated in 2011 from the University of Minnesota Moorhead.
Police and fire crews responded to the InterContinental Hotel at on North Michigan Avenue at 1:09 a.m. and found a person had fallen into a smokestack while attempting to take photos on the roof of the hotel, Fire Media Affairs said. The person was in an area above a 42nd-floor balcony that is closed off from the general public.
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