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.
RISE Ministries, the organization behind RiseFest, has announced that RiseFest 2013’s headlining is one of Christian music’s most decorated bands, MercyMe.
The winners of 8 GMA Dove Awards, 2 American Music Awards, and 10 Billboard Magazine Decade Awards (2000-2009), MercyMe will make their second appearance at RiseFest. The first came in 2008 as the group performed to a crowd of 5,000 on Northwestern College’s soccer complex. artist is one of Christian music’s most decorated bands, MercyMe.
Looking for part time hours? Radio Works is in need of Part Time Board ops. Hours vary and training is paid. You will assist in running the board for our local sports broadcasts and live remotes. No on air speaking is required. Computer knowledge and skill is a plus. Grab an application today at our offices located just West of Worthington on County Highway 35! We’re always looking for creative, hard working, and focused people to join our team. A career in radio broadcasting can give you unlimited earning potential.
PIPESTONE – A large fire broke out today at Priester Bus Service in Pipestone, closing Highway 75 to traffic as hoses from the Pipestone Fire Department pulled water from across the street. Along with the Pipestone department, mutual aid firefighters and equipment from the Holland and Jasper departments were on hand to fight the blaze. While strong winds blew across the area, explosions could be heard coming from the building. The call reporting the fire came in at 1:27 p.m.
(Photo from Pipestone County Star)
CANBY – Authorities today evacuated a polling place at Minnesota West Community and Technical College – Canby Campus after an alleged bomb threat written on the wall of a women’s restroom. According to Amber Luinenburg, Coordinator of Communications, Marketing, & Advertising Minnesota West Community & Technical College, local law enforcement was called to the campus, and the Minneapolis bomb squad consulted about the situation.
Listed below are the latest updates from the November 6, 2012 general election. Please note these numbers are not the official final result unless specified. If you are looking for particular results from a specific county, simply click on the county/township listed below and you will be automatically directed to its respective listings.
As in previous years, the Pork Checkoff recommends producers, farm personnel and others who have contact with pigs get the seasonal flu vaccination as soon as possible to help protect human and pig health.
"It's always a smart decision for producers and swine farm workers to reduce the risk of getting sick and bringing the flu to the farm or workplace by getting vaccinated," said Jennifer Koeman, director of producer and public health for the Pork Checkoff. "It also shows the industry's 'We Care' ethical principle is in action to help protect employees, animals and public health."
Join in on the fun and enter the 2013 Adrian Legion Post raffle! Anyone 18+ is eligible to purchase (and win!) raffle tickets (calendars) priced at $25 apiece. Raffle prizes are printed on the back of the calendar, and a complete list of all prizes is available upon request.