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Mediacom customers without service

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WORTHINGTON – Mediacom customers in several areas including Worthington are experiencing problems with video, internet and phone, according to a recording at their local phone number. The recording states their expected time of repair is approximately 2 p.m. today and there is nothing customers need to do at this time.


August 22 news

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WORTHINGTON - A special session for storm relief is set for September 9th at the State Capitol. Lawmakers presumably will approve state matching money for federal assistance granted to 18 counties following June's severe storms and flash flooding. Governor Dayton wants two additional counties in the mix:

“I would hope to include Nobles and Rock County, the southwestern counties who suffered their own disaster last winter with the ice storm,” Dayton said.

He added the state just received a letter last week indicating that local expenditures in Rock and Nobles counties...


A new wrinkle in the library-pool site saga

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WORTHINGTON – The Nobles County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to pursue the former pool site as their first choice for a location for a potential new library. During the meeting, Chairman Bob Demuth Jr. stated that knowing what he did of the E.O. Olson Trust, which deeded the land to the city in 1945, the county might face obstacles in attaining the property from the city. During a follow-up interview this morning, Demuth reiterated, stating there was language in the trust that if the city was to sell the property to someone else, certain restrictions exist. During some research into the...


August 21 news

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WORTHINGTON – We have a message from Dwayne Haffield of the city of Worthington. The grading and reapplication of dust control on Paul Avenue from I-90 to 240th Street and on 240th Street/27th Street from Paul Avenue to TH 59 is tentatively scheduled to be completed on Saturday, August 24. Use of these roads by all traffic should be avoided during and immediately following this work.

The City would also like to remind drivers that use of local gravel roads to bypass the TH 59 detour is creating problems for people living along those roads and for drivers that must use them. Through...


Former pool site chosen as possible library site #1

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WORTHINGTON – The Nobles County Commissioners today chose to pursue the former outdoor pool site as a location for a proposed new library, picking the site over the other three they were considering. Originally it was recommended by library staff they eliminate two of the four possible sites, focusing on the pool site as number one and keeping another in mind as a back up, but the commissioners decided there would be nothing to gain from picking a number two at this time.

If things don’t work out for some reason with the pool site, the commissioners can then decide which of the...


August 20 news

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WORTHINGTON - Notice from the City of Worthington Engineering Department: Resurfacing of Tenth Street from First Avenue to East Ninth Avenue is tentatively scheduled to begin Wednesday. Work will begin with surface milling and conclude with a bituminous overlay. Tenth Street will be open to restricted traffic during milling and cleanup, however, traffic will be diverted around milling operations as it progresses up and down the street. No parking will be allowed in the blocks where milling and cleanup is planned for the day.

Milling and cleanup work is estimated to take up to three...


August 19 news

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SLAYTON – The City of Slayton will be without water Tuesday for most of the day due to some water valves and hydrants being replaced. The water is slated to come back on around 5 p.m. Water system pressure will drop to a point that harmful bacteria could enter the water system. A precautionary water boil advisory has been issued. After the water comes back on, residents should boil their water for one minute before using for drinking or food preparation. The city will inform residents when the boiling advisory is removed. For more information, contact city hall at 836-8534.

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August 16 news

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WORTHINGTON – Here’s a look at our weekly construction update from the City of Worthington Engineering Department. Storm Sewer reconstruction on Fourth Avenue from Okabena Lake to Ninth Street began this week. Fourth Avenue will be closed to through traffic from Lake Street to Ninth Street. Restricted local access will be available as construction permits.

On 10th Street, cold milling is tentatively scheduled to begin late next week, with the bituminous overlay to be completed by the following Monday.

Over on Park Avenue from Oxford Street to West Clary, water main...


Worthington Hockey fills girls' team; no merger necessary

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WORTHINGTON – It seems a merger between the Worthington and Windom Hockey Associations to preserve girls varsity hockey will not be necessary.

Worthington Hockey Association President Kevin Black sent an email today to members stating a recruitment committee has added enough girls to the squad that it appears they will now field a team of 17 to 20 skaters.

When it looked as if there wouldn’t be enough girls to form a team, the association called a meeting to weigh interest in a merger. It was attended by about 50 members, the majority of whom expressed a desire to remain...


German shorthair pair found near Lismore

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LISMORE - Two German shorthair dogs have been found about a mile north of Lismore. One is male, one is female, and both are wearing choke chains, but have no tags. The female looks as though she has recently had pups. The male is liver-colored, the female liver speckled.

If you are missing two dogs that match this description, please contact Dan at 507-360-0493.