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July 6 news

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LAKE WILSON – A Chandler man received non –life threatening injuries in the early morning hours Saturday when the motorcycle he was driving near Lake Wilson struck a deer. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Wyatt Thaemert, age 38, of Chandler, was westbound on Highway 30 near mile marker 29 on a 1995 Honda Road Star at approximately 12:52 a.m. when he struck a deer in the middle of the westbound lane of the highway. He was taken by Murray County Ambulance to the Murray County Medical Center for treatment. Damage to the motorcycle was severe.

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July 2 news

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WORTHINGTON — With Independence Day on Saturday, some local businesses and offices as well as all federal, state, county and city offices will be closed Friday in observance of the holiday.

Financial institutions will be open Friday, but closed Saturday. The Nobles County Library and the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce will be closed both days. The Worthington post office will be closed Saturday and there will be no mail delivery.

Hy-Vee and Wal-Mart will maintain normal business hours, but Fareway will be closed Saturday. The Worthington Liquor Store will be open...


KTD Inc. announces country music duo Love & Theft for King Turkey Day celebration

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WORTHINGTON – King Turkey Day, Inc. has announced country music duo Love &Theft will play will play at this year’s King Turkey Day celebration on Saturday, September 19 at the Worthington Hockey Arena on the Nobles County Fairgrounds.

Love & Theft first impressed fans in 2009 with a top 10 hit “Runaway” from debut album World Wide Open. Love & Theft’s second album included “Angel Eyes,” “Running out of Air” and “If You Ever Get Lonely.”

Tickets will go on-sale on July 20 via the King Turkey Day website and the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce office. Prices...


July 1 news

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WORTHINGTON - Nominations from county residents are now being sought for the 2015 Outstanding Senior Citizen Award for Nobles County. The award recognizes outstanding senior citizens who have contributed their time and talent to benefit their community after reaching the age of 65. They will be honored at the Nobles County Fair on Thursday, August 13 at 4:45 p.m. prior to the Franny Farmer Show.

Official nomination forms are available by contacting the Chamber of Commerce at 507-372-2919 or the Center for Active Living at 507-376-6457. Nomination forms can also be picked up at...


Radio Works Employment Opportunity

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Fill out an application or drop off your resume today at 28779 County...


LoVan makes brief court appearance

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WORTHINGTON – Chim LoVan, who is accused of stabbing 19-year-old Blue Thyboualoy June 19 in Worthington, made his first appearance in Nobles County District Court Tuesday with his public defender Louis Kuchera.

LoVan, age 46, was charged June 22 with second-degree murder and second-degree assault. Thyboualoy, who was stabbed shortly after 3 a.m., did not seek medical attention at the time of the alleged assault. Authorities were alerted to a man who had been assaulted at approximately 6 p.m. that evening, and Thyboualoy named “Monkey,” LoVan’s alias, as his attacker.

Law...


Great Life Golf teams up with All Day Fore Africa for annual golf event

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At a press conference Monday night at the Worthington Country Club, Great Life Malaska Golf & Fitness announced their partnership with All Day Fore Africa for the 6th annual event to be held at the Worthington Country Club on Monday, July 13th

This year’s mission is named Abana, which in Rwanda means kids. The goal is to raise $40,000 which will help produce, manage and provide a nutritious meal 2 days a week for a year to 863 kids in two schools in Kibeho, located in Southern Rwanda in Africa

In the past, golfers teamed up to golf 100 holes to help raise money from the...


June 30 news

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MOUNTAIN LAKE – Two people were injured during a collision on Minnesota 60 near Mountain Lake Monday evening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. At approximately 5:43 p.m., Avery Herrig, age 25, of Windom, was westbound on Minnesota 60 in a 2010 Jeep Wrangler with passenger Rachel Herrig, age 22. Also westbound was Jibril Rahmeto, age 31, of Minneapolis, in a 2011 Freightliner. The two vehicles collided, totaling the Jeep. Avery Herrig sustained serious injuries and was taken to a hospital in Sioux Falls. Rachel Herrig received non-life threatening injuries and was brought to the...


Carol Hieronimus chosen as Sanford Network Employee of the Year

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WORTHINGTON – It isn’t nice to tell a fib, but sometimes the end does justify the means. Especially when it’s the only way to surprise someone in a really great way.

That is exactly what happened to Carol Hieronimus Monday – she had the day off work, but was unexpectedly called in to Sanford Clinic, where she has worked as a nurse since 2008. She had taken the day off because she had family in town and was planning to go out to lunch with them.

Instead, they came to her, along with quite a few other people. She wasn’t actually needed at work. It was a fib. Hieronimus was...


June 29 news

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HILLS – A Sioux Falls man suffered serious injuries when his 2004 Chevrolet Venture van left the roadway and rolled in the early morning hours on Sunday. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Obede Bikorimana, 27, of Sioux Falls, SD, was eastbound on Interstate 90 near mile marker 3 in his van when it left the roadway to the right and rolled into the ditch, causing him serious injury. He was taken to the Sanford Sioux Falls Trauma Center. The van was totaled.

WORTHINGTON – The Nobles County Relay For Life is now at approximately $54,000 of their $57,000 goal of 2015 after this...