Oldham signs with UTEP

Minnesota West sophomore wide receiver Elliot Oldham on Wednesday signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his football career at the Division I level with UTEP (University of Texas at El Paso)

The Detroit, Michigan native led the Minnesota West Bluejays in receiving with 31 catches for 452 yards and scored 4 touchdowns and was a MCAC All-Division First Team selection this past season.


December 18 news

WORTHINGTON – With the 2015 Legislative session just around the corner, Senator Bill Weber of Luverne and Representative Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake took the opportunity Wednesday to sit down with a group of constituents for a listening session, asking questions about what concerns the people have.


Free Bus Transport to MN Ag EXPO 2015

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (Dec. 16, 2014) -- The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) and the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) are offering free bus transportation to and from MN Ag EXPO 2015, which will take place Jan. 28-29, 2015, at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato. MN Ag EXPO is the premiere event for Minnesota corn and soybean farmers. It features a large trade show, informative and insightful speakers, top ag researchers, farm media and networking opportunities with other farmers and ag businesses.


7,500 turkeys lost in fire in Lorain Township

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WORTHINGTON – Approximately 7,500 5-week-old turkeys were killed during a fire that started overnight at the Meyer Turkey Farm at 2679 Town Avenue, according to Round Lake Fire Chief Mike Smith.


MSP releases names of two injured in Fulda crash

FULDA – The Minnesota State Patrol has released the name of two people injured mid-day Friday in a crash just outside of Fulda.

According to the report, two vehicles were traveling southbound on U.S. 59 when a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Rory Hoium, age 23, of Albert Lea, was rear-ended by a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Gerlad Ossefoort, age 64, of Fulda. Both Ossefoort and Hoium received non-life threatening injuries.

The crash took place at 12:24 p.m. The Murray County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.


Sioux Falls man arrested for kidnapping in Worthington

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WORTHINGTON – A Sioux Falls man arrested Friday in Worthington was charged this week in Nobles County District Court with one count of false imprisonment after his girlfriend called authorities and reported being held against her will.


UPDATE: Names released in Lismore crash

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UPDATE: LISMORE – Lismore Rescue and the Nobles County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a broadside crash at the intersection of Minnesota 91 and Nobles County Road 16 at approximately 9:36 a.m. Tuesday to assist the Minnesota State Patrol with an accident with injuries.


Charges filed, bail set in Rock County shooting case

LUVERNE – Bail was set at $30,000 with conditions for 19-year-old Ryan Joseph Kruger of Luverne, who was formally charged Monday in Rock County District Court with use of deadly force against a peace officer, fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and fourth-degree assault against a peace officer.

Krueger was involved in a high-speed chase with authorities Thursday and ended up being wounded by a deputy’s bullet when he almost backed over two of them who had approached to make a felony arrest.


New CEO hired at Murray County Medical Center

SLAYTON – The Murray County Medical Center has hired a new CEO, although officially the position is now being offered through Sanford and not the medical center. Dennis Goebel has accepted the position and is scheduled to start Feb. 2, 2015. He is currently the CEO and Administrator of St. Luke’s Home and Park Avenue Villa, a nursing home and assisted living facility in Dickinson, North Dakota.


Luverne suspect shot, wounded during high speed pursuit

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LUVERNE – A Rock County Deputy shot a suspect Thursday evening after a high speed pursuit, wounding 19-year-old Ryan Joseph Krueger. Krueger was treated and released from the Sanford Luverne Emergency Room and is currently in custody in the Nobles County Jail.

According to a state issued by Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge, the deputy has been put on administrative leave pending results of an investigation into the discharge of his firearm, which is standard protocol.