Renowned wrestler Dan Gable to speak at King Turkey Day

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WORTHINGTON – The King Turkey Day Board of Directors has announced Dan Gable as the featured speaker for the 76th annual King Turkey Day celebration.

Gable will speak at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19th, on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Tenth Street.


Promenade on Oxford investor could be ready to name retailers within months

WORTHINGTON – Brian Pellowski isn’t quite ready to start naming names, but said this week that in the next 60 days, there will be announcements of retail tenants for Promenade on Oxford that will be “very big for the city of Worthington.”

Pellowski, owner of PBK Investments, is the developer who finally coaxed the former Northland Mall out of Mike Kohen’s neglectful clutches after he saw the potential more than two years ago in the area and in the city of Worthington.


Charges filed: Worthington prostitution sting nets six arrests

WORTHINGTON – Six men were allegedly caught in a prostitution sting after the Worthington Police Department and other local jurisdictions placed an advertisement in the adult entertainment section of the website backpages.com.


Noble named interim high school principal

WORTHINGTON – The District 518 School Board this morning unanimously approved naming current Prairie Elementary Principal Josh Noble as the interim principal at the Worthington High School and will move current elementary assistant principal Heidi Meyer into the interim principal position at the elementary school.

District Superintendent John Landgaard said the intent is that if both interim principals work out well, they will stay in their positions permanently.


Motorcycle crash near Jackson kills two from Iowa

JACKSON – Two people were killed Monday evening when the motorcycle they were on crossed the center line in a construction zone and struck a minivan head-on, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The driver of a westbound BMW motorcycle appeared to lose control and veered over the center line on Interstate 90 near Jackson at approximately 6:32 p.m. Monday. Richard Hadeen, age 67, of Davenport, Iowa, and his spouse, Francois Hadeen, 66, were both declared dead at the scene.


Worthington man charged with second-degree murder

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WORTHINGTON – Bail was set at $1 million Monday morning for Chim LoVan, age 46, of Worthington, who is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree assault with substantial bodily harm in the death of 19-year-old Blue Thyboualoy. The charges were also filed Monday in Nobles County District Court.


Arrest made in death investigation in Worthington

WORTHINGTON – The Worthington Police Department has made an arrest as part of an on-going death investigation.

According to information released Saturday morning by Worthington Police Chief Troy Appel, police officers were called to 1031 Oslo Street at approximately 6 p.m. Friday in response to a report of an adult male who had been assaulted. The victim was transported to Sanford Medical Center in Worthington, where he died.

An arrest was made later in Worthington.

More information will be made available as the investigation continues, according to Appel.


Merle Haggard and Meghan Trainor added to Minnesota State Fair 2015 Grandstand Concert Series

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota State Fair 2015 Grandstand Concert Series is filling up with some pretty big names these days, and two more were confirmed to the line-up this week. Meghan Trainor with special guests Charlie Puth and Life of Dillon will perform Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The legendary Merle Haggard will perform on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m., with a special guest to be announced at a later date. Tickets for each show are $35 with all reserved seating.


Minnesota's sex offender program ruled unconstitutional

MINNESOTA - A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Minnesota Sex Offender Treatment Program (MSOP) is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank was highly critical of the program following the end of a six-week trial after a lawsuit against the state was filed by more than 700 people committed to MSOP facilities.

Residents of the facilities had argued the program is unconstitutional as few offenders – even those with low-level convictions – have been released from the high-security facilities they were committed to since the program began 20 years ago.