MCGA President Responds to Buffer Strips Proposal

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (Jan. 16, 2015) – The following is a statement from Bruce Peterson, a farmer in Northfield and President of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, on Gov. Dayton’s plan to propose 50-feet of buffer strips along all Minnesota waterways:


Rep. Hamilton anticipates good year for agriculture in 2015

ST. PAUL – State Representative Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake) said the first hearings for the Minnesota House Agriculture Finance Committee have taken place, and he is pleased with how the committee has taken shape.

“I’m honored to be the ag finance chair, and I believe this is the most bipartisan, diverse, geographically balanced group we’ve had during my tenure in the Minnesota House,” Hamilton said.


Martin Luther King Day observances

WORTHINGTON – In observance of Martin Luther King Day, all city, county and state government offices will be closed Monday, including the law enforcement center at Prairie Justice Center. The Nobles County Library will be closed. The Worthington Post Office will be closed and delivery routes will not be running. Outgoing mail will leave by 2 p.m.

Most Worthington financial institutions will be closed Monday, with the exception of First State Bank Southwest and Rolling Hills Bank and Trust.


Luverne Cardinals Boys Hockey Team to play in 9th Annual Hockey Day Minnesota

The Luverne Cardinals Boys Hockey team is getting the chance to play on the big stage.

Luverne is 1 of 6 teams that will take center stage on an outdoor, refrigerated rink at St. Paul's Holman Field, highlighting the ninth annual Hockey Day Minnesota spectacular slated for this Saturday. Fighter jets and assault helicopters will form the spectacle's preliminary backdrop, with the skyline of downtown St. Paul behind them.

Luverne will take on St. Paul Johnson on Saturday morning at 10:00am with the game to be broadcast on Fox Sports North


Trojan Gymnastics Team qualifies for Class A State True Team Meet

--The Worthington Trojan Gymnastics team found out earlier this week that they qualified for the Class A State True Team Gymnastics Meet which will be held in Melrose on January 24th.

Only teams that were ranked 10th or higher as of January 8th qualified for the tournament. At that time Worthington was ranked 10th in the state. Jackson County Central, who was ranked 8th at the time, also qualified for the State True Team Meet.


Worthington City Council work session discusses Prairie View

WORTHINGTON – The Worthington City Council met Friday morning for a work session to discuss the future of the Prairie View Golf Links, something Mayor Mike Kuhle said he thought would be helpful prior to Monday’s council meeting.

Kuhle said his plan was to keep the course open for this year at the 2014 rates and appoint a long-term committee consisting of council members Diane Graber and Mike Harmon and some members of the community including some who do not golf to study the situation. Kuhle mentioned several names, including Amy Ernst, Scott Rall and Bob Demuth Sr.


High School Winter Sports Rankings

RANKINGS
MINNEAPOLIS - The latest boys basketball poll by Minnesota Basketball News.
Rankings as of 2-10-2015

CLASS 1A
1. Rushford-Peterson (21-1)
2. Minneapolis North (18-4)
3. Maranatha (18-2)
4. Battle Lake (20-14
5. Springfield (16-3)
6. Central Minnesota Christian (16-1)
7. Spring Grove (19-3)
8. Canby (18-3)
9. Dawson-Boyd (14-5)
10. Hillcrest Lutheran (16-2)

CLASS 2A
1. Saint Croix Lutheran (19-2)
2. Barnum (20-0)
3. Caledonia (18-3)
4. Minneapolis Roosevelt (16-4)
5. Braham (19-2)
6. New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (17-3)


Buysse named MCAC Player of the Week Once Again

For the 2nd time this season, Minnesota West sophomore Derek Buysse has been named the MCAC Southern Division Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.


Annual Red Hot Chili Cook-Off

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The Red Hot Chili Cook-off is back for another year, slated for Friday, January 30th at the Worthington Events Center from 5 to 7 p.m.! Are you up for the challenge?

How to enter: purchase your chili supplies from the designated store (of either Hy-Vee or Fareway) and bring your receipt to have an entry fee of $0!

You can also enter for the fee of $150 without receipts.

All businesses, organizations, and individuals are welcome to enter!