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Immigrants are filling a workforce void in Worthington, Minn.

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — If the mark of a successful town is more people coming than leaving, Worthington might be one of the most successful in the Midwest.Population and economic growth have generally been hard to come by in rural Minnesota. But Worthington since 1990 has surged from fewer than 10,000

ABERDEEN NEWS - 2018-08-19 06:00:00

Sheriff sued for jailing people who aren't criminal suspects

The ACLU-MN filed aclass action lawsuiton behalf of four defendants and countless others who are being detained at the request of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) even though no warrant or probable cause of a crime had been established. The four defendants are Rodrigo Esparza, Maria

KTTC - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

Murder in small Southwest Minnesota town unsolved 3 years la...

BREWSTER, Minn. — Sunday, Aug. 19, marks the third anniversary of the homicide of a southwest Minnesota woman in her own home.

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-08-17 22:11:10

ACLU sues Minnesota county, sheriff for unlawful detention of...

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a civil suit Friday, Aug. 17, against Nobles County and Sheriff Kent Wilkening for allegedly not releasing inmates upon satisfying state release requirements, an action Wilkening was reportedly upholding at the request of federal authorit

GRAND FORKS HERALD - 2018-08-17 22:55:53

Column: Two events on horizon at Worthington Middle School

WORTHINGTON — Another school year is right around the corner, and we have big plans to get off to a great start at Worthington Middle School. We also want families to have a pleasant start to the school year, and we know that raising and educating a middle school aged child can make for some rewardi

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2018-08-18 03:49:00

Sunday marks three years since Pigman-Kruse death

WORTHINGTON — Sunday marks the third anniversary of the homicide of a Brewster woman in her own home.Charges have never been filed in the Jan Pigman-Kruse murder case. Pigman-Kruse was 40 when she died as the result of a gunshot wound to the chest.

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2018-08-18 14:02:00

'Reel' hopeful: Theater proposal gets general approval from ...

It’s something Worthington City Council members hear time and again, and after putting out a call for proposals in May, they’ve received two options for consideration.A $3 million difference in options between Twin Cities-based Odyssey Entertainment and West Mall Theatres Inc. President Todd Frager

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2018-08-18 12:01:00

Vehicles collide Tuesday afternoon in Worthington

Emergency and law enforcement personnel respond to a two-vehicle crash late Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Oxford Street and Grand Avenue. Additional information was unavailable. (Tim Middagh / The Globe)


Immigrants are filling a workforce void in Worthington_ Minn.

WORTHINGTON,Minn.— If the mark of a successful town is more people coming than leaving,Worthingtonmight be one of the most successful in theMidwest.

RADIO EGYPT - 2018-08-19 00:00:00

Volunteers sought for painting, upkeep at Pioneer Village

WORTHINGTON — Worthington’s Pioneer Village has a significant birthday approaching, and though there won’t be black streamers or “Over the Hill” signs placed about the grounds, this “gem on the prairie” is showing its age.

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2018-08-18 12:06:00

Minnesotan arrested on warrant for meth

SIBLEY—The Osceola County Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest of Jhonathan Nataneal Najarro Quijano, 28, Worthington, MN, about 7:55 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, on a warrant for possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class B felony, near the intersection of the Highway 60 expr


The Drill: Defensive guru Barber a key part of Worthington f...

WORTHINGTON -- When Scott Barber was approached to do The Drill, he initially balked. But with a little prodding, he said he’d talk to his family about it.


Council talks movie theater proposal

It’s something Worthington City Council members hear time and again, and after putting out a call for proposals in May, two options have been received for consideration.A $3 million difference in options brought West Mall Theatres Inc. President Todd Frager, joined by local businessman Kevin Donova


Take 5: Finding courage in a kayak

In case of emergency . . . you never really know what you’re going to do. You can have a plan. You can hope you react a certain way. You hope, certainly, that you can keep it together.But it isn’t all that often that people actually get a chance to find out.Unfortunately, my husband, Mike, had that


Behind the keyboard: Wendland revamps Worthington’s social...

The Facebook page, which was once effectively a message board for city announcements, turned into much more, hosting Worthington business profiles, event previews, trivia games and history lessons.


Sheriff’s Log August 2 – August 8

Thursday, August 23:59 a.m. Received request for an ambulance in Slayton City. Murray County Ambulance was paged.7:42 am. Received report of an animal complaint in Skandia Township. Deputy responded.8:32 a.m. Received report of harassment in Lake Wilson City. Deputies responded.9:35 p.m. Received re


District 518 bumps substitute pay rate

The instructional committee will recommend increasing substitute teacher pay by $5 a day at all District 518 sites. Citing a need to offer sub wages competitive with surrounding school districts, the committee will recommend paying Worthington middle and high schools’ substitutes $130 per day and Pr


Intermediate school, Trojan Field upgrades a no-go

Voters on Tuesday denied the district’s proposals to build a new intermediate school for third- through fifth-grade students and to make safety upgrades and facility improvements to Trojan Field.According to unofficial results posted Tuesday night by the Minnesota Secretary of State, the district’s


Unruly transient arrested at casino

LARCHWOOD—The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest of David Wayne DeReus, 55, on Friday, Aug. 11, after responding to a report of an unruly, intoxicated person at Grand Falls Casino & Resort northwest of Larchwood.According to court records, DeReus, who is considered a transient, ini


Worthington man faces charges after allegedly punching indiv...

Ojulu Omot, 24, faces felony domestic assault and two counts of possession of ammunition or firearm after being convicted of a crime of violence, both felonies. The latter offenses are punishable up to 15 years imprisonment, a $30,000 fine or both.According to the criminal complaint, a Worthington p