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Two face charges after high-speed chase
REGIONAL—Two out-of-state residents are behind bars after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase early Tuesday morning, Dec. 11. The pursuit began in Worthington, MN, and traveled through Lyon and Sioux counties into rural Plymouth County.
Worthington teen receives four-year prison sentence for armed robbery
WORTHINGTON — An 18-year-old Worthington man was sentenced to four years in prison for his role in an aggravated robbery last spring at an apartment complex, a case in which portions of it appear to remain somewhat of a mystery to the court.
Worthington Police Chase Car Through Northwest Iowa, Arrests Made
Northwest Iowa — A pursuit that started as a traffic stop in Worthington, Minnesota early Tuesday (Dec. 11) came right through our area and ended over 100 miles from Worthington, in rural Plymouth County, Iowa — and two out-of-state individuals are behind bars facing charges.
Duo arrested following alleged marijuana discovery
WORTHINGTON — Two out-of-area men were arrested early Sunday after raw marijuana and suspected THC edibles were allegedly discovered in their vehicle. According to the criminal complaint, a Worthington police officer made an early morning traffic stop after allegedly witnessing a vehicle cross the c
City of Worthington approves 2019 tax levy
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council approved its tax levy for payable 2019, which represents a 5.87 percent increase over 2018. The council unanimously approved the total 2019 levy at $4,198,687, which is a reduction from the proposed tax levy increase of 7.99 percent established by council a
Let the celebrations begin: Lewis & Clark, Minnesota 60 ceremonies this week
WORTHINGTON — Two projects to significantly impact Worthington and the entire region are being celebrated this week — a water expansion project that took 29 years to see to fruition and the development of a four-lane highway envisioned by city leaders and businessmen more than 50 years ago.
City council approves spec building for movie theater
WORTHINGTON — If all continues as planned, the city of Worthington will be getting a movie theater. The Worthington City Council approved on Monday up to $3 million for the construction of a spec building with the intent for a theater operator to run a five-screen site. The location of that future t
Boys hockey: Worthington unable to hold Willmar, 7-0
WORTHINGTON -- The game was evenly played in the first period and for most of the second. But when the visiting Willmar Cardinals broke a scoreless tie with 3:28 remaining in period two, things got out of hand quickly.
Murdered Minnesota Student’s Mom Knew Something Was Wrong
When Sarah Papenheim’s mother answered her front door and saw a Minnesota sheriff, she knew something terrible had happened to her daughter in the Netherlands. Donee Odegard told a local ABC news affiliate that she had been down this road before—when her son committed suicide three years earlier.
Gordon elected VP of American Soybean Association
WORTHINGTON — Rural Worthington farmer Bill Gordon was elected vice president of the American Soybean Association (ASA) last week during the organization’s business meeting in St. Louis, Mo.
May City man pleads to assault and more
SIBLEY—A 27-year-old May City man pleaded guilty Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Osceola County District Court in Sibley to first-offense domestic abuse assault and two counts of operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent.
Worthington Chamber considering office relocation
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce is considering a relocation. The opportunity to relocate the Chamber’s downtown office — as well as those of other organizations housed in its current 1121 Third Ave. location — to within the city’s Biotechnology Advancement Center was announced
Annual Celebrations Around the World is Friday
WORTHINGTON — From the United States to Mexico, Brazil, Ethiopia, Norway, Germany and Laos, Worthington-area residents will soon have the opportunity to experience cultures from around the world without ever hopping on a plane.
Wisconsin woman arrested for alleged involvement in prostitution scam
WORTHINGTON — A Wisconsin woman was arrested this week in an apparent prostitution scheme that attempted to scam a vulnerable adult out of more than $5,000. According to the criminal complaint, Jacobia L. Booker-Northern, 27, of Milwaukee, Wis. was arrested as part of a Worthington Police Department
I-90 high-speed chase ends in Jackson County
WORTHINGTON — A Sioux Falls, S.D. man who allegedly eluded law enforcement at a maximum speed of nearly 120 miles per hour was apprehended Wednesday as part of a collaborative effort by two local law enforcement agencies.
Zachariah Baker In Court For Initial Appearance
WINDOM, MN - This morning, 25-year-old Zachariah James Baker made his initial appearance in court. He is being charged with second and third degree murder in the death of his 2-month old child.
Boys basketball: WHS continues early-season domination
WORTHINGTON -- We’re just three games into the 2018-19 boys basketball season, and the Worthington Trojans had better watch out. They opened with a 111-51 win over Windom Area, then followed that up with an 82-60 win over New Ulm. On Tuesday night, they breezed to another victory, 79-47, over Luvern
Tuesday Afternoon News, December 11th
(Le Mars) — Plymouth County Sheriff’s Deputies were involved in yet another high speed eluding chase. This time the incident happened during the early morning hours of Tuesday, December 11th. At about 4:00 a.m. the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a pursuit entering Plymouth County fr
After lifetimes of work, Hwy 60 is complete
MANKATO — Joe McCabe was just a kid in Watonwan County when civic leaders in places like St. James, Windom and Worthington started pushing to expand Highway 60 to a four-lane expressway.
Health pros: sex ed in schools can play key role in students’ lives
WORTHINGTON — With Nobles County ranking high in teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases/infections rates, health professionals in the county say education plays an important role in a young individual’s sexual health experience, particularly from a prevention standpoint.