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Marshall woman accused of stealing vehicle from Worthington parking lots faces charges

WORTHINGTON — A Marshall woman faces charges after allegedly stealing a running vehicle late last week that was parked at a Worthington business. According to court documents, Michele L. Lopez, 43, faces felony motor vehicle theft in connection to an automobile theft that was reported to law enforce


City, county talk taxes, trails, roundabout and library

WORTHINGTON — The potential to develop a trail system that would extend from Worthington to the former Prairie View Golf Links property was one of half a dozen topics of conversation during a joint meeting of the Worthington City Council and Nobles County Board of Commissioners Tuesday afternoon.


County settles dispute with landscaping company

WORTHINGTON — Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday voted to settle a dispute with a company it hired to install new walkways and complete landscaping last year on the Government Center property in downtown Worthington.


MN Supreme Court declines to review sentence of probation in rape case, despite prosecutors’ protests

A sentence by a district court judge in a rape case — characterized by the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office as a “slap on the wrist” — will stand. The Minnesota Supreme Court Tuesday denied the county attorney’s office’s request that the high court review the case. The high court’s decision comes aft


District 518 board sets work session to discuss what’s next after failed referendum

WORTHINGTON — In light of last week’s failed special Independent School District 518 referendum, the Board of Education has put a work session on the calendar to discuss its next course of action.


Here's a list of snowfall totals across Minnesota

12.8 inches - Belle Plaine. 10 - Bloomington, Osseo, Lakeville, North Mankato, Le Sueur, New Ulm, St. James, Hutchinson, Granite Falls. 9.5 - Excelsior, Waconia, New Prague, Eagle Lake, Steen, Lynd.


WHS speech team season is rolling ahead

WORTHINGTON — The Worthington High School speech team has four competitions under its belt as the 2019 speech season marches on. Head coach Linda Neugebauer has seen the ninth- through 12th-grade participants she’s fielding this year grow with each outing.


North Dakota woman injured in Minnesota rollover

Osakis, MN (KFGO) - A Cavalier, North Dakota woman was injured in a rollover in Douglas County, Minnesota Wednesday afternoon. Around 4:45 p.m., near Osakis, the state patrol says a car was eastbound on I-94 when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to roll into the median.


Eveleth pair arrested in Arizona trying to bring meth to Minnesota

Two people were arrested in Arizona last week in the process of picking up some meth to bring back to Minnesota. The Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force announced the bust on Tuesday, saying that Kathy Anderson, 39, and Brad Smith, 28, both of Eveleth, were caught at a motel in Payson,


Weekend Storm Tracking Away from Central Minnesota

UNDATED -- We are highly confident a powerful winter storm will bring a narrow band of heavy snow and strong wind late Saturday into Sunday, but we still can't say where exactly the storm track will be.


Meme Misleads on Minnesota’s Somali Refugees

Facebook posts distort the number of Somali refugees who have resettled in Minnesota to advance an unsupported claim about a freshman congresswoman’s electoral victory. Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s family fled from her native Somalia and sought refuge in Kenya before resettling in the U.S., accordin


Minnesota Weather: Record For Snowiest February Broken, More Snow Expected This Weekend

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – It’s official. This is the snowiest February ever recorded in the Twin Cities. By noontime Wednesday, the snowstorm swirling over Minnesota had dumped 7.8 inches on the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where the metro’s official snow totals are measured.


Minnesota man devastated by cancer diagnosis after surviving 2 days in car during blizzard, hypothermia

The miraculous story involving a Minnesota man who survived for two nights in his car while stuck in the middle of a blizzard in North Dakota has taken a tragic twist after he arrived at the hospital to be treated for storm-related hypothermia only to find out that he has stage 4 kidney cancer.


Spinouts reported on snow-covered Minnesota roads, delays likely

Morning commuters are dealing with roads completely covered in snow across the southern half of Minnesota. Dozens of spinouts were already being reported at 6:30 a.m. as drivers find challenging conditions on the roads as they made their way to work.


University of Minnesota survey links regular marijuana use to lower grades

College students who use marijuana regularly have lower grades - whether or not they think it affects them, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of Minnesota student survey data.


Deadlines approaching to remove fish houses from Minnesota lakes

Dark houses, fish houses and portables must be off the ice no later than midnight for each of the dates given in the following categories below. County sheriffs may prohibit or restrict the use of motorized vehicles if dangerous ice conditions are present.


30 inches and counting: As bitter chill sweeps over country, Minnesota is setting snowfall records

(CNN)Minnesota is setting records -- cold, cold records. Snowfall topped 30 inches Wednesday -- making this month not only the snowiest February in history, but one of the top 10 snowiest months ever for the North Star State, according to the National Weather Service.


The Best Thing About Minnesota’s Extreme Cold and Snowy Winter

We've been enduring a particularly cold and snowy winter even by Minnesota standards, but there's at least one good thing about it. We're in the middle of the snowiest February ever in Rochester, and before the snow, we had bitter cold temperatures of 30 below zero. But, we DO have the Polar Vortex


Three schools in Minnesota will each be gifted a $100,000 Don’t Quit!® fitness center

Saint Paul, MN – Continuing his goal of ending childhood obesity, fitness icon Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC), has kicked off 2019 by selecting the State of Minnesota for its 2019 DON’T QUIT! Campaign. The NFGFC will deliver a state-of-the


Couple charged for no-contact violation

SIBLEY—A Valentine’s Day meeting resulted in the arrests of a Sibley couple for violation of no-contact orders. The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrests of 35-year-olds Cliff Edwin Garnett and Jodi Ann Ackerman about 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, after a deputy observed them riding in th