Skip to main content
Winterfest Medallion Clue #2
Blandin Leadership group presents to council
Need for Speed
Dayton suggests gas tax increase
County eyes capital projects
Prep boys basketball: Boever shines in Worthington win over Ellsworth
Prep girls basketball: Worthington knocks off Murray County Central
Prep boys basketball: Lakeview tops Edgerton; Hills-Beaver Creek drops border battle
Prep girls basketball: Fulda, Luverne win at home
Worthington Stingrays: 30 Stingrays advance to state
Column: Time for Legislature to step up for Greater Minnesota
Letter: GOP needs bolder strategy on abortion
Letter: Water concerns are valid at Prairie View course
Column: New bill would boost health care for seniors
Letter: Tax relief could soon be on its way
Judy & Bruce Schmidt
Raymond E. Barrett
Revving for retirement: Ricker leaves full-time ministry after almost 20 years at First Lutheran
Looking Back: 1940 - Steamed turned into blades of new turbine at Worthington power plant
Column: On a mild, windy January day, some storm stories
Out & About: Jan. 16-31
'Birdman,' 'Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar nominations
Out and About
Ruesch 80th birthday
Altman 80th birthday
Hitzemann 85th birthday
Spessard 90th birthday
Hallstrom 99th birthday
Data: Jan. 26, 2015
Data: Jan. 25, 2015
Data: Jan. 23, 2015
School Board Work Session for January
Special School Board Meeting January
January 19, 2015
Ice pushes some winter games events off Iowa Great Lakes
ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa — The varying thickness of ice on the Iowa Great Lakes is sending some of the University of Okoboji Winter Games to dry land this weekend. Ice conditions on the lakes are so variable this winter that no vehicle traffic is recommended on the lakes. Organizers...
January 19, 2015 - 10:04pm
January 18, 2015
Plow slides into ditch while sanding icy Minnesota roads
WHEATON — A Minnesota Department of Transportation plow truck slid into a ditch Saturday morning on Minnesota 27 while sanding and salting icy roads. Dan Seifert, 42, of Graceville, sustained minor injuries when the truck he was driving slid off the road and rolled on its side....
January 18, 2015 - 7:35pm
January 14, 2015
Time to start fishing
January 14, 2015 - 9:00pm
January 12, 2015
Ice conditions sketchy
WORTHINGTON — While extremely cold temperatures in recent weeks have helped to make ice on area lakes, the conditions are far from ideal. Ice thickness varies greatly, with many of the lakes covered with just 6 inches to a foot of ice. The message from local sportsmen’s club...
January 12, 2015 - 9:40pm
January 9, 2015
High winds create ground blizzard Thursday
WORTHINGTON — If only the southwest Minnesota/northwest Iowa region could cancel the first few days of January and skip ahead to, say, oh … springtime. The start of 2015 has been a cold one, as temperatures quickly plummeted Saturday afternoon and set the stage for a week that...
January 9, 2015 - 12:45pm
January 8, 2015
First ship arrives to winter in Duluth
DULUTH — The freighter American Integrity became the first ship of the season to enter winter layup in the Port of Duluth-Superior when it sailed into town Wednesday, coated in ice. The 1,000-foot lake vessel is one of a half dozen ships expected to call the Twin Ports home for...
January 8, 2015 - 7:40pm
Dippers sought for Deep Freeze Dip
WORTHINGTON — The Southwest Minnesota Fishing Club is looking for dippers to join in the 2015 Deep Freeze Dip. This year’s event will once again be a fundraiser for the Wayne Klumper Heals Fund. After this year’s dip, an application process for Nobles County youth recreation...
January 8, 2015 - 7:34pm
November 10, 2014
Icy conditions cause several accidents in local area
The following accidents were reported yesterday due to the icy conditions the local area saw: WILMONT — The Nobles County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident involving a car in the ditch on its roof at 11:29 a.m. Monday at the intersection of County Road 25 and County Road...
November 10, 2014 - 9:02pm
Early winter storm dumps several inches of snow on Minnesota
An early blast of winter in the Upper Midwest unloaded several inches of snow across a wide swath of Minnesota and Wisconsin Monday, causing difficult driving conditions and leading to school cancellations across the region. The heaviest band of snow was parked on top of Minnesota’s...
November 10, 2014 - 8:50pm
February 11, 2014
Fulda water main breaks: Source of leak still unknown
FULDA — An unallocated water main break is costing the city of Fulda at least 200,000 gallons of water loss. “We noticed it Monday morning, and since then we believe we have lost a couple hundred thousand gallons of water,” said Butch Huerkamp, public works supervisor for...
February 11, 2014 - 10:16pm
May 8, 2013
Local issues find way into Senate
WORTHINGTON -- Sen. Bill Weber will help push for state aid to cities affected by the April ice storm. "The District 22 House members are pursuing that over there, and I am pursuing that in the Senate side," Weber said during a phone interview Wednesday morning. President Obama...
May 8, 2013 - 10:27pm
May 7, 2013
FEMA disaster reimbursement meeting is Tuesday
WORTHINGTON -- An applicant briefing for cities, townships, watershed districts, hospitals, power companies and qualifying nonprofit organizations will take place Tuesday to begin the process for requesting reimbursement funds from FEMA. The meeting will include all the entities...
May 7, 2013 - 10:26pm
Nobles County waives tree removal costs for small cities
WORTHINGTON -- Nobles County's small cities aided in the wake of the April ice storm will not be charged by Nobles County for the tree debris removal services it provided. Public Works Director Stephen Schnieder said county crews were asked to assist with clean-up efforts in eight...
May 7, 2013 - 9:28pm
May 5, 2013
Power system still needs work
WORTHINGTON -- It's been nearly a month since ice-coated power lines caused thousands of wooden poles to snap and transmission structures to tumble, yet a drive through the countryside shows the massive amount of restoration work yet to be done. Rick Burud, general manager of Nobles...
May 5, 2013 - 11:45pm
May 1, 2013
County parks remain closed
WORTHINGTON -- Nobles County Parks Superintendent Jerry Braun has announced that county parks, specifically Fury's Island and Maka-Oicu, will remain closed until further notice. There is a lot of tree debris remaining in the campground areas of the park, and Braun said it will take...
May 1, 2013 - 11:58pm