Skip to main content
Blaine man dead, 2 children hurt in semi crash in Blaine
Pedestrian killed when struck by semi near U of M
Man faces more charges for throwing pig's foot into Somali food stand
State adds 6K jobs in Sept.; unemployment rate down
Monster floating bog lingers, moves around on northern Minnesota lake
'Biggest fan' changed Jason Zucker's life. Wild winger trying to return the favor.
Top recruit Alex Reigelsperger made haste in picking Gophers
FBI's NCAA probe prompted internal review of Gophers' basketball program
Gophers, with top scorers returning, picked third in Big Ten
A rundown of the seven UND-Minnesota games since their last meeting in Grand forks
Tinkering with a Midwest favorite: Cinnamon Scotcheroos shake things up
WORLD OF WINE: How to celebrate upcoming Champagne Day
LOST ITALIAN: Butternut Bleu Cheese Sauce a go-to for fall dining
Letter: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Column: Worthington schools are still full; different solution is proposed
John Alison Vihlen
Witzel keeps up with technology at Beltline Automotive
1992: Worthington hosts mayoral conference
Disheveled Theologian: Count it all joy!
Column: Through an era, this was one of year’s memorable day
Looking Back: 1992 -- Three retiring from Worthington post office
out and about
Adolph 90th birthday
Birth: Tobiah Loy
Wassenaar 50th anniversary
Jurgensen 60th anniversary
Data: Oct. 20, 2017
Data: Oct. 19, 2017
Notice of Special School Election
Data: Oct. 18, 2017
Data: Oct. 17, 2017
October 10, 2017
SMOC application headed back to city’s planning commission
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council on Monday sent a permit application for a new childcare facility from the Southwest Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC) back to the city’s planning commission. City Engineer Dwayne Haffield requested the action by council. In approving...
October 10, 2017 - 7:17am
October 4, 2017
Planning Commission pushes forward new SMOC site
WORTHINGTON — The Southwest Minnesota Opportunity Council’s newest facility is planned to be built along Pleasant Avenue, just south of Pleasant...
October 4, 2017 - 7:15am
July 18, 2017
SMOC receiving federal funds
WORTHINGTON — Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council Inc. (SMOC), the community action agency serving Murray, Nobles, Pipestone and Rock counties, has been awarded federal funds through the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
July 18, 2017 - 2:29pm
June 27, 2017
SMOC gives up on building preschool at proposed site
WORTHINGTON — The Southwest Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC) is moving on from its proposal to build a childcare facility on a lot adjacent...
June 27, 2017 - 7:30pm
June 23, 2017
Council again denies SMOC permit request
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council voted down the reconsideration of the Southwest Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC) petition for a zoning permit for the construction of a childcare facility during a special meeting Wednesday.
June 23, 2017 - 11:39am
June 14, 2017
Council tables permit request for new SMOC building
WORTHINGTON — After a debate that lasted more than an hour, the Worthington City Council tabled a request from the Southwest Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC) to reconsider approval of a conditional use permit to build and operate a childcare facility on a vacant lot near Fareway...
June 14, 2017 - 5:09pm
November 30, 2016
SMOC, Minnesota Energy Resources providing assistance with utility bills
WORTHINGTON -- Residents’ gas bills are going up as temperatures are going down, but the Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC)...
November 30, 2016 - 10:32am
November 16, 2016
SMOC awarded grant to aid elderly
WORTHINGTON — The Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council in Worthington will share in $7.1 million in Living Well at Home grants awarded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. SMOC was awarded up to $226,238, which will be used to fund home improvement projects to keep...
November 16, 2016 - 9:47pm
October 26, 2016
Taxi service is up for proposals
WORTHINGTON — Every five years, the city’s taxi service, part of the Prairieland Transit System, comes up for proposals. Ever since the first request for proposals (RFP) in 2001, Worthington Taxi has been the provider for the city’s public transportation service — administered...
October 26, 2016 - 9:43pm
September 6, 2016
SMOC awarded federal funds
WORTHINGTON -- Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC), the community action agency serving Murray, Nobles, Pipestone and Rock counties, was awarded federal funds through the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.Under the terms of the grant, local agencies...
September 6, 2016 - 9:47pm
July 10, 2015
Letter: SMOC hits milestone with 50 years of service
By Neal Steffl, Worthington On Thursday, Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council Inc. (SMOC), a private nonprofit Community Action Agency (CAA), observed 50 years of existence and service to the residents of southwestern Minnesota. The following is a very brief history of how...
July 10, 2015 - 10:09pm
September 24, 2013
Help for the homeless coming with new service
SLAYTON — Beginning next Tuesday, the Southwest Minnesota Opportunity Council in Nobles, Rock, Pipestone and Murray counties, as well as Western Community Action in Jackson and Cottonwood counties, will offer a one-stop service for the homeless. The hope is to bring about...
September 24, 2013 - 9:24pm
March 15, 2013
SMOC seeks grant dollars to continue homeless work
WORTHINGTON -- In the last 18 months, the Southwest Minnesota Opportunity Council has assisted more than 140 individuals (49 households) who were either homeless or in danger of being evicted, all thanks to a grant provided by the Minnesota Housing and Finance Agency. A Family Homelessness...
March 15, 2013 - 12:00am
February 25, 2011
SMOC seeks taxi service proposals
WORTHINGTON -- The Nobles County Joint Powers Transit Authority is accepting proposals at Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC) until 10 a.m. April 11 to provide taxi service to persons in the city of Worthington and Nobles County. Proposals shall be directed to the Nobles...
February 25, 2011 - 8:42pm
May 5, 2010
Emergency food grant funds available
WORTHINGTON -- Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council Inc. (SMOC), the community action agency serving Murray, Nobles, Pipestone and Rock counties, was awarded $15,636 in federal funds through the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. SMOC will distribute funds...
May 5, 2010 - 9:39pm