With 28 of 28 precincts reporting, Jackson County voting results are as follows: U.S. Senator (6-year term) Jim Newberger (REP): 2,341
With 24 of 24 precincts reporting, Rock County voting results are as follows: U.S. Senator (6-year term) Jim Newberger (REP): 2,217
With 40 of 40 precincts reporting, Nobles County voting results are as follows: U.S. Senator (6-year term) Jim Newberger (REP): 3,523
WORTHINGTON — Joyce Jacobs and Thelma Yager were elected Tuesday to their first terms in office, with Jacobs garnering 75 percent of the vote to become Nobles County’s next auditor-treasurer, and Yager taking 64 percent of the vote for Nobles County recorder. Jacobs received 4,811 votes to opponent Theodore Buhner’s 1,579 votes. In the recorder’s race, Yager received 3,981 votes to Renee Schnurstein’s 2,185 votes.
SLAYTON — Steve Telkamp held onto his job, clinching the sheriff’s role in Murray County by garnering 55.1 percent of the vote with 2,285 nods in his favor. Challenger Paul Kenney, however, gave Telkamp a run for his money; Kenney captured nearly 49 percent of the Murray County electorate, or 1,864 votes.
Two area school districts had operating levy proposals on yesterday’s ballot. Voters in Adrian denied the school district’s request to revoke and increase its operating levy from $679.26 per pupil to $1,200 per pupil. The proposal failed by a vote of 518 “no” votes and 341 “yes” votes. It was not clear by Tuesday’s press deadline the outcome of the Heron Lake-Okabena school district’s proposal to renew its operating levy at $1,603 per pupil.
Republican Jim Hagedorn and Democrat Dan Feehan were running neck and neck late Tuesday night in a Minnesota First Congressional District contest being watched across the nation. Hagedorn, who unsuccessfully sought the First District seat in 2014 and 2016 — losing to Tim Walz, who was elected as Minnesota’s Governor on Tuesday — had 86,094 votes (49.8 percent) with 407 of 698 precincts reporting. Feehan, meanwhile, was at 86,576 votes (50.8 percent).
Ambulance 5:11 p.m. Monday: 600 block of West Shore Drive, Worthington, male who passed out after cutting his finger. 9 a.m. Tuesday: Brewster, female who had fallen. Worthington Ambulance and Brewster Rescue dispatched. Crashes WPD: 4:31 p.m. Monday. NCSO: vehicle vs. deer, 5:33 p.m. Monday, Nobles County 3 south of 130th Street, Fulda.
The Stingrays swim team performed admirably in its first meet of the season Saturday in Worthington. Local swimmers who improved in three of their individual events were Lance Gordan, Emma Haren, Samaria Maurer and Ben Schreiber. Swimmers Blaine Doeden and Anwar Farra in the boys 15-and-over 50 freestyle, and Schreiber in the 11-12 50 freestyle and 50 breaststroke qualified for March regionals.
Ambulance 11:25 a.m. Monday: 2100 block of Nobles Street, Worthington, male having difficulty breathing. Crashes Pipestone County Sheriff’s Office: 8:13 a.m. Saturday. 400 block of 211th St. Jody Nomeland of Lake Benton was driving a 2004 Ford pickup when the vehicle collided with a deer. The pickup sustained moderate damage. No injuries were reported.