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WORTHINGTON -- Even though she's a devoted Minnesota Vikings fan, Jessica Noble couldn't help but be excited about meeting Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. What's more, Noble -- a State Farm Insurance agent in Worthington -- got the opportunity to appear in a State Farm commercial with the NFL all-star and spent a day filming the ad with him in Green Bay, Wis.
A lone boat makes its way on Lake Okabena Monday evening as the sun falls on an autumn day that saw Worthington reach a high temperature of 79 degrees.
WORTHINGTON -- After working as a supervisor for three and a half months at the Hardee's in Spencer, Iowa, Davinne "Davi" Peterson has moved up to the manager's post at the restaurant chain's Worthington location. Peterson, whose husband also works at the Worthington Hardee's, is originally from Spirit Lake, Iowa. She has a grown daughter and granddaughter, as well as an 8-year-old daughter still at home. Davinne, her husband and young child recently relocated to Worthington for Peterson's new position, in which she began her duties Sept.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A 2007 graduate of Ellsworth High School was found dead from a gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon inside her vehicle, in the parking lot of her place of employment on one of Sioux Falls' busiest streets. Amanda Connors, 24, was the manager of a Cost Cutters salon located in a strip mall on 41st Street.
Jim Hudson (second from left) and Roger Nelson (third from left) are applauded Monday following their recognition as 2012 King Turkey Day Parade Marshal and Honorary Turkey, respectively, during the KTD mixer at Pioneer Village in Worthington. Also pictured are Paycheck race team members Pete Suby (far left) and Jami Cummings (from left, third from right), Amanda Walljasper and Mike Fury.
WORTHINGTON -- It was a special day Monday for Worthington's Karen population, as a crowd in the hundreds gathered inside St. Mary's School to celebrate unity within their culture as well as in their new-found community. With many clad in traditional Karen costumes, a wrist-tying ceremony -- the first to ever take place in Worthington -- attracted citizens of all ages to an event that included plenty of music and dancing, not to mention food and family fun afterward.
WORTHINGTON -- A step or two inside the Applewhite Dental Partners office on Second Avenue reveals a huge difference to anyone familiar with the space. The office, home to dentists Edward McNiece and Clayton Hoffman, recently had significant renovations completed. "Our remodeling was done a couple of months ago," said McNiece, who has been practicing in Worthington for nearly 35 years. "We basically doubled our space, as we were able to utilize Dr.
WORTHINGTON --Plans and specifications for about $4 million in infrastructure improvements in an area near the city's Bioscience Industrial Park were approved Monday night by the Worthington City Council. City Engineer Dwayne Haffield explained that improvements will include construction of left- and right-turn lanes on U.S. 59 at Bioscience Drive, realignment and widening of County Ditch 12 (and new U.S.
WORTHINGTON -- The regional storm water retention pond project being built on the Worthington campus of Minnesota West Community and Technical College got a $10,000 boost from Independent School District 518 Tuesday night. The Worthington school district's board voted 4-0 -- member Joel Lorenz was not in attendance -- to fund the pond, which will be located on the south side of the Minnesota West campus.
ROCHESTER -- Several days ago, when Bill Keitel gave a brief tour of his downtown Worthington business to some of out-of-towners, he thought little of it. He'll likely think of what transpired Tuesday for the rest of his life. Keitel, who owns The Cows Outside and Buffalo Billfold Co. on 10th Street, introduced U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday in Rochester. On his way back to Worthington Tuesday night, Keitel marveled at the unlikeliness of what had taken place. "When the Mars lander landed on Mars -- that's what happened to me," Keitel said.