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The Globe's top 50 stories of 2022

These are the top 50 stories of 2022, by pageviews, on the Globe's website.

A cross, flowers and candle left on Sailboard Beach earlier this week memorialize a 19-year-old Worthington man who drowned nearby on July 11, 2022.
A cross, flowers and candle left on Sailboard Beach earlier this week memorialize a 19-year-old Worthington man who drowned nearby on July 11, 2022.
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WORTHINGTON — A "top story" can be defined in a number of ways, from the stories with the most impact to the stories people spent the most time engaged with, and each measurement will yield a slightly different list.

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These are the top 50 stories of 2022 on the Globe's website, by pageviews.

  1. One person killed, several injured in multi-vehicle crash on I-90
  2. 19-year-old Worthington man drowned Monday afternoon in Lake Okabena
  3. People now urged to get first colonoscopy at age 45
  4. Fights delay Learning Center graduation as law enforcement, school officials struggle to contain the violence
  5. Teen killed in ATV crash in rural Dundee
  6. Worthington Ground Round closes its doors
  7. 2 air ambulances called for men with life-threatening injuries after semi-car crash on Minnesota 60
  8. Lakefield pet salon owner charged with five counts of animal cruelty after reported death of multiple pets
  9. Nobles County farm land sells for $17,250 per acre at auction
  10. Semis collide, scattering corn across eastbound U.S 59/Minnesota 60

    The Worthington Ground Round, shown here on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, is set to close on Friday.
    The Worthington Ground Round, shown here on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, when it was set to close that Friday.
    Tim Middagh /The Globe

  11. Nobles County deputy reportedly assaulted, brought to Sanford Worthington
  12. Worthington's Ground Round is sold
  13. Pipestone youth group leader charged with criminal sexual conduct
  14. Walz announces $20 million-plus boost for economic development in Greater Minnesota
  15. A prehistoric fish is back for the future of Minnesota lake
  16. Pair reportedly found with over 1,000 oxycodone pills during Worthington traffic stop
  17. Teen killed, 7 others injured in Nobles County crash
  18. Bus driver found dead in southwest Minnesota
  19. Worthington's JBS among targets of $9 million meat packing theft ring
  20. Worthington woman charged after reported wrongful obtainment of over $10,000 in benefits
    Worthington City Council members sit and enjoy popcorn and candy as they watch movie previews, part of a tour of the New Grand Theatre movie complex Friday.
    Worthington City Council members sit and enjoy popcorn and candy as they watch movie previews, part of a tour of the New Grand Theatre movie complex.
    Tim Middagh / The Globe
  21. Slayton man charged with 13 felonies made 'alarming' mass shooting comments
  22. New Grand Theater opens Friday
  23. Man found dead after trailer fire in Worthington's Sungold Heights
  24. Suspect at large after Worthington traffic stop
  25. Worthington teen killed in Wednesday crash was spring graduate
  26. Slayton farmer sentenced to prison for USDA farm loan fraud
  27. Attempted murder charges filed for Jackson man in connection with Milford shooting
  28. Driver in crash that killed Worthington teen charged with multiple felonies
  29. Submerged vehicle pulled out of Lake Sarah in Murray County Thursday
  30. Fulda man faces felony drug charges, including one for storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child
    A vehicle is pulled from Lake Sarah in Murray County on Aug. 29, 2022.
    A vehicle is pulled from Lake Sarah in Murray County on Aug. 29, 2022.
    Submitted photo
  31. Murray County administrator fired after a closed session of the county board
  32. Officers reportedly find DEA vest, stun gun, and 9.8 grams of meth on Comfrey man during traffic stop
  33. Former employee reportedly stole over $4,200 worth of merchandise from Worthington store
  34. Billion Automotive purchases two Worthington dealerships from Marthaler
  35. Multi-county police pursuit of a white Porsche ends in a Currie bar, thanks to a suspicious tow truck driver
  36. Name released in Sunday's drowning in Jackson County
  37. MnDOT announces road closures in southwest Minnesota due to blizzard conditions
  38. Glencoe man reportedly found with 346 grams of meth during traffic stop
  39. Locals hope to turn a rural Worthington acreage into a temple of their own
  40. Ocheyedan man dies in farming accident
    Min Zaw, president of Sirimingalar Dhamma Center, speaks on behalf of those hoping to create a worship space on a Nobles County Acreage during Wednesday's meeting of the Nobles County Planning Commission.
    Min Zaw, president of Sirimingalar Dhamma Center, speaks on behalf of those hoping to create a worship space on a Nobles County Acreage during a meeting of the Nobles County Planning Commission.
    Kari Lucin / The Globe
  41. Search warrant leads to five arrests by Buffalo Ridge Drug and Violent Crime Task Force
  42. Mankato woman reportedly walked out with $2,215 worth of merchandise from Worthington store
  43. Vans collide at U.S. 59/Minnesota 60 and Plotts Avenue Sunday afternoon
  44. 54 pounds of marijuana reportedly found during I-90 traffic stop prompt drug possession charges
  45. Juvenile male hospitalized after Fulda shooting; one man arrested on drug charges
  46. Fatal crash victim's funeral is set for Sunday in Worthington
  47. Accumulating snow likely across SW Minnesota on Tuesday
  48. Anonymous report leads to criminal sexual conduct charges against Burnsville man after Worthington incident
  49. Sheriff escorts man from Nobles County budget meeting after tempers flare
  50. Victim in Milford shooting died Sunday
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A mental health screening was requested for 51-year-old Vincent Muccio, who was previously committed for treatment needs.
Lawmakers asked for a review amid an investigation of the nonprofit Feeding Our Future. Employees and others are accused of using $250 million intended for meal programs for real estate and travel.

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A 1999 graduate of Jackson County Central and a 2003 graduate of Augsburg College, Kari Lucin started writing for newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota in 2006. During her time as a reporter, she covered beats including education, watershed, county and agriculture, and frequently wrote about health and science. She has also served as an online content coordinator and an engagement specialist at various Forum Communications properties. She was a marketing assistant at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville for two years, where she did design work in addition to writing and social media management.

Lucin is currently a community editor with the Globe of Worthington.

Email: klucin@dglobe.com
Phone: (507) 376-7319
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