WORTHINGTON — The first major snowstorm of 2019 struck with a vengeance Friday, perfectly timed with the community's Winterfest celebration. As a result, some changes have been made to the Winterfest schedule. The Winterfest chili cook-off that was scheduled for this evening has been moved to Saturday, with the event opening to the public from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Worthington Event Center.
BY SCOTT RALL The Globe outdoors columnist Change is a constant in our lives, and in nature. Some changes come so slowly that you cannot recognize they are happening. Water quality can deteriorate so slowly that 30 years later everyone just thinks that is the way water is supposed to look. Some changes occur so rapidly that we act surprised by the event.
Thursday night high school sports roundup: Boys basketball MCC 81, Edgerton 51 EDGERTON -- Visiting Murray County Central jumped out to a 47-20 halftime lead, and did not slow down in the second in its 81-51 victory over Edgerton. Spencer Wajer led all scorers for the Rebels with 23 points. Nate Everson added 13, Mason Woldt had 12, Jack Pierson had 10, and Blake Schmitz scored nine points.
Crashes WPD: crash, 6:19 p.m. Wednesday, 1300 block of Ray Drive. WPD: crash, 8:59 p.m. Wednesday, Lake Avenue. Police Jackson County Sheriff’s Office: arrested a 47-year-old Jackson male on a probation violation for failure to abstain from alcohol, 7:10 p.m. Wednesday. NCSO: domestic, 7:23 p.m. Wednesday, 400 block of Eighth Street, Brewster.
WILLMAR — Registration for both PorkBridge and SowBridge distance education programs is now open.
LUVERNE — The Rock-Nobles Cattlemen will host their annual banquet with a 6 p.m. social and 6:30 p.m. steak dinner Feb. 4, at Grand Prairie Events, Luverne. Guest speaker is Matt Rush, a native New Mexico farm boy, who will deliver his common sense, “farm boy” logic and humor to attendees. Tickets will be available at the door.
Artiga recovering from stroke WORTHINGTON -- Worthington High School wrestler and snowcoming royalty Erik (Eddy) Artiga is recovering from a Jan. 13 stroke which temporarily paralyzed the left side of his body and suspended his vision. A GoFundMe page for Erik has been started online.
THE GLOBE ST. CLOUD -- Balanced scoring and strong defense propelled the Minnesota West Lady Jays basketball team to a 79-38 win over host St. Cloud Tech Wednesday night. In the men’s game, the Bluejays got off to a slow start and lost, 80-54. Lady Jays 79, St. Cloud Tech 38 The Minnesota West women assumed control early and received contributions from everyone in their breeze past the Cyclones.
Crashes WPD: vehicle vs. light pole, 3:12 p.m. Wednesday, Minnesota 60 in roundabout. Police WPD: harassment, 4:13 p.m. Tuesday. WPD: verbal argument, 9:39 p.m. Tuesday, 200 block of 12th Street.
ST. PAUL — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday it will temporarily reopen select Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices Jan. 17, 18 and 22 to assist farmers who may still be in need of additional resources heading into the spring planting season.