MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council is one of five applicants awarded a $95,000 Youth Skills Training (YST) grants to develop and implement paid-learning opportunities for students 16 years of age and older. Thirty-three partnerships throughout the state applied for this second round of grants.
PIPESTONE — Meinders Community Library will host “Wild & Wooly: An Escape Room Speakeasy” at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at Pipestone Country Club. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Space is limited to 100 guests. Register in person at Meinders Library or by calling (507) 825-6714. Registration is free, but free will and/or canned goods donations to the food shelf are welcomed. Attire from the 1920s is encouraged.
WORTHINGTON — Nancy Hansen and Justin Espenson, Thrivent representatives serving the Worthington area, will give a presentation Thursday at the Center for Active Living, 211 11th St. The presentation, “Tax Law Changes That Could Impact You and Your Family,” will begin at 10 a.m. The event will highlight the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and what it means to individuals as they begin work on their tax returns.
WILLMAR — The Southwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership (SWRSDP) seeks ideas for partnerships with community-based projects in Greater Minnesota. Seed funding is available for projects that leverage community participation and create a robust partnership with the University of Minnesota.
HADLEY — The Murray County Historical Society is hosting The Think Off, a team trivia competition, at 7:00 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Hadley Community Center (150 S. Main St., Hadley). Teams must have three to five people and pay a registration fee. The winning team takes home a portion of the pot.
SIBLEY, Iowa — The Sibley Public Library will host a free self-defense class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in the lower level of the library, 406 Ninth St., Sibley. The class is appropriate for women ages 13 and older. Attendees will learn about predators, situational awareness, verbal defensive tactics and assertiveness skills and physical presence. It will be lead by the North Iowa Women’s Self-Defense Initiative.
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Sioux Falls Health Care System invites veterans, their families and area residents to a town hall at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Dickinson County Court House, 1802 Hill Ave., Spirit Lake..
Friday night high school sports roundup: GIRLS BASKETBALL H-BC 50, RRC 43 HILLS -- Hills-Beaver Creek held off Red Rock Conference opponent Red Rock Central Friday night to remain undefeated in girls basketball action. The Patriots started out hot, going on a 14-0 first half run. The Falcons were unable to complete the second half comeback.
BY AARON HAGEN The Globe WORTHINGTON -- Brock Bruns admitted he’s been in a bit of a shooting slump. After Friday’s game, any struggles were a distant memory for the sophomore on Worthington’s boys basketball team. Bruns had a career-high 22 points as the Trojans snapped a five-game losing streak with a 79-71 victory over Hibbing.
Ambulance 4:16 a.m. Thursday: 300 block of East Bishop Street, Luverne. 7:40 a.m. Thursday: 200 block of Oak Drive, Luverne. 7:42 a.m. Friday: 1100 block of Fredrick Aveuue, Worthington, ill male. 9:26 a.m. Friday: 100 block of North Buckingham Street, Hardwick. 9:56 a.m. Friday: 500 block of Britz Drive, Luverne, individual fell and had back pain.