JASPER — A 67-year-old Ruthton male died Monday as a result of an afternoon crash on Minnesota 23 in Rock County’s Rose Dell Township.
AUSTIN -- The younger swimmers on the Worthington Stingrays swim team posted good times in a weekend meet in Austin, and some of the older swimmers did well, too. Carmen Almodovar and Grace Fields held up the banner for the experienced team members. Almodovar cut time in two of her three events including a remarkable 3.06 seconds off her backstroke. Fields shaved .26 off her 50 freestyle time and .83 from her backstroke.
Ambulance 4:12 a.m. Monday: 300 block of Miles Drive, Worthington, adult male in pain. Crashes WPD: hit and run, 11:47 a.m. Monday, 1400 block of Collegeway. WPD: 1:50 p.m. Monday, 500 block of Gateway Drive. Police NCSO: domestic incident, 7:36 p.m. Sunday, 600 block of Second Avenue, Brewster.
The Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan will be in Worthington on Tuesday. Scheduled to appear at the Worthington Event Center are pitchers Trevor Hildenberger and Stephen Gonsalves, broadcaster Cory Provus, and Hall of Famer and Twins television personality Jack Morris. Doors open at 6 p.m., and refreshments will be available. At 7 p.m. there will be an hour-long question and answer session, with the opportunity to get autographs. During the evening, Radio Works will sponsor drawings for the attendees to win Minnesota Twins ticket packages.
WINDOM -- Fairmont/Martin County West rolled to the team championship in the Big South Conference wrestling tournament Saturday, and Marshall finished a solid second. F/MCW scored 229 points. Marshall had 191.5, followed by Redwood-River Valley with 135, Windom/Mountain Lake 133, Worthington 103.5, New Ulm 100, Blue Earth Area 96.5, St. Peter 93, Waseca 85, St. James Area 63, Jackson County Central 59, Pipestone Area 32 and Luverne 8.
Ambulance 5:17 a.m. Sunday: 800 block of 10th Street, Worthington, adult male having difficulty breathing. Crashes WPD: 9:02 a.m. Saturday, 1000 block of East Ninth Avenue. Police WPD: burglary, 4:01 p.m. Friday, 2100 block of Oxford Street. WPD: citation for no Minnesota driver’s license, 4:50 p.m. Friday.
Saturday sports roundup: Girls hockey Waseca 5, Worthington 3 WASECA -- Worthington scored three first-period goals and had the early lead. However, Waseca answered with two goals in the second and one in the third to take the victory. Jayde Pederson and Isabella Sorenson scored for Waseca as the Bluejays took a 2-0 lead.
BY AARON HAGEN The Globe WORTHINGTON -- In two close and intense games, Minnesota West and Anoka-Ramsey split a college basketball doubleheader Saturday. The Anoka-Ramsey women pulled away late for a 67-57 victory. However, the West men scored in the final second to secure an 82-80 overtime win.
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.