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WORTHINGTON — King Turkey Day shirts have landed, donning the same design as the KTD button, which highlights the 46-year friendly rivalry between Worthington and Cuero, Texas. Short-sleeve, long-sleeve and hooded sweatshirts are available at the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce and Lit’l Wizards, benefitting the annual Worthington event that runs Sept. 14-15.
SLAYTON — A Murray County Sheriff’s Office Deputy is currently on administrative leave after being charged with assault. Brian Gass, 45, is charged with fifth-degree assault, a misdemeanor, in Murray County District Court. He appeared in court for an arraignment Aug. 13. Though criminal charges were filed July 27, they stem from an incident that took place at approximately 12:25 a.m. May 20 in Gass’s Fulda home.
WORTHINGTON — The city of Worthington’s social media pages underwent a radical transformation this summer. The Facebook page, which was once effectively a message board for city announcements, turned into much more, hosting Worthington business profiles, event previews, trivia games and history lessons. That didn’t happen on its own. Behind the keyboard was social media expert Kailey Wendland.
WORTHINGTON — Despite poor weather, the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System (LCRWS) water pipeline section from Adrian to Worthington is still expected to be finished by mid-November. The completion date for the section of pipe — being done by Rockwell contractor S.J. Louis Construction — has been moved from Nov. 2 to Nov. 13 due to weather delays that mostly occurred in a very rainy June.
WORTHINGTON — Gubernatorial hopeful Jeff Johnson spoke with area residents in Worthington Thursday, pushing for changes to Minnesota’s health care system, fewer regulations for farmers and reforms to the way the legislature is led. The 2014 Republican nominee for governor and Hennepin County commissioner said Minnesota had one of the best health care models before the Affordable Care Act was passed. Part of the solution to soaring premiums is going back to older concepts, such as high-risk pools.
WORTHINGTON — It was a packed house Wednesday night at Mini Market Lupita for a meet-and-greet with U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. and District 22B DFL contender Cheniqua Johnson. The two are campaigning for each other — which makes sense, as Johnson, a Worthington native, works as a staff assistant for the attorney general hopeful.
WORTHINGTON — Lakeside Travel Plaza is on its way to Worthington. The full-service Sinclair gas station and convenience store — located at the intersection of U.S. 59/Minnesota 60 and Nobles County 57 south of Worthington — will include a Caribou Coffee and Godfather’s Pizza location.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday requested more than $21 million in federal assistance to 29 counties and three Tribal Nations for damage caused by heavy rain, tornadoes, straight-line winds, violent thunderstorms, and widespread flooding between June 15 and July 12. In the southwest corner of Minnesota, Nobles, Rock, Murray, Jackson, Cottonwood and Pipestone County are all listed as affected areas that require federal reimbursement.
LUVERNE — It started as a stalwart snack at family gatherings, but Larry Lanphere’s seasoned pretzels have slowly made their way onto shelves in main street businesses. Papa Larry’s Seasoned Bretzels can be found in a dozen businesses, mostly in Luverne. Larry got his first Worthington client recently, when ACE Hardware began selling his pretzels.
WORTHINGTON — Gubernatorial hopeful Erin Murphy is focused on building toward the future, which means investing in priorities like health care, child care, education, infrastructure and broadband. The District 64A representative, former DFL Minnesota House Majority Leader and former executive director of the Minnesota Nurses Association stopped by Worthington Tuesday, where she touched on a number of issues affecting southwest Minnesota residents.