June 16 news

FULDA – With a theme of celebrating 125 years of the Fulda Fire Department, the Fulda Wood Duck Festival kicked off Wednesday with the crowning of Miss Fulda Christine Salentiny. Miss Fulda Princesses are Ruth Cheadle and Sophia Spittle and the Little Miss Fulda and Little Miss Princess are Avery Winter and Natalie Slinger.

PIPESTONE - Pipestone was the second-runner up in Budget Travel’s 11th annual Coolest Small Town in America 2016 contest.

Worthington Council business

WORTHINGTON - The Worthington City Council on Monday evening went into closed session in accordance with Minnesota State Statute to discuss the possible purchase of a piece of real estate. According to Worthington City Administrator Steve Robinson, no action was taken during the closed session. The agenda lists the real estate in question as a parcel that is identified through the Nobles County website as 1438 Humiston Avenue, the site of the Runnings store, currently owned by JR&R Partnership of Marshall.

Journey permit denied: no more church services downtown

WORTHINGTON - Journey of Worthington will no longer be able to hold church services in the downtown building they own until a retail restaurant is up and running inside the former BenLee's location. Following the recommendation of the planning commission, the Worthington City Council on Monday unanimously denied the application for an interim use permit for Journey for property at 212 10th Street to be used solely as a religious institution until Dec. 1 while they move forward with establishment of a coffee shop. Last week, on a 5-1 vote, the planning commission made that recommendation after lengthy testimony from those both for and against the permit.

June 13 news

WORTHINGTON - Just over $2,500 was raised at the Daily Globe chair auction on Saturday, an annual event of the Worthington Windsurfing Regatta and Music Festival. This year, the funds raised from the auction went to the Nobles County Historical Society.

WORTHINGTON - A search warrant executed last week led to the arrest of three people in the 300 block of 11th Avenue in Worthington on drug-related charges.

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa - A weekend traffic stop in Spirit Lake resulted in the arrest of a Minnesota man accused of driving a pickup that had been stolen from Arnold's Park.

Dayton visits Worthington, encourages legislators to compromise

WORTHINGTON - Gov. Mark Dayton was in Worthington Thursday urging legislators to compromise on terms and come together to complete unfinished work in a special session before July 1, which is when the Omnibus Tax Bill was scheduled to take effect.

In Worthington, a special session is needed so a bonding bill can be addressed to invest $11.5 million in the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System to meet the needs of businesses and residents. According to Lewis & Clark Executive Director Troy Larson, Worthington has needed more water for 100 years.