April 18 news

WORTHINGTON - Motorists can expect a detour on U.S. 59 from Minnesota 60 to Iowa 9 beginning April 25 as crews begin long-term repair work north of the state line.

WORTHINGTON — The Minnesota State Arts Board has scheduled information sessions in southwest Minnesota. An Arts Board program officer will give a brief overview of all Arts Board grant programs, followed by a question-and-answer period about funding opportunities for artists, art organizations, schools, community organizations and human and social service organizations. Individual appointments with a program officer are also available.

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa - A Hull man was acquitted last week of third-degree sexual abuse in Lyon County District Court.

NPSTW: Kids and 911, plus the miracle of dispatchers

WORTHINGTON - The Nobles County Dispatch Center is a busy place, something dispatcher Steph Culham can attest to. During any given shift, there can be ambulance calls, requests for police assistance and fire department dispatches, along with door locks that need to be released throughout the jail, alarms at local businesses, law enforcement officers requesting information and communications between many entities that need to be relayed.

On top of that, add another situation - kids playing with 911.

April 15 news

WORTHINGTON - The City of Worthington's annual Spring Clean Up is right around the corner, so it's time to start planning and cleaning. Trash pickup items may be placed on the curb starting Wednesday, April 27. The city will begin to pick up trash on Monday, May 2.

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The two-vehicle crash on Interstate-229 in Sioux Falls Wednesday that was the result of a vehicle traveling in the wrong lane caused the death of a 90-year-old Slayton man, according to the South Dakota State Patrol.

ST. PAUL – Rep. Joe Schomacker of Luverne announced Thursday he supports the legislation in the Minnesota House that would make it legal for residents to buy and use bottle rockets, firecrackers and other aerial fireworks around Independence Day.

NPSTW: Tornado Talk with Dispatcher Larry Rogers

WORTHINGTON - When the sky turns green and the clouds get scary, a lot of people tune in to radio, television and the internet to keep an eye on the weather. Unfortunately, there are some who take a different route.

"Calls start to come in to dispatch," said long-time dispatcher Larry Rogers. "Callers ask us about the forecast, if the rain will hold off, if it is safe to drive to Grandma's house, if the weather is going to hit us - all questions that could be answered if they would look at their smartphones or tune in to the information you folks provide."

April 14 news

WORTHINGTON - Today in Nobles County, in southwest Minnesota and around the state, you'll hear sirens sounding at 1:45 and 6:55 p.m. Not because there is danger, but because during this week of Severe Weather Awareness, today is Tornado Drill Day across the state of Minnesota.

WINDOM - The Minnesota DNR is investigating a possible case of poaching in Cottonwood County.
According to DNR Conservation Officer Dustin Miller, he was contacted over the weekend by a person who discovered 14 deer heads at Pat's Grove County Park, west of Windom.