Construction update in Worthington

WORTHINGTON - Storm sewer work on 15th Street from Second Avenue to Third Avenue is scheduled to begin on today. 15th Street will be closed to through traffic and be open to local traffic for driveway and alley access only. Local access will alternate from the Second Avenue or Third Avenue end of 15th Street as construction progresses.

May 17 news

WORTHINGTON - With the public's help, the Worthington Police Department has located the suspicious vehicle it was looking for last week, and would like to thank everyone for the assistance.

The department had sent out a request for assistance Friday, asking for help in locating a red or maroon Chevrolet Impala that had been allegedly been used in situations in which the driver had been offering school children rides. Det. Sgt. Nate Grimmius had sent out a message asking that parents and guardians take the time to speak to their children about stranger danger when it was discovered the person in the vehicle had been offering rides to children over a period of a couple of months - something that was learned when the children started talking amongst themselves and comparing notes.

For now, Grimmius says the vehicle and driver have been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

Stranger Danger: WPD looking for suspicious vehicle

WORTHINGTON - The Worthington Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating an early 2000 model red or maroon Chevrolet Impala.

The vehicle has approached several juveniles in the city of Worthington, offering them rides. According to Det. Dave Hoffman, this has been happening for a couple of months, but it wasn't reported to adults until today when students started talking among themselves and realized it had happened to several of them.

May 12 news

WORTHINGTON - On Saturday, the U.S. Postal Service is asking for your help to help stamp out hunger by collecting and bagging nonperishable foods and placing them by your mailbox. Your letter carrier will pick the items up on his or her regular route Saturday for delivery to a local food bank or pantry. Both city and rural carriers will be picking up items.

WORTHINGTON - A Nobles County District Court driving while impaired case that dates back to 2012 was the subject of a Minnesota Supreme Court opinion filed Wednesday involving 29-year-old Tyler Thomas Devries Morse of Spirit Lake, Iowa.

May 11 news

WORTHINGTON - Movie-time in Worthington is less than six weeks away.

The big screen at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center is up and should be connected to remote control within the next few days, according to director Tammy Makram. The projector has been installed front and center in the balcony, which Makram said is a huge step, and now they are waiting for the electrician to get everything hooked up.