UPDATE: Victim's name released in Slayton crash

SLAYTON - The Minnesota State Patrol has not yet released the name of a man who died Thursday morning when he rear-ended a pick-up on US 59 in Slayton.

August 11 news

WORTHINGTON -- The bridge sculpture signifying the connection between Worthington and its sister city, Crailsheim, Germany, will be dedicated in a ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. Friday in Worthington’s Chautauqua Park. The event is open to the public, and will be followed by a band concert in the park’s band shell.

WORTHINGTON - The Nobles County Library will undergo re-carpeting beginning Monday.

The library may be closed periodically to allow work to progress safely and efficiently. Furthermore, sections of the library will occasionally be inaccessible due to the re-carpeting work.

August 10 news

WORTHINGTON - Marv Zylstra and Justin Ahlers will advance to the general election in November for the District 1 Nobles County Commissioner race. Incumbent Zylstra and Ahlers took the primary by significant leads over Tom Hendel and Keith Stubbe. Zylstra brought in 122 votes, Ahlers 140, while Hendel and Stubbe took 28 and 59 respectively.

WORTHINGTON - A meeting of the “Support Our Schools” group supporting the District 518 referendum will take place at 5:30 p.m. today in the Worthington High School cafeteria.

The group will gather to move its effort forward and invites others to get involved in promoting the referendum. All community members are invited to take part in the process.

August 9 news

WORTHINGTON - With one week to go in the city filing period, there is now one candidate filed for each open seat on the Worthington City Council. The newest to file is Chad Cummings, who threw his hat in the ring Monday for the at-large position currently held by Diane Graber. She has not filed to run again for the position. The Ward 1 position up for grabs is currently held by Rod Sankey, who filed for the seat on day one of the open period. The seat for Ward 2 currently held by Scott Nelson has been filed for by Amy Ernst. Nelson has not refiled, leaving all three unopposed at this point.

MINNESOTA - Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith were joined Monday by Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius to announce that beginning this fall, 3,302 four-year-olds in 74 Minnesota school districts and charter schools will attend voluntary pre-kindergarten, free of charge. Minnesota’s pre-kindergarten expansion was made possible by a new $25 million investment secured this session.

August 8 news

WORTHINGTON - Construction activities on First Avenue from 12th Street to 16th Street and Clary Street from Omaha Avenue to Milton Avenue are scheduled to begin as early as today, according to the City of Worthington Engineering Department. First Avenue and Clary Street will be open to traffic.

Please watch for changing traffic conditions and signing, reduce your speed, watch for construction equipment and drive carefully in the construction zone.

WORTHINGTON - The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce through the Community Improvement Committee is sponsoring a “Flower Power – Yard of the Week.” This week’s recipient is Ednia Anderson at 230 Tenth Ave.