November 8 news

WORTHINGTON -In southwest Minnesota, the number of city and county expiring terms with no official candidate filing is less in 2016 than it was in 2014, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State website.

Taking a look at Cottonwood, Jackson, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone and Rock Counties, there were almost 30 seats that came down to write-in elections in 2014. This time around, there are 20 in those same counties. The rural townships fared better this election, with fewer open positions for boards or treasurers than the 2014 election produced.

November 7 news

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa - A Minnesota woman was arrested in Iowa over the weekend after what reported as a hit and run. The Lyon County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday for a report of a hit and run accident at Park and Washington Streets in Inwood.

WORTHINGTON - The Minnesota West Community & Technical College Nursing department has received a generous contribution from Karen Molitor, an active community member, former RN and frequent guest speaker in the classroom. Molitor has donated her collection of 250 nursing dolls to the Minnesota West nursing program for display and donations for nursing scholarships. The collection includes various uniforms of nurses over history from around the world. The collection will be rotated on display in the Worthington Campus Library for all students, faculty, staff and the public to enjoy.

2016 Presidential Election

Here you will be able to find the latest updates from the Tuesday, November 8th Presidential Election. Please note these numbers are not the official final result unless specified. If you are looking for particular results from a specific county, simply click on the county/township listed below and you will be automatically directed to its respective listings.

November 4 news

WORTHINGTON - With the general election just days away, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon has released this week the first round of results from the Minnesota Student Vote 2016, the first statewide mock election for high school students. If left up to the high school student, as of Oct. 31, Republican Donald Trump and his running mate Michael Pence would narrowly defeat Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine by approximately 2 percent.

ISD #518 referendum right around the corner

WORTHINGTON - With the general election less than a week away, things are coming down to the wire in Worthington for the District 518 Facilities Bond Referendum. The school district is asking voters for $79 million to build a new high school and sports facility, plus restructure the grades in the existing schools.

When Governor Mark Dayton failed to sign the omnibus tax bill during the 2016 Legislative session, the School Building Ag Credit bill also got left behind and the repercussions to school districts trying to pass construction referendums was hard-felt. The 40 percent reduction to the taxes put on agricultural land would have gone a long way toward getting relief for the farmers, and would have also been retroactive to construction referendums already in place.