August 29 news

WORTHINGTON - Bituminous overlay work on Clary Street from Omaha Avenue to Milton Avenue and on First Avenue from 12th Street to 16th Street is scheduled to begin as early as today, according to the City of Worthington Engineering Department.

WORTHINGTON - A new exhibit opens Thursday at the Nobles County Historical Society that features pieces of a collection by train enthusiast John Galstad of Worthington. The exhibit features photos of all of the depots in Nobles County, a display of railroad artifacts and model trains Galstad created.

August 26 news

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 Linda & Gary Prins of 1432 Minnesota Drive.

Anyone is eligible to nominate a residence as a candidate for the “Flower Power – Yard of the Week.” Nominations can be made by calling the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce office at (507) 372-2919 or by emailing

August 25 news

WORTHINGTON - A fire at the McDonalds restaurant in Worthington last night did not penetrate the inside of the business, according to Worthington Fire Chief Rick von Holdt. From what he can tell, it looks as though a fluorescent light or the ballast for it that runs along the north side of the building may have overheated, causing plastic from a sign to melt and drip down onto an awning, which then started on fire.

ROUND LAKE - Alarms have been going off, gunshots have been echoing across empty hallways and the occasional holler, yelp or even curse word could be heard coming out of the Round Lake School for the past two days. No, there wasn't a fire fight going on, but the Worthington Police Department was hosting a round of active shooter training, using force on force tactics.

August 22 news

WORTHINGTON - Nobles County Library will be closed today and Tuesday due to carpet replacement in the library. Customers may feel free to drop library material in the drop boxes located in the front and the back of the building.

WORTHINGTON - Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Worthington Campus, will host a Getting Connected Day for students on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is designed to inform students of services and amenities offered on the Worthington Campus and in the Worthington Community. Area businesses are invited to have a free booth on campus during this event. If a business or organization is interested in having a free booth and connecting with college students, reserve your booth or find out more information by contacting Sharon Balster at 507-372-3473 or

UPDATE: Jim Arnt killed in Ruthton crash


RUTHTON - James "Jim" Arnt, age 68, of Worthington, died at the scene of a plane crash this morning when his single passenger crop duster went down after clipping a guy wire.