I-90 and southern Minnesota highways closing at 2 p.m.

MANKATO - Due to hazardous driving conditions and zero visibility, the Minnesota Department of Transportation and State Patrol are closing Interstate 90 and state highways south of U.S. Highway 14 at 2 p.m. in the following counties:

February 2 news

WORTHINGTON – The Worthington City Council gathered for a quick special meeting Monday morning to approve a new loan for Yellow Company LLC for the sale of the Northland Mall property. Although they had approved assigning the loan from 7&41 LLC to Yellow Company, owned by Marthaler Group, with the approval of a new loan also, the city will be able to accommodate both parties without any delay for whichever decision they come to.

According to Director of Community and Economic Development Brad Chapulis, the terms of a new loan would be the same as the assigned loan, for $1.6 million at 2 percent interest for 5 years. Worthington City Administrator Steve Robinson said Monday morning that they had received no confirmation that Brian Pellowski of 7&41 had agreed to the assigned loan, but had instead said he wanted a new loan put in place.

February 1 news

WORTHINGTON – Jesse Flynn was named the 2016 board president of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce Friday during their annual banquet.

Mark Shepherd was the recipient of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award, which is given to a dedicated individual who has provided years of service to improve the community.

January 29 news

WORTHINGTON — March 15 is the deadline for District 518 high school seniors to submit their applications to the Worthington Dollars for Scholars program.

Applications for the local scholarships, which can range from $400 to more than $1,500, can be completed by going online to worthington.dollarsforscholars.org and clicking on the “Students and Parents” tab.

January 28 news

WORTHINGTON – Chim LoVan, age 46, of Worthington, was arraigned in Nobles County District Court on Wednesday, pleading not guilty to two counts of second-degree and one count of third-degree murder in the death of Blue Thyboualoy.

LoVan is accused of stabbing Thyboualoy in June of 2015. The 19-year-old did not seek medical attention on his own, but hours later, a relative called authorities and reported that he was bleeding from his mouth. Officers who responded to the scene called for medical personnel and Thyboualoy was taken to the hospital, but died during surgery.