January 12 news

WORTHINGTON - Against staff recommendation, the Worthington City Council on Monday approved a conditional use permit that will allow Jose Miranda to operate a church at 500 Stower Drive.

Director of Community and Economic Development Brad Chapulis had recommended that the permit be denied because a religious institution is not compatible with industrial land uses. The industrial zoning classification allows light and heavy manufacturing and processing, which would ordinarily mean few pedestrian traffic and large amounts of truck and trailer traffic.

January 11 news

WORTHINGTON - The SW Bowbenders Archery club will be hosting an Evergreen Shoot on Sunday, January 17th at the club located at 27150 Plotts Ave. Registration is from 9am – 2pm with a continuous line. Call 507-376-6262 or email swbowbenders@hotmail.com with any questions.

WINDOM --The premiere of "Sundog," the latest movie from filmmaker Ethan Clerc of Windom, has been rescheduled to Jan. 16. The event will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Business, Arts & Recreation Center in Windom.

January 8 news

WORTHINGTON – Aaron Paul Kruger, age 33, of Slayton, made his initial appearance in Nobles County District Court on charges of driving a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and possession of stolen property.

A GMC pickup was reported stolen in June in Lismore, with the owner stating he had discovered a car in the ditch near his home. It was later learned the car belonged to Kruger’s girlfriend, who had reported the vehicle stolen by Kruger following an argument in Slayton.

January 7 news

WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Police Department on Wednesday said there are reports of counterfeit $20 bills circulating in Worthington, and people and businesses are told to be on the lookout.

According to authorities, the bills do not have a watermark when looked at in the light, and some of the edges are not cut straight. So far, the two serial numbers reported on the counterfeit bills are ML3965512I and JI20347226A.

January 6 news

WORTHINGTON – Nobles County Commissioner Gene Metz was elected as Board Chair Tuesday during the first meeting of 2016, with Commissioner Don Linssen being voted in as Vice Chair.

Along with taking care of normal first meeting business such as fee schedules, board appointments and meeting dates, the commissioners approved the demolition of the old Adrian Pool Hall with a quote from Henning Construction of $64,800. The building is on one of the tax-forfeited properties that did not sell at auction, and county staff has been working on the problem of the abandoned, unsafe building for quite some time.