COVID-19 update for May 28

MINNESOTA – There have been 35 deaths in the past 24-hours due to COVID-19, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Of those, 27 people were residents of a long-term care facility and two lived in a group home. There have now been a total of 967 deaths across the state.

Expansion of outdoor service areas for bars, restaurants approved by city council

WORTHINGTON – The Worthington City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday night to permit expansion of outdoor service areas at licensed bars and restaurants that have met all requirements.

The applicant must submit proof that their liquor liability insurance covers alcohol sales in an expanded outdoor space, which under Minnesota law must be “compact and contiguous” to the main structure.

COVID-19 update for May 27; a third Nobles County resident has died

MINNESOTA – Nobles County has had its third death due to COVID-19, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The person who is deceased was in the 30-39 years age range. The death toll across the state went up by 33 in the last 24 hours and is now at 932. Of the 33 newly reported deaths, 27 of them were residents of a long-term care facility.

Worthington Fire Department is looking for firefighters

WORTHINGTON – The Worthington Fire Department will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. June 18 at the fire hall for those interested in joining the department.

SMAC awards Legacy grants

WORTHINGTON – The Worthington Public Arts Commission is one of several area organizations to be awarded a SW MN Arts Council Board Art Legacy Grants.