Correction needed for Heron Lake J-Turn

HERON LAKE - The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently held a demonstration and closed course event so people could try the new J-turn at Minnesota 60 and Jackson County Road 9. The J-turn, also known as Reduced Conflict Intersections or RCUTS, are supposed to reduce crashes by eliminating motorists crossing fast-moving lanes of traffic. Instead drivers at a J-turn intersection turn in the same direction as traffic, merge into the left lane and make a U-turn in the direction they intend to travel.

Library board presents document to commissioners regarding WELL participation

WORTHINGTON - A 17-page Guiding Document put together by the Nobles County Library Board was presented to the County Commissioners on Tuesday by library board members and executive director Marjorie Ferguson. The document, the suggestion Nobles County Attorney Kathy Kusz made to the library board, is full of rules, requirement and roadblocks to being part of the proposed WELL collaboration, all of which was delivered to the commissioners with an added list of MPCA cautions and the suggestion that it would take 2 - 3 years to clean up contaminated soil.

Thompson Hotel once again slated for auction

WORTHINGTON - Attempts to line up a purchaser for the Thompson Hotel have stalled once more, according to Worthington Assistant City Administrator Jason Brisson.

Worthington city crews picking up boulevard tree debris

WORTHINGTON - The City of Worthington Street Department is cleaning up after the storm that went through Saturday morning.

The crews headed out at 7 a.m. and are picking up boulevard tree damage, so please watch for the city personnel and drive carefully where they are working. According to Public Works Director Todd Wietzema, the worst areas for damage were in the Cherry Point area on Godfrey Street, Grandview Avenue and Liberty Drive.

Brewster gas station owner pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct

WORTHINGTON - Jim's Amoco of Brewster owner James Weaver pleaded guilty Wednesday in Nobles County District Court to a felony count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, entering into a plea agreement that dismissed 11 fifth-degree gross misdemeanor counts of criminal sexual conduct.