Walz enacts two week stay at home order

MINNESOTA – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has released his 20th executive order of the year, and this one asks people to stay home unless they are a critical worker.

Beginning on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm through Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm, all persons currently living within the State of Minnesota are ordered to stay at home or in their place of residence except to engage in non-essential activities. The order also states March 30 through May 4 will be a Distance Learning period for students, and the bars and restaurants will now be closed until May 1.

You can still apply for vehicle registration tabs - here's how

WORTHINGTON – With many county government centers closed to the public, people are wondering how to go about renewing vehicle registration tabs and driver licenses. Nobles County Auditor/Treasurer Joyce Jacobs has supplied some information.

She said residents who need to renew tabs for their cars, pick-ups (under 1 ton) and SUV’s can do so through the mail by following simple steps.

Walz signs more executive orders while quarantined; still no shelter in place order

MINNESOTA – Governor Tim Walz is not ready to tell residents to shelter at home, even as he is working from home as a precaution after a member of his security detail was diagnosed with COVID-19.

UPDATED: Minnesota will partner with the YMCA to care for the school-age children of emergency workers

MINNESOTA - Governor Tim Walz today announced that Minnesota will partner with the YMCA to care for the school-age children of emergency workers in Minnesota. The YMCA will open 38 locations across Minnesota, including the Worthington Area YMCA, to provide access to distance learning and care to children in kindergarten through sixth grade, coordinating with school districts. The YMCA program will prioritize tier two emergency workers, for which some school districts have not been able to accommodate and be open to other school age children.

WPU access to remain open

WORTHINGTON – Effective Friday, the Worthington Public Utilities office will be accessible at the Nobles County Government Center Ninth Street entrance from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All other public access to the government center is suspended.

WPU says that as things with the pandemic continue to change, the hours may be subject to change. Payment and contact options can be found at worthingtonpublicutilities.com.