US Sen. Tina Smith introduces Veterans Hearing Benefits Act

With Veterans Day around the corner, today U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) introduced legislation to reduce the red tape many veterans face when trying to get care for hearing loss as a result of their service—something many veterans say is an enormous burden despite being the most common service-connected ailment.

Southwest Crisis Center receives grant to develop a Child Advocacy Center

WORTHINGTON - The Southwest Crisis Center made a big announcement Monday night during their annual meeting in Worthington. According to SWCC Executive Director Sara Wahl, the center has received funding to develop a Child Advocacy Center - something that doesn't exist in southwest Minnesota.

Small grease fire causes evacuation at Bluejay Villas

WORTHINGTON - A statement from Minnesota West Community &Technical College President Terry Gaalswyk Monday evening states students were evacuated from The Bluejay Villas after a small grease fire in one of the residential units.

US Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots campaign comes to Nobles County

WORTHINGTON - There is a new local campaign to help all children have a happy holiday season, and it is being brought to the area by the US Marine Corps Reserves. There will be a US Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots campaign this year for the first time in Nobles County, with all donations staying local.

Court approves Thompson Hotel sale

WORTHINGTON - A purchase agreement for the sale of the Thompson Hotel was approved in Nobles County District Court on Monday, with Judge Gordon Moore stating the sale was a good thing for the city of Worthington.