KTD Board asks for bigger city contribution

WORTHINGTON - During a special meeting this week, the Worthington City Council heard from two members of the King Turkey Board of Directors, who had asked to be put on the agenda to discuss the city's contribution to the yearly event.

A watershed proposal could result in new recreational area

WORTHINGTON - Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District (OOWD) Administrator Dan Livdahl and board manager Jay Milbrandt presented a proposal Wednesday to the Worthington City Council in which the former Prairie View golf course would become an area that presents opportunities for both water quality and recreation, suiting the needs of multiple organizations.

Worthington School Board approves referendum resolution

WORTHINGTON - The Worthington School Board approved a resolution Tuesday to put one referendum question on a Feb. 13, 2018 ballot to address the overcrowding in the schools by building a new high school. The school will ask for a $68.5 million construction referendum.

Luverne to host 2018 Governor's Pheasant Opener

MARSHALL - Gov. Mark Dayton announced Friday that the city of Luverne will be the host community for the 2018 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener.

“I thank the people of Luverne for graciously offering to host the 2018 Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener,” Dayton said. “The Pheasant Opener has become a special Minnesota tradition, made possible by our tremendous host communities. I look forward to another fantastic opener in Luverne next year.”

Area residents gather for Vietnam War discussion

WORTHINGTON - Sitting around a table in a room at Minnesota West, the events of 50 years ago suddenly seemed closer. A vet who had been shot in the line of duty, his adult daughter, a protester, another vet who had served but not in combat, a man who chose not to obey his draft notice - they gathered with others to discuss the ramifications of the Vietnam War and the documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that has been running on Pioneer Public Television.