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Study: Southern Minn. Lakes Threatened By Pollution

In the town of Worthington, lake life is a part of the culture. “Whenever we poll the community about what the most important features are, what their proudest of in the community, Lake Okabena always comes in number one,” Okabena Ocheda Watershed District’s Dan Livdahl said.

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Minnesotans Waking Up To Sub Zero Temperatures

Residents in western Minnesota woke up Sunday to temperatures below zero, and there isn’t a warm-up forecasted to come any time soon.

11/16/2014

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Dayton Attends Governor’s Pheasant Opener In Worthington

The annual Governor’s Pheasant Opener took place in Worthington, Minn. Saturday. Gov. Mark Dayton spent the day hunting and was joined by Minnesota veterans for the Wounded Warriors hunt.

10/11/2014

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Gov. Dayton Heading To Worthington For Pheasant Hunting Opener

Gov. Mark Dayton is heading to southwestern Minnesota next weekend for the 2014 Pheasant Hunting Opener in Minnesota. The annual Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener will be held in Worthington Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11.

10/02/2014

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Minnesota Supreme Court To Visit Worthington

The Minnesota Supreme Court is traveling to the southwest part of the state this week to hear a real case in front of high school students. The court will convene Wednesday morning in the gym at Worthington Senior High School.

09/30/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Liz & Lauren Visit Worthington (Day 2)

This week, Liz Collin and Lauren Casey headed to Worthington in southwest Minnesota, about 175 miles from Minneapolis. The city sits on Lake Okabena, and its downtown area is just blocks from the water. It’s the town where Liz grew up, and it’s also host to the U.S. National Windsurfing Championships.

06/13/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Liz & Lauren Visit Worthington (Day 1)

Until the start of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, WCCO is “Goin’ To The Lake” every week. In the last trip, Amelia and Mark ventured up north to the town of Biwabik, where they got a taste of the Iron Range. This week, Liz Collin and Lauren Casey headed to Worthington in southwest Minnesota, about 175 miles from Minneapolis. Check out all the things they did in the videos below.

06/12/2014

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Entenza Makes Auditor Bid In Late Filing Scurry

A surprise Democratic primary for state auditor materialized Tuesday and a top Republican recruit for Congress barely made the ballot, providing last-day drama for Minnesota candidate filing. Former House Minority Leader Matt Entenza filed to run against incumbent Auditor Rebecca Otto…

06/03/2014

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Elderly Couple Dead Of Apparent Murder-Suicide At Care Center

A husband and wife were involved in an apparent murder-suicide at a residential care center in Worthington Friday evening. Worthington Police officers responded to a report of gunshots fired in a room at Crossroads Care Center just before 10 p.m.

05/03/2014

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Math For Public Works Borrowing Bill Proves Tough

Political calculations are complicating consideration of a public works financing package. It’s a marquee bill being closely watched from water-starved Worthington to the campgrounds-in-waiting at the new Lake Vermilion State Park.

04/29/2014

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Controversy Follows Owner Of Dilapidated Worthington Mall

A Minnesota mall has fallen into disrepair, but we found its owner has a history of ignoring properties all across the country. The mall in Worthington has a leaky roof, buckets lined up on the floor and caution tape blocking off some areas.

04/16/2014

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15 Dead Horses Found On Nobles County Farm

Investigators found 15 dead horses on a Nobles County farm Tuesday afternoon. According to the Nobles County Sheriff’s office, the animals were found at a farm in Reading, which is near Worthington. Nine horses on the farm are still alive and in good condition.

03/28/2014

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JC Penney To Close 33 Stores, Including 1 In Worthington

J.C. Penney plans to close 33 stores, including one in Minnesota, as part of a cost-cutting initiative. The Minnesota store slated for closure is at the Northland Mall in Worthington. J.C. Penney announced Wednesday it will cut 2,000 jobs as the struggling department-store operator tries to get back on the path to profitability. The 33 stores will be closed by early May.

01/15/2014

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State Patrol: 13 Ejected In Nobles County After Van Rollover

Authorities said 13 passengers were ejected and three had to be airlifted to a local hospital after a transport van slid off an icy freeway in southwestern Minnesota Thursday morning.

10/24/2013

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Worthington Hopes Lawmakers Will Help Cover Ice Storm Clean-Up Costs

Clean-up took about two-and-a-half months, and FEMA helped pay for about $2 million worth of the cost. Still, city leaders say they are $1 million short.

08/22/2013

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Missing Worthington Man Found Safe

A missing 22-year-old Worthington man has been found safely, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Trenton Allen Streator had been missing since Thursday afternoon.

08/03/2013

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Public’s Help Sought Finding Man, 22, Of Worthington

Authorities in Worthington are seeking the public’s help in finding a 22-year-old man who’s been missing since Thursday afternoon.

08/02/2013

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Obama Declares Storm Disaster After Ice Storm

President Barack Obama has declared a major federal disaster for five southwestern Minnesota counties hit by an April ice storm.

05/03/2013

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Wet Snow Snapped Trees, Knocked Out Power For 24,000

Tuesday had numerous Minnesotans cutting up tree branches that broke from the weight of the snow. Those damaged trees took out power lines that temporarily left 24,000 in the dark.

04/23/2013

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Dayton, Klobuchar And Others Survey Storm Damage

Gov. Mark Dayton and a trio of federal elected officials are heading to areas of southern Minnesota where a spring snow and ice storm hit the hardest.

04/13/2013

Just one of the ice storm's casualties in Worthington, Minn. -- a 500-foot radio tower. (credit: Kennedy 
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Crews Burn Through Chainsaws Cleaning Up Iced-Over Worthington

As if the devastation from Wednesday’s ice storm wasn’t enough, seven inches of heavy wet snow are adding to the problems residents face in Worthington, Minn.

04/11/2013

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SW Minn. Might Not Get Power Back Until Next Week

The administrator of a small southwestern Minnesota community says a damaging ice storm has changed the city scape forever.

04/11/2013

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Ice Knocks Out Power Around Worthington, Jackson

Gov. Mark Dayton called out the state National Guard Wednesday to help residents of southern Minnesota after an ice storm knocked out power to thousands of people and another storm threatened to dump several inches of wet snow by Thursday.

04/10/2013

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Ice Storm Cuts Power For Much Of Nobles, Rock Counties

A combination of freezing rain and wet, heavy snow brought down trees and power lines in Worthington on Wednesday, leaving much of the Southwest Minnesota town without electricity or heat.

04/10/2013

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Wander Minnesota: A Guide to December

Minnesota is pretty festival-friendly all year long, but December is more jam-packed than any other month. Here are just a few of the events taking place around the state (outside of the metro area) by the end of 2012.

11/30/2012

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