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Water department to get updated equipment

December 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — A bid for a long-overdue instrumentation and controls replacement project for the Worthington Public Utilities water department was awarded during Monday’s Water and Light Commission meeting. 

The project will replace an exi…continue reading on

Mock crash exercise proves meaningful for dad, daughter

August 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

SUNBURG — In mid-March, rescue volunteers from the Sunburg ambulance and fire department pulled Kylie Munyon’s bloody body out of a crashed vehicle as the 12-year-old cried out for help.

Fortunately, the broken bone protruding from the girl’…continue reading on

New dog on the block

July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIBLEY, Iowa — The Osceola County Sheriff Department has recently acquired a new drug dog, Hunter, to replace canine retiree Kyzer. Deputy Tyler Bos has been assigned as his trainer and looks forward to the partnership.Thanks to community fundraisi…continue reading on

Electric power pole burned, fire was controlled burn near Litchfield, Minn.

November 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD The Litchfield Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources were called around 1:30 p.m. Thursday to contain a controlled burn that started an electrical pole on fire. Continue Reading

Senior adviser to Secretary of Interior tours Minnesota River

November 15, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GRANITE FALLS More than two decades of work to clean up the Minnesota River has brought together a diverse partnership of stakeholders in the state’s namesake watershed, and produced something once unimaginable.
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Lismore Fire Department responds to 2 Saturday blazes

November 4, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

LISMORE The Lismore Fire Department had a busy evening Saturday, with two fire calls within about an hour and on the same road. Continue Reading

Minnesota seat belt compliance climbs, southwest region still lags behind

October 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL Minnesota’s new seat belt compliance rate is 93.6 percent, marking another increase in belt use which has resulted in fewer unbelted deaths, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. DPS conducted its annual observational belt use survey in June. Continue Reading

Rural Dassel, Minn., summer home burns, cause under investigation

October 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

DASSEL The cause of a fire that burned a summer home Sunday evening in rural Dassel is under investigation by the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, the State Fire Marshal, and the Dassel Fire Department. Continue Reading

Grass fire of undetermined origin burns 10-15 acres north of Olivia, Minn.

October 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

OLIVIA The Olivia Fire Department was called around 8 p.m. Monday to a grass fire of undetermined origin along U.S. Highway 71 about three miles north of Olivia. Continue Reading

Firefighters pay tribute

September 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune

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