Sheriff Kent Wilkening went before Nobles County commissioners asking to replace the night sergeant position internally. If a qualified applicant is hired to fill the position, the Sheriff’s Office would be left one deputy short in its 12-deputy department.
10:04 p.m. update Commissioners to allow hiring of night sergeant despite freeze
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday authorized Sheriff Kent Wilkening to replace a night sergeant position vacated more than a month ago by a retirement, but the move didn’t come without considerable discussion and a few attempted political maneuvers by the sheriff.
WORTHINGTON — The warnings began days ago. Ice. Heavy snow. High winds. Some meteorologists have referred to the expected bad weather as “the blizzard of the century” and “the worst storm in 25 years.”
Wilkening, Cumiskey, sign letter opposing legalization WORTHINGTON — The subject tends to bring out passion in many people, and the argument has been going on for years — should marijuana be legalized for medical purposes in Minnesota?
WORTHINGTON — Despite a request from Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening and Jail Administrator Monette Berkevich to table a three-year labor agreement between the county and Teamsters Local 320 (the union for the jailors), Nobles County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the agreement.
Wind chill can be deadly WORTHINGTON — If the temperature is minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit and winds are 25 to 30 miles per hour, it takes approximately 10 minutes for body tissue to begin freezing, according to the wind chill chart developed by the National Weather Service.
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