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Handmade Halloween get-ups: ‘Duct Tape and glue sticks, the holy grail of crafting’
Firebombed Bloomington mosque sees break-in
Minneapolis cop charged with vowing to shoot sister-in-law
Student in sexual harassment trial gets $1; lawyers awarded $305K in fees
Suspect in killing of Minn. office worker, major manhunt charged with first-degree murder
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Bemidji State tops Air Force 4-1, Matt Serratore scores in front of family, hometown crowd
College men's hockey: Hermantown grads rule in 5-5 tie between UMD, Merrimack
Iowa high school football: Sheldon's Prescott dominates
Gophers' Thomas Barber honed aggressive football skills on the ice
Section 2a boys soccer: Champs! Trojans are going to state
Letter: Repeating the first Thanksgiving
Column: District’s mentoring program boosts teacher success
Ride home opens door to life-changing kindness
Fargo Feminist: 'Me too' but what about 'us too?'
Tinkering with a Midwest favorite: Cinnamon Scotcheroos shake things up
Column: They are probably taking pills for their belly aches
Witzel keeps up with technology at Beltline Automotive
1992: Worthington hosts mayoral conference
Disheveled Theologian: Count it all joy!
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Adolph 90th birthday
Birth: Tobiah Loy
Wassenaar 50th anniversary
Jurgensen 60th anniversary
Nobles County Ditch 11 Final Hearing
Regular School Board Meeting Minutes September 2017
MN Dept. of Education Revenue & Expenditures 2017 & 2018
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February 13, 2017
Charges: Man drove drunk through bank wall in northwest Minnesota
WINGER, Minn. -- A Fertile, Minn., man has been arrested on drunk driving charges after investigators said he drove a car through a bank wall...
February 13, 2017 - 7:17pm
May 15, 2016
Vietnam bank says interrupted cyber heist using SWIFT messaging
HANOI — Vietnam’s Tien Phong Bank said that it interrupted an attempted cyber heist that involved the use of fraudulent SWIFT messages, the same technique at the heart of February’s massive theft from the Bangladesh central bank. Hanoi-based TPBank said in a statement late Sunday...
May 15, 2016 - 9:14pm
New executive VP at Sibley State Bank
SIBLEY, Iowa — Karl Bormann, president and CEO of Sibley State Bank, has announced the hiring of lifelong northwest Iowa resident Tim Chapman as executive vice-president. Chapman, a 29-year banking veteran, graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 1983 and earned his bachelor’s...
May 15, 2016 - 8:56pm
August 20, 2015
Brooklyn woman a no-show in court
WORTHINGTON — Tiranna S. Hampton, 24, of Brooklyn, N.Y, failed to appear in Nobles County District Court this week on three felony theft charges stemming from alleged incidents that occurred between February and May 2014. According to court documents, the Nobles County Sheriff’s...
August 20, 2015 - 9:55pm
May 19, 2014
‘Man in Black’ bank robber gets 14 years
ST. PAUL — It took a year for Sheikh Bilaal Muhammad Arafat — known to the FBI as the “Man in Black” — to rob 31 banks. The terror he instilled while demanding money with armed threats, his victims said, will last much longer. “We live with this forever,” said Pat...
May 19, 2014 - 8:47pm
Schutz, Weber to lead UPB
WORTHINGTON -- Jason Schutz and Ryan Weber have been promoted to jointly lead United Prairie Bank's Worthington operations, according to Scott D. Bradley, UPB Chief Executive Officer. "This is a first in United Prairie's 40-year history that two experienced bankers will team up to...
May 19, 2013 - 11:36pm
April 23, 2013
Bank to give away trees
WORTHINGTON -- Nobles County residents looking to replace trees lost during the April 9 ice storm can capitalize on the generosity of a local bank. First State Bank Southwest will host a Replant a Tree Community Program on Friday, during which more than 1,000 trees will be given...
April 23, 2013 - 12:05am
Bank embezzler sentenced to prison
ST. PAUL -- A Jackson woman who embezzled up to $120,000 while employed at Jackson's United Prairie Bank has been sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison. Carolyn F. Hampel, 66, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in St. Paul. She was also ordered to pay in excess of $130,000...
August 23, 2012 - 9:47pm
February 9, 2012
Brewster bank robber federally indicted
WORTHINGTON -- Mark Edward Wetsch, 49, of Minneapolis, was federally charged Tuesday with 13 counts of armed bank robbery. The indictment was unsealed Thursday following Wetsch's initial appearance in St. Paul. Wetsch was arrested in St. Peter in early January just hours after...
February 9, 2012 - 8:32pm
January 30, 2012
Alleged bank robber makes court appearance
WORTHINGTON -- Alleged bank robber Mark Edward Wetsch, 49, of Minneapolis, made a second court appearance Monday in Nobles County District Court,...
January 30, 2012 - 11:46pm
January 5, 2012
Bank robbery charges filed, bail set for Minneapolis man
WORTHINGTON -- Bail was set at $300,000 Thursday for Mark Edward Wetsch, 49, of Minneapolis, who is accused of robbing the Rolling Hills Bank...
January 5, 2012 - 9:37pm
January 3, 2012
Brewster bank robbed at gunpoint
BREWSTER -- A suspect in the armed robbery of the Rolling Hills Bank & Trust in Brewster Tuesday was arrested within hours of the incident, according...
January 3, 2012 - 12:29pm
October 26, 2011
Bank investments to help small businesses
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials hope a $100 million investment they are making in banks will end up in the hands of small business owners. That could result in more jobs across the state. Gov.
October 26, 2011 - 9:04pm
August 31, 2011
Cedar Rapids man to face federal charges in bank heist
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- A 67-year-old man will face only federal charges in connection with a bank robbery in downtown Cedar Rapids. A federal indictment said Tuesday that Robert Rutan had robbed the Hills Bank and Trust office on June 3. He was arrested June 20 in St. Louis...
August 31, 2011 - 10:22am
August 7, 2011
United Prairie Bank launches Graduate Lending Program
MANKATO -- The Graduate Lending Program has been developed in an effort to train and retain ambitious future leaders for United Prairie Bank. The trend toward rural areas with lower population growth has led to United Prairie to take a proactive approach in maintaining continuity...
August 7, 2011 - 8:04pm