Skip to main content
Fire collapses portion of interstate highway in Atlanta
Minn. farmers use state forum to voice concerns on health insurance, buffer strips
Seeking end to boycott, North Carolina rescinds transgender bathroom law
Big weekend set for Shining Fame dancers
Meal special planned for volunteers
College softball: Lady Jays go into spring with 10 players
More local vendors added to Target Field fare
Twins to break camp without ByungHo Park
With a shiner on his eye, Parise joins Wild for morning skate
Twins LHP Mejia named No. 5 starter
Letter: MN anti-environment bills put politics ahead of science
Minnesota lawmakers: A bipartisan proposal to fight opioid abuse
Column: Much about Brian Korthals will be treasured, missed
Column: Set of bills would battle opioid addicton
Editorial: We’re still here and serving our readers
John Robert Volberding
Edeth E. Jenkins
Donald Ray Meyer
Amanda Faith Schmidt
Robert Allen Yates
Disheveled Theologian: What’s behind that curtain? A few thoughts during Lent, week 5
Church’s Lenten theme gets people thinking
Daughters often get first tanning salon experience with mom
Column: Your not-average people have great things going for them
Remarkable recovery: A combined 14 surgeries later, Bart and Sherry DeBoer share tale of crash with suspected drunk driver
out and about
Talsma 100th birthday
McNab 95th birthday
Liepold 90th birthday
Reitmeier 85th birthday
Nau 50th anniversary
Notice of Public Sale of Tax-Forfeited Lands
Data: March 30, 2017
Data: March 29, 2017
Data: March 28, 2017
Data: March 27, 2017
February 1, 2016
Forensics experts take stand at Fraga trial
MARSHALL — Forensic experts with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension continued in the murder trail of Josue Robles Fraga in Lyon...
February 1, 2016 - 9:01pm
January 28, 2016
Child's Voice personnel take stand on Day 4 of Fraga trial
MARSHALL — The murder trial of Josue Robles Fraga, the Worthington man accused of sexually assaulting and murdering his 2-year-old niece, continued Thursday in Lyon County District Court. This is third trial for Fraga, who was initially convicted in 2009 and again in 2013. His...
January 28, 2016 - 11:02pm
January 27, 2016
Daughter, ex-wife testify in Fraga trial
MARSHALL — Jurors heard from the ex-wife and daughter of Josue Robles Fraga on Wednesday during the third day of testimony in his murder trial in Lyon County District Court. The 42-year-old Worthington man is accused of sexually assaulting and murdering his 2-year-old niece in...
January 27, 2016 - 10:07pm
May 15, 2015
Fraga’s bail set Friday afternoon
WORTHINGTON — Josue Robles Fraga was transported back to the Nobles County Jail earlier this week after the appeal of his second conviction...
May 15, 2015 - 9:33pm
May 8, 2009
Fraga murder trial continues
WORTHINGTON -- Jury members watched a videotaped interview between Josue Fraga and Worthington Police Detective Dave Hoffman Thursday during the second day of testimony in Fraga's murder trial. Fraga is accused of murdering his 2-year-old niece Samantha while sexually molesting her...
May 8, 2009 - 12:00am
May 7, 2009
Testimony begins in Fraga trial
WORTHINGTON -- Dr.
May 7, 2009 - 12:00am
May 6, 2009
Opening arguments to begin today
WORTHINGTON -- Opening arguments will begin today in Nobles County District Court in the trial of Josue Fraga, accused of murdering his 2-year-old niece Samantha in March 2008. The 14th and final juror was selected shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, after more than four days...
May 6, 2009 - 12:00am
May 5, 2009
Jury ready to begin tomorrow in Fraga case
WORTHINGTON -- The 14th and final juror for the Josue Fraga trial was selected today shortly after 4 p.m. after more than four days of questioning and selection. Opening statements will begin following a few jury instructions at 9 a.m. tomorrow. The trial is expected to last through...
May 5, 2009 - 4:36pm
April 29, 2009
Jury selection slow process in Fraga trial
WORTHINGTON -- Two down, 12 to go. After four hours of questioning prospective jurors, attorneys gave the nod for two out of the six people interviewed to sit on the jury for the Josue Fraga murder trial. Fraga is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 2-year-old niece...
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 28, 2009
Justice Center prepares for Fraga trial
WORTHINGTON -- The halls of the Prairie Justice Center were strangely hushed this morning as attorneys prepared for last-minute motions and rulings in the Josue Fraga trial. Fraga is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 2-year-old niece Samantha. Tuesdays are normally...
April 28, 2009 - 10:42am
Fraga trial begins today
WORTHINGTON -- The trial of alleged murderer Josue Fraga begins today with jury selection, which is expected to last several days. Fraga was charged in March 2008 with first-degree murder after the death of his 2-year-old niece Samantha.
April 28, 2009 - 12:00am
April 1, 2009
Fraga makes court appearance in preparation for coming trial
WORTHINGTON -- After spending more than one year in jail since his initial arrest, Josue Fraga made an appearance in Nobles County District Court Tuesday in preparation for his jury trial, which is scheduled to begin April 28 and continue for up to three weeks. Fraga was arrested...
April 1, 2009 - 12:00am
January 21, 2009
Attorney says he can prove Fraga's innocence
WORTHINGTON -- Public Defender Cecil Naatz filed a motion asking Judge Timothy Connell to dismiss the first-degree murder indictment against his client, Josue Robles Fraga, stating certain evidence was not disclosed to the grand jury but inadmissible evidence was. Assistant Attorney...
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am
December 10, 2008
Murder suspect appears in court
WORTHINGTON -- Josue Robles Fraga, accused of murdering his 2-year-old niece in March, made a short court appearance Tuesday during an omnibus hearing in Nobles County District Court. An omnibus hearing, used to determine what evidence will be admissible at trial, can include issues...
December 10, 2008 - 12:00am
July 12, 2008
Bench is memorial to local girl
WORTHINGTON -- Visitors to Watland Park may have already noticed a knee-high light blue bench dedicated to the memory of Samantha Fraga. Samantha, a 2-year-old, died March 20 after receiving traumatic injuries to the head and other parts of her body. Her uncle, Josue Fraga, was...
July 12, 2008 - 12:00am