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Being Elf-ish: One of Santa's workers shares secrets from the North Pole
Government offices, banks, stores close for Christmas
Tammy Makram -- Baby Jane Doe -- continues quest to find birth mother
Fire destroys home addition
Holiday Traditions: Ramadan a time for spiritual growth and reflection
Boys hockey: Big game, big win for Luverne
Wrestling: Oeltjenbruns, Nielsen lead Luverne
High school basketball: JCC boys rout MCW
Girls basketball: Henry is back, and loving every second
Prep girls basketball: Sibley-Ocheyedan tests unbeaten Okoboji
Column: Inglorious hackers, or 'Revenge of the Nerd'
Column: Holiday chores made special again by visit from mom
Column: Good riddance to the worst Congress ever
Column: Ethics training for Congress? Dream on
As others see it: The best gift -- get there safe
Robert J. Schmidt
Edward "Ed" Riepma
Joseph "Joe" Dragstra
Religion briefs: Dec. 24
Looking Back: 1989 -- Hadley man named state's top cattleman
Column: If Worthington builds it, they sure would come
Season's jottings: Newsroom staffers share Christmas memories
The pageantry of it all
Out and About
Julius 90th birthday
Probst 80th birthday
School Board Minutes for November
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Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
March 11, 2009
Neilson acquitted, case dismissed
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- The criminal case against Kenneth George Neilson, accused of firing the weapon that caused the death of Worthington man Marlan Lutterman, has been dismissed. Judge Patrick Carr, who presided over the trial in which Neilson was convicted of involuntary manslaughter...
March 11, 2009 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
Neilson attorney asks for new trial
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Defense attorney Edward Bjornstad has filed a motion asking for a new trial for Kenneth George Neilson Jr., the Spirit Lake man convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Worthington native Marlan Lutterman. Instead of the sentencing scheduled...
news / courts
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
July 22, 2008
Trial delayed again
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- The trial for Kenneth Neilson of Sibley, Iowa, has now been continued until early December so the prosecution has a chance to get up to speed on the case. Earlier this month, counsel for the prosecution was substituted after the Dickinson County Attorney had...
news / crime
July 22, 2008 - 12:00am
July 17, 2008
Manslaughter trial faces postponement
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- A trial scheduled for an Iowa man accused of manslaughter may not take place as planned next week, according to court documents. Kenneth George Neilson, 59, was arrested July 29, 2007, after his .357 hand gun allegedly discharged accidentally. The bullet reportedly...
July 17, 2008 - 12:00am
June 3, 2008
Trial postponed again in manslaughter case
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- The trial of Kenneth George Neilson Jr., accused of manslaughter in the shooting death of Marlan Lutterman of Worthington, has been postponed once again because of an expert witness who has not been approved and the unavailability of another potential witness. In...
June 3, 2008 - 12:00am
May 15, 2008
Services: Marlan Dick Ebeling
Marlan Dick Ebeling, 85, of rural Sherburn, died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Fairmont Medical Center, Fairmont. Surviving are four children, Linda (Bruce) Chase, James (Kay Sundberg) Ebeling and Dale (Mary) Ebeling, all of Sherburn, and Jerald (Deb) Ebeling, rural Dunnell; one brother,...
May 15, 2008 - 12:00am
May 13, 2008
Services: Marlan D. Ebeling
Marlan D. Ebeling, 85, of rural Sherburn, died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Fairmont Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Kramer Family Funeral Home, Trimont, and from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Welcome. The service will be...
May 13, 2008 - 12:00am