Skip to main content
Winterfest Medallion Clue #2
Blandin Leadership group presents to council
Need for Speed
Dayton suggests gas tax increase
County eyes capital projects
Prep boys basketball: Boever shines in Worthington win over Ellsworth
Prep girls basketball: Worthington knocks off Murray County Central
Prep boys basketball: Lakeview tops Edgerton; Hills-Beaver Creek drops border battle
Prep girls basketball: Fulda, Luverne win at home
Worthington Stingrays: 30 Stingrays advance to state
Column: Time for Legislature to step up for Greater Minnesota
Letter: GOP needs bolder strategy on abortion
Letter: Water concerns are valid at Prairie View course
Column: New bill would boost health care for seniors
Letter: Tax relief could soon be on its way
Judy & Bruce Schmidt
Raymond E. Barrett
Revving for retirement: Ricker leaves full-time ministry after almost 20 years at First Lutheran
Looking Back: 1940 - Steamed turned into blades of new turbine at Worthington power plant
Column: On a mild, windy January day, some storm stories
Out & About: Jan. 16-31
'Birdman,' 'Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar nominations
Out and About
Ruesch 80th birthday
Altman 80th birthday
Hitzemann 85th birthday
Spessard 90th birthday
Hallstrom 99th birthday
Data: Jan. 26, 2015
Data: Jan. 25, 2015
Data: Jan. 23, 2015
School Board Work Session for January
Special School Board Meeting January
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
December 5, 2008
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- After less then three hours of deliberation, a jury found Kenneth George Neilson Jr. guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Worthington resident Marlan Lutterman. Jill Lutterman broke down in tears as Judge Patrick Carr read the jury's guilty verdict...
December 5, 2008 - 12:00am
December 4, 2008
Experts testify in Neilson trial
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Jury members in Dickinson County District Court watched a video recording of the initial interview between Kenneth George Neilson Jr. and a law enforcement officer during Wednesday's trial proceedings. Neilson, on trial for involuntary manslaughter and reckless...
December 4, 2008 - 12:00am
December 3, 2008
Accident or reckless behavior?
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- A jury will decide if the shooting death of Marlan Lutterman was a "pure accident" or happened because of reckless behavior, which will determine if Kenneth George Neilson Jr. will be found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and/or reckless use of a firearm. Opening...
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am
December 2, 2008
Neilson trial will begin today
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- After more than a year, long hours of investigation and numerous delays, the trial of Kenneth George Neilson, accused of felony-level manslaughter, is scheduled to get under way today with jury selection followed by the start of opposing arguments. Neilson, 56,...
news / crime / courts
December 2, 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
May 8, 2008
Trial for Iowa man who shot Worthington resident pushed back
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- For the third time since the shooting incident that caused the death of Worthington man Marlan Lutterman, the trial of Kenneth George Neilson has been pushed back yet again. "The delay is extremely frustrating and emotionally draining," Jill Lutterman, the victim's...
news / crime
May 8, 2008 - 12:00am