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Monster floating bog lingers, moves around on northern Minnesota lake
MNsure ready for open enrollment to begin
A firefighter's final farewell in small SD town draws huge crowd
Sioux Falls man sentenced for firearm incident at anti-Islam program
Minnesota West to compete for Aspen Prize
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Gophers, with top scorers returning, picked third in Big Ten
A rundown of the seven UND-Minnesota games since their last meeting in Grand forks
Prep football playoffs: Section first-round matchups are set
Wednesday football roundup: Pipestone Area upends JCC
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WORLD OF WINE: How to celebrate upcoming Champagne Day
LOST ITALIAN: Butternut Bleu Cheese Sauce a go-to for fall dining
Letter: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Column: Worthington schools are still full; different solution is proposed
John Alison Vihlen
Witzel keeps up with technology at Beltline Automotive
1992: Worthington hosts mayoral conference
Disheveled Theologian: Count it all joy!
Column: Through an era, this was one of year’s memorable day
Looking Back: 1992 -- Three retiring from Worthington post office
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Adolph 90th birthday
Birth: Tobiah Loy
Wassenaar 50th anniversary
Jurgensen 60th anniversary
Data: Oct. 19, 2017
Notice of Special School Election
Data: Oct. 18, 2017
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Nobles County Board of Commissioners Drainage Final Hearing
June 28, 2017
MN Supreme Court denies convicted child killer Josue Fraga an appeal
MARSHALL — The Minnesota Supreme Court denied on Wednesday Josue Fraga’s appeal to his first-degree murder conviction. The Worthington man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 2016 for the murder of his 2-year-old niece, Samantha.
June 28, 2017 - 9:38pm
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 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
June 18, 2008
Fraga makes brief court appearance
WORTHINGTON -- The cost of a transcript of the grand jury proceedings of Josue Robles Fraga could run approximately $3,000, which poses a problem for the public defenders assigned to the murder case. Fraga's attorneys want a copy of the grand jury trial transcript but told Judge...
June 18, 2008 - 12:00am
June 3, 2008
Fraga indicted on murder one
WORTHINGTON -- Josue Robles Fraga, accused of killing his 2-year-old niece, was indicted Friday by a grand jury on a first-degree murder charge, as well as two second-degree murder charges. Under Minnesota law, a county attorney cannot charge a person with first-degree murder; that...
June 3, 2008 - 12:00am
April 9, 2008
Court awaiting evidence for Fraga omnibus hearing
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington man accused of unintentionally murdering his 2-year-old niece made a brief court appearance Tuesday morning in Nobles County District Court. Josue Fraga, 34, appeared with public defender Christina Wietzema, who requested an omnibus hearing be sche...
April 9, 2008 - 12:00am