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Early Risers Kiwanis donates hospital dolls
New work at an old building: Ocheyedan Town Hall renovations are underway
Area woman helps pen memoir on family farm
Ready to get its kicks: Construction of new soccer fields finished
First-ever WHS Snowcoming celebrates students in winter activities
Wolter: Riding the insane NFL roller-coaster
Luverne hockey tops Orono, S-O wrestlers take Okoboji Invite
Boys hockey: LSHSPTCUC score one for each letter in win over Trojans
Minnesota West basketball: Men pick up first win, women keep rolling
WHS basketball: Girls, boys sweep Windom Area on road
Letter: There's a third group of Americans, too
Letter: Thanks to organizers of community Thanksgiving
Column: Trump's demagogic illogic
Column: Stepping out in faith
Column: After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
Our region was major supplier of early engines for Humvees
Disheveled Thelogian: A feast, a robbery and a reason to give thanks
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Vortherms 90th birthday
Carter 65th anniversary
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May 24, 2016
Lopez-Ramos makes initial court appearance
WORTHINGTON — A 19-year-old man charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct appeared in Nobles County District Court Tuesday morning...
May 24, 2016 - 8:51pm
May 18, 2016
Worthington man enters Alford Plea agreement amid sexual misconduct allegations
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man accused of sexual misconduct for alleged contact with his granddaughter entered an Alford plea agreement in court Wednesday morning. Kenneth Meyerdirk, 71, was originally charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of...
May 18, 2016 - 8:50pm
May 16, 2016
Moorhead man sentenced in sex case
FARGO — A Moorhead man pleaded guilty Monday in Cass County District Court in Fargo to a charge of gross sexual imposition. The charge against Mitchell B. Hines, 60, accused him of inappropriately touching and exposing himself to a 10-year-old girl. According to court documents,...
May 16, 2016 - 9:32pm
May 12, 2016
Worthington man charged with criminal sexual conduct
WORTHINGTON — Cesar Rosario Lopez-Ramos, 19, appeared in Nobles County District Court Thursday for a bail hearing. Lopez-Ramos is charged with...
May 12, 2016 - 8:43pm
May 9, 2016
Justice Dept. sues North Carolina over transgender ‘bathroom law’
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department sued North Carolina Monday to get it to abandon a law that restricts use of public restrooms, further...
May 9, 2016 - 3:55pm
April 26, 2016
Slayton woman pleads guilty to sex with a minor
SLAYTON — A 28-year-old Slayton woman, pleaded guilty Monday to third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim aged 13-15 in Murray County District Court. According to court records, a Murray County Sheriff’s Deputy spoke last August with Ricci Lee Berglund’s husband, who...
April 26, 2016 - 8:11pm
April 13, 2016
Iowa man sentenced in interstate sting case
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Little Rock, Iowa, man was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court after being convicted of use of interstate facilities to transmit information about a minor. According to information released by U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Seiler, Lance Eugene Hunter Jr.,...
April 13, 2016 - 9:28pm
March 3, 2016
Worthington man charged with criminal sexual conduct
WORTHINGTON — A bail hearing was held Wednesday in Nobles County District Court for Ramon Luna Modesto Sr., 69, Worthington. Modesto is accused...
March 3, 2016 - 9:56pm
February 11, 2016
Greater Minnesota sex assault victims often receive less care
ST. PAUL — Greater Minnesota sexual assault victims are less likely to receive adequate care, a new study shows. “Our current response is inconsistent and inadequate,” Kari Ogrodowski said when the report was released Thursday. The report, from the Minnesota Coalition Against...
February 11, 2016 - 8:36pm
January 7, 2016
Worthington man makes initial appearance in criminal sex case
WORTHINGTON — Faustino Daniel Velasquez Berduo, a.k.a. Reynaldo Ramos Sambrano Jr., 21, of Worthington, made his initial appearance in Nobles...
January 7, 2016 - 9:17pm
October 22, 2015
Former Willmar teacher pleads guilty to having sex with student
WILLMAR — A former Willmar Senior High School teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to having a sexual relationship with a female student from 2010 to 2012. Chad Jeffrey Akerson, 35, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Kandiyohi County District Court. In a plea...
October 22, 2015 - 8:22pm
August 11, 2015
Fargo man charged with sex trafficking in Bemidji
BEMIDJI — A Fargo man accused of being a driver and bodyguard for a prostitute in the region is in the Beltrami County Jail facing sex trafficking charges. Kyaree Baron Stone, 25, appeared in court this week after being arrested in late July after a Bemidji police investigator...
August 11, 2015 - 9:14pm
Sex sting operation results in 17 arrests
BISMARCK — When officers with the Bismarck Police Department placed an ad online advertising a woman’s sexual services for sale, so many men replied that the police couldn’t arrest them all. Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Buschena said the online ad was part of a sting operation...
February 11, 2015 - 9:02pm
September 26, 2014
Column: A chance for Generation Unbound
WASHINGTON — Imagine that all women in the Unites States, upon becoming sexually active, were automatically fitted with an intrauterine device or other form of long-acting birth control. This scenario sounds creepy, with its undertones of Big Brother and eugenics; framed this way,...
September 26, 2014 - 4:40pm
June 20, 2012
Level III sex offender to move into Nobles County Jail
WORTHINGTON -- A man deemed to be a Level III sex offender will be moved into the Nobles County Jail next week, according to information released by the Nobles County Sheriff's Office. According to state statute, a community must be informed when a Level III offender moves into an...
June 20, 2012 - 10:20pm