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LISMORE — A Lismore woman was arrested Monday after allegedly causing damage to the Lismore Bar and Grill and assaulting her business partner. Tamisha Winters, 20, has been charged with domestic assault — bodily harm, a misdemeanor; fourth-degree damage to property, a misdemeanor; and interfering with a 911 call, a gross misdemeanor.
WORTHINGTON -- A Nevada man was arrested Wednesday near Worthington after approximately 130 pounds of marijuana were allegedly discovered in his vehicle. Ike Luong, 56, of Las Vegas, Nev., has been charged with felony first-degree sale of drugs (25 kilograms or more of marijuana) and felony first-degree drug possession of 50 kilograms or more of marijuana (or 500 or more plants) in Nobles County District Court.
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man entered a guilty plea Jan. 12 in Nobles County District Court to intending to perform a sexual act last February with whom he believed to be minor female. Michael Bartels, 31, pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual conduct of a victim between the ages of 13 and 15, a felony.
A Round Lake man was arrested Thursday after methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were allegedly found in his possession. Jeffrey Fields, 34, has been charged with felony fifth-degree drug possession, not a small amount, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a petty misdemeanor, in Nobles County District Court. The charges stem from a Thursday traffic stop by a Worthington police officer.
Editor’s note : This is the fifth in a multi-part series covering issues pertaining to District 518’s space concerns and the Feb. 13 bond referendum . WORTHINGTON — Independent School District 518 is not just in the business of educating kids.
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West Community and Technical College’s first student housing project is beginning to take shape in both structure and coordination. Just two months after the Bluejay Villas’ official groundbreaking event on the college’s Worthington campus, construction crews have made substantial visible progress and are on schedule for August occupancy.
OMAHA, Neb. — A former Sibley-Ocheyedan teacher and football coach accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old S-O student was found guilty Tuesday of a similar offense against an Omaha boy.
WORTHINGTON — Just before concluding a short Independent District 518 Board of Education meeting, board member Mike Harberts requested discussing the district’s fund balance prior to the Feb. 13 bond referendum.
WORTHINGTON — Worthington’s Winterfest returns next weekend and is boasting some new events. Winterfest Committee Chairman Andy Johnson said the Winterfest tradition continues Jan. 19-21 and attendees can expect many of the same activities, including the crowd-favorite Deep Freeze Dip, Red Hot Chili Cook-off and 2 mile walk. However, there are a couple of new events that Johnson is excited about.
Editor’s note : This is the fourth in a multi-part series covering issues pertaining to District 518’s space concerns and the Feb. 13 bond referendum . WORTHINGTON — The Independent School District 518 student population was at one time greater than it is today.