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WORTHINGTON — Worthington is on track to offer a lot of new outdoor fun by Memorial Day. The Worthington City Council unanimously approved to begin advertising for construction bids for its new Beach Nook at Centennial Park during its Monday meeting.
WINDOM — This year’s Cottonwood County Fair will experience some big changes. Or, rather, big additions. A concert, bull riding, fun run and kids inflatables are among new additions at the fair, which runs from Aug. 14 through Aug. 18 at the Cottonwood County Fairgrounds in Windom.
ROUND LAKE — A Round Lake man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly driving under the influence and fleeing law enforcement at speeds of 111 miles per hour in rural Round Lake. Alex S. Untiedt, 20, faces felony charges of fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and operating a motor vehicle with a concentration of .08 or more within two hours, both gross misdemeanors; and reckless driving, a misdemeanor.
WORTHINGTON — As has become tradition, Worthington will throw a downtown block party on Tuesday. During the ninth annual Cruisin’ Downtown Worthington, classic cars, antique tractors, fire trucks and more will line 10th Street from 4 to 7 p.m. for a family-friendly evening out.
REGIONAL — The crime rate in Nobles County has been experiencing a steady decline over the past several years, a recently released report indicates. According to a Uniform Crime Report published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, in 2017, Nobles County experienced a crime rate of 2,808 per 100,000 inhabitants. That calculation takes into account, and is a combination of, all Nobles County communities.
WORTHINGTON — Voters throughout the region will have the opportunity Tuesday to impact which selection of candidates vying for a variety of local, state and federal positions will advance to November’s general election. Some voters will also determine whether or not Worthington’s school district builds a new intermediate school or makes upgrades to Trojan Field.
RUSHMORE — A Rushmore man accused of stealing a motor vehicle from Sioux Falls, S.D. is facing criminal charges in Nobles County District Court. Christopher A. Stunes, 36, faces property theft, motor vehicle theft and possession of stolen property charges, all felonies. Each offense is punishable of not more than five years imprisonment, a fine not exceeding $10,000 or both.
WORTHINGTON — Prosecutors have charged a Worthington man with attempted murder following a Wednesday morning stabbing that left an adult male victim lying in a pool of blood, court documents say. Jose A. Reyes-Morales, 18, has been charged in connection to the stabbing in the 1300 block of Sixth Avenue that sent one individual to Sanford Worthington Medical Center. Officials could not release the condition of the victim, but the language of Reyes-Morales’ criminal charge indicates attempted murder.
WORTHINGTON -- A Worthington woman accused of continuously threatening another individual over social media platforms and instant messaging faces criminal charges in Nobles County District Court. Monica Soukphilanouvong, 23, has been charged with threats of violence and pattern of stalking conduct, both felonies. The stalking offense is punishable up to 10 years imprisonment, a $20,000 fine or both.
JACKSON — A Jackson woman allegedly drove her vehicle into a Jackson bar and grill Saturday on the basis of a personal vendetta against one of its employees. According to the criminal complaint, Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Mckayla K. Hart at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday. The 27-year-old was seen fleeing on foot after allegedly driving her vehicle into the front of Bridget’s Bucksnorts Brew Ha-Ha Bar and Grill in downtown Jackson.