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ROUND LAKE — Two Worthington men were recently charged in connection to an August burglary of a Round Lake business. Coal Mayer, 19, and Stephen Dorschner, 21, have been charged with felony third-degree burglary and misdemeanor theft after Mayer allegedly called law enforcement the day after the duo broke into a business that reported missing money and jewelry. A burglary conviction is punishable by five years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine or both.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council moved Wednesday to increase its stormwater utility base rate by approximately 4.6 percent in 2019. As an effect of the increase, the base residential stormwater utility rate will be $276, a $12 annual increase from 2018’s rate. According to City Engineer Dwayne Haffield, the rate increase was proposed specifically to cover changes in debt service.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council gave the green light and $52,000 in financial support to a proposed carp population control project aimed at reducing Lake Okabena’s carp density to in an effort to promote a healthier, cleaner lake.
Editor’s note : In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, this article detailing an individual’s personal abuse uses a pseudonym so not to jeopardize the survivor’s safety. While she provided full details of her abuse, it has been condensed so not to break her anonymity.
WORTHINGTON — Drug-related charges have been filed against a Worthington man following a search warrant of his residence. According to a criminal complaint filed last week in Nobles County District Court, officers found marijuana and marijuana products throughout the home of Gabriel Miranda Jr., 28. During the Sept. 19 search, officers also allegedly discovered a scale box and nearly $18,000 cash, the complaint continues.
WORTHINGTON — In the Nobles County District Courtroom Monday, Luvar C. Ivy stepped aside from his seat in the defendant’s chair to console and kiss his wife of 16 years prior to the court imposing its 270-day jail sentence.
BIGELOW — Two convicted felons prohibited from possessing a weapon face criminal charges following an Oct. 13 investigation regarding individuals accused of shooting a shotgun at carp near the Lake Bella spillway.
JASPER — An Oct. 10 kidnapping that began in South Dakota and ended in Pipestone County has resulted in criminal charges against two South Dakota individuals who allegedly kidnapped, threatened and assaulted a hostage as they forced his mother to watch. Wilson Uriel Davila Marin, 26, and Elvin Evelio Davila Marin, 30, of Willow Lake, S.D., are both being held on $250,000 conditional bail and $500,000 unconditional bail in Nobles County and Pipestone County jails, respectively.
WORTHINGTON — In a special District 518 Board of Education work session Tuesday, district administrators, board members and board candidates addressed what Superintendent John Landgaard considered “four boulders”: the district’s space issues, Trojan Field, Community Education and soccer fields. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the next plan to present to voters in an effort to address space issues dominated the session’s approximately one-and-a-half-hour deliberation.
WORTHINGTON — A recent undercover sex sting resulted in three arrests and a string of charges related to the allegation that three out-of-town men traveled to Worthington with the intent to exchange money for sex with a minor. According to court documents, multiple law enforcement agencies met Oct. 11 in Worthington in connection to an undercover operation led by the Minnesota Human Trafficking Investigators Task Force aimed at targeting adults who solicit minors for commercial sex.