WORTHINGTON -- She could get lost in a crowd. Suzanne Hagen is coming up on her 50-year mark -- the 50th anniversary of the day she was diagnosed with type I diabetes. She's willing to talk candidly in order to educate people about the disease. "I could get lost in a crowd," she said, arms held out to her sides. "When someone has diabetes, there aren't outward signs that let others know.
WORTHINGTON -- A man who escaped from a mental health unit two years ago and was picked up several days later is now accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Christopher Daniel Hawkinson, 26, currently of Marshall, was living in rural Fulda in October 2007 when he was placed on a mental health hold because he was feeling homicidal.
PIPESTONE -- Anyone who has dreamed of being a movie extra may have that chance in August -- as long as they have a period costume from the Civil War. Every two years, re-enactment troops filter into Pipestone with their muskets, flags and uniforms of Confederate gray and Union blue.
WINDOM - What do corn husks, coconut shells, newspaper and a Coke can all have in common? They were all used to create a likeness of the baby Jesus. For the second year, the "Come Celebrate the Nativity!" display at the Windom Evangelical Free Church featured nativity scenes gathered from community members.
FULDA -- There may not be any snow on the ground, but the sheer number of snowmen inside the Fulda High School on Saturday more than made up for the lack of white stuff outside. The 36th annual Fulda Women of Today Holiday Craft Bazaar and Women's Expo show goers packed the gymnasium and hallways Saturday, perusing the offerings that ranged from jewelry to holiday decorations, all hand-crafted and up for sale. Fuzzy hats and warm mittens were displayed on tables next to baked goods, stuffed bears and, or course, snowmen.
SLAYTON -- With a prospective jury waiting nearby, Bradley Wayne Boje waited until the last possible moment before entering into a plea bargain with Murray County Attorney Paul Malone and the state. Boje's trial was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but postponed to Friday.
Editor's note: In November, which is Diabetes Awareness Month, the Daily Globe is running a story each Friday featuring a "face" of diabetes -- everyday people who live their lives while coping with the complications of a disease that affects millions of Americans. Today meet Michael Brauer, a 22-year-old sports reporter from Nebraska who now lives and works in Worthington.
LAKE WILSON - In a town where just the thought of another big bang makes people flinch, the Lake Wilson Fire Department was Johnny-on-the-spot when a report of a vaporizer explosion came across the scanners Tuesday night. The 10:20 p.m. explosion was reported at the Schmitz Grain Elevator, which is located directly across the street from Lake Wilson's fire hall. While some trucks were moved out of the hall, many of the firefighters simply donned their gear and ran across the street.
WORTHINGTON -- More than three months after absconding during the middle of his own jury trial, Marlon James Sands is back in town, courtesy of the Nobles County Sheriff 's Office. Sands was picked up in Yellow Medicine County and dropped off at the Nobles County Jail Monday. Sands, 24, was on trial in August for first-degree burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and fleeing a peace officer. What should have been a relatively simple trial became complicated when Sands, accused of entering an occupied dwelling and stealing two cell phones, waited until day two of his trial,
LAKE WILSON - The Lake Wilson and Chandler Fire Departments were dispatched to a report of a vaporizer explosion at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday night at the Schmitz Grain Elevator. With the elevator located directly across the street from Lake Wilson's Fire Hall, firefighters were on the scene in a matter of minutes, with Chandler's mutual aid not far behind.