WORTHINGTON -- Law enforcement officers with the Worthington Police Department are continuing their investigation into a strong-armed robbery attempt that took place around 8:15 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of 15th Street. The victim, a 29-year-old male, was reportedly riding his bicycle when he was jumped by three unknown assailants he described to authorities as African males. The men, the victim reported, were in their early 20s, one wearing all black and one wearing all white.
WORTHINGTON -- Your bank has failed and the FDIC is taking control of its assets! After months of financial scandals, woes and terrors, the warning doesn't seem that far-fetched, but the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) issued an alert Monday regarding an email scam that brings users to a fake Web site. "The FDIC has received numerous reports of fraudulent emails that have the appearance of being sent from the FDIC," the alert stated. The subject line of the email asks recipients to check their Bank Deposit Insurance Coverage.
WORTHINGTON -- After what seemed like a month of cold, rainy weather, Mother Nature cooperated Saturday and allowed a select group of pheasant hunters to attend the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources/Minnesota Pheasants Forever Youth Mentor Hunt. This is the second year of the combined venture, according to Nobles County Pheasants Forever president Scott Rall. "Last year, they took over 300 kids hunting (in the state), most of them for the first time," Rall stated. Sponsored by the DNR in coordination with Pheasants Forever, kids had to apply for the hunt by mid-August, and write dow
WORTHINGTON -- Another heated argument that started over nothing. Another round of yelling and hitting. Another session of name calling and threats. But this fight ended when he pulled out a gun and held it to her head. Luckily for Joan, her husband's actions seemed to shock him as much as it shocked her. The gun went off accidentally, but the bullet plowed into the floor and no one was hurt. "The gun left the house the next day," she said. The pistol might have left, but Joan didn't. She stayed with her abuser for another two years. Joan is not her real name.
PIPESTONE -- For some, Jesse James is considered a romantic figure -- the subject of songs, movies and many books. The Meinders Community Library in Pipestone, counting on the public's fascination with the outlaw, will host author John Koblas for a presentation and book signing at 2 p.m. Saturday. Koblas, considered a leading authority on James and the James-Younger Gang, is a Minnesota native and the author of more than 60 nonfiction books focused on U.S. history and American literary figures, as well as a popular fiction series for young readers.
SLAYTON -- A criminal complaint signed by a judge Wednesday charged a Garvin man with second-degree arson and first-degree criminal damage to property after he allegedly started a variety of fires on his parents' property. Mark Carl Mickelson, 47, of Garvin, is also charged with failure to report a fire, burning prohibited materials and burning a motor vehicle. The complaint states authorities and the Tracy Fire Department were dispatched to 2345 190th Ave. Monday shortly after noon after dispatch received a call of a vehicle on fire.
WORTHINGTON -- Two men narrowly averted tragedy Friday morning when their pickup rolled over on 250th Street just off Minnesota 60. Worthington Rescue and the Worthington Ambulance were called to the scene at 9:22 a.m. after the Dodge Ram truck driven by Cody Clausen, 21, of Brewster, rolled over into the ditch by Smith Trucking. When authorities arrived on the scene, Clausen and passenger Aaron Engelkes, 21, of Rushmore, were out of the truck and on their feet.
WORTHINGTON -- Ten years ago, Kevin Flynn approached his boss with an idea.
PIPESTONE -- Two men arrested after allegedly robbing a grocery store at gunpoint made a first appearance Thursday in Pipestone County District Court. Bail was set at $30,000 each for Luis Antonio Torres, 21, and Ronald Alexander Hernandez, 25, both of Worthington. Each was charged with first- and second-degree aggravated robbery and theft. Details of the robbery were released Thursday when the criminal complaints were filed with the district court. Two men, the complaint states, entered Cid's Latino Grocery Tuesday afternoon.
WINDOM -- An 18-year-old Worthington man was sentenced Wednesday to serve 100 days in the Cottonwood County Jail after pleading guilty to third-degree assault. Bounon Oun Tonsay, 18, will be allowed to use work release and the Sentence to Serve program to fulfill his commitment to the courts, and will be on probation until 2013. The alleged assault took place in May, but charges were filed earlier this week.