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WORTHINGTON -- Kenneth Shue is back on trial in Nobles County District Court, this time facing charges of third-degree sexual conduct for a March 2004 incident. Shue, 40, of Rushmore, was found guilty in November 2005 of seven charges of criminal activity, including kidnapping, two counts of second-degree assault, a third- and fifth-degree assault count, terroristic threat and false imprisonment in connection with an October 2004 arrest in Rushmore.
WINDOM -- The Windom City Council voted to accept the resignation of Economic Development Authority (EDA) Executive Director James King after a closed session Tuesday night. King, 65, was placed on administrative leave Jan.
WORTHINGTON -- The Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles took his wife to Tahiti for their anniversary and got bumped up to first class. He spoke of the free drinks and food, the clear blue sky and white clouds, and the pajamas brought to them at 11 p.m. Less than nine hours later, the plane landed in Tahiti. "There is a person on a flight called the flight engineer," Kyles said.
WORTHINGTON -- When Cavan Krekelberg and Erica Berger were tiny tots, they were the best of friends.
WORTHINGTON -- A Worthington woman is facing possible charges of fourth-degree assault and disorderly conduct or obstructing the legal process with force after a fight that broke out Friday night at the Long Branch Saloon had her taking a swing at a police officer. Stephanie Lynn Tague, 21, of Worthington, was arrested shortly after an officer tried to pull her away from the fight.
WINDOM -- Douglas Saunders instructed his defense lawyer to plead guilty to first degree murder following the Dec. 16 competency hearing, according to a legal memorandum regarding competency filed by attorney Calvin Johnson on behalf of Saunders on Jan. 30. The memorandum further states no plea will be forthcoming until the judge rules on the issue of competency. Saunders, 32, of Odin, is being held in the Cottonwood County Jail after allegedly killing 57-year-old Howard Hockel of Odin on Dec. 17, 2004. After a grand jury hearing, Saunders was charged with first-degree murder.
SLAYTON -- They gathered in the Murray County Government Center on Wednesday evening for different reasons but with one purpose. One person represented snowmobilers, one was a biking enthusiast, one was interested in horseback riding and one owns a campground. All want to see the Casey Jones Trail become a reality. The trail will be located in Pipestone, Murray and Redwood counties, extending from Split Rock State Park to Pipestone and then on through Lake Wilson, Slayton, Lake Shetek State Park and over to Walnut Grove.
FULDA --Reid Knorr was 10 years old when he first saw Su Fu Du perform in Fulda. The minute he saw the group of percussionists working their magic, he wanted in. "Ever since then I've worked to do it," Reid said. "I'm fulfilling a dream." Su Fu Du, a drumline based in Sioux Falls, S.D., is known for bright green uniforms, hilarious audibles, wacky visuals and intricate drum beats.
WORTHINGTON -- The Nobles County Sheriff's Office is investigating a series of burglaries and attempted break-ins that occurred sometime between 5 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to Nobles County Chief Deputy Chris Heinrichs. The Ellsworth Cooperative Elevator, Ellsworth Lumber Mart and Round Lake Farmers Coop Elevator were all burglarized.
WORTHINGTON -- Were you shopping at Christopher and Banks in the Northland Mall on Saturday? If so, the Worthington Police Department might want to speak to you. According to Public Safety Director Mike Cumiskey, an elderly woman used a $10 bill and $20 bill to make a purchase at the store, and the $10 bill was later discovered to be counterfeit. Cumiskey said he doesn't believe the woman counterfeited the bill, but probably received the bill as change somewhere else.