WORTHINGTON -- A Worthington man pleaded guilty to a third-degree criminal sexual charge on Wednesday, admitting he went too far after his victim asked him to stop. Jesus Garcia, 21, was arrested Dec. 31, 2004, after the victim told a friend what had happened and the friend called authorities. The victim told police she had been sexually assaulted in her home by Garcia after she had told him to stop what he was doing. Garcia was not home when authorities went to his residence, but was later located sitting in a vehicle outside his home.
READING -- More details have been released about the fatal farm accident that took the life of 58-year-old Raymond Cuperus on Monday. According to the Nobles County Sheriff's Office, Cuperus was pinned between a loader bucket and a manure spreader when the tractor moved in reverse. "We think he started the tractor to let it warm up and then walked behind it," Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening said Wednesday.
SLAYTON -- Collecting trading cards and celebrity autographs is not a new hobby by any means, but the Superintendent/Principal at Murray County Central has found a way to use trading cards and autographs to help fight the war on drugs, alcohol and tobacco. The MCC Rebel Card program debuted this week during home sporting events in Slayton, featuring 17 Rebel students on 12 trading cards. "It is to give positive high school role models to the kindergarten through sixth graders," said program creator and Principal Steve Jones.
WORTHINGTON -- An Adrian man is being charged with multiple counts of theft after an investigation by the Nobles County Sheriff's Office showed he was allegedly misusing his mother's funds after being given her power of attorney. Marvin John Hassebroek, 49, was charged in Nobles County District Court with six felony counts of theft over $2,500 and three counts of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. According to the criminal complaint, staff members at Arnold Memorial Health Care Center (AMHCC) were concerned that Hassebroek was misusing funds that belonged to his mother, who is a r
"I have a dream that one day this nation would rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths as self-evident, that all men are created equal.'" WORTHINGTON -- Almost 38 years after his death, the words Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke still live on as Americans celebrate his life.
WORTHINGTON -- Fact: Every dollar invested in early childhood saves $17 in welfare assistance, special education and law enforcement. Fact: The State of Minnesota invests less than one-half of a percent in children ages birth to five. Fact: More than 70 percent of mothers in Minnesota work outside the home and need quality childcare.
SLAYTON -- The Murray County Commissioners interviewed prospective Shetek Area Water and Sewer Commission (SAWSC) members earlier this week to fill two regular and three advisory terms on the commission. Fourteen people applied for the five open terms -- eight for the regular positions and six for the advisory position. The regular positions are for year-round residents; the advisory positions are for seasonal residents.
SIBLEY, Iowa -- Twelve illegal immigrants are in the hands of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after a routine traffic stop Tuesday became much more than routine. A deputy from the Osceola County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle registered to D&H Poultry of Sibley for an alleged traffic violation on U.S. 59 six miles north of Melvin, Iowa.
WORTHINGTON -- Despite letters from family members, neighbors and a therapist regarding Richard Ayres' health problems, Judge Timothy K.
SLAYTON -- Ralph Knapp, president of the Murray County Economic Development Authority (EDA), presented an action plan for economic development for 2006-2007 to the Murray County Commissioners on Tuesday morning, along with EDA Director Heidi Winter. The action plan has four focus areas: business and industry development, tourism, community development and EDA board/director. In business and industry development, the EDA's objectives include involving Fulda and Murray County Central students in new venture development. "About 70 percent of new growth comes from within in smaller communities,