WORTHINGTON -- The warnings began days ago. Ice. Heavy snow. High winds. Some meteorologists have referred to the expected bad weather as "the Blizzard of the Century" and "the worst storm in 25 years." "This thing has been predicted as one of the biggest storms we've had in a long time, and it was predicted a long way out," said Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening.
11 a.m. Wednesday Update WORTHINGTON - Two people were in critical condition and four others were injured after a head-on collision at 11:57 a.m. Tuesday on Minnesota 60 south of Worthington. Cheri Macartney, 50, of Rosemount, was driving a 2002 Jeep Liberty south on Minnesota 60 when she lost control on the icy road and skidded into the path of a 2006 Ford pickup truck heading north. Macartney and one of her two passengers, Peter Macartney, 25, of Rosemount, were in critical condition following the accident.
SLAYTON -- In an effort to maximize revenue resources, Murray County commissioners discussed and voted on several resolutions and motions Tuesday morning that included possible assessments for solid waste and 911 rural signs and emergency service contracts. Murray County Emergency Medical Services Director Jim Gertsema had met with the board in September to discuss establishing a funding source for county-wide ambulance coverage.
WORTHINGTON -- A Worthington man is facing charges of uttering or possessing counterfeit currency and theft by swindle after allegedly passing two fake $20 bills. The charges against Brian Charles Soules, 45, stem from an incident which occurred seven months ago. Authorities were called to a convenience store May 21 regarding the possibility of counterfeit bills. The complaint states an employee at the store had only worked there two weeks when she accepted the bills from a man who frequented the store with a small dog, she said.
WORTHINGTON -- A Worthington woman who allegedly keyed a pickup truck last month caused more than $4,000 in damages, according to a complaint filed in Nobles County District Court. Johanna Renee Catalan, 22, was charged Friday with first-degree criminal damage to property, which carries a maximum sentence of five years incarceration and/or a fine of up to $10,000. The complaint states authorities from the Worthington Police Department were called to a retail store Nov. 16 at 7:44 p.m. to investigate a report of property damage. The complainant said she went into the store around 7 p.m.
WORTHINGTON -- A woman whose husband was caught under the wheels of a train in November was charged Friday with altering a prescription to receive a higher dosage of Lortab. Pamela Elizabeth Carey, also known as Pamela Carey-Chuol, 42, of Worthington, was charged with aggravated forgery-making or altering, aggravated forgery-uttering or possessing, and fifth-degree controlled substance procurement by fraud, all felonies. According to the criminal complaint, the Worthington Police Department was contacted shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday by Sterling Drug.
SHELDON, Iowa -- The people allegedly responsible for some missing kegs and a string of vehicle burglaries have been charged in O'Brien County, Iowa, in two separate cases, according to the Sheldon Police Department. Two men were apparently quite thirsty the morning after Thanksgiving when they allegedly stole four 16-gallon kegs of beer from an Anheuser Busch truck. Daniel Ohrt, 20, of Sanborn, Iowa, and Jordan Clark, 19, of Sibley, Iowa, have each been charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree theft and unlawful possession of alcohol for persons under age. On Nov.
WORTHINGTON -- A woman cited for shoplifting in August has recently been brought back to the attention of law enforcement when it was discovered she used a false name at the time of her arrest. Mirriam Rose Bruguier, 28, of Sioux Falls, S.D., was booked and released Aug. 20 after a Worthington Police officer was called to a local retail store for a reported shoplifter. The Loss Prevention Officer (LPO) was in the parking lot with the suspect when the officer arrived.
WORTHINGTON -- A search warrant executed in Worthington recently turned up more than illegal drugs -- a computer allegedly stolen from the Southwest Crisis Center was recovered during the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force probe. The task force applied for a warrant last week after a confidential informant provided information linking Jeremy Allen Potter to the consumption and trafficking of methamphetamines. Potter, 27, was less than a week away from serving five years of supervised probation for a 2004 controlled substance conviction when the search was executed at his residence on Milton Avenu
Justine Wettschreck/Daily Globe A windy wonderland A strong breeze kept the flag at Worthington City Hall standing at attention and people hustling to get out of the cold Monday. The wind chill today is expected to reach 25 to 30 degrees below zero.