Recent criminal sentencings from Nobles and Pipestone counties
All three individuals entered guilty pleas prior to sentencing.
WORTHINGTON — Three individuals were recently sentenced in criminal cases previously covered by The Globe.
- Jenny Zimmerman , 39, Osakis, was convicted in Nobles County Fifth District Court of second-degree drug sale and granted a stay of execution after pleading guilty. As part of her sentence, Zimmerman was placed on four years of supervised probation and given a $2,000 fine. Four other drug-related charges were dismissed.
- Worthington resident, Jady Alfonso , 29, was convicted in Nobles County Fifth District Court for illegally possessing ammunition and a firearm. Alfonso was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment in a Minnesota correctional facility after entering a guilty plea. Several other charges were dismissed.
- Jorge Medina , 23, of Edgerton, was convicted in Pipestone County Fifth District Court for terroristic threats. He was granted a stay of imposition and upon serving five years of probation, this offense will be relegated to a misdemeanor. Medina will also pay a $500 fine as part of his sentence.
Not much is known about the individuals, aside from authorities believing they are a family of Indian nationals, and part of a larger group apprehended in northern Minnesota, about 6 miles east of Pembina.
The vote to defer the bill to the Legislature's nonexistent 41st day came after no action was taken on a do-pass recommendation.
Before casting his vote in favor of banning home-grow, Rep. Spencer Gosch said he doesn’t disagree with the will of the people, but noted voters elect lawmakers to fix laws before implementing them.
According to a release from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the bodies of an adult man, woman and infant were discovered at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The body of another male, believed to be a teenager, was discovered shortly thereafter. All of the victims were located approximately 40 feet from the U.S./Canada border.