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MINNEAPOLIS — Jeff Voss will forever be known as a dedicated and influential FFA advisor. The longtime Jackson County Central FFA advisor was inducted into the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame Monday, during the organization’s 90th state convention in the Twin Cities.
WORTHINGTON — Area residents now have the opportunity to receive alerts to their phone or email if a train is anticipated to block a street for what would amount to more than a brief wait for motorists. The first alert went out Wednesday morning to individuals who had already signed up to receive public safety messages through Nixle, an electronic messaging system used by the city and Nobles County.
WORTHINGTON — A vehicle that appeared to be driving the wrong way in traffic at one of Worthington’s busiest intersections ended up crashing into a residence at 1219 Humiston Ave., Friday afternoon, just south of Burger King, according to Worthington Police Sgt. Brett Wiltrout. The investigation remained ongoing Friday afternoon.
WINDOM — Beginning sometime this week, FAST Global Solutions was expected to reduce its workforce across all campuses, including the one in Windom. In a general statement from the manufacturing company, the company announced that a workforce reduction of approximately 10% to 15% will affect both direct and indirect labor across all locations.
WINDOM — Criminal charges against several out-of-area men may be filed as a result of a recent organized multi-agency prostitution sting in Windom. According to a press release from the Windom Police Department, four men were arrested April 25 on gross misdemeanor offenses after showing up at a Windom hotel with the alleged intent to purchase sex from an individual they believed to be older than 18. The suspects had allegedly engaged in sexual communications with an undercover officer prior to agreeing to meet in Windom.
WORTHINGTON — Planning for construction of a second-story addition to the Worthington High School will begin soon, a result of action taken by the District 518 Board of Education during a special meeting Tuesday evening. After much discussion, board members voted unanimously to construct a $4 million second-story addition. Current plans now anticipate an additional six classrooms on the second level of the northwest portion of the high school building.
I sat in bed the other night and looked at my growing stack of magazines that occupies an entire corner of the bedroom.
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man was sentenced to just less than five and a half years in prison related to sexually abusing a juvenile younger than 13. Gustavo Saenz, 63, was convicted Wednesday of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, both felonies. Four other charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
WORTHINGTON -- A Worthington man was sentenced to 161 days in jail after being convicted of felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Christopher M. Singleton, 24, had already served his jail time by Wednesday’s sentencing. He was also ordered to 10 years (or until earlier discharge) of supervised probation and to pay a $1,000 fine. He was also sentenced to four years in prison, but will not be required to serve that if he’s compliant with the terms of his probation.
WINDOM — Orange cones and lane restrictions will soon start popping up as the construction season kicks off near Heron Lake and through Windom. On Thursday, members of the Minnesota Department of Transportation and project engineers hosted a construction open house for Windom and Heron Lake-area residents just ahead of construction kicking off next week.