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WORTHINGTON — Although he couldn’t remember ever burglarizing two downtown Worthington businesses, a Worthington man that appeared Tuesday in Nobles County District Court couldn’t argue that he didn’t. Virgilio Cerda, 22, submitted a Norgaard Plea in relation to an incident two years ago in which The Cow’s Outside (Buffalo Billfold) and Adorn 1024 were burglarized.
SLAYTON — Two Tracy individuals will serve two years of supervised probation and write apology letters to the subjects of a sexually explicit photo the duo snapped of while the other two had sex in an ice house on Lake Shetek near Slayton.
ASHTON, Iowa — With little warning, a neon “open” sign recently began flashing in the window of a historic building along Ashton’s main street. Despite its discreet “grand-opening,” Charlie’s is quickly becoming the town’s hangout location where community members can reconnect with one another over food and drinks. The eatery and bar is located at 3020 Third St. in the building that served as the Ashton State Bank from its its construction in 1913 to 1969.
WINDOM — A Stockton, Calif. woman will serve 180 days in jail or be placed on an electronic home monitoring system for possessing nearly 100 pounds of marijuana that a Minnesota State trooper discovered in her vehicle more than a year ago.
WORTHINGTON — Parker Sandhurst has spent a significant amount of his 25 years within Independent School District 518. The 2012 Worthington High School graduate recently returned to the place he says has had a huge influence on his life. Sandhurst started last week as the district’s new communication coordinator — a position recently revived for the first time since being cut nearly two decades ago.
RUSHMORE — Charges were filed late last week against three out-of-state individuals — two of which were wanted on active warrants — after drugs, drug paraphernalia and ammunition were allegedly found in their vehicle. According to court documents, on Jan. 17, a Minnesota state trooper performed a traffic stop on Interstate 90 near Rushmore of a vehicle driven by Anita Parra, 36, of Sioux Falls, S.D. The vehicle was described in the criminal complaint as having a “lived-in” look.
REGIONAL — Southwest Minnesota experienced a “record number” of job vacancies in 2018 — a statistic that has school districts across the region continuing to reevaluate their curriculums and redefine their educational priorities.
WORTHINGTON — Anna Meyer and Davis Moore can both add checkmarks to their lists of things they hoped to accomplish during their last year at Worthington High School. The two seniors were recently named the 2019 WHS nominees for the Triple “A” award. The annual award, coordinated by the Minnesota State High School League since 1989, recognizes high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics and the arts.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Police Department is asking the public’s help in identifying a masked suspect depicted in video surveillance footage from a weekend burglary at Pizza Ranch in Worthington. The department posted its request, along with still images from surveillance video, to its social media pages on Monday.
WORTHINGTON — In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a woman who personally knew the iconic civil rights activist and followed his legacy toward equality for all people will visit Worthington next week.