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RUSHMORE — If vehicle theft is limited to those that are locked and not running, then a Brainerd man didn’t steal a vehicle from Rock Rapids, Iowa, he argued Wednesday morning to the Nobles County deputy that arrested him near Rushmore. Nicholas X. Stone, 24, said his decision to take a parked, unlocked and running Ford-150 vehicle in Rock Rapids, Iowa Wednesday morning was “an answer from God,” as noted in the criminal complaint filed Thursday in Nobles County District Court.
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man accused of assaulting a woman to the point she experienced difficulty breathing was arrested early Monday morning. According to the criminal complaint filed in Nobles County District Court, Marques A. Brinks, 22, has been charged with felony domestic assault — by strangulation; interference with emergency telephone calls, a gross misdemeanor; and domestic assault, a misdemeanor. The felony-level charge is punishable up to three years imprisonment, a $5,000 fine or both.
WORTHINGTON — What started as a reported early Sunday morning burglary of a Worthington residence resulted in the arrest of two individuals that resided within the same home. According to criminal complaints filed in Nobles County District Court, the Worthington Police Department was called to a residence at 1:51 a.m. Sunday in response to items allegedly missing from a bedroom that had been secured by a padlock. The padlock had been cut.
PIPESTONE — The Minnesota State Patrol recently confiscated more than 32 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated value of more than $200,000 during a recent traffic stop in Pipestone County.
SIBLEY, Iowa — The Osceola County Economic Development Commission office has a new leader.
WORTHINGTON — Despite Independent School District 518’s nearly two-decade-long desire —and multiple attempts — to vacate its aging West Learning Center building, repairs of its roof are now necessary, the Board of Education’s operations committee decided Tuesday. According to Superintendent John Landgaard, the north portion of the building’s roof has reached the end of its life, which is causing leaking. The building, he added, will need to be used for at least three more years.
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man accused of burglarizing a home, killing the resident’s pet parakeet and later threatening Walmart employees with a gun is facing charges in Nobles County District Court.
WORTHINGTON — District 518 Board of Education member Brad Shaffer has been elected the board’s new chairperson. Entering his 12th full year on the board, Shaffer was nominated and elected to the position Thursday after serving the past four years as treasurer. This will be his third year serving as chairperson during his tenure as a board member.
WORTHINGTON — Charges were filed this week against a Fulda woman accusing her of submitting false claims to the state’s Medicaid Program for services she didn’t provide, resulting in her personal overpayment of nearly $16,000 during an approximately four-year period.
WORTHINGTON — Teenagers Andy Garcia and Jessica Ventura say they’ve had some great teachers throughout their student careers. Their former teachers’ apparent enthusiasm toward education has inspired the students to consider staying in the classroom much beyond their graduation from high school, but from a different perspective.