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JACKSON — There was a surge of energy Wednesday afternoon on Minnesota West Community and Technical College’s Jackson campus. The occasion was to celebrate the college’s new $2.55 million indoor powerline technology training facility — the first of its kind in Minnesota — that will educate future linemen.
WORTHINGTON — A September omnibus hearing has been set for an Ellsworth man accused of damaging and stealing from Ellsworth Public School property earlier this month. Joseph Jones, 29, was arrested Aug. 16 and charged with second-degree burglary and theft, both felonies; and fourth-degree damage to property, a misdemeanor.
WORTHINGTON — A former Worthington man pleaded not guilty to five charges stemming from an alleged July 14 incident. Carmelo Burgos-Berrocal, 27, now of Sioux Falls, S.D., pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Nobles County District Court to threats of violence, domestic assault — by strangulation and false imprisonment, all felonies. He also pleaded not guilty to interfering with an emergency telephone call, a gross misdemeanor and domestic assault — bodily harm, a misdemeanor.
WORTHINGTON — A Marshall man was arrested Friday on a bench warrant for violating his probation. Matthew Haas, 36, was booked in Nobles County Jail after being arrested by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office following an Aug. 12 incident.
WORTHINGTON — Despite it being a couple months before bells will ring and change will clank in red kettles, members of the Salvation Army are actively preparing for the upcoming Red Kettle Campaign. At the local level, preparation includes the need for a service unit kettle coordinator.
WORTHINGTON — A painting either works, or it doesn’t. That’s the philosophy artist Kevin Dumdei has painted on for nearly 50 years.
WORTHINGTON — A Luverne man apprehended in Nobles County on Wednesday has been charged with being a fugitive from justice from other state, a felony.
WORTHINGTON — With minimal grant dollars available to replace aging election equipment, Nobles County is asking the county’s precincts to weigh in on the future of conducting elections.
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County is evaluating its election equipment and how to conduct elections in the future. According to Nobles County Auditor/Treasurer Beth Van Hove, most of the county’s election equipment dates back to 2006 and was fully funded by the Minnesota Legislature. Funding is again available, after the legislature approved $7 million in a new a government finance bill with the intent to replace aging election equipment in precincts across the state.
WORTHINGTON — A former Worthington man has pleaded guilty to third-degree possession of one or more mixtures containing a narcotic drug. Treyvon Reed, 21, was sentenced Wednesday in Nobles County District Court to two years probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine for the felony charge. Judge Terry Vajgrt accepted Reed’s plea agreement, dismissing three other drug-related charges pending successfully completing probation.