WORTHINGTON — Amy Hakeneis, 44, of Fulda was sentenced Wednesday for two counts of felony financial transaction card fraud following her 2018 arrest for stealing from her former employer, Maple Lawn Senior Care of Fulda.
WORTHINGTON — Virgilio Cerda, 22, was sentenced Tuesday morning for the January 2017 burglaries of downtown businesses Buffalo Billfold and Adorn 1024 after pleading guilty to third-degree felony burglary and felony theft charges.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council approved the first reading of a proposed amendment to city code during its regular meeting Monday night. In an effort to protect the environment of Lake Okabena, a 1995 ordinance created regulations on development around public waters. Among the rules decided at that time was a requirement that any water-oriented structure built between 10 and 50 feet of the high water line may not include water or sewer connections.
ST. PAUL — A bill has passed in the Minnesota House of Representatives that proposes an Equal Rights Amendment to the state constitution reading, “Equality under the law shall not be abridged or denied on account of gender.” During discussion on the House floor Thursday, some representatives expressed concern about the use of the word “gender” as opposed to “sex” in the proposed amendment. Three attempts to change that language failed when put to a vote.
WORTHINGTON — Alec Langerud and Steven Adams, 14-year-old freshmen at Worthington High School, have turned this season’s heavy snowfall into a work of art. As they came home from school last week, they noticed the city plows had piled their street’s snow into the middle of their culs-de-sac on Woodcrest Avenue. “We said, ‘Hey, why don’t we make a fort out of that?’” said Alec.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council approved the first reading of a proposed amendment to city code at its regular meeting Monday night. In an effort to protect the environment of Lake Okabena, a 1995 ordinance created regulations on development around public waters. Among the rules decided at that time was a requirement that any water-oriented structure built between 10 and 50 feet of the high water line may not include water or sewer connections.
ST. PAUL — State lawmakers have proposed legislation to outlaw all cell phone use while driving unless the device is used in a hands-free or voice-activated manner. “Hopefully it would make the roadways safer,” Worthington Police Capt. Kevin Flynn said .
REGIONAL — Gun law reform has generated community debate following the recent announcement of a push to amend Minnesota’s Constitution to specifically protect citizens’ right to bear arms. Minnesota is one of only six states whose state constitution does not include an affirmation of the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — namely, the right to bear and keep arms. The Minnesota Republican Caucus would like to change that.
SLAYTON — With prom season fast approaching, high school juniors and seniors are already considering whom to ask and what to wear. Wardrobe is one of the biggest expenses of prom, including dresses that can cost $500 or more. Such a price means that some people don’t get a chance to experience this rite of passage. In response to this reality, Hearts and Hands of Murray County hosted its second annual Cinderella’s Closet prom dress drive.
WORTHINGTON — Lakeshore Travel Plaza will open for business at 1 p.m. Thursday, offering Godfather’s Pizza, Caribou Coffee and other quality amenities. Board Vice Chair Jon Weitgenant invites the community to stop by for “breakfast sandwiches, cinnamon rolls and caramel rolls” as well as a gas tank fill-up at one of six gas pumps or four diesel pumps. The plaza is located at the intersection of Nobles County 57 and U.S. 59/Minnesota 60.