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CHANDLER — A rural Chandler man was transported via air ambulance to a Sioux Falls, S.D. hospital after being hit by a bull Monday morning on a farm east of Leota. According to Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening, the condition of Ivan VanPeursem, 55, was unknown just before 5 p.m. Monday.
WORTHINGTON -- A former city of Dundee employee pleaded guilty to numerous fraudulent transactions over a one-year period while employed by the city.
WORTHINGTON — A criminal proceeding involving three out-of-area individuals allegedly involved in an armed burglary of a Worthington residence moved forward in Nobles County District Court this week.
BINGHAM LAKE — As far as Dale Minion is concerned, there’s nothing he would change about his lifetime of playing in the dirt.
WORTHINGTON — Criminal charges were filed Friday accusing a Worthington man of committing voter fraud in the recent Independent School District 518 bond referendum election.
LAKEFIELD — A Lakefield man was apprehended Thursday morning after falsely identifying himself as his brother and fleeing law enforcement on foot. Chase S. James, 33, of Lakefield, has been charged in Jackson County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime, gross misdemeanor giving a police officer a false name and misdemeanor fleeing a peace officer on foot. The felony-level offense is punishable up to five years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine or both.
WORTHINGTON — An intermediate school, $30 million limit and an August referendum were among some of the recommendations District 518 Board of Education heard Tuesday from two community-based groups.
WORTHINGTON — The WELL (Welcome, Education, Learning and Livability) collaborative project received another piece to its puzzle during Tuesday night’s District 518 Board of Education meeting.
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man was arrested Sunday after allegedly entering his employer’s hotel room and writing unauthorized checks to himself. Uriel I. Rodriguez, 19, has been charged with felony second-degree burglary and two counts of felony aggravated forgery in Nobles County District Court after allegedly writing two checks to himself for $150 each from his employer’s personal checking account. The felony-level charges are punishable up to 10 years imprisonment, a $20,000 fine or both.
ST. PAUL — A Worthington man’s first-degree criminal sexual conduct conviction and sentence have been upheld, the Minnesota Court of Appeals decided Monday. The appellate court upheld the Nobles County District Court’s conviction of Cesar R. Lopez-Ramos, 21, after a jury found him guilty of a 2016 incident in which he engaged in sexual intercourse with a juvenile under 13 years old. Lopez-Ramos was 19 at the time of the incident.