WORTHINGTON – During a budget meeting Wednesday morning, the Worthington City Council tentatively set a not-to-exceed levy increase for 2016 at 6.79 percent, which will be voted on at the September 14 meeting.
WORTHINGTON – A change of venue has been granted in the trial of Josue Robles Fraga, moving the case from Nobles to Lyon County District Court under the order of Judge Leland Bush.
The order comes as no surprise, as both Assistant Attorney General Bill Klumpp and Defense Attorney Cecil Naatz supported the move. During the first two trials, Naatz repeatedly requested a change of venues, which were denied.
WORTHINGTON - Bituminous overlay work is scheduled to begin Wednesday, September 2nd on Ninth Avenue from Tower Street to Winifred Street and Winifred Street from Lake Avenue thru Ninth Avenue.
Both streets will be closed during construction activities. Streets will be open to traffic when there is no construction activity, such as nights, nonworking days, and weekends. No parking will be allowed when construction work is in progress. Paved areas will be reopened as soon as the new bituminous surface has adequately cooled.
WORTHINGTON - Milling and bituminous overlay work on Fourth Avenue from 12th Street to 14th Street has been scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 1st, according to the City of Worthington Engineering Department.
Fourth Avenue will be closed to traffic during construction activities. Fourth Avenue will be open to traffic when there is no construction activity, such as nights, nonworking days, and weekends. No parking will be allowed when construction work is in progress. Paved areas will be reopened as soon as the new bituminous surface has adequately cooled.
WORTHINGTON – The complaints against the suspicious gray DISH Network van in the area have been resolved, according to the Worthington Police Department. The Minnesota State Patrol stopped the van and verified the credentials of the driver with his employer, according to Worthington Police Captain Kevin Flynn.
WORTHINGTON – For the second year, Love INC has received a grant from the Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation to help support their Clearing House Helpline.
Love In the Name of Christ of Worthington, or Love INC, is an affiliation of local churches, networked to provide coordinated help to neighbors in need. The Clearing House Helpline is a number people can call for assistance with a wide variety of needs. The caller is sometimes referred to a resource that already exists, or sometimes the staff at Love INC has to get creative to solve a problem.
MITCHELL, SD – A Worthington man arrested in South Dakota is facing 14 counts of criminal activity, including aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer, grand theft and possession of a loaded firearm.
WORTHINGTON – Three months after allegedly attacking his wife and adult daughter with a hammer, a Worthington man entered pleas of not guilty to multiple counts of first-degree attempted murder and assault with great bodily harm in Nobles County District Court during an arraignment hearing earlier this week.
Dessalegne F. Desta, age 61, allegedly struck both women on the head with the hammer during an argument over his wife’s decision to visit Ethiopia. Both women received skull fractures.
WORTHINGTON – The City of Worthington needs to be out of the golf course business, according to a statement made by Mayor Mike Kuhle on Tuesday evening during a city council work session. Following a recommendation made in early August by the Prairie View Golf Course Long Range Planning Committee, the Worthington City Council on Tuesday evening gathered for the special meeting to discuss decommissioning Prairie View Golf Links.
WORTHINGTON – No new information is available in the investigation into the homicide of Jan Pigman-Kruse, who was shot to death in the early morning hours Wednesday at her home in Brewster. Authorities have not made an arrest in the case, but have said there is no threat to public safety.
A spokesperson for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said she understands the community wants answers, which they are continuing to work on finding, but they cannot give out more details of an active investigation.