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LoVan makes brief court appearance

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WORTHINGTON – Chim LoVan, who is accused of stabbing 19-year-old Blue Thyboualoy June 19 in Worthington, made his first appearance in Nobles County District Court Tuesday with his public defender Louis Kuchera.

LoVan, age 46, was charged June 22 with second-degree murder and second-degree assault. Thyboualoy, who was stabbed shortly after 3 a.m., did not seek medical attention at the time of the alleged assault. Authorities were alerted to a man who had been assaulted at approximately 6 p.m. that evening, and Thyboualoy named “Monkey,” LoVan’s alias, as his attacker.


June 30 news

MOUNTAIN LAKE – Two people were injured during a collision on Minnesota 60 near Mountain Lake Monday evening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. At approximately 5:43 p.m., Avery Herrig, age 25, of Windom, was westbound on Minnesota 60 in a 2010 Jeep Wrangler with passenger Rachel Herrig, age 22. Also westbound was Jibril Rahmeto, age 31, of Minneapolis, in a 2011 Freightliner. The two vehicles collided, totaling the Jeep. Avery Herrig sustained serious injuries and was taken to a hospital in Sioux Falls.


Carol Hieronimus chosen as Sanford Network Employee of the Year

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WORTHINGTON – It isn’t nice to tell a fib, but sometimes the end does justify the means. Especially when it’s the only way to surprise someone in a really great way.

That is exactly what happened to Carol Hieronimus Monday – she had the day off work, but was unexpectedly called in to Sanford Clinic, where she has worked as a nurse since 2008. She had taken the day off because she had family in town and was planning to go out to lunch with them.


June 29 news

HILLS – A Sioux Falls man suffered serious injuries when his 2004 Chevrolet Venture van left the roadway and rolled in the early morning hours on Sunday. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Obede Bikorimana, 27, of Sioux Falls, SD, was eastbound on Interstate 90 near mile marker 3 in his van when it left the roadway to the right and rolled into the ditch, causing him serious injury. He was taken to the Sanford Sioux Falls Trauma Center. The van was totaled.


Renowned wrestler Dan Gable to speak at King Turkey Day

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WORTHINGTON – The King Turkey Day Board of Directors has announced Dan Gable as the featured speaker for the 76th annual King Turkey Day celebration.

Gable will speak at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19th, on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Tenth Street.


June 26 news

WINDOM - Steve Nasby, administrator for the City of Windom, was elected Thursday as the president of the League of Minnesota Cities for 2015-2016. The election took place at the League’s Annual Conference in Duluth.

Nasby has worked as the Windom city administrator since March of 2006. Prior to that, he was employed for 13 years in planning and community development in Iowa City, Iowa. Nasby has served as a member of the League’s Board of Directors since 2010, and as First Vice President in 2014-2015.


Promenade on Oxford investor could be ready to name retailers within months

WORTHINGTON – Brian Pellowski isn’t quite ready to start naming names, but said this week that in the next 60 days, there will be announcements of retail tenants for Promenade on Oxford that will be “very big for the city of Worthington.”

Pellowski, owner of PBK Investments, is the developer who finally coaxed the former Northland Mall out of Mike Kohen’s neglectful clutches after he saw the potential more than two years ago in the area and in the city of Worthington.


June 25 news

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa - A collision Tuesday night in Spirit Lake involving a car and a bicycle claimed the life of the bicyclist. Authorities haven't released the victim's name, pending notification of relatives.

The Iowa State Patrol says the driver of the car, 23-year-old Dustin Abbas of Milford, wasn't injured.

The collision took place shortly before midnight at the intersection of Highway 71 and 34th Street. Authorities say Abbas was southbound in the outside lane of the highway when he collided with the rear of the bike, which was also southbound in the same lane of traffic.


Charges filed: Worthington prostitution sting nets six arrests

WORTHINGTON – Six men were allegedly caught in a prostitution sting after the Worthington Police Department and other local jurisdictions placed an advertisement in the adult entertainment section of the website backpages.com.