August 25 news

WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Integration Collaborative and Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus, will host a Culture Corner presentation Saturday in the college commons.

Two sessions will be offered. The first, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., will include information about the country of Brazil, and the second, from 2 to 4 p.m., will showcase different techniques and styles of Brazilian dancing. Dance instructors and choreographers Celle Banks and Sebastiao Lima will lead the program.

The event is free and open to the public, and people are encouraged to bring family and friends. Certificates of attendance will be available for those who desire one.

LAKE PARK, Iowa – Beginning today, Lake Park residents are going to be searching for clues in a city-wide treasure hunt to find the city’s new medallion. Each day of the hunt, a new clue will be offered in businesses around the city.

On Friday, the Heritage Square Museum will celebrate the end of the contest with hot dogs, chips and more at 11:45 a.m., followed by a flag-raising ceremony at city hall at 1:30 p.m.

Today’s clue location is at Cap’n Ken’s. Tuesday is Buy Rite Grocery, Wednesday is Stan’s Corner, Thursday is the Lake Park Post Office and Friday is Heritage Square.

DOON, Iowa – The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was called Saturday to a residence near Doon at approximately 5:42 p.m. for a domestic dispute. Upon further investigation, Andrew Ricker, age 46, from rural Doon, was arrested for Domestic Abuse Assault, an aggravated misdemeanor; Interference with Official Acts, a simple misdemeanor; and Child Endangerment, a aggravated misdemeanor. Also arrested was Lila Klein, age 38, from rural Doon, for Child Endangerment, an aggravated misdemeanor. Both Ricker and Klein were transported to the Lyon County Jail, where they were booked in on the charges.

GEORGE, Iowa — A Rock Valley man has been arrested on drug charges in George. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 26-year-old Anthony Cooper of Rock Valley last week.

According to the report, a Lyon County Deputy was speaking with Cooper in George. It was discovered that there was a valid warrant for his arrest from O’Brien County. Before they transported him to jail, officers located marijuana and a marijuana pipe in his pockets.

Cooper was transported to the Lyon County Jail and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa - Estherville police say the death of a man whose body was found in an alley Friday was likely not the result of foul play .

The body was found shortly after 5:00 a.m. in an alley on the south side of the 500 block of Central Avenue. It was discovered by a woman who was driving through the alley, who then called 911.

The body was transferred to the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy. Estherville police say the man has been identified, but his name is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

Estherville police were assisted on the scene by the Emmet County Medical Examiner's Office.

MINNESOTA - Authorities have arrested four people in connection with the brutal attack of two men after they left a bar in Fridley early Saturday morning. The Anoka County Sheriff’s department announced Sunday it has arrested two men suspected of being the attackers, and two women whose involvement in the crime is not yet clear.

The victims, Anthony McCollum of Hilltop and Yani Singh of Columbia Heights, both 21 years old, were at the Two Stooges Bar in Fridley about 2 a.m. Saturday when the two women, whom they met there, asked for a ride to a nearby apartment.

The men agreed, and when they arrived at the destination, two men approached the car and attacked the victims, beating them and stabbing them several times; the women fled. McCollum and Singh were able to escape, and drove to another location where one of them called police at about 4:30 a.m., according to the sheriff’s department.

Authorities say they’re not sure where the group was during the two hours that elapsed between the time they left the bar and the time the victims called for help, the Star Tribune reports.

The suspects are a 25-year old man from Spring Lake Park, an 18-year-old man with no permanent address, and two 22-year-old women — one from Minneapolis and one from St. Paul. None of them have been charged as of yet, and authorities say they won’t release any more information about the case until charges are filed.

Singh and McCollum remain hospitalized. Singh has regained consciousness, but McCollum has not, according to the sheriff’s department.

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