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Worthington man accused of sexual misconduct after meeting young woman on social media site

WORTHINGTON - A Worthington man is facing a felony charge after meeting with a young female whom he initially connected with on a social media platform. Juan Gutierrez-Larios, 19, is facing felony fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct after being accused of touching that was sexual in nature and wi

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2018-03-24 15:16:00

Sibley man pleads guilty to OWI in Sibley

SIBLEY-Jose David Aguilar, 20, of Sibley, pleaded guilty Friday, March 16, in Osceola County District Court in Sibley to first-offense operating while under the influence committed on Oct. 1 in Sibley. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail with all but two days suspended during a two-year formal proba

NWESTIOWA.COM - 2018-03-23 15:00:00

City targets Thompson Hotel, other rental properties over 'horrific' living conditions

WORTHINGTON - Conditions inside the Thompson Hotel apartments in downtown Worthington have become so poor, according to renters and police officers, that the city is considering changing the way it enforces health and safety violations that occur in housing developments. The city has identified othe

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2018-03-24 13:15:00

Primghar woman pleads to OWI by Allendorf

SIBLEY-Donna Louise Hinds, 37, Primghar, pleaded guilty Friday, March 16, in Osceola County District Court in Sibley to first-offense operating while under the influence committed on July 11. She sentenced to 60 days in the jail with all but two days suspended during a two-year formal probation to t

NWESTIOWA.COM - 2018-03-23 13:00:00

Meth pipe found in man's long johns in jail

SIBLEY-The Osceola County Sheriff's Department reported the arrest of Scott Alan Harms, 50, Sibley, about 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, on multiple charges stemming from a report of a suspicious person outside the Sibley Inn. Harms initially was arrested for driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado while

NWESTIOWA.COM - 2018-03-23 16:00:00

Two Rock Nobles corrections agents arrested

Rebecca Barraza, 25, and Cynthia Banegas, 37, were arrested March 18 and 21, respectively, and transported to the Cottonwood County Jail. Cottonwood County Jail Administrator Kristi Sell confirmed Thursday morning that the jail in Windom admitted both Barraza and Banegas for the purpose of holding

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2018-03-24 12:31:00

Ex-Worthington man receives jail time in local business theft case

WORTHINGTON - After considerable debate, a former rural Worthington man will serve some jail time after being convicted of regularly stealing from his former employer, Worthington Building Materials. Leonard Leibrich, 58, of Sioux Falls, S.D. received a stay of imposition on a felony-theft charge o


Stop leads to charges of marijuana, more

SIBLEY-The Osceola County Sheriff's Department reported the arrest of Jesse Tylor Telthoester, 23, of Stewart, MN, about 3:10 p.m. Saturday, March 17, on charges of first-offense possession of controlled substance - marijuana, a serious misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple mis


Sibley Man Faces Felony Drug-Related Charge

Sibley, Iowa - A Sibley man faces a felony charge of possession of contraband in a correctional facility after an incident on Wednesday, March 21st. According to court records, 50-year-old Scott Alan Harms of Sibley was arrested on a Driving While Suspended charge after a report of a suspicious pers


Man hit by Jeep trying to assist another

SIBLEY-A Sibley man was injured about 5:55 p.m. Friday, March 16, when he was struck by a vehicle about four miles south of Sibley. Delmar Jimenez Lopez, 35, Sibley, was among people attempting to free a vehicle from the east ditch of Pierce Avenue south of the 220th Street intersection. Leticia Pin


Minnesota Man Faces Felony Assault Charge

Sibley, Iowa - A Winona, Minnesota man faces felony charges after an incident on Highway 60 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. According to court records, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call on Wednesday that stated that someone was assaulting an older gentleman on Highway 60 near 250


Worthington man faces charges after allegedly pepper spraying Prairie House resident

WORTHINGTON - A Worthington man arrested March 15 is facing charges after allegedly stealing a personal item from a Prairie House resident and temporarily blinding her with pepper spray. Coal Mayer, 18, has been charged with felony third-degree burglary; felony third-degree assault - substantial bo


Sibley man arrested on assault charges

SIBLEY-The Osceola County Sheriff's Department reported the arrest of Cesar Santis Lopez, 31, Sibley, about 10:25 p.m. Saturday, March 10, on charges of domestic abuse assault and simple assault, both simple misdemeanors. The charges stem from a report of an incident at a residence in Sibley in whic


Murray County to sign deal for fireworks during festival

SLAYTON -The Murray County Board voted unanimously to agree to let the Fulda Area Community Club hire Pyrotechnic Display Inc., to shoot fireworks off at Seven Mile Park in Fulda during the Wood Duck Festival on June 16, with June 17 as a rain date. The board approved board chair James Jens to sign

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Multiple agencies seize more than 800 pounds of marijuana

Shawn M. Kaar, 34, was arrested March 10 by a Minnesota patrolman after 342 pounds of marijuana were allegedly discovered in his vehicle. The arrest was made within a few miles of - and at approximately the same time as - the arrest of Luvar C. Ivy, 37, of St. Paul after a Worthington police officer


DCI credit card fraud case leads to arrest of Okoboji woman

Michele Zeisler An Okoboji woman faces 19 felony charges in Woodbury County after authorities think she used stolen credit card information to make fraudulent purchases in two states. Michele Renee Zeisler faces six counts of forgery, six counts of credit card fraud and six counts of identity theft.


Sibley's aquatic center gets boost

SIBLEY-A big splash of money has made waves for the city of Sibley's swimming pool project. The Enhance Iowa Board on Wednesday, March 14, awarded the Osceola County seat city $250,000 - the amount Sibley requested - through a Community Attraction and Tourism grant for the rehabilitation and expansi


Kwik Trip to open in Worthington; another development likely to be announced soon

WORTHINGTON - Kwik Trip will open a new location in Worthington, the company announced Wednesday. The convenience store, gas station and two-vehicle car wash will be located on the former Hardee's site, at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Oxford Street. Construction will likely get done next yea


Two-county high-speed pursuit nets two arrests near Luverne

WORTHINGTON - Two individuals were taken into custody after a high-speed pursuit involving multiple law enforcement agencies ensued across two counties early Thursday morning. Mary R. Weddell, 23, of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Sean J. Symouksavanh, 27, of Minneapolis, were arrested near Luverne after ta


'Actions speak louder than words:' Students take part in National Walkout Day

The purpose of National Walkout Day was two-fold, which area school districts demonstrated by how they chose to uniquely approach the movement. Whether area districts' students vocally advocated for gun reform or not, one similarity took the forefront of all demonstrations. On the one-month anniver