SLAYTON – More than a year after an investigation into a suspicious trailer that was reported on the property of former Minnesota senator Doug Magnus, a felony-level charge has been filed against David Michael Brown of Slayton for the theft of an enclosed trailer and a 1934 Ford pickup.
Normally the State Auditor race is relatively quiet, but this year things are heating up. DFL incumbent Rebecca Otto will have to go toe to toe with DFL candidate Matt Entenza in the primaries August 12, and one of them will still have to face Republican candidate Randy Gilbert in November.
Gilbert stopped by Radio Works Headquarters Thursday afternoon for a visit with Director of News & Information Justine Wettschreck.
If you missed the interview on KWOA, you can listen in here:
LUVERNE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Rock County as a primary natural disaster area due to heavy precipitation, flooding and hail that occurred from June 11 through June 18.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he and President Obama are committed to ensuring that agriculture remains a bright spot in our nation’s economy by sustaining the successes of America’s farmers, ranchers, and rural communities through these difficult times.
WORTHINGTON – A Worthington man is facing two felony burglary charges and a gross misdemeanor for contributing to the delinquency of a minor after an incident that occurred over the weekend.
Anthony Promvongsa, age 19, is charged with first-degree attempted burglary and aiding and abetting first-degree burglary, according to documents filed in Nobles County District Court.
WORTHINGTON – A group of residents of District 518 are promoting the school referendum in the upcoming November general election and will be hosting a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 in the Worthington High School cafeteria.
The organization will be working to promote the continual opportunities offered to students of the district through the excess operating referendum and to avoid potential budget reductions in the near future. The group says the referendum is extremely important to the continued operations of the Worthington School District and the education of the students.
LUVERNE – The Madison, South Dakota man accused of vehicular homicide in the death of Steen woman Andrea Boeve made a brief appearance in Rock County District Court Monday with his public defender Virginia Barron.
Christopher Weber, age 25, pleaded not guilty to both the felony and gross misdemeanor vehicular homicide or operation and requested a jury trial.
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa - The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced low-interest federal disaster loans are being made available to residents and business owners in several northwest Iowa counties affected by severe weather and flooding recently. The loans are also available to those in several affected counties in southwest Minnesota and parts of South Dakota.
WORTHINGTON — Six of Worthington Public Utilities’ seven wells at the Lake Bella Wellfield lost ground in the last week, dropping in water levels anywhere from 1 inch to 1 foot, 3 inches.
WORTHINGTON – The City of Worthington Engineering Department has been busy this week, completing two projects while working on another. Turf restoration on the Nobles Street water and sewer reconstruction project from Minnesota 60 to Orchard Road was completed Wednesday, as was the drainage structure work on the concrete walkway project at Lake Street and Seventh Avenue.
Work continues along Lake Street and Lake Avenue from near Seventh Avenue to East of May Street.
FULDA – The city of Fulda will have a water shut-down from 8 a.m. to noon today for water tower maintenance. Residents may have cloudy water when service resumes.
WORTHINGTON – Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday requested that President Barack Obama declare a major disaster in Minnesota as a result of heavy rainstorms and flooding that began June 11. In a letter to the president, Dayton described widespread flood damage across Minnesota, and noted that he has expanded the state’s peacetime state of emergency to include 16 additional counties – bringing the total counties impacted to 51.