August 11 news

WORTHINGTON – Tuesday is the annual Cruisin’ Downtown Worthington event on 10th Street. From 5 to 7 p.m., classic cars from the region will line the street. There will be live music by local group Daisy Chain, burgers from the Rock-Nobles Cattlemen’s Association, fresh produce from the Worthington Farmers Market and back-to-school deals from local businesses. For more information or to reserve a spot for the car show, contact the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce at 372-2919.

WINDOM - Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 71 south of Windom on Saturday afternoon.

17 year-old Katherine Kelly of Windom was driving a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser southbound on Highway 71 around 1:20 p.m. Saturday when she collided with a 2006 Chrysler 300 driven by 24-year old Geoffrey Krumweide of Trimont.

Kelly, a passenger in her car, 24 year-old Liam Kelly and a passenger in Krumweide’s car, David Krumweide, were all transported by Windom Ambulance to the Windom Area Hospital with non-life threatening injures. Geoffrey Krumweide and another passenger in his car, 23 year-old Nick Mahle, suffered no apparent injuries.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office assisted the State Patrol at the scene.

BERGAN – A Bergan woman was located Saturday after almost 17 hours of searching by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. 54 year-old Sandra Clark was reported missing from her daughter’s residence south of Bergan around 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Clark was located around 3:15 Saturday afternoon, approximately three quarters of a mile west of the residence in CRP acres. An extensive ground search was conducted and Clark was located with the aid of a plane owned and operated by Richard Hample of rural Jackson.

Clark was transported to the Sanford Jackson Medical Center via Jackson Ambulance.

HOSPERS, Iowa - A collision Friday involving a pickup and a semi on Highway 60 a mile south of Hospers injured a Hartley man. The Sioux County Sheriff's Office says 80-year-old Eldon Menke of Hartley was driving a 2010 Ford Ranger southbound in the right lane and 51-year-old Terry Bothun of Eyota, Minnesota was driving a 2013 Kenworth semi pulling a utility trailer southbound in the left lane. Authorities say Menke began merging left and collided with the semi. Both vehicles then went into the median.

Menke was taken by ambulance to Sanford Hospital in Sheldon. No injuries were reported to Bothun.

The pickup driven by Menke sustained an estimated $10,000 in damage; damage to the semi was estimated at $20,000.

Authorities say the collision, which occurred shortly before noon, is still under investigation.

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa - A head-on collision in the early morning hours Friday morning east of Spirit Lake on Highways 9 and 71 seriously injured a Minnesota man.

The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office says Deputy Josh Roberts was driving a patrol car westbound and 55-year-old Laverne Schweertmann of Breckenridge, Minnesota was driving a 1977 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound in the westbound lane. Authorities say Roberts swerved to miss the motorcycle but was unable to do so. The motorcycle struck the passenger side of the patrol vehicle.

Schweertman was transported by ambulance to Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake with incapacitating injuries and was transferred to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Deputy Roberts wasn't injured.

The Spirit Lake Police Department, Lakes Regional Healthcare, Superior Rescue, Spirit Lake First Responders, the Iowa State Patrol and the Spirit Lake Fire Department assisted on the scene.

SHELDON,, Iowa — Sheldon’s Subway restaurant reported they were broken into late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, August 6th or 7th.
According to Sheldon Police, the burglary was reported on Thursday. Subway reports that there was forcible entry to the business. A glass walk-in door was reported to be damaged.

Taken was $276 from one location and $906.32 from another, for a total of $1,182.32 in cash, plus an unknown amount of damage to the door, according to Sheldon Police.
Officers are investigating the crime.

MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis police are investigating a shooting inside a downtown nightclub that injured 11 people, including a Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle.

The team released a statement Saturday saying Linval Joseph was shot in the calf. He was treated for a minor injury and released. The Vikings described Joseph as an innocent bystander.

The Star Tribune reports eight of the 11 people injured during the shooting, which happened about 1:50 a.m. Saturday, were treated at Hennepin County Medical Center. Two people with serious injuries are in stable condition and expected to survive.

Club owner Johann Sfaellos told the newspaper it was a typical night with patrons busy socializing and dancing, with no fights until he heard gunshots.


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