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March 14 news

2-year-old Dessalegne Fissiha Desta of Worthington was sentenced Friday in Nobles County District Court after pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree assault in the bludgeoning attack with a hammer of his wife and adult daughter last May.

Originally, Desta was charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder along with the assault charges, all of which are felonies. In September of last year, Desta signed a plea agreement that would dismiss the two attempted murder charges with the agreement he would be sentenced on the assault charges according to Minnesota sentencing guidelines.

March 11 news

WORTHINGTON -21-year-old Hector Eduardo Figueroa-Coronado of Worthington pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony, after admitting in open court to having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

According to court documents, Figueroa-Coronado told officers after his arrest that he had met the girl on Facebook and that her profile said she was 19. He then told police she went to school with his 15-year-old sister, who was in middle school.

Minnesota state statutes set the maximum penalty for third-degree criminal sexual conduct at 15 years imprisonment, a $30,000 fine or both.

March 10 news

WORTHINGTON - Former Plum Creek Library System director Mark Luther Ranum, age 52, made an appearance in Nobles County District Court Wednesday, asking for dismissal due to lack of cause on the charges against him that were filed last spring. Ranum is charged with six counts of theft and eight counts of permitting false claims against the government.

Defense attorney Robert Gjorvad contends Ranum’s actions do not meet state statute regarding theft. Ranum used the PCLS credit card to make personal purchases for years, always reimbursing immediately. Gjorvad said it was only after a new chair was appointed after Jan. 1, 2015, that charges were asked to be filed against Ranum.

March 9 news

WORTHINGTON – The Prairie Elementary School Science Fair is open to the public from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday in the gymnasium, with the awards at 5 p.m. All are invited on Thursday afternoon to come see what the young scientists have stirred up.

WORTHINGTON — Prairie View Golf Links superintendent Kevin Black was given the Lifetime Award at the Golf Course Superintendent Association of South Dakota’s Annual Turf Conference on March 1 for his 21-year tenure at Prairie View.