US Supreme Court will not hear Nobles County case

WORTHINGTON - An attempt by a Worthington man to bring the Confrontation Clause in front of the country's highest court has failed. The US Supreme Court will not hear the case of Minnesota versus Lopez-Ramos, a Worthington man convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Cesar Lopez-Ramos was convicted in 2016 of first-degree criminal sexual conduct against a 12-year-old victim. He was sentenced in 2017 to 12 years in prison.

Nobles County plows are out

WORTHINGTON - Nobles County plows are out working, according to Cliff Altman of the Nobles County Highway Department.

Altman said visibility got better around 4:30 p.m., so his veteran plow drivers hit the road to clear out as much as they could.

Worthington, Nobles plows are not out; keeping an eye on roads and visibility

January 17, 2020 9:30 a.m.
WORTHINGTON - Worthington Public Works Director Todd Wietzema said that as of 9 a.m., city plows are not out, and according to Cliff Altman at the Nobles County Highway Department, county plows are also not plowing at this time.

MnDOT warns of road conditions ahead of impending storm

MINNESOTA - With significant snow and strong winds forecast for Friday and Saturday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists to plan for difficult driving conditions or make alternate plans.

Heavy snowfall combined with moderate winds can dramatically reduce visibility during the storm and continued wind gusts after the storm may prolong MnDOT snowplow drivers’ ability to recover the roads.

WPU warns customers of scam calling in area

WORTHINGTON - Worthington Public Utilities and the Worthington Police Department has been receiving calls today reporting what is most assuredly a scam, and want to warn people not to fall for it.

According to reports, customers from the WPU are getting phone calls stating that if the customer does not go purchase a pre-paid credit card and send the information to a certain electronic address, their service will be shut off in the next 20 minutes.