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JACKSON, Minn. — A southern Minnesota man has been charged with murdering his mother in their shared home. Charges were filed Wednesday, Sept. 5, against Nicholas S. Thompson, 28, of Jackson in relation to the early July death of his mother, Rebecca G. Thompson, 51, also of Jackson, which is 30 miles east of Worthington near the Iowa border. Thompson faces one count of second-degree intentional murder and two counts of second-degree unintentional murder. The felony-level offenses are punishable up to 40 years imprisonment.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A southwestern Minnesota dentist and resident active in community organizations has been accused of inappropriately touching female inmates during dental exams at a South Dakota county jail. Andrew Heinisch, who practices dentistry at AppleWhite Dental Partners of Worthington, Minn., faces eight criminal charges related to alleged sexual contact of Minnehaha County Jail inmates and employees.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — A former employee of District 218 in southern Minn. vacated her position at the same time she filed a complaint against the district with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). District 518 Superintendent John Landgaard confirmed Monday, Feb. 19, that a complaint has been filed with MDE, which will prompt the state to conduct an investigation. The complaint came on the heels of former District 518 Area Learning Center Special Education Instructor Karen Abbott's resignation letter dated Jan. 24.
WORTHINGTON — Area law enforcement officers were called to a familiar location in Worthington, Minn., on Thursday morning, Nov. 9. A tanker, which appeared to be hauling cream, tipped after trying to navigate the Minnesota 60 and Interstate 90 roundabout by JBS in east Worthington. The cream spilled onto the highway while traffic continued to slowly navigate through the roundabout.