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Semi accident on I-35 in Worth County

WORTH COUNTY, Iowa – The Northwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company (NVFC) says it responded to a semi accident Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 35. NVFC says the semi was apparently northbound around 3:14 when a tire blew out near mile marker 217. The semi went off the interstate and over Hickory Avenue before coming to a stop in the east ditch.
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Northwood woman charged with lying to get thousands of dollars in state aid

NORTHWOOD, Iowa – A Worth County woman is accused of cheating the State of Iowa out of housing and food assistance. Jennifer Hope Mikesell, 45 of Northwood, is charged with ongoing criminal conduct, first-degree theft, and first-degree fraudulent practice. She’s accused of lying to the Iowa Department of Human Services to receive $10,067 in aid.
NORTHWOOD, IA
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Electric controls for jail cell lights and locks on the fritz in Worth County

NORTHWOOD — The electrical system controlling the lights and door locks in the cell block at the Worth County Jail in Northwood has failed. Worth County Sheriff Dan Fank has briefed the Worth County Board of Supervisors. “The computer running the thing is 13 years old. The software is a special custom by Electronic Engineering and their employees, so it’s not a good situation,” Fank said. “We’ve been ‘BAND-AIDing’ it for a while. They told me: ‘Put a new computer in.” Well, that’s not working.”
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Saturday Morning Storms: Rainfall Totals

While we did not technically get placed under any flash flood warnings locally, there were still plenty of communities in northern Iowa that got a ton of rain in a few hours. This was due to both the actual cells having heavy rainfall as well as the slow-moving nature of the cells (only about 15-20 MPH). There was a top and bottom line of storms, and the bottom one almost "planted" itself over northern Iowa. So far, the highest rainfall totals comes from Rockford, IA with exactly 3". However, a communitiy in Worth county could potentially overtake that total as it is estimated that communities in Worth County saw more rain than any other county locally.
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Charles City men charged with antique vehicle theft

NORTHWOOD, Iowa – Two men have been arrested for stealing an antique automobile in Worth County. Danny Michael Dickhoff, 52 of Charles City, and Jeremy Thomas Scott, 44 of Charles City, are both charged with second-degree theft. They’re accused of stealing a 1947 International Panel Wagon on Thursday.
CHARLES CITY, IA
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Worth County farmer fined $4500 for violations of state’s manure management plan laws

MANLY — A Worth County farmer has been fined $4500 for violations of the state’s manure management plan laws. Craig Benjegerdes owns and operates an animal feeding operation in rural Manly which consists of confinement buildings housing 2900 wean to finish swine. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says an environmental specialist conducted a routine inspection of the facility and the facility’s manure application records on November 16th. The DNR says the records indicated that manure was applied above the maximum allowable rate in the manure management plan for the crop years between 2017 and 2021.
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Worth County fair queen contestants

The Worth County Fair queen contest was held last Wednesday evening, June 15. Pictured above are the contestants and last year’s queen (L-R): Hayley Wallin (Miss Congeniality), Emma Davidson (2022 Worth Co. Fair Princess), Teagan Johnson (2022 Worth Co. Fair Queen), Marli Backhaus (2021 Worth Co. Fair Queen), Jayden Beland, Sydnee Lindeman and Neveaha Wicke.
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Albert Lea man finally sentenced for Worth County crimes

NORTHWOOD, Iowa – Over two and ½ years after his arrest, a southern Minnesota man is sentenced for crimes in Worth County. Roberto Martinez Del Angel, 52 of Albert Lea, pleaded guilty to second-degree theft and conspiracy. He was accused of stealing a vehicle in Estherville and then helping burglarize a home in rural Northwood in September 2019.
WORTH COUNTY, IA
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Stolen snowmobile means probation for Kensett man

NORTHWOOD, Iowa – A Kensett man is sentenced for a stolen snowmobile in Worth County. Deryck William Leitner Sr., 48, has been given three to five years of supervised probation and ordered to successfully participate in the Cerro Gordo County Drug Court. Leitner Sr. pleaded guilty to altering vehicle identification numbers as a habitual felony offender.
KENSETT, IA
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Worth County man sentenced for gas station burglary

NORTHWOOD, Iowa – A North Iowa man gets a deferred judgment for burglarizing a gas station. Samuel James Crotty, 20 of Northwood, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree burglary. Charges of first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree theft, third-degree attempted burglary, and another count of third-degree burglary were dismissed as part of a plea deal.
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Worth Board to Make a Series of Appointments

The Worth County Board of Supervisors are expected to receive a manure management plan update when they meet at 8:30am on Tuesday morning. The board has been expecting an update on the situation and may ask specific details on the plan and its execution. The board is expected to make...
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Worth Co. Board votes to make EMS an essential service

(ABC 6 News) - The Worth County Board of Supervisors has voted to make EMS an essential service within the county. The resolution was passed in its third reading in front of the board. In the resolution, the board recognized the importance of maintaining and advancing the level of care...
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