Nobles County Sheriff’s Office
A Reading woman was sentenced Friday to 90 days in jail after 15 horses were found dead on her property in March of 2014. The Nobles County Attorney’s office says Joan Mary Moore, 56, pleaded guilty to five counts of animal neglect.
A horse owner in far southern Minnesota is facing multiple charges of neglect after as many as 15 of her animals were found dead at a farm near Worthington in late March, according to charges filed Wednesday in Nobles County Court.
Investigators found 15 dead horses on a Nobles County farm Tuesday afternoon. According to the Nobles County Sheriff’s office, the animals were found at a farm in Reading, which is near Worthington. Nine horses on the farm are still alive and in good condition.
Authorities said 13 passengers were ejected and three had to be airlifted to a local hospital after a transport van slid off an icy freeway in southwestern Minnesota Thursday morning.