Nobles County

Nobles County, Minnesota

1530 Airport Rd
Worthington, MN 56187
Phone: (507) 372-8263
Fax: (507) 372-4994

On the southwestern border of MN, southwest of Mankato; established May 23, 1857 (prior to statehood) from Jackson County. Name Origin: For William H. Nobles (1816-76), MN Territory legislator (1854;1856); discovered Nobles Pass through the Rocky Mountains

Area (sq mi):: 722.33 (land 715.39; water 6.94) Population per square mile: 28.70
Population 2005: 20,508 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.60%; 1990-2000 3.70% Population 2000: 20,832 (White 82.70%; Black or African American 1.10%; Hispanic or Latino 11.20%; Asian 4.00%; Other 8.40%). Foreign born: 9.00%. Median age: 37.50
Income 2000: per capita $16,987; median household $35,684; Population below poverty level: 11.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,188-$26,127
Unemployment (2004): 3.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 15.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Worthington County seat (11,087)

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    The Nobles County sheriff won't take no for an answer.
    Last year, the ACLU sued Nobles County and Wilkening for holding Jose Lopez Orellana for 10 days on an immigration detainer after being arrested for a DWI.
    "Plaintiff [Rodrigo] Esparza was unlawfully jailed after Nobles County Jail staff told his family that they would not release him even if his bond was paid.
    Earlier, the USDA confirmed the H5N2 strain in a flock of 53,000 turkeys in Beadle County of eastern South Dakota, and a fourth Minnesota case in the southwest part of the state, in Nobles County, involving a commercial turkey farm with about 21,000 birds.
    The Board of Animal Health said that the highly pathogenic H5N2 virus was found at a commercial turkey farm in Nobles County.
    Outland will provide full-time services for the 201-megawatt (MW) Nobles wind farm in Nobles County and the 100.5 MW Grand Meadow wind farm in Mower County, both located in Minnesota.
    Outland Energy Services will offer full-time services for the 201MW Nobles wind farm in Nobles County, and the 100.5MW Grand Meadow wind farm in Mower County in Minnesota.
    The use of interpreters is common throughout the state although more so in certain counties, said Murray County Attorney Travis Smith, who acted as a Special Assistant County Attorney for Nobles County. The state uses a language line to provide telephone interpretations which makes the process more efficient, Smith said.
    This wind farm, located in Nobles County, consists of 134, 1.5-megawatt General Electric wind turbines generating enough power to serve approximately 66,500 homes.