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LAKEFIELD — After years of dreaming and weighing options, the Prairie Ecology Bus Center (PEBC) has moved and installed a new educational building on its site at Sparks Park on the north side of Lakefield.
School district asking for help to repair building, replace worn equipment
FULDA — The Aquasize group in Fulda hasn’t been able to meet since January, but most of the members are getting quite the workout these days by scrubbing, cleaning and painting. Some are even making their husbands help.
Commissioners approve several permits Tuesday
WORTHINGTON — With eight conditional use permits brought before the Nobles County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Environmental Services Director Wayne Smith said the county is “in the midst of a building boom.”
Andre Gebremariam places a stick arm in the snowman as his mother, Jasmine Monier, and sister, Nadia Gebremariam, look on Thursday afternoon in Worthington. The (relatively) warm weather and sunshine combine to make optimal conditions for snowballs and snow sculptures.
WORTHINGTON — With economic development considerations on their minds, the Worthington City Council opted Monday night to declare a city-owned building as surplus property and sell a separate such piece of land.
JACKSON — The Jackson Preservation Alliance will gather evidence that the 1938 portion of the Jackson County Resource Center is of historical significance in hopes of utilizing the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act (MERA) to halt the demolition of the structure, the group’s president said at its meeting Thursday in the Jackson American Legion.
SLAYTON — By the end of the public meeting regarding the expansion and renovation of the Murray County Law Enforcement Center Thursday, Murray County Commissioner Kevin Vickerman admitted to the Daily Globe on the record he was supportive of the $1.4 million project that would give the sheriff’s office the space it desperately needs.
Early stages of ground construction continues on Oxford Street at the site of the current Budget Inn property, which will most likely be torn down sometime in June. A new Hy-Vee supermarket is one of the building projects planned in Worthington for summer 2010. The new Hy-Vee will be a 60,565 square-foot facility.
WORTHINGTON — Construction workers should begin preliminary work on the Worthington Middle School addition and renovation project in late March, director of management services Dave Skog told the school board’s instructional committee Tuesday.
JACKSON — After another round of extensive investigation into needs, costs and options, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 last week to build a scaled-down $7 million dollar county services building on the site of the existing 1938 portion of the Jackson County Resource Center.
WORTHINGTON — Tuesday’s vote finalized the decision. The Calvin Knuth Post 5 American Legion will lock its doors after close of business Saturday.
The first vote by attending members to close the doors took place during the December meeting, but financial officer Steve Ahlberg presented information and numbers Tuesday during an open meeting, followed by a closed meeting and a final vote.
City council to pursue purchase of downtown building
WORTHINGTON — The devil is in the details, but the grant money is not.
During a special city council meeting Wednesday, council members committed themselves to a public use for the former Worthington Area YMCA facility, a stipulation of the grant for which they want to apply.
Council committed to the public purpose in plans to find purpose for the old YMCA
WORTHINGTON — A specific purpose for the former Worthington Area YMCA building has not yet been decided, but council members have taken the first step to ensure that it houses something — and that something will likely serve a public purpose.
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