THE PERIPHERY A Native Memorial
On Sunday I was driving south on County Road 18 near Red Wing, MN. Hilly and green, I was enjoying the scenery despite the lousy weather when I saw a middle-aged woman in military gear standing along ... Posted on 5/29/13 at 8:16 AM
THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW My Thoughts on a New Library for Nobles County
I woke up from my afternoon nap on Sunday, and before Id even gotten off of the couch, I was struck by something Id contemplated before: the fact that I, at the newly-minted age of 43, have turned int... Posted on 1/15/13 at 8:05 AM
Organization surpasses target of $150,000
WORTHINGTON — Through multiple fundraisers and the help of numerous local businesses and individuals, the United Way of Nobles County has reached this year’s fundraising goal of $150,000 earlier than expected.
WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Administrator search has been narrowed to four candidates, but names of the finalists will not be released until after each of the individuals has notified their current employer of their selection to advance to a second round of interviews.
WORTHINGTON — Tuesday morning marked the final Nobles County board meeting for outgoing commissioners David Benson, Diane Thier and Vern Leistico, and while there were well wishes, a break for birthday cupcakes for Leistico and a bit of reflection on the trio’s combined 38 years of public service, there was also much work to be done.
WORTHINGTON — Three months after Nobles County Commissioners set a not-to-exceed levy for 2013, they reviewed information during a special Truth in Taxation hearing Thursday night that shows a pared down overall levy increase from 6.5 percent to 4.83 percent.
Of 41 applicants, 10 asked to submit questionnaires
WORTHINGTON — The pool of candidates vying for the Nobles County Administrator post has been narrowed from 41 applicants to 10 individuals — three women and seven men — who will be asked to complete questionnaires in the coming week.
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County Public Works Director Stephen Schnieder reported to commissioners Tuesday that a pair of bridges in the county — one on County State Aid Highway 18 and the other on a dead-end road in Lorain Township — should be completed by the end of this month.
WORTHINGTON — A pair of issues appearing before Nobles County Commissioners several times in recent years may be on the road to being completed, following board action taken during Tuesday morning’s meeting.
Former EM director Emily Cenzano, dismissed in March, to receive $16,000
WORTHINGTON — Following a 15-minute closed session at the start of Tuesday’s board meeting, Nobles County commissioners approved a settlement with former Emergency Management Director Emily Cenzano.
Minnesotans are no strangers to election recounts, as recent years have brought us the prolonged Al Franken-Norm Coleman U.S. Senate battle and an extra-inning gubernatorial showdown between Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer.
Board could choose new county administrator or redefine position
WORTHINGTON — In the four months since Nobles County’s former administrator, Mel Ruppert, stepped down from office, the seemingly slow and perhaps sometimes painful process of reopening the lines of communication and rebuilding trust has brought commissioners and department heads to the next step in re-establishing a leadership position.
WORTHINGTON — More than 100 people attended a forum in Worthington Tuesday night to hear Nobles County Commissioner candidates speak on a variety of questions ranging from economic development to retirement perks and plans for a new library.
WORTHINGTON — With multiple road construction projects taking place with the Minnesota 60 four-lane expansion project, several Nobles County roads are handling the additional traffic as signed detour routes.
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