Overall valuation of construction works drops from 2010, but permits for single-family ownership units rise
WORTHINGTON — According to the annual building permit report, the city is experiencing yet another year of growth — especially in the area of commercial and industrial renovations.
I read the story about the study under way to see the city would be better served with a new liquor store location. We are really good at paying for studies, but I wonder why we pay so much for them when the results are so unsupportable.
City residents could see up to 13.8 percent hike, county auditor says
WORTHINGTON — City residents can anticipate an increase in taxes from anywhere between 6 percent and 13.8 percent when they receive their tax statements next month.
Research laboratory is next project slated for completion
WORTHINGTON — What began as a challenge from the Blandin Foundation nine years ago — a challenge for Worthington city leaders to identify an economic development opportunity within the community — has now grown to include a bioscience curriculum at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, development of the Biotechnology Advancement Center in the bioscience park, an annual Bioscience Conference and a heightened awareness of research and entrepreneurial opportunities that exist in the growing industry
PLan aims to address multiple challenge through tax relief
WORTHINGTON — After a 16-month discussion, the Worthington Economic Development Ad Hoc Committee identified four challenges in the community that needed to be addressed — job creation, housing, quality of life and community image
MnSCU contributes $100,000; pond will be located on Minnesota West campus
WORTHINGTON — With a $100,000 commitment from the Minnesota State College and University (MnSCU) System, plans for a regional stormwater retention pond on the campus of Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Worthington are finally moving forward.
Concerns about soil contamination have slowed process
WORTHINGTON — What do the Tacos Lupe, former West Elementary and the one-time MC Fitness sites have in common?
They housed Worthington’s senior center.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council made more strides toward the construction of a new fire station at its Tuesday night meeting, approving contracts with a project architect and construction oversight organization.
Tentative scenario would give member counties three votes each
SLAYTON — With one dissenting vote, Murray County commissioners approved a suggested interim agreement Tuesday morning for formation of a regional dispatch center, but not without a significant change — their version of the agreement would give each member county three votes, but the city of Worthington would not be afforded the same voice.
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