CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Dayton backs clean energy
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Gov. Mark Dayton said Minnesota should move toward cleaner energy and set a goal to eliminate power use from coal-fired plants, he told hundreds gathered at the Capito... Posted on 4/22/13 at 5:56 PM
School board approves contract starting in fall WORTHINGTON —After much discussion among the board members at Tuesday’s board meeting, the District 518 School Board voted unanimously to accept Bud’s Bus Service as the transportation company, beginning in the fall.
SLAYTON — After two months of administrative leave, the Murray County Medical Center (MCMC) board voted 8-1 Tuesday afternoon to reinstate physician’s assistant Dan Woldt without any disciplinary action.
School board also hears special education details WORTHINGTON — Fourteen longtime District 518 instructors will take advantage of the retirement incentive the school board approved last month, it was announced at Tuesday night’s routine monthly board meeting.
Truth in Taxation hearing also hosted
WORTHINGTON — Facilities consultants Tom Tapper and Dave Maroney, who have worked with District 518 over the past several months to identify options for accommodating the district’s expanding student population, reported their recommendations at Tuesday night’s monthly school board meeting.
District 518 float wins top prize in King Turkey Day parade
WORTHINGTON — The September meeting of the District 518 Board of Education, hosted Tuesday at the Worthington High School (WHS) media center, was snappy and routine.
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.
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.
WORTHINGTON — On the condition grass will be guaranteed if good watering practices are followed, the Independent School District 518 Board approved a reconstruction project for the school’s baseball field, which would include an irrigation system and seeding.
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County Planning and Zoning Commission members addressed five requests for permits through the county’s land use ordinance, and another request for a conditional use permit Wednesday night, kicking off a busy stretch for the commission, which hasn’t met since January. Already, three out of the four Wednesday nights in April are earmarked to hear requests for construction projects.
WORTHINGTON — The District 518 Board of Education approved the purchase of long-distance learning equipment for a new high school nursing course which will be introduced during the fourth term of this school year.
WORTHINGTON — District 518 Board of Education met Wednesday morning for the second round of discussion concerning renewal of Superintendent John Landgaard’s contract which will expire June 30, 2012. Superintendent contracts are renewed every three years.
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