WORTHINGTON — After 37 years with Nobles County, Auditor-Treasurer Sharon Balster is retiring. During their board meeting Tuesday morning, commissioners accepted her retirement, effective June 30. Balster did not attend the meeting.
Benson ousted; Demuth, Zylstra return
WORTHINGTON — Two of the three incumbents who faced reelection in the Nobles County Board of Commissioners race will keep their seats, with board chairman David Benson ousted by a mere 32 votes by his opponent, Matt Widboom, in District 3.
Public hearing on request slated for 7 p.m., Nov. 13
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County Commissioners decided Tuesday to seek up to $13 million in capital improvement plan bonds for construction of a new library in Worthington.
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.
ARMER system is focus of levy-versus-reserves discussion
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County commissioners spent two hours Monday morning reviewing the 2012 budget in hopes of trimming a proposed 8 percent levy increase before the Dec. 8 Truth in Taxation public hearing.
JACKSON — Jackson County Sheriff Roger Hawkinson addressed his commissioners Tuesday morning, bringing them up to speed on talks between the city and county regarding a possible contract for sheriff’s office services if the Jackson Police Department is disbanded.
County addresses issues in strategic planning session
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County commissioners met for an all-day strategic planning session Tuesday, discussing all areas of county government to identify cost savings, collaboration and continued services.
Two resignations, burn-out lead to reassessment of agency
WORTHINGTON — Requests to replace two employees in the Family Service Agency were approved Tuesday morning by Nobles County commissioners, but the agency will need to reassess just how large of a caseload can be placed on employees.
Budget cuts lead to longer plow routes, slower service in areas
WORTHINGTON — Between the falling snow and the blowing snow, Nobles County snowplow drivers have had more than their share of work to do this winter season — but apparently it isn’t enough for some rural residents.
WORTHINGTON — After collecting $150,000 in state grant dollars and spending 20 months trying to develop plans for a joint dispatch center to serve six counties of southwest Minnesota, it appears the work may have been for naught.
County plans to reduce hours of position; cut others
WORTHINGTON — A trio of community fire chiefs came before Nobles County commissioners on Thursday in hopes of getting the county to reconsider its decision to cut the emergency management director position from full-time to three-fifths time as of Jan. 1.
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