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First Lutheran Church welcomes pastor Jeanette McCormick
First Lutheran Church welcomes pastor Jeanette McCormick
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May 5, 2014
Bonding projects debated
ST. PAUL — The last remaining major puzzle piece to finishing the 2014 Minnesota Legislature is set to be put in place. Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, D-Plummer, Monday announced a proposal topping $1 billion to fund public works projects around the state. It came two weeks before the Legislature...
May 5, 2014 - 7:38pm
March 19, 2014
Rock County approves $4 million bond for roads, bridges
LUVERNE — Rock County Commissioners unanimously approved a $4 million bonding project following a public hearing in Luverne Tuesday and will dedicate the funds toward improving roads and bridges. “Every Rock County Commissioner will tell you the most common complaint they get...
March 19, 2014 - 8:42pm
March 18, 2014
District 518 passes Nobles Home Initiative
WORTHINGTON — The District 518 Board of Education joined the Nobles County board and Worthington’s city council in voting unanimously in favor of the Nobles Home Initiative during its regular meeting Tuesday night at Worthington High School (WHS). During the Tuesday meeting,...
March 18, 2014 - 9:36pm
March 16, 2014
School seeks $6 million to upgrade invasive species, bee labs
ST. PAUL — Critical research on Minnesota’s aquatic pests and food supply is being conducted in a century-old tractor garage and a condemned workshop on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus. The school’s bee laboratory is lodged in a small, unfinished cinder block...
March 16, 2014 - 9:21pm
March 13, 2014
House OKs plugging school lunch funding hole
ST. PAUL — Minnesota students would be guaranteed school lunches if senators agree with a House vote. By 130-0, representatives Thursday approved pumping $3.5 million into the school lunch program. The action came after a February report showed some school districts refused to...
March 13, 2014 - 8:42pm
May 2, 2013
Nursing homes rally for more funding
ST. PAUL - Maple Lawn Nursing Home administrator Arlan Swanson said his organization is the biggest employer in Fulda, but he says his staff...
May 2, 2013 - 11:38pm
April 25, 2013
Early childhood education funding gets a boost
April 25, 2013 - 11:28pm
January 18, 2012
Minnesota West optimistic about funding for field house
WORTHINGTON -- Minnesota West Community and Technical College President Richard Shrubb said Wednesday he's "pretty optimistic" about the college's chances to get bonding money this year to renovate and expand the Worthington campus field house. His optimism comes one day after Minnesota...
January 18, 2012 - 9:30pm
December 27, 2011
Regional counties earn SHIP funding
JACKSON -- Jackson and Cottonwood are two of six southwest Minnesota counties to benefit from the second round of Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) grants awarded by the Minnesota Department of Health earlier this month. Spearheaded in 2008, SHIP is part of Minnesota's...
December 27, 2011 - 9:16pm
December 6, 2011
Many ideas for stadium funding
December 6, 2011 - 9:17pm
November 30, 2011
Auditors say legacy funding needs to be monitored
ST. PAUL -- A new method of funding Minnesota outdoors and arts programs needs better oversight, the Minnesota legislative auditor warns. "Things generally are OK," Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles said in an interview. "But given the amount of money involved and the expectations,...
November 30, 2011 - 8:18pm
November 21, 2011
Commissioners at odds over funding
WORTHINGTON -- Nobles County commissioners spent two hours Monday morning reviewing the 2012 budget in hopes of trimming a proposed 8 percent...
November 21, 2011 - 9:43pm
August 23, 2011
SWMHC presents plan
WORTHINGTON -- It has been six years since Southwestern Mental Health Center (SWMHC) was asked to vacate its leased office space from the former Worthington Regional Hospital, and the agency isn't any closer to moving into a new facility today than it was then. In the past six years,...
August 23, 2011 - 9:48pm
May 20, 2011
Water system's funding drops
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System will receive $1,996,000 in federal funding for 2011, a record low since the project's initial authorization fund in 2001. "The good news is this funding will allow Lewis & Clark to keep the lights on," said executive director...
May 20, 2011 - 8:38pm
May 9, 2011
Minneapolis proposes $895 million stadium
ST. PAUL -- Minneapolis proposes building an $895 million Vikings football stadium on the Metrodome site, but two key legislative supporters...
May 9, 2011 - 10:39pm