Skip to main content
Data: July 23, 2016
Data: July 22, 2016
Data: July 21, 2016
Data: July 20, 2016
Data: July 19, 2016
lewis and clark
June 20, 2016
Lewis & Clark in limbo; financing of expansion toward Worthington to be discussed
WORTHINGTON -- Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain will meet with representatives of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System and their lead engineer later this week to talk about the future expansion of the water line toward Worthington. Lewis & Clark had...
June 20, 2016 - 9:48pm
May 25, 2016
Editorial: Order, please, in St. Paul
Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain had a front-row seat to the end of the Minnesota Legislature’s session late Sunday. As Hain explained in Tuesday’s Daily Globe, a day of waiting around ultimately resulted in no bonding bill being passed — and, therefore,...
May 25, 2016 - 11:12am
May 23, 2016
‘Victim of the system’: Legislature’s failure to pass bonding bill means no new funds for Lewis & Clark
WORTHINGTON — It wasn’t exactly how Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain would choose to spend a Sunday. Nevertheless, Hain waited in and around a hearing room at the Minnesota Capitol for more than 13 hours for action on a bonding bill that included the final...
May 23, 2016 - 9:38pm
May 2, 2016
Letter: House Democrats take aim at Lewis and Clark
On seven occasions during a recent debate on a jobs and economic development funding proposal, Minnesota House Democrats attempted to remove needed funds that would complete the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System project. I was bewildered by the repeated maneuver. It was ironic...
May 2, 2016 - 4:07pm
April 11, 2016
Letter: Legislator's bill would finally end water project
I’m the chief author of legislation that would complete the long-awaited Lewis and Clark Regional Water System project. The majority of the funding for the pipeline is in place, and a reliable water source is now available in Luverne. Now it is critical for all parties involved...
April 11, 2016 - 5:46pm
July 1, 2014
Letter: Don't forget conservation when thinking about water
By Linden Olson, Worthington There has been a lot of discussion and a fair amount of ink lately about the serious water situation in southwest Minnesota and the Worthington area in particular, including the relationship of Lakes Ocheda and Okabena to the Lake Bella wellfield that...
July 1, 2014 - 8:22pm
June 13, 2014
Dayton meets on Lewis and Clark in Washington
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday he and Minnesota federal lawmakers had a productive meeting in Washington this week regarding Lewis and Clark Regional Water System funding, but believes it’s going to be up to state and local governments to keep moving...
June 13, 2014 - 9:52pm
May 16, 2014
Legislature works toward adjournment; House OKs bill with Lewis and Clark money
ST. PAUL - Minnesota representatives approved a pair of public works funding bills spending more than $1 billion early today as lawmakers head toward what they hope is adjournment for the year later today. The Senate is scheduled to take up the public works bills later this morning. Other...
May 16, 2014 - 7:29am
May 15, 2014
New plan for Lewis & Clark water breaks session deadlock
ST. PAUL — Rewriting this year’s remaining major spending bills to fund a water project for dry southwest Minnesota appears to have broken a legislative logjam. Finding a way to pay for the Lewis and Clark water system opens the possibility that the 2014 Legislature could end...
May 15, 2014 - 10:09pm
May 14, 2014
Bonding bill due in house, but GOP balks
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House expects to debate a public works funding bill today without a controversial house fire sprinkler provision and with partial funding for a southwest Minnesota water project, but possibly without enough Republican support for the statewide construction...
May 14, 2014 - 8:09pm
May 12, 2014
Thirsting for water
WORTHINGTON — As if Worthington’s need for water wasn’t dire enough with the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System hinging on the generosity of state legislators and a bonding bill, the state’s environmental agency is now threatening to shut down a Lincoln-Pipestone Rural...
May 12, 2014 - 10:43pm
May 8, 2014
Minnesota Legislature’s end is near
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House takes up medical marijuana today in what could be a debate lasting well into the night while pieces fall into place on tax and spending bills as the Minnesota Legislature nears the end of its 2014 session. Debate on the much-discussed proposal to...
May 8, 2014 - 7:38pm
May 6, 2014
Water system a symbol of bonding debate
ST. PAUL — Southwest Minnesota’s long-awaited water project has become the poster child for those who say the legislative public works funding process is flawed. Republicans in the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday said that the need for water should trump projects like...
May 6, 2014 - 9:46pm
May 5, 2014
Lewis & Clark out of House bonding bill
WORTHINGTON — According to District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, the Lewis & Clark Regional Water project may be left out of the Minnesota House of Representative’s bonding bill. Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, said he was informed Friday by Capital Investment Chair Rep. Alice Hausman...
May 5, 2014 - 8:00pm
Lewis & Clark in Senate bonding bill for $13 million
WORTHINGTON — Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian said he believed the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System would receive a significant amount of money once the Senate bonding bill was released. When the final projects included in the $1 billion bill were unveiled Monday morning,...
May 5, 2014 - 7:44pm