Skip to main content
Conservative group faults Minnesota tax law
Nobles County makes strides in broadband thanks to Blandin Foundation
Motivational speaker Patrick remembered
County considers bonding for roads, capital projects
‘Coffee with a Cop’ set for Oct. 11
College volleyball: West loses in three tight games
Cross country: No. 1 Fairmont looking sharp
Prep football: Trojan football 'just feels right'
College football: Bluejays' Andrew Sorensen leads nation in tackles
High school volleyball: H-BC out-hits W-WG in thrilling five-setter
Column: Sniffles and The Cyber go to town
Column: I'm not done yet -- a tribute to a friend
Column: I'm not done yet -- a tribute to a friend
Letter: Bravo to many for a great Turkey Day
Letter: It was great to have KTD back downtown
Leonard "Jim" Rients
Arlyn V. McClure
Looking Back: 1966 -- Luverne man awarded bronze star for ‘heroic achievement’
Truesdell is new pastor at American Reformed Church
Bosmas add barn quilt to their northwest Iowa property
Column: Shaking Up the Sanctuary
Looking Back: 1991 -- Perkins family receives conservation honor
Out and About
Rehborg 50th annivwrsary
Benson 55th anniversary
Bakker 50th anniversary
Data: Sept. 29, 2016
Data: Sept. 27, 2016
Data: Sept. 26, 2016
Data: Sept. 24, 2016
Notice of Public Hearing
April 4, 2016
Worthington Public Utilities recognized as very reliable
WORTHINGTON — Worthington Public Utilities has been given the Certificate of Excellence in Reliability by the American Public Power Association. “It’s a big deal,” said Worthington Public Utilities Manager Scott Hain during the WPU Water & Light Commission meeting Monday....
April 4, 2016 - 9:31pm
October 19, 2015
Protecting, conserving drinking water
WORTHINGTON — A decade after completing its first wellhead protection plan, Worthington Public Utilities is in the process of updating not only the plan, but the areas around Worthington that are considered to be within the Drinking Water Supply Management Area (DWSMA). Sue Wojtkiewicz,...
October 19, 2015 - 7:59pm
June 5, 2015
Commission OKs first of two Sandpiper pipeline permits
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Friday granted one of two necessary permits to Enbridge for its proposed Sandpiper pipeline, a project that has been met with repeated protests in Minnesota. The certificate of need unanimously granted by the commission verifies...
June 5, 2015 - 9:17pm
May 21, 2015
Letter: Leave "net metering" law alone
By Mike Handzus, Lakefield Federated Rural Electric Richard Burud’s comments in his May 8 letter to the editor are obviously very biased toward the utilities. What he doesn’t mention is that the “net metering” law has been in effect for years and is for alternative energy...
May 21, 2015 - 5:31pm
April 27, 2015
In transportation debate, mayors want to be remembered
ST. PAUL — Minnesota mayors say their cities need more street money from the state. “A preemptive strike is needed,” Frazee Mayor Hank...
April 27, 2015 - 7:36pm
September 15, 2014
City’s water and power rates average
WORTHINGTON — An Owatonna Public Utilities electric and water rate comparison study was presented Monday at the Worthington Public Utilities Water and Light Commission meeting. According to WPU General Manager Scott Hain, Worthington’s residential, commercial and industrial...
September 15, 2014 - 8:40pm
June 10, 2014
‘Still awful dry’
WORTHINGTON — Recent rains have helped raise the water levels in Worthington’s well field, but there’s still a long way to go before the...
June 10, 2014 - 8:46pm
June 20, 2012
Load management glitch cuts the cooling
WORTHINGTON -- Shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Barb Fuerstenberg had sent the last of her daycare charges home and was starting to make supper when she noticed it had gotten quite warm in the house. "I was just sweating," she said about the indoor climate. "(Husband) Steve came...
June 20, 2012 - 11:54am
December 6, 2010
Data demonstrates WPU efficiency
WORTHINGTON -- Data compiled by the American Public Power Association (APPA) shows that Worthington Public Utilities is an efficiently run and competitive in costs and expenses with other public utilities across the nation. WPU General Manager Scott Hain presented the data Monday...
December 6, 2010 - 10:04pm
August 23, 2010
Council compares local utility rates to other cities
WORTHINGTON -- Just before approving the special street lighting utility charge, the Worthington City Council learned how Worthington's public...
August 23, 2010 - 9:32pm
Letter: A poem about the proposed street light tax
I've heard it all -- a street light tax Let's hope your street light stays on The next tax will be the J. Crapper tax He made the toilet seat that you sit upon! The criteria for this future tax will be how many times, how many flushes and will be measured through the sewer and...
July 23, 2010 - 12:00am
July 9, 2010
Street lighting fees 'more fair'
WORTHINGTON -- Starting in October, the cost of street lighting would be shifted off the tax rolls and onto Worthington Public Utilities bills -- a change city officials say will make for a more equitable distribution of fees -- under a proposal to be considered by city councilmen...
July 9, 2010 - 9:34pm
July 8, 2010
Letter: Street light cost proposal avoids taxation limit
This letter is in regard to the council's proposal to add the street light cost onto the business and residential monthly utility bill. In 2004, the city council added surface water charge of $3 per month per residential property and established a formula for business and industries....
July 8, 2010 - 12:00am
June 30, 2010
Letter: Street lighting proposal lacks leadership
This is in response to the Globe article outlining the City Council's consideration for the use of a special charge in lieu of property taxes to finance the operation of the city's street lighting system. Lighting is a public safety issue equivalent to police and fire protection,...
June 30, 2010 - 12:00am
June 4, 2010
Brief: Street lighting utility meeting set
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington City Council is considering the use of a special service charge in lieu of property taxes to finance the operation of the city's street lighting system. If implemented, the special service charge would be included in the monthly utility bill received...
June 4, 2010 - 9:51pm