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Worthington FFA crowns stars
No health violations found in examination of Willmar Jennie-O plant
Rock County Library receives grant
Solo/Ensemble Festival is today
Wine & Canvas event is Friday
Section 2A south girls basketball: Heron Lake-Okabena prevails
Iowa girls basketball: Central Lyon falls in first round at state
College basketball: Minnesota West women headed to nationals
State wrestling: Worthington's Carson Hagen ends with a silver
Section 3A south girls basketball: Hills-Beaver Creek upsets Edgerton
Column: In ACA case, context is critical
Column: Jeb Bush, CPAC pinata
Letter: Dayton's roads and bridges plan deserves support
Letter: New host family is big part of exchange student's month
We’ve become like the former Soviet Union
LuVerna C. Leslie Hilliard
Linda Jean Hoskins
A real puzzler: Pat Loosbrock puts together works of art, piece by piece
Column: Hay! Did you know about our town's wonder crop?
Out & About: Feb. 27-March 7
Religion briefs: Feb. 26
Looking Back: 1940 - Historic Chautauqua Park pavilion torn down
Out and About
Lamfers 80th birthday
Grube 80th birthday
Erdman 80th birthday
Moser 85th birthday
Data: March 3, 2015
Data: March 1, 2015
Tax-Forfeited Land Classification Public Meeting Notice
Data: Feb. 28, 2015
Data: Feb. 27, 2015
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 city will be lifting its ban on non-essential watering. In fact, Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain said Tuesday 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...
news / data
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...
opinion / letters
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....
opinion / letters
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,...
opinion / letters
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
April 2, 2010
New communications project puts Lismore on technological cutting edge
LISMORE -- Since 1907, Lismore Cooperative Telephone Co. has strived to provide the best communications technology possible despite its rural...
April 2, 2010 - 12:00am
October 31, 2009
Former WPU manager dies
WORTHINGTON -- Don Habicht, who served as general manager of Worthington Public Utilities for 25 years, died early Friday morning after an illness. Habicht, 68, retired in July 2006 from the WPU post. A Worthington native, he grew up in the family business, Habicht's Department Store...
October 31, 2009 - 12:00am
November 21, 2008
Board approves new South Dakota power plant permits
November 21, 2008 - 12:00am