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On the rise: Watering ban still on despite much-improved well levels
WORTHINGTON — It may not be the greatest weekly gain on record, but the water level in Worthington’s Well 26 — the well that serves as a gauge for the city’s water supply — has increased by 10 feet, 6 inches over past seven days. Measurements taken at Worthington’s well...
June 20, 2014 - 10:13pm
Lake Ocheda survey seeks input
WORTHINGTON — A new online survey has been developed to collect public input on Lake Ocheda, from rating satisfaction of the lake’s quality to use of the lake and how people wish to see it improved. The survey, at http://bit.ly/1kUZ1Iy, was developed by Jay Milbrandt, who lives...
June 20, 2014 - 10:10pm
June 18, 2014
WORTHINGTON — Another round of severe weather pummeled southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa Monday afternoon, with funnel cloud sightings, hail, straightline winds and heavy downpours of rain reported across the region. On the heels of torrential rains that flooded a large...
June 18, 2014 - 10:00am
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...
news / politics
June 13, 2014 - 9:52pm
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 6, 2014
Letter: Dayton, others came through for Lewis & Clark
By Lennis “Red” Arndt, Luverne, Chairman of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System Lewis & Clark received its best news in five years when the Legislature approved a $22 million advance on our federal funding in the bonding bill. Federal funding has slowed to a drip,...
opinion / letters
June 6, 2014 - 9:58pm
June 4, 2014
Dam-age control: Lake Bella spillway undergoes emergency repairs
WORTHINGTON — The discovery of significant damage inside the Lake Bella dam’s spillway in early May may have averted a catastrophic draining of the man-made lake. Worthington Public Utilities employees found a section of the concrete spillway’s floor completely eroded, exposing...
June 4, 2014 - 10:17pm
Landowners voice concerns over Lake Ocheda management
WORTHINGTON — A group of concerned residents who live or farm around Lake Ocheda appeared before the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District board meeting Tuesday to ask about water quality and recent discussions about a possible DNR-involved drawdown of the lake’s three basins. Don...
June 4, 2014 - 10:04pm
June 3, 2014
Library issue pulled from ballot
WORTHINGTON — In unanimous agreement Tuesday morning, Nobles County commissioners voted to ask the city of Worthington not to include a referendum on November’s ballot seeking the public’s support to use Worthington’s former pool site for potential development of a new public...
June 3, 2014 - 9:04pm
May 29, 2014
E. coli still present in Blue Mounds water
LUVERNE — A recent update on E. coli bacteria in Blue Mounds State Park has been released and the situation hasn’t improved, according to Scott Roemhildt. Roemhildt is the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officer for the southern region of Minnesota. His current primary...
May 29, 2014 - 7:58pm
May 21, 2014
Letter: Legislator reflects on session's wrapup
By District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne On May 16, the Minnesota House of Representatives completed its work and adjourned for the remainder of the year. A number of provisions were approved during the final week. It often seems as if the most important bills of session...
opinion / letters
May 21, 2014 - 4:33pm
Editorial: L&C funding ultimately a positive
It wasn’t long ago that it appeared the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System was going to wind up as an afterthought in this year’s Minnesota Legislature. As it turned out, Lewis & Clark ended up with $22 million to keep construction going. Legislators also opted to give...
opinion / editorials
May 21, 2014 - 4:32pm
May 19, 2014
Column: Ending the dry spell - Lewis & Clark funding secured
By DISTRICT 22 REP. JOE SCHOMACKER, DISTRICT 22B REP. ROD HAMILTON and DISTRICT 22 SEN. BILL WEBER ST. PAUL — After a week of extreme uncertainty, we are pleased to report a success story that few saw coming just one week ago. The Lewis and Clark Rural Water project will soon...
opinion / columns
May 19, 2014 - 12:27pm
May 18, 2014
Antidote worse than the disease?
ST. PAUL — As White Bear Lake dries up like a puddle in the sun and underground water levels drop, who’s to blame? Along with the usual suspects of suburban lawns and golf courses, a new competitor for water is emerging — companies ordered to pump up and clean polluted groundwater. According...
May 18, 2014 - 10:03pm
May 16, 2014
Pipe dreams come true: Lewis & Clark gets its funding as session winds down
ST. PAUL — Pipe dreams expressed early in the 2014 Minnesota legislative session gave way to pipelines as it neared an end Friday night. The House adjourned for the year at 8:59 p.m. Friday, with the Senate to follow after it finished debating a budget bill after two pipeline issues...
news / politics
May 16, 2014 - 9:58pm