WORTHINGTON — Appearing before Judge Gordon Moore Thursday morning, the city of Worthington made its case to take action against the owner of the Northland Mall. Mike Kohan, the owner of the Worthington mall, did not appear in court, nor did any representation from Northland Mall Realty, LLC. Following an inspection in mid-June as a result of a drug bust within the former Kmart building, city officials found numerous violations within the structure. The city council declared the building hazardous on Aug.
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WORTHINGTON — The city’s levy may be lower than the pre-certified number. During initial budget meetings, the Worthington city council approved a not-to-exceed levy of 1.3 percent. However, during a special meeting Wednesday, the council set a goal of a .9 percent increase. The final certification will happen in December. Getting to that number didn’t come without work and compromise by the council at a meeting that began on Monday and continued two days later. A total of $25,000 was transferred from the impact funds from the sale of the hospital to put toward a new entrance sig
WORTHINGTON — More budget decisions were made Monday morning during a special city council meeting, though the meeting was continued until Wednesday morning in order to resolve remaining issues. Among items left to discuss Wednesday include transfers from the liquor store to the general fund, entry sign cost and health insurance increases. Council members on Monday made decisions on storm water rates and zoning fees, as well as on Prairie View Golf Links mower and golf cart leasing. City Director of Engineering Dwayne Haffield began Monday morning’s discussion on the storm water budget.
WORTHINGTON — It will be a little more expensive to reserve the Worthington Event Center on a weekend. During its regular meeting Monday night, the city council approved a rate increase on Friday and Saturday nights. The 49 events that are currently under contract would not be affected by the rate change, but the increase in bar prices would begin Dec. 1. On a Saturday night, the full room will now be $1,350 – or $150 increase. The Friday night rate is now $950, or $50 more.
TEA, S.D. — Scott Hain was disappointed in the outcome, but still had a positive outlook. In a lopsided vote, a major construction budget was defeated at the Lewis &...
WORTHINGTON — Mike Fury can’t count the number of hours he spent in the old gym. In fact, it’s probably measured in days. But with the renovations and additions to the Center for Health and Wellness complete, the long-time girls’ basketball coach —and former Bluejay player himself —will have a new place to call home. “It was a good facility, but it was really time,” Fury said. “It’s time to be in 2013 and we weren’t.” The college recently remodeled the 18,592-square-foot existing structure, plus added 9,323 square feet.
BREWSTER — Kay Voss was on the phone Monday morning when she started to see smoke come across her kitchen window. “It was about 10 (a.m.), I suppose,” Voss said. “I was on the phone talking and I said, ‘I think I have to go — there’s something wrong.’” In fact, the mobile trailer she and her husband, Jim, own, which sits adjacent to their property at 37378 200th St., rural Brewster, was engulfed in flames. “Smoke was going across my kitchen window and I thought, ‘There’s something amiss,’” Voss said. “Our renter came home about the same time I saw it.
WORTHINGTON — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is allowing drivers to go a little faster on U.S. 59 and U.S. 75. MnDOT recently announced the posted speed limit will increase from 55 mph to 60 mph, and the change became effective Monday. On U.S. 59, the change will happen north of Interstate 90. “It makes 59 a little more popular,” said City of Worthington Director of Engineering Dwayne Haffield. “What generally MnDOT is recognizing is that those speeds are generally running that.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Public Utilities Water and Light Commission heard it will have to figure out how to cover an approximately $1.4 million rate increase it is facing next year. During the regular meeting Monday afternoon, Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain said Missouri Energy Services is increasing the cost of power for the city of Worthington. The total increase is approximately $1.43 million, which left the commission trying to figure out the best way to cover those costs. “We should be charging what we’re facing as an increase,” commission member Randy Thompson