WORTHINGTON —Al Franken vowed to keep fighting. Talking with local officials on the topic of Lewis & Clark Regional Water System, the Minnesota U.S. Senator said Friday afternoon he will continue to work to push the project forward. “I’m embarrassed that we don’t have the funding that we really need,” Franken said before a crowd of 30 assembled at the Worthington Fire Station. “All I can do is keep fighting every chance I get.” The local communities have already paid their share of funding for Lewis & Clark.
WORTHINGTON -- Minnesota Sen. Al Franken met with approximately 30 people Friday afternoon to talk about the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System. With representatives from Lewis & Clark, Worthington,...
WORTHINGTON — As Jason Turner addressed the crowd assembled at the 2014 annual meeting, he said it’s been a transition year for the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp. (WREDC). “The reigns had shifted from Glenn (Thuringer), who had been our director of WREDC for a number of years, to Abraham Algadi, who is now our director,” said Turner, how was the chairman of the board in 2013. “The beginning of the year, we started the process of finding a new director,” Turner continued. “I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out.
WORTHINGTON — Three to five seconds. That’s how long businesses have to attract more than half of its new customers. Sixty percent of people make a decision on going into a new business in less than five seconds, according to Emily Northey, Program Coordinator for Minnesota Main Street, said.
WORTHINGTON — When Rory Lenton found out how much money he could allocate through Minnesota Energy Resources’ foundation, he first thought of Worthington. “We have five different companies under one corporation and they give an allotment of dollars every year,” said Lenton, who does External Affairs for Minnesota Energy. “When I found out what we had, I did have a request last year to donate and I wasn’t able to fulfill that,” he continued. “So this year, when they told me I had ‘X’ amount of dollars, the first thing I did was spend the first five here.
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday morning that he’s the governor for the entire state. So, upon announcing his proposed bonding projects, he wanted to include both Metro...
WORTHINGTON — On a 4-1 vote, the city council agreed to immediately execute a contract with Wenzel Engineering to assess the former Kmart building at the Northland Mall. During its...
WORTHINGTON — Nationally, patients who visit emergency rooms have quite the wait. At Sanford Worthington Medical Center, that wait isn’t quite as long. “We have great people that are invested in their jobs because it is all about quality,” said Jennifer Weg, Chief Nursing Officer in Worthington. “In the ED (emergency department), what does quality mean? No. 1 is how long does it take in the emergency room.” In a report compiled of numbers supplied to the government, the national average for waiting time in an emergency department before being seen by a doctor is 29 minutes.
WORTHINGTON — The beginning of the 2014 Minnesota legislative session is still a month away, but on Saturday local legislators gave their thoughts about the upcoming issues. Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, and Sen. Bill Weber, R-Luverne met with constituents, where questions of taxes, health insurance and bonding were asked. “I just want to thank everybody for coming out,” Hamilton said. “It’s always a wonderful crowd, and it does help us out a great deal.
WORTHINGTON — Scott County Administrator Gary Shelton shared a testimonial of trust and intergovernmental collaboration Friday morning in a joint meeting with officials from the city, county and Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp. (WREDC). “We spent a lot of time working on how do we work together on this,” Shelton said.