Watch video from Minnesota West men's basketball player Cody Harris as he dunks over a Riverland defender during Wedneday night's game in Worthington
LAMBERTON — When Skyler Vold was a young child, he would run around with a net and jars, trying to catch bugs for his 4-H project. So when he was old enough, working at French Agricultural Research in Lamberton was natural. At last year’s national FFA convention in Louisville, Ky., Vold received an agricultural proficiency award in the category of specialty animal production — entrepreneurship/placement. “I was in shock,” Vold said. “Everybody put in a lot of work.
WORTHINGTON — It isn’t often a company encourages customers to use less of its product, but that’s exactly the case for Worthington Public Utilities (WPU). According to General Manager Scott Hain, customers of WPU used less water in 2013 than they did in 2012. “Overall, our revenue is down for the year, but so were expenses,” Hain said. “Certainly, it’s not a cause for concern for us that we lose those sales. I’d much rather have it that way than running out of water.
WORTHINGTON -- Scott Nelson says he does it to give back. For Ron Wood, it's to be involved. But neither Worthington City Council member does it for the money. In numbers recently released, Nelson had the highest per diem numbers of any member for 2013 at $3,500. Wood had the lowest at $1,250. Per diems are allowed for the mayor and each member of council. Members are allowed to collect for one meeting per day at $50 each.
WORTHINGTON — In a meeting with few items on the agenda Monday night, the Worthington City Council approved a resolution for transfer agreement between a police sergeant and the Law...
WORTHINGTON — The amount of building permits issued in the city of Worthington declined in 2013. However, the one-year slowdown doesn’t concern Brad Chapulis, director of community and economic development...
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.