Doug Wolter is the Daily Globe sports editor. He served as sports reporter, then sports editor, news editor and finally managing editor at the Daily Globe for 22 years before leaving for seven years to work as night news editor at the Mankato Free Press in Mankato. Doug now lives in Worthington with his wife, Sandy. They have three children and six grandchildren. Doug, retired after a lengthy career in fast-pitch softball, enjoys reading, strumming his acoustic guitar and hanging around his grandchildren. He self-publishes short stories in his spare time.
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WORTHINGTON -- On June 29, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act. It was the start of the interstate system in the United States, and today -- 50 years later -- Department of Transportation officials from across the country are preparing to mark the anniversary with speeches and spectacles. America's interstate system granted motorists easier, safer and quicker access to their destinations while improving towns and cities along the way. Interstate access became -- and still is -- a boon for business interests.
WORTHINGTON -- Current measures to protect Minnesota veteran identification data theft victims is inadequate, State Representative Matt Entenza said here Thursday while offering what he called "Operation Veteran Protection." Speaking at Worthington Regional Airport and flanked by several local veterans, the DFL candidate for Minnesota Attorney General said he will work with other state legislators to expand Minnesotans' data privacy collections. He called on the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs to form a public-private task force to proactively protect theft victims, close loopholes
WORTHINGTON -- Twenty-two and one-half years ago, the Worthington Daily Globe was put together via cut-and-paste method and photographs were produced in trays filled with Acufine.
WORTHINGTON -- From upper Canada to lower Mexico, magnetometers form a long line diagnosing waves in space. One of those scientific devices now rests at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Worthington. It's one small piece of a large project designed to detect perturbations (fluctuations) in the earth's magnetic field.
WORTHINGTON -- The City of Worthington seems bent on offering a local option sales tax referendum to voters in November. So, now the focus is clear -- how should supporters sell the idea to tax-paying citizens? "Their first thought would be, 'It's a tax increase; I'm not going to support it.' But if you show them what it's about, you can change their minds," Mayor Alan Oberloh said. On Monday, the Worthington City Council hired Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) of Worthington to develop plans for a new community center building and an addition to Memorial Auditorium.
WORTHINGTON -- A $1,000 per-pupil-unit operating referendum was approved on a 4-3 vote Wednesday morning by the District 518 Board of Education. The levy, to be voted upon by Worthington-area residents in November, will be eight years in length. The length of the 2006 referendum was set early during Wednesday's special meeting. Deliberation on its size split along narrow lines, with some board members favoring what they saw as the district's need and others concerned that a figure too large might not survive in the fall.
LUVERNE -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty dispatched his running mate, Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau, to Luverne Wednesday to announce their re-election campaign. Molnau made the standard political speech. It was only after it had ended -- when she responded to questions from the small gathering in the basement of the Rock County Library -- that an element of campaign passion was ignited. When asked to reveal what impressed her most about the governor during their first term together, she had a quick answer. "The fact that he really cares," Molnau said. "He really takes everything to heart. He's sincere. ...
WORTHINGTON -- For now, at least, city leaders in Worthington are pursuing a local option sales tax referendum in November. But District 22A Rep.
WORTHINGTON -- Hours before he was scheduled to appear back at the Capitol Sunday afternoon to help put the finishing touches on a budget bill, Minority Leader Matt Entenza, DFL-St. Paul, conducted a hastily-prepared press conference at the Worthington Regional Airport. Pleased that stadium issues were addressed for the Minnesota Twins and the University of Minnesota, Entenza said he was disappointed at several missed opportunities.
WORTHINGTON -- Rarely have so many teachers retired from District 518 at one time. They represent nearly 250 years of experience, and they're leaving at a time of serious budget reductions, with more of it ahead unless a referendum is passed in November. Most of the retirees will be replaced. Some won't. "I see strong candidates coming in. The new kindergarten teachers are very well prepared. They're young. They have lots of energy," said Connie Tinklenberg, retiring from the Worthington district after 28 years teaching at the kindergarten level.