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WORTHINGTON — The next local option sales tax will be on ballots this November. The Worthington City Council on Monday called for a referendum for the half-percent sales tax, which, if approved, would replace the current half-percent sales tax set to expire by the end of September.
WORTHINGTON — As president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, which represents six states in the Midwest, Neel Kashkari is considered a prominent expert on the economy. Nonetheless, he’s visiting Worthington to learn more.
SLAYTON — Throughout Murray County, flooding caused by multiple rainstorms is worse than anyone ever imagined. In Slayton, semis, vans, U-Haul trucks and a diesel fuel pump are submerged in a newly formed pond by Prairie Pride Cenex. Just down the road in the U.S. 59 Auction Service lot, tractors are flipped upside down and floating. In Currie, the End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum is underwater. The same goes for houses and campers by Lake Shetek.
SLAYTON — Parts of Murray County received nearly a dozen inches of rain Tuesday morning, leading to severe flooding and evacuations. The lakes area in northern Murray County were hit the hardest, with campgrounds and roads being completely overrun. Murray County Sheriff’s Office personnel were sent to Lake Shetek and Lake Sarah to help residents evacuate.
WORTHINGTON — Edina Realty has arrived in Worthington. Run by a two-woman realtor team of Staci Murphy and Renee Baerenwald, the company has set up a location in the Armory Business Center.
WORTHINGTON — For two families from two different time zones, Feb. 10, 2017 will forever be the tragic, yet miraculous day that connects them. It was on that day that Felicia Baxter, a 17-year-old high school senior from Pasco County, Florida, died, eight days after she suffered serious injuries as the passenger in a rollover car crash.
WORTHINGTON — Tom Middagh has his own personal museum of sorts at his farm property in rural Worthington. Just don’t expect to see woolly mammoths or dinosaur skeletons. What he’s got is a little bit … smaller.
WORTHINGTON — The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. answered the prayers of local brick-and-mortar businesses that have long complained that online retailers enjoy a competitive advantage by not having to charge sales tax.
DOVRAY — The story of the Keller century farm begins with a lengthy steamboat trip across the Atlantic Ocean. Hans and Oliva Kjøller immigrated from the island of Bornholm, Denmark to Ellis Island in April 1903. Somewhere along the line, Kjøller was changed to the popular German surname Keller, but it’s not clear how or why.
WORTHINGTON — A Cincinnati, Ohio man was sentenced in Nobles County District Court Thursday after a jury found him guilty of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony. William Walker, 34, was given 10 years of supervised probation and 270 days in jail, avoiding a 48-month prison sentence.