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WORTHINGTON -- The partnership between Prairie Holdings Group and the Worthington campus of Minnesota West Community and Technical College is designed to bring trained bioscience lab technicians from the college into the workplace, thereby keeping skilled labor from migrating elsewhere. It's that type of integral connection between the education sector and the bioscience industry that is a critical component of economic development statewide, according to Gail O'Kane, coordinator of the Bioscience Education-Industry Partnership Council.
WORTHINGTON -- A public hearing to discuss potential reconstruction projects along Okabena Street and Third Avenue was scheduled Monday night by the Worthington City Council. The council will have a work session to discuss the proposed projects on the morning of April 10, and then host a public hearing April 16. The projects encompass work on Okabena Street between 14th Street and Second Avenue, and Third Avenue from 13th Street to Okabena Street. City Engineer Dwayne Haffield explained how the planned projects are different from typical street reconstruction work.
WORTHINGTON -- Each time someone walks into any one of five Worthington homes Saturday, the Worthington Area YMCA will benefit. Johnson Builders and Realtors, in a joint effort with the YMCA, will raise money for a new Y with a special open house event from noon to 3:30 p.m. For every person 18 and older who comes to view five selected Johnson homes, the YMCA Capital Campaign will receive $5 per person, per home viewed. The fund-raising effort has a cap of $5,000. "Steve Johnson told me he would love to write that check," said Andy Johnson, the Worthington Area YMCA's executive director.
WORTHINGTON -- Christian Morgan had a feeling something might be up Monday when he got a suggestion on how to dress to work Tuesday. "Yesterday I was asked, 'What did you get when you went to Sioux Falls,' Morgan said Tuesday afternoon. "I said, 'A new tie.' They said, 'Maybe you should wear it tomorrow.'" Morgan was wearing a tie Tuesday when Sanford Clinic President Dan Blue showed up at Worthington's Sanford Clinic to honor Morgan as Sanford Clinic Physician of the Year.
WORTHINGTON -- Bioscience professionals from around the United States and Canada will converge upon Worthington later this month. The third annual bioscience conference, coordinated by the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp., will take place March 29-30 at Worthington High School.
WORTHINGTON -- A memorandum of understanding that specifies funding for construction of a new, multi-plane hangar was approved Monday by the Worthington City Council. The deal between Integrity Aviation, the fixed based operator at Worthington Regional Airport and part of Prairie Holdings Group, and the City of Worthington defines a financing plan for a total project estimated to cost $307,455. The city will fund the site construction and professional services costs, which are estimated at a total of $55,900 and will come from dollars reserved for capital improvements.
WORTHINGTON -- A resolution supporting a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) alternative for improving traffic flow in the area surrounding U.S. 59 and Ryan's Road was approved Monday night by the Worthington City Council. Council members took the action two weeks after a work session with MnDOT officials took place to discuss possibilities for reducing congestion woes. The intersection of U.S. 59 and Ryan's Road -- as well as where Ryan's Road and the frontage road just west of the U.S.
WORTHINGTON -- A number of area businesses will participate Friday and Saturday in a special event coordinated by the Worthington Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Home, Health and Garden Show will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Worthington's Northland Mall.
WORTHINGTON -- A change in the Worthington High School mathematics graduation requirements was unanimously approved Tuesday night by the District 518 Board of Education. The proposal, which District 518 Superintendent John Landgaard noted was presented to and reviewed by the district's instructional committee, increases the number of high school math credits required for graduation from three to four. The new requirements would first be applicable to students scheduled to graduate in 2011, he said. "I see two reasons (for the change)," WHS Principal Scott Backer said.
WORTHINGTON -- A clothing store that has had a home in Northland Mall since the mall's 1977 opening will be moving to another Worthington location this spring. Maurices, a national speciality store for fashion, plans to leave its Northland Mall site on April 9, store manager Susan Barber said Monday. It will then open April 12 in its new location in the Ryan's Road strip mall just east of Wal-Mart. Barber added she anticipates the new location will lend itself to greater traffic, and noted Maurices plans to change its offerings to some extent.