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WORTHINGTON -- Toni Ingenthron fell in love with Crailsheim, Germany, when she visited the town last summer. Now, she'll get to spend a year there. Ingenthron, currently a junior at Worthington High School, will spend the 2006-2007 school year as an exchange student in the German community, it was announced Sunday at the annual Worthington Crailsheim International banquet. "I went with the choir over the summer and am also friends with the person there right now (Andrew Stewart) and Todd Nordell, who went the year before," Ingenthron said.
WORTHINGTON -- It's only March, but come Tuesday night it's officially election season. Political parties across Minnesota will gather for precinct caucuses, where all interested individuals gather to discuss candidates and issues that matter most to them. In Nobles County, residents of all precincts will gather at Worthington High School (Republicans) and Worthington Middle School (Democratic Farmer Labor), respectively. "I think we're going to get a very good turnout this year," said Doug Bauman, Nobles County DFL chair.
TRACY -- Rural lawmakers, including Sen. Jim Vickerman, remained upset Friday over a maneuver that takes $100 million from rural road projects and utilizes it for transportation funding in the Twin Cities. The Senate Transportation Committee -- of which Vickerman, DFL-Tracy, is a member -- met Thursday and discussed the issue.
WORTHINGTON -- The question of how much site preparation assistance to provide for a proposed Dollar General store was the subject of considerable debate during Monday's Worthington City Council meeting. Council members ultimately resolved to cover costs of $18,750 identified with "soft and inconsistent clay lying under the topsoil," as City Engineer Dwayne Haffield described, in the project's footing area.
WORTHINGTON -- Developing the workforce for bioscience companies through investment in educational opportunities will be critical in the industry's feature, experts in the field agreed Friday afternoon. A 90-minute session devoted to "Industry Workforce Development and Education" featured presenters from various backgrounds during the second and final day of the second annual Regional Bioscience Conference.
WORTHINGTON -- Welcoming remarks, an overview of rural health topics and a discussion of economic development in the tri-state region opened the second annual Regional Biosciences Conference on Thursday night at Worthington High School. The event, hosted by Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp., continues through today with a series of informational sessions as well as company tours. Mayor Alan Oberloh offered an introduction to activities Thursday. "We really appreciate you choosing to come here," Oberloh said. "I think (with bioscience) Worthington is about ready to bust open.
WORTHINGTON -- Eric Wieben realizes the importance of sharing ideas and networking. Wieben, co-scientific director of the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics, will be one of the presenters during the second annual Regional Bioscience Conference, scheduled for Thursday at Friday at Worthington High School. The event is being hosted by Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp. The Minnesota Partnership, one of four sponsors for the conference, is a collaborative venture between the Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota and state.
WORTHINGTON -- Review of the proposed City of Worthington housing standards ordinance continued Wednesday night, with members of a special committee examining two more sections of the 22-page document. A majority of the 90-minute Housing Standards Committee meeting was devoted to an ordinance section pertaining to minimum standards for basic equipment and facilities.
WORTHINGTON -- Thanks in part to another successful grant application, the rehabilitation of Worthington's Viking Terrace apartment complex is nearly set to begin. Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership (SWMHP), which acquired the Burlington Avenue property last year, was recently notified of its approval for $409,010 in grants from NeighborWorks America.
WORTHINGTON -- A state legislator from Marshall outlined Republican priorities for the 2006 legislative session in a meeting Tuesday with local media. House Majority Whip Marty Seifert discussed issues such as property tax relief, transportation, immigration and education funding. He also stressed the need for concluding the 2006 session in a timely fashion. "Number one, first and foremost, is that we get done on time," said Seifert, a state legislator since 1996 who has served as Majority Whip since 2001. "I think that with the every-day, average citizen, that's what they expect of us.