I first joined the Daily Globe in April 2001 as sports editor. I later became the news editor in November 2002, and the managing editor in August 2006. I'm originally from New York State, and am married with two children.
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WASHINGTON -- Thirty-six contiguous Minnesota counties stand to benefit from a training grant of $5 million announced Wednesday by U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao. The grant, which will be administered over three years, was awarded to Minnesota's Ag Innovation Triangle, which encompasses counties in the southwest, west central and south central parts of the state. The Workforce Innovations in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) Grant, won by 12 other U.S.
WORTHINGTON -- Electric message signs would be permitted in residential areas under an amendment to the city's sign ordinance considered by the Worthington City Council Monday night. The city's Planning Commission opted earlier this spring to issue a special use permit to the Prairie Elementary Parent Group for an electric message sign at the Prairie Elementary site, which is located within a residential area.
LUVERNE -- Several years of planning culminated in a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday morning for the Alzheimer's Day Room addition at Minnesota Veterans Home, Luverne. District 22 Sen. Jim Vickerman, Dist. 22A Rep. Doug Magnus and Luverne Mayor Andy Steensma, along with a host of contractors as well as residents and staff of the facility, were on hand for the program.
WORTHINGTON -- There's still no deal between the City of Worthington and New Vision Co-op, as Worthington City Council members opted Monday to reject a New Vision counter-offer for demolition of New Vision's unused elevator building and site. Following the unanimous 5-0 vote to refuse New Vision's counter-offer -- made in response to a proposal councilmen narrowly voted to put forth last month -- the council voted 4-1 several minutes later to submit a new offer on the property.
WORTHINGTON -- A new weekly food page is coming to the Daily Globe beginning Monday. The page will feature the writing and recipes of Bemidji's Sue Doeden, whose husband Dennis is publisher of the Bemidji Pioneer. Both the Globe and Pioneer are owned by Forum Communications Co. Though the Doedens are not from Worthington, their surname has a strong presence in this community. "The way my father-in-law tells the story is the Doeden clan came over from Germany and came to Baltimore (Md.)," Doeden said Friday.
WORTHINGTON -- The dancing days are done at Worthington's Club de Leones. Following a public hearing that included testimony from Director of Public Safety Mike Cumiskey, as well as business owner Jesus Leon Sr. and his attorney, the Worthington City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday for revocation of the dance license at the Worthington establishment.
WORTHINGTON -- New Vision Co-op will have the opportunity to entertain a counter-offer after all. The Worthington City Council, after voting 3-2 against a proposed counter-offer moved last week by Alderman Lyle Ten Haken, approved by a 3-2 margin a new counter-offer moved by Alderman Mike Woll.
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington City Council and New Vision Co-op were no closer to a deal on New Vision's disputed downtown elevator property following a special city council meeting Wednesday afternoon. Council members unanimously turned down a New Vision proposal involving the city's purchase of the property and later voted 3-2 against a counter-offer suggested by Alderman Lyle Ten Haken.
WORTHINGTON -- Cleanup of the former Campbell Soup Co. facility could cost as little as an estimated $800,000 or upward of $6 million, depending on how the site is redeveloped. Representatives from Peer Engineering, Eden Prairie, presented a Development Considerations Evaluation to the Worthington City Council during a special council meeting Monday afternoon.
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington City Council and New Vision Co-op will attempt to move forward on reaching some type of agreement on New Vision's old elevator property in the wake of Monday night's council meeting. In an occasionally testy discussion between council members, Worthington Mayor Alan Oberloh and New Vision General Manager Frank McDowell, all parties agreed to work toward coming up with a deal suitable to all parties.