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WORTHINGTON -- A 30,927-square-foot Fareway supermarket will be part of Worthington's business landscape sometime next year, it was revealed Tuesday night at a meeting of the Worthington Planning Commission. Commission members, in a recommendation to be passed along to the Worthington City Council for its consideration, unanimously granted plat approval of 15.31 acres of land acquired by Fareway Stores Inc., of Boone, Iowa, earlier this summer.
It's official: There will be a local option sales tax question on the City of Worthington's general election ballot this November. Council members voted unanimously Monday night to authorize the placing of a city question ballot before voters at the general election Nov. 4, and approved the form of the question ballot.
"When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." So goes the beginning of the Declaration of Independence, adopted July 4, 1776 -- 232 years ago Friday -- by the Second Continental Congress.
WORTHINGTON -- Minnesota is a long, long way from Hawaii, but for Amy Teerink, life's still about the beach. Teerink, 21, is managing The Beach Nook, located on Worthington's Centennial Beach, this summer, returning to her hometown after living in an environment quite different from southwest Minnesota. "I was in Hawaii for 10 months and lived on Maui," Teerink said. "It was just for adventure -- it sounded good, and I didn't have anything holding me back. But I missed my family a lot and missed the wide-open spaces.
WORTHINGTON -- It's been a long, wet spring for farmers around the region, but respectable yields remain a good possibility, according to a crops specialist with the University of Minnesota Extension Regional Center in Worthington. Lizabeth Stahl said last week that while crops have been set back by significant springtime moisture as well as cool tempereratures, there's still time for recovery. "We're behind, but we could be more behind," Stahl said.
WORTHINGTON -- An event center with an attached hotel may be in the cards for Worthington following a memorandum of understanding (MOU) approved Monday night by the Worthington City Council. Council members unanimously approved the MOU, which would give Ruhr Development of Plymouth exclusive right to negotiate with the city on the proposed event center project.
WORTHINGTON -- It was nearly midnight, and Evelyn Lambert's night of walking was far from complete. "I'm coming back at 3 and doing some more walking, and then I'll do some cleanup up at 5," said Lambert late Friday during the 12th annual American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Nobles County. "It turned out to be a pretty night after the storm." A brief thunderstorm did pass through the Nobles County Fairgrounds during the Relay's opening ceremony, but a pair of rainbows lit up the area shortly afterward.
WORTHINGTON -- Five years ago -- the last time Worthington played host to the U.S. Windsurfing National Championships -- the breezes on Lake Okabena were uncharacteristically calm. That wasn't the case Wednesday. Gusts in the 35-mph range greeted national competitors on day one of the Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival, and after racing wrapped up, a tornado skirted the area. "We've really stepped it up a notch," said Bill Keitel, vice president of U.S. Windsurfing and a co-founder of Worthington's annual Regatta. "Five years ago, we were a little light on wind.
WORTHINGTON -- The non-profit organization and provider of community-based supported employment and center-based extended employment that manages The Achievement Center (TAC) will discontinue its contract early next year. Citing financial losses, the MRCI Board of Directors voted to discontinue Worthington's TAC operation and announced the decision in a press release issued Tuesday. Pam Year, MRCI's CEO, visited Worthington Tuesday to inform TAC personnel and the media of the decision. "We've been talking with our staff about this for the last year or so," Year said.
WORTHINGTON -- In addition to the usual plethora of Arts on the Shore activities during the Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival, there will be something new this year that should prove difficult to miss. The Nobles County Art Center applied for, and received, a $2,500 grant from Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities -- with funds appropriated by the state legislature -- that is helping bring Washington, D.C.-based sculptor Kevin Reese to Worthington.