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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 -- 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.
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.
SLAYTON -- Two clinics have been scheduled, and a toll-free phone line set up in response to the identification of two hepatitis A cases in employees of the Pizza Ranch in Slayton. Lincoln, Lyon, Murray and Pipestone Public Health Services (LLMP PHS) is coordinating two clinics to provide immune globulin (IG) to those who ate at Slayton's Pizza Ranch between April 20 and May 1, according to an LLMP PHS press release issued Thursday. Clinics will be from noon to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
HARRIS, Iowa -- Iowa Gov. Chet Culver stepped inside a wind turbine Wednesday morning, getting a firsthand glimpse of a 40-turbine project currently under way on 4,480 acres of gently rolling farmland. After nearly 90 minutes on the turbine site, Culver emerged for a press conference to announce another wind power project for Iowa -- an 80-turbine energy generation facility to be located near Adair, in Audubon and Guthrie counties. Also on hand were representatives of Interstate Power and Light Co.
WORTHINGTON -- The City of Worthington hopes to come to a resolution on the 10th Avenue abandoned elevator property through mediation, City Attorney Dave Von Holtum said Tuesday. "The city will suggest to New Vision (Co-op) that we settle the dispute in mediation, in accordance with rules established by the district court," Von Holtum said. "But, a prerequisite is that real estate taxes be paid in full in order to prevent forfeiture of the title to the state." The planned action follows action taken by the Worthington City Council during its Monday night meeting.