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WORTHINGTON -- Detailing his "Operation Northern Tiger" plan, DFL gubernatorial candidate Mike Hatch visited the Daily Globe Wednesday to tout ways he'd further economic development if elected in November. Hatch, Minnesota's Attorney General since 1998 and a former Commerce Commissioner, said he would focus on issues such as education, health care, employment and transportation should he defeat incumbent Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
HARDWICK -- As the bustle of construction resonated nearby, Mike Mouw spoke of a potentially booming future for this community's grain elevator. In an announcement Monday morning attended by about 20 people, Mouw offered details of a significant expansion that will double the facility's storage capacity. The Mouws purchased the elevator last September and hope to have the expansion fully operational by Sept. 15. Owned for many years by Hardwick Grain Co., the elevator site is now capable of storing 250,000 bushels of grain.
LAKE WILSON -- The television program "Survivor" has been popular for years now, but this community of about 270 people is not quite the exotic locale the CBS series usually selects. No matter. "Survivor -- Lake Wilson" was a popular draw for kids of all ages Saturday afternoon during the Lake Wilson Town and Country Day celebration. "The 'Survivor' name is just to get them (youths) excited about games in the park," Lake Wilson Community Club member Stacy Posthuma admitted. "But we do have some new games this year.
FULDA -- Inside a crowded, stuffy Fulda High School gymnasium Saturday, Doug Bultman coolly recalled memories of an era gone by. Bultman, a 1955 graduate of Fulda High, was one of the participants in an All-School Reunion program and talent show that took place as part of the community's Wood Duck Festival and 125th anniversary celebration.
WORTHINGTON -- Following the District 22 Republicans' endorsing convention Thursday evening, the races for District 22 state legislative offices are now set. Sen. Jim Vickerman, DFL-Tracy, announced in February that he would seek a seventh term in St. Paul. A member of seven committees and chair of the Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming Committee, he has been in the State Legislature since 1986. Looking to unseat Vickerman will be Republican Bill Weber of Luverne.
STORDEN -- Father's Day may be two days away, but Sean Waters has already celebrated the occasion in a special way. Sean and his daughter, Amanda, who recently completed sixth grade at Westbrook-Walnut Grove Schools, took part in the Minnesota Twins Father of the Year event Saturday prior to the Twins' home game against the Baltimore Orioles.
WORTHINGTON -- For a group of Worthington youngsters, Monday night was about respecting their elders. The Elk Tip Toppers 4-H group, thanks to a $500 grant, catered dinner and played bingo with senior citizens at Sunshine Apartments in an activity that involved people aged in the single digits to at least one nearly in triple digits -- the woman turned 99 Tuesday. "I thought it was a good opportunity to come out and be social," said Jaelle Solt, Elk Tip Toppers secretary and a May graduate of Worthington High School. "It's a great opportunity to learn about how the older generation did thin
WORTHINGTON -- A proposal that would prepare conceptual plans for a new community center building and an addition to Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center was approved Monday by Worthington City Council. Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), Worthington, will be paid a fixed fee of $9,000 by the city for services needed to develop plans for both sites.
WINDOM -- Rain may have forced cancellation of a tennis tournament planned in honor of the late James Remund, but it wasn't going to stop friends and family from reminiscing about a man they deeply admired. "He was Mr. Tennis in Windom for many years," Bob Lindaman, Windom, said of Remund, the subject of a dedication ceremony Saturday. The event was moved into BARC Auditorium because of the weather.
WORTHINGTON -- The shores of Lake Okabena are expected to be bustling Saturday afternoon, as the Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival will be the place to be in town. A few hours earlier, another Worthington locale should be busy as well. A "fly-in/drive-in/grand re-opening" celebration at Worthington Municipal Airport is scheduled from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, with a number of special guests and activities planned. "We've been working on this for about the last two months," Worthington Director of Public Works Jim Laffrenzen said Thursday.