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WORTHINGTON -- A memorandum of understanding that specifies funding for construction of a new, multi-plane hangar was approved Monday by the Worthington City Council. The deal between Integrity Aviation, the fixed based operator at Worthington Regional Airport and part of Prairie Holdings Group, and the City of Worthington defines a financing plan for a total project estimated to cost $307,455. The city will fund the site construction and professional services costs, which are estimated at a total of $55,900 and will come from dollars reserved for capital improvements.
WORTHINGTON -- A resolution supporting a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) alternative for improving traffic flow in the area surrounding U.S. 59 and Ryan's Road was approved Monday night by the Worthington City Council. Council members took the action two weeks after a work session with MnDOT officials took place to discuss possibilities for reducing congestion woes. The intersection of U.S. 59 and Ryan's Road -- as well as where Ryan's Road and the frontage road just west of the U.S.
WORTHINGTON -- A number of area businesses will participate Friday and Saturday in a special event coordinated by the Worthington Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Home, Health and Garden Show will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Worthington's Northland Mall.
WORTHINGTON -- A change in the Worthington High School mathematics graduation requirements was unanimously approved Tuesday night by the District 518 Board of Education. The proposal, which District 518 Superintendent John Landgaard noted was presented to and reviewed by the district's instructional committee, increases the number of high school math credits required for graduation from three to four. The new requirements would first be applicable to students scheduled to graduate in 2011, he said. "I see two reasons (for the change)," WHS Principal Scott Backer said.
WORTHINGTON -- A clothing store that has had a home in Northland Mall since the mall's 1977 opening will be moving to another Worthington location this spring. Maurices, a national speciality store for fashion, plans to leave its Northland Mall site on April 9, store manager Susan Barber said Monday. It will then open April 12 in its new location in the Ryan's Road strip mall just east of Wal-Mart. Barber added she anticipates the new location will lend itself to greater traffic, and noted Maurices plans to change its offerings to some extent.
WORTHINGTON -- District 22 lawmakers got an early start Friday morning at the Worthington Country Club. Sen. Jim Vickerman, along with Reps. Doug Magnus, and Rod Hamilton, answered questions on state issues during the annual legislative breakfast, coordinated by the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce's Government Affairs Committee. More than 50 people were on hand for the event, which began at 7 a.m. and continued for more than an hour. Among the prominent topics of discussion were education and transportation funding, as well as adjusted rate reimbursements for state nursing homes.
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Norm Coleman revealed on Thursday a rural health legislative agenda he will tout today in a visit to Pipestone. Coleman, Minnesota's senior senator and a Republican, unveiled a plan he said "addresses the numerous challenges facing rural communities" including the shortage of rural health care personnel and the need for improved mental health services. Among his four scheduled stops today is a visit at Pipestone County Medical Center, 916 Fourth Ave.
ST. PAUL -- A bill that would authorize funding for a Worthington biosciences training and testing facility has met with approval in Minnesota Senate and House committees. District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, is sponsoring the bill in the House, which would result in the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp. (WREDC) securing $2 million for an agriculture-based training center. District 22 Sen.
WORTHINGTON -- A Worthington business planning a 14,400-square-foot addition will receive $71,213 in site preparation assistance from the city. The Worthington City Council unanimously approved Monday night a request from Jaycox Implement for site preparation assistance for the company's proposed project at 1801 and 1909 Oxford St. The addition would also result in the demolition of the former Oxford Motel, which is located at 1801 Oxford St.
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington City Council is poised to consider a resolution in support of a plan that would develop a backage road off Ryan's Road following a meeting Monday with Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) officials. During a special work session between MnDOT staff, council members and city staff, implementation of the backage road plan was discussed along with plans for the likely development of a new McDonald's restaurant located along U.S.