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WORTHINGTON -- Colin O'Donnell may have grown up in Duluth, but he still considers Worthington his hometown. O'Donnell, who has been employed with Bedford Industries since 1997 -- right after graduating from college -- already had familial connections to the area and had spent plenty of time in southwest Minnesota before relocating here. "I actually worked in summers down here on the family farm in Bigelow and then went to the community college here for two years," O'Donnell said earlier this month in an interview in his office.
WORTHINGTON -- While it's not an uncommon dream to want to start a business, it often remains a fantasy thanks to how daunting such a task can seem. A quartet of economic development professionals will try to assist potential entrepreneurs and show them how to follow such dreams during a three-hour session, "Launching a New Business: Navigating the Mine Field," during this week's Regional Bioscience Conference.
WORTHINGTON -- The campus of UCLA may be far removed from the southwest Minnesota prairie, but it's not difficult for Cheryl Matter to draw comparisons between the two. Matter, who's employed as senior program director for BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, will return to Worthington later this month and speak at the eighth annual Regional Bioscience Conference.
WORTHINGTON -- The upcoming Regional Bioscience Conference will represent a homecoming of sorts for Lance Baumgard. Baumgard, an associate professor at Iowa State University, grew up in Round Lake and attended what was then Worthington Community College for two years.
WORTHINGTON -- Throughout her life, faith has been an essential part of Gioconda Armstrong's journey from Ecuador to the United States. Gioconda, a professional interpreter and the co-founder of Insight Language Resources, has traveled from her native jungle to the comparatively barren prairie of the Upper Midwest, encountering tragedy and plenty of reward along the way.
BIGELOW -- Hundreds of pigs were reportedly killed early Wednesday morning and two buildings destroyed in a hog confinement fire in rural Bigelow. The Ocheyedan, Iowa, Fire Department and Sibley, Iowa, Fire Department were both notified of the fire at approximately 5:04 a.m. Wednesday at property located at 5630 140th St., between Red Wing and Redwood avenues. Sibley Fire Chief Ken Huls said Wednesday afternoon the hog confinement property is owned by NNIK Pork. "Basically, it was a sow unit -- a farrowing house and a nursery," Huls said.
WORTHINGTON -- While Don Groninga touted Rick Santorum Tuesday night at the Nobles County Republicans' caucus event, his preferred candidate was beginning to build an early lead in straw poll results across Minnesota. Groninga, of Worthington, spoke for about five minutes on behalf of the former Pennsylvania senator, who midway through the evening appeared to be surging to a statewide victory over fellow GOP presidential candidates Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Mitt Romney.
WORTHINGTON -- For six years, Estefany Castillo lived with her aunt in El Salvador while her mother established a new life in the U.S. Then, at age 11, Estefany had her chance, coming to America and joining her mom and two younger siblings who had been born in Houston. She's currently a second-year student in the PSEO program at Minnesota West Community and Technical College. Estefany now lives in Worthington with her fiancé, Matt Froderman, in an environment a far cry from what she grew up in. "My dad passed away before I was born," she said.
SIBLEY, Iowa -- There were plenty of Ron Paul signs and bumper stickers to be seen Tuesday night inside the Osceola County Courthouse. Support, however, was by no means solely for the Texas Congressman inside the building, where four of the county's nine precincts gathered to participate in the statewide Iowa caucus.
WORTHINGTON -- Big changes are coming to the region's airwaves within the next few days. Radio Works, owned in part by Chad Cummings of Brewster and John Daniels of Sioux City, Iowa, as well as Ted Mahn of Hot Springs, Ark., and Cy Chesterman of Sioux City, will officially complete its acquisition of Three Eagles Worthington on Jan. 1. Three Eagles currently includes KWOA's AM and FM stations, as well as KITN-FM; Radio Works currently operates KUSQ-FM. "We have big plans for all four stations," Cummings said last week.