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CURRIE -- A man with an extensive knowledge of railroads has come to work at the right place. Gene Short began his duties April 16 as the director of End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum, taking over following the spring retirement of Louise Gervais. He's been living nearby on a seasonal basis for the last few years, and currently living here five days a week in his camper. "I'm from Belview -- that's 56 and three-tenths miles north of here," Short said with a laugh.
WORTHINGTON -- Former Minnesota House Minority Leader Matt Entenza announced his bid for governor Thursday morning, returning to his high school alma mater to make his announcement alongside former teachers, as well as family and friends. Entenza, a Democrat who now lives in St. Paul, served in the Minnesota Legislature for 12 years, and later founded Minnesota 2020, a non-partisan think tank that studies state public policy issues.
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington City Council, concurring with a recommendation made last week by its Planning Commission, gave unanimous approval Monday night, to a special use permit that will enable Worthington Area Language Academy (WALA) to move to the MC Fitness facility. WALA, which will be in its new home in time for the start of the 2009-2010 school year, will utilize the front portion of the facility for educational purposes.
DUNDEE -- Sandy Forbes was a long way from home Wednesday afternoon, yet his whereabout had a familiarity to it. Forbes, of Dundee, Scotland, visited the Nobles County community of Dundee to meet its mayor and local residents and came bearing gifts from his city of approximately 141,000. "We're famous for three Js -- jute, jam and journalism," said Forbes, whose gifts reflected that notoriety. Jute, a long, soft, shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads, is used to make bags, and Forbes brought one to his new southwest Minnesota friends. "Jute is brought in raw fr
WORTHINGTON -- G. Steven Burrill had an early message for the middle school students listening to him speaking Friday at the Bioscience Conference. Recalling an opportunity he had at one time to meet all the living Nobel Laureates, Burrill asked many of them how and when they became interested in the sciences. "What I learned was that most of them were turned on at age 12, age 11 ...
WORTHINGTON -- The fifth annual Bioscience Conference may not begin until Thursday afternoon, but it gets under way that morning for a host of area high school students. A group of 60 11th and 12th-grade students from the region will participate in bioscience-related labs around Worthington Thursday morning.
WORTHINGTON -- Will Steger has seen a lot in areas that have almost gone entirely unseen. Steger, known for polar explorations and his advocacy for preserving the Arctic region as well as the Earth, will speak at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Bioscience Conference at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus. "I've had a first-hand view of what's been happening in polar areas for the last 15 years," said Steger in a phone conversation Monday.
WORTHINGTON -- Renewable energy and animal health will be the two primary topics for the annual Bioscience Conference next week. The conference, hosted by Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp., will take place Thursday and Friday on the Worthington Campus of Minnesota West Community and Technical College. The events begin with introductions at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, with breakout sessions set to start at 1 p.m. "This year's format will be a little different," WREDC Manager Glenn Thuringer said. "We're going to be running a dual track. ...