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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. ...
WORTHINGTON -- Next week's Bioscience Conference will have another prestigious speaker as part of its mix. Will Steger, an explorer best known for his polar expeditions -- and also heralded for promoting understanding and preservation of the Arctic and the Earth -- will speak at the annual event, hosted by the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp., at 11:30 a.m.
WORTHINGTON -- Karen Kratochvil, retired national sales director for Mary Kay, will replace Liz Collin as a featured presenter for Saturday's Daily Globe Women's Expo. WCCO's Collin, who grew up and graduated from high school in Worthington, has been assigned to cover the potential for flooding in Fargo, N.D., and will be unable to attend the event. "She was selected (to go to Fargo) because of her expertise," noted Sharon Lynn of First State Bank Southwest, which was sponsoring Collin's appearance at the Women's Expo.
WORTHINGTON -- Preaching a message of fiscal responsibility, Gov. Tim Pawlenty touted ideas for improving the state's economy and efficiency during a luncheon Thursday at the Travelodge Hotel. The event, hosted exclusively for members of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, was the governor's latest stop in a series of visits to Minnesota communities in recent weeks. "It's a wonderful state, not because of the politics, but because of the wonderful people," Pawlenty said, expressing confidence that Minnesota will survive its budget turbulence.
WORTHINGTON -- For the fifth annual Regional Bioscience Conference, Glenn Thuringer has recruited a significantly player in the realm. G. Steven Burrill, who has been involved in the growth and prosperity of the biotech-nology industry for more than 40 years, will be the keynote speaker for the conference, which will take place April 2-3 at Minnesota West Commu-nity and Technical College, Worthington campus. Burrill will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, and will also appear with Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on his 9 a.m.
WORTHINGTON -- As the effort continues to expand bioscience-related industry throughout Minnesota, Worthington and the surrounding region has seen a key component of that growth. That's the opinion of Dale Wahlstrom, chief executive officer of the BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, who was in Worthington Thursday for a meeting with regional bioscience leaders.
WORTHINGTON -- If you're traveling just about anywhere in the U.S. and happen to see a long, colorful semi-trailer on the Interstate promoting plentiful benefits of a community --well, that trailer may just be unique and visually appealing enough to cause you to look up that city on the Internet. That's what Mike Smith of Smith Trucking -- as well as folks with the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Convention and Visitors Bureau -- are hoping.
WORTHINGTON -- The winds were relatively tranquil early Monday morning, and the temperature comfortable -- but both changed quickly, as blizzard conditions prevailed by afternoon across southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa. A number of schools opted to close Monday in advance of the forecasted nasty weather, and the prognosticators were right.