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WORTHINGTON -- Fees for Nobles County's Prairieland Transit System will increase for the first time, effective May 1, because of rising transportation costs. Karen DeBoer, director of Prairieland Transit System -- which is part of Southwest Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC) -- explained Wednesday that both taxi and bus fares will increase by 50 cents. As has been the case, however, dispatched fares -- available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WORTHINGTON -- It's been a busy last few months for Jay Larson. Larson has started a new business, ARIA Enterprises LLC, and along with wife Dana is building a new home in Worthington's Glenwood Heights addition. In addition to the pride he takes in construction, he is also pleased with the environment-friendly aspect of the project. Part of the reason the new Larson home is "green," he said, is use of Rhino Block, an insulating concrete form that ARIA Enterprises distributes.
WORTHINGTON -- Worthington City Council members could make a decision next week regarding its potential participation in the new Worthington Area YMCA project. During a special council meeting Tuesday morning, representatives from RJM Construction, Black Creek, Wis., and BKV Group, Minneapolis, were present to discuss other YMCA projects and collaborations involved in them. "We asked the YMCA to bring down the construction manager (RJM) and their architect (BKV) because we're trying to find out if we could have a city-owned aquatics center that would be adjacent to the YMCA," Mayor Alan Ober
WORTHINGTON -- While wood and laminate flooring have remained popular over the years, new trends occasionally come to the forefront. Paul Woll, who with his wife, Lois, owns and operates Prairie Decorating in downtown Worthington, believes buyers are often moving beyond oak and oak-type finishes and into "exotics," which, in essence, is a selfdescriptive term. Woll carries Armstrong's Global Exotics line, which in a product brochure is described as "unique species distinguished by their origin, color and sophisticated grain.
WORTHINGTON -- A new senior housing complex was given the go-ahead Monday night during a busy Worthington City Council meeting that lasted more than two and a half hours. Council members unanimously approved a special use permit application that will allow Accessible Space Inc., St. Paul, to construct a 19-unit senior supportive housing complex at 2107 Nobles St.
BREWSTER -- When she retired from teaching after 43 years, Beth Nelson finally had time to become a master gardener. That was in 1996, when she began completing necessary training in Slayton to fulfill a longtime ambition. Nelson's gardening was hampered last year due to spinal problems, but she still displays an obvious zeal for the hobby and hopes to get outdoors this year. "I can still some container gardening, things like that," said Nelson, 86, an honorary member of the Worthington Garden Club.
WORTHINGTON -- Vicki Place had reason to be pleased with Monday night's third annual Sunset Hospice Cottage Charity Banquet. After all, Place, who coordinates the event, said planning starts between six and eight months ahead of time. "I'm chairperson for the different committees -- one person works with decorations, one person with selling tickets, one with the entertainment ..." said Place, who noted this year's banquet featured a comedian, Bob Stromberg of Minneapolis, for the first time. Monday's fundraiser, which took place at American Reformed Church, brought in 420 people, according
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington City Council, in a special meeting Tuesday morning, approved plans that include tax increment financing (TIF) for the 27th Street property that will be home to a new Bedford Technology facility. B & R Ventures of Worthington, the real estate arm of Bedford Technology, had made the request for TIF assistance to offset public infrastructure expenses related to the planned 36,000-square-foot manufacturing plant.
WORTHINGTON -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty mingled with eighth-grade science students and served as keynote speaker Friday morning during a two-hour visit to the fourth annual Bioscience Conference at Minnesota West Community and Technical College. Pawlenty gave keynote remarks of approximately 20 minutes before transitioning into his weekly radio program, "Good Morning Minnesota," shortly after 9 a.m.
WORTHINGTON -- While the fourth annual Bioscience Conference was transpiring at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, an outreach program of sorts was taking place at Worthington High School. Mahri Monson, a research assistant with the Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy -- part of the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs -- spoke to high school students Thursday afternoon about how math and science education can play an important role in their futures.