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EDGERTON -- This year's 57th annual Dutch Festival will take a look a back at where this community's residents have casually passed the time over the years. The festival will have two parades -- beginning at 7:30 p.m. both tonight and Saturday -- and the theme for them is "Edgerton Hangouts." According to Dutch Festival Committee Chairman Jason Snyder, it's a theme that was chosen with careful consideration. "We have a subcommittee that draws up a bunch of ideas," Snyder said. "They'll come up with four different themes and come up with about 10 different ideas on those themes.
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington City Council on Monday approved a development contract that will result in the development of five lots within a section of Glenwood Heights addition. During a meeting with an especially light agenda -- council members met for less than 10 minutes -- they voted unanimously to allow Campbell Properties to develop five unimproved lots on Buchanan Court.
WORTHINGTON -- Underneath cloudy, threatening skies, Donna Reimer and Naomi Burns kept churning away. Working in front of a stove Reimer guessed was from the 1920s, the duo -- and visitors -- made butter Tuesday afternoon, which led to the creation of other delectable treats.
WORTHINGTON -- The City of Buffalo's police chief and a staff member of that community's high school visited Worthington Thursday to solicit ideas on how to better serve the needs of a diverse population. Worthington Director of Public Safety Mike Cumiskey hosted the meeting, which took place at Prairie Justice Center and included several members of the local educational community.
WORTHINGTON -- The District 518 Residential Program will be in transition within the next year under action approved Tuesday night by the district's Board of Education. The board, on a 7-0 vote, approved the discontinuation of the residential program as of July 1, 2007, or before as provided by a transitional plan.
WORTHINGTON -- Between 30 to 35 senior citizens frustrated with a lack of a formal senior center met with the Worthington City Council prior to its Monday meeting. A three-year lease between School District 518 and the Worthington Community Center ends Friday, and the center 's facility at West Elementary has already been vacated.
WORTHINGTON -- A suggested timetable for hiring a new Worthington city administrator was presented at Monday's city council meeting. The Brimeyer Group Inc., Hopkins, was selected by the council earlier this month to assist with the recruitment of a new administrator to replace Bob Filson, who died in May.
WINDOM -- A 127-acre site will be preserved for public use for years to come thanks to Minnesota's Build a Wildlife Area partnership. The dedication of land located southwest of Windom was celebrated Thursday afternoon by representatives of several groups that came together to make the project possible. The Jackson County chapter of Pheasants Forever hosted the event. "All of these projects basically come down to partnerships," Aaron Kuehl, a regional wildlife biologist with Minnesota Pheasants Forever, said during the ceremony.
WORTHINGTON -- Detailing his "Operation Northern Tiger" plan, DFL gubernatorial candidate Mike Hatch visited the Daily Globe Wednesday to tout ways he'd further economic development if elected in November. Hatch, Minnesota's Attorney General since 1998 and a former Commerce Commissioner, said he would focus on issues such as education, health care, employment and transportation should he defeat incumbent Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
HARDWICK -- As the bustle of construction resonated nearby, Mike Mouw spoke of a potentially booming future for this community's grain elevator. In an announcement Monday morning attended by about 20 people, Mouw offered details of a significant expansion that will double the facility's storage capacity. The Mouws purchased the elevator last September and hope to have the expansion fully operational by Sept. 15. Owned for many years by Hardwick Grain Co., the elevator site is now capable of storing 250,000 bushels of grain.