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WORTHINGTON -- A 95-acre tract of land purchased by the City of Worthington last year was the primary subject of a fast-moving Worthington City Council meeting Monday night. In separate votes, city councilmen approved an agriculture lease for a majority of the land -- roughly 84 acres -- as well as a change in zoning for the remaining 11.27 acres for the purposes of redevelopment by a manufacturing company. The lease, which the council acted upon first, establishes an agreement between the city and Joel Lorenz, from whom the city purchased the entire tract.
WORTHINGTON -- Numerous bioscience professionals from across the country will gather in Worthington later this month. The fourth annual bioscience conference, coordinated by the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp. (WREDC), will take place March 27-28 at Minnesota West Community and Technical College. At a time of soaring gas and oil prices and an increasing emphasis on "green energy," this year's conference will focus upon renewable energy. "We're incorporating more renewable energy than we ever have," WREDC Manager Glenn Thuringer said.
WORTHINGTON -- About 30 people braved wintry weather Thursday night to attend a public forum on how to utilize proceeds from the sale of Worthington Regional Hospital. The event, hosted at Minnesota West Community and Technical College's Fine Arts Theater by the Worthington City Council, featured suggestions and comments by council members and community citizens. Among the most discussed items for potential use of hospital sale dollars were a new community center and a new YMCA. "The main reason I'm here is to talk about Worthington's No. 1 asset ...
WORTHINGTON -- Nearly two months after the Worthington City Council approved the sale of Worthington Regional Hospital (WRH), the council will host a public forum Thursday on how to utilize the proceeds. The meeting, during which no official action will be taken, is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theater of Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus.
WORTHINGTON -- Michael's Restaurant, an eating option in Worthington for nearly 60 years, may have served its last dinner. The restaurant, owned by the Lang family for most of its existence prior to being sold twice since December 2003, is now closed, owner George Coutsougeras said Friday. "Tuesday was our last day," Coutsougeras said by telephone. "We were not doing enough financially. It was kind of slow. ...
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington City Council awarded the low bid of $345,270 for demolition of the former Campbell Soup Co. facility during its Monday evening meeting. The bid was awarded to Veit and Co. of Rogers, one of 13 companies to bid on the project.
WORTHINGTON -- Cold enough for ya? Area residents had to be asking that question of one another Wednesday, as the mercury plummeted to record-low readings and delayed the start of multiple school days around the region. In Worthington, School District 518 made its decision on a two-hour-late Wednesday start at around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday night. "They were talking minus-40-plus wind chills, and we'd had some drifting," said Dave Skog, the district's director of management services.
WORTHINGTON -- A former Prairie View Golf Links clubhouse manager will return to the course this spring as a result of action by the Worthington City Council earlier this week. Alice Hoffman, who has been serving as the City of Worthington's assistant city clerk since last April, will be transferred back to Prairie View to fill a position vacated by the depature of Bryce Negrete, who worked at the golf course one year.
WORTHINGTON -- An improvement plan for a portion of 27th Street west of U.S. 59 was approved Monday night by the Worthington City Council following a public hearing and a discussion of about 30 minutes. City Engineer Dwayne Haffield initially presented an improvement project that entailed grading, base construction, bituminous surfacing, extension of municipal wastewater collection and extension of municipal water distribution from 27th Street to 2,570 feet west on 27th Street.
WORTHINGTON -- City leaders are well aware that Worthington seniors are in need of a new, permanent facility -- and have been for some time. Finding the best means of coordinating the completion of a multi-purpose senior center, however, requires a great deal of coordination and teamwork, agreed Lyle Ten Haken and Mike Woll, city councilmen who have served on the city's senior center committee. Since fall 2006, the city has utilized two rooms at MC Fitness as a temporary senior center.