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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.
WORTHINGTON -- With the number of exhibitors now at the 60 mark, organizers of the first-ever Women's Expo Health & Home Show are feeling good about their Saturday event. "We have incredible exhibitors," said Joni Harms, publisher of the Daily Globe, which along with the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the event. "We have a huge variety. We've got banking, we've got medical, we have all facets of home decorating and home improvement.
WORTHINGTON -- The fourth annual Bioscience Conference begins today, and organizers are hoping the proceedings make favorable impressions on those considering a career in the industry. Glenn Thuringer, manager of Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp.
WORTHINGTON -- The sale of 11.27 acres of city-owned land was made official Monday night as the Worthington City Council -- acting in the capacity of the Worthington Economic Development Authority -- approved the land's sale to B & R Ventures in the amount of $112,700. The sale of the land, which was made on a contract for deed over 20 years at 6 percent interest, will make construction of a new 36,000-square-foot Bedford Technology manufacturing facility on the site.
WORTHINGTON -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be the keynote speaker at next week's Bioscience Conference, and he will also host his weekly Friday morning radio show live from the conference stage. Glenn Thuringer, manager of Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp., said Tuesday that Pawlenty will address Bioscience Conference attendees at 8:30 a.m. March 28, the second day of the two-day event at Minnesota West Community and Technical College.
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. ...