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WORTHINGTON -- No official business was conducted during the Worthington City Council meeting Monday night, as the council failed to attain a quorum. Four out of five council members are required for a quorum, and only three -- aldermen Mike Kuhle, Lyle Ten Haken and Ron Wood -- were able to attend.
WORTHINGTON -- First, George Erickson enjoyed a long career in dentistry. Then, he became a best-selling author. And, in between all of that -- as part of that, actually -- Erickson logged many miles in the air. The pilot of the plane he called Tundra Cub II -- he's since sold the aircraft -- has seen his share, and he's returning to Worthington next week to recall some of his adventures. Erickson, a dentist in Worthington for 32 years before his retirement in 1988, will be a guest speaker at a special event scheduled for 7 p.m. May 7 at Worthington's Masonic Lodge, 925 Second Ave.
WORTHINGTON -- Sen. Norm Coleman remained optimistic Thursday that a new farm bill will be approved yet this year despite continued opposition from President Bush. After the Senate passed a one-week extension of current farm law Thursday, Coleman spoke on that and other matters during a brief phone conversation with the Daily Globe. "Today the Senate passed another short-term extension. ... We kicked the can down the road one more week," Coleman, a Republican, said. "We're pretty close (to a new bill).
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