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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.
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.