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WORTHINGTON -- A delegation of more than 20 state senators and staff made their way through southwest Minnesota Wednesday, stopping at several locations to consider potential capital investment projects. Led by District 9 Sen. Keith Langseth, DFL-Glyndon, and the chairman of the Senate Capital Investment Committee, the group examined projects seeking state funding in the 2008 legislative session.
WORTHINGTON -- Saturday's King Turkey Day celebration started bright and early for Sarah Martin of Brewster and her family. Martin, along with her father, Leon Werner of Marshall, and 9-year-old daughter, Lauren, were at the Worthington Area YMCA before 9 a.m. to take part in the annual King Turkey Day 5K Walk. Despite temperatures below 40 degrees, Martin's family was ready to stroll. "We haven't done this since she (Lauren) was in the stroller," Martin said.
WORTHINGTON -- A planned expansion at the Johnson Builders and Realtors (JBR) strip mall on McMillan Street will benefit from site preparation assistance from the City of Worthington. The Worthington City Council approved assistance at an amount not to exceed $10,080 for the expansion, which will result in construction of a 2,552-square-foot addition to the existing mall at 1595 McMillan St.
WORTHINGTON -- The downtown grain elevator property formerly owned by New Vision Co-op is now officially a public nuisance. The Worthington City Council, following a 45-minute hearing Monday, opted to declare the property a nuisance and gave its new owners, Ruby Development of Mankato, two months to either abate the situation or work with the city on a path toward abatement.
LUVERNE -- Shrugging off occasionally heavy rain, Luverne rolled out the red carpet Thursday night for the world premiere of Ken Burns' documentary "The War," as Burns and other dignitaries descended upon the Palace Theatre for a gala event that nearly filled the historic building. The theater, which seats 450 people, was virtually sold out, and media from such national outlets as Newsweek and USA Today were on hand for the program, which seemingly moved forward without a hitch despite the weather-related cancellation of a parade and a relocation of a program featuring remarks from Burns and
WORTHINGTON -- Minnesota State Sen. Dick Day stepped up his effort to unseat Rep. Tim Walz on Wednesday, visiting Worthington to announce his commitment to "reclaim control of America's borders" if elected. Day, who announced his campaign for the First Congressional District in March, made other stops across the district Wednesday, but began his full itinerary in Worthington, where he gave a press conference at City Hall before a small audience that included Worthington Mayor Alan Oberloh, City Administrator Joe Parker and City Councilman Lyle Ten Haken.
WORTHINGTON -- Minnesota West Community and Technical College President Ron Wood has announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2008, a Tuesday press release said. Reached on his cell phone Tuesday, Wood confirmed his retirement plans, adding that he plans to remain in Worthington after June 30 and stay "part of the Minnesota West family" in some capacity. "I'd been considering retirement for the last two years and had been considering June 30 just passed," said Wood, noting he wanted to remain at the helm to oversee new initiatives.
WORTHINGTON -- A cooperative construction agreement between the City of Worthington and McDonald's USA is expected to advance development of a new Worthington location for the fast-food establishment. The Worthington City Council, during its Monday evening meeting, approved an agreement pertaining to construction and maintenance of a new street and a sanitary sewer extension.
Nearly two months after this year's state legislative session drew to a close, District 22's elected officials offered a recap and answered questions during a continental breakfast program Friday morning at Worthington Country Club. While agriculture and veterans were agreed upon to be the success stories of this year's session, District 22A Rep. Doug Magnus, R-Slayton, District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, and District 22 Sen. Jim Vickerman, DFL-Tracy, all acknowledged disappointment with some of the developments.
WORTHINGTON -- There will be no need for a scheduled public hearing regarding New Vision Co-op's abandoned elevator property, as New Vision has sold the site to a Mankato firm. A deed in the Nobles County assessor's office signed July 10 shows that New Vision has sold a parcel that includes part of lots 1, 2 and 3 of block 53 of Second Addition -- its old elevator property -- to Rudy Development W LLC.