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JACKSON -- A rural Jackson County resident is circulating a petition urging county and city government authorities to not move forward with a proposed county/city community services building without a voter-approved referendum. Bill Tusa, a Middletown Township farmer, delivered copies of the petition to the Jackson County Board of Commissioners during its Tuesday morning meeting. "We brought in copies of the petition and told them we had approximately 568 names on it," Tusa said by telephone Tuesday afternoon.
WORTHINGTON -- Larson Crane of Worthington was awarded the bid for 2006 sewer and water extensions and improvements during the Worthington City Council meeting Monday night. Larson Crane had the lowest of three bids at $282,635. Also submitting bids were GM Contracting Inc., Lake Crystal, and Midstates Utilities, Slayton. Work plans presented to council members last month include water main and sanitary sewer extensions on Castlewood Drive and an unnamed street off South Crailsheim Road as well as storm sewer reconstruction on Tower Street.
SLAYTON -- More than 200 people filled the activity building at the Lutheran Bible Camp on Keeley Island Saturday to attend a public hearing on assessments for the proposed centralized sewer system around Lake Shetek, Lake Sarah and Bloody Lake. About two weeks remain before the Shetek Area Water and Sewer (SAWS) Commission and Murray County Commissioners' 60-day deadline to accept or reject bids on the two-phase construction project.
WORTHINGTON -- After 34 years on the sidelines, Don Meyer probably realizes he's a good coach. Meyer, who coaches men's basketball and serves as athletic director at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., has won 834 games in his career, placing him fifth in men's college hoops history.
JACKSON -- A series of public information meetings on a proposed Jackson County/City of Jackson community services facility yielded strong turnout and a number of strong opinions. Arguably the most controversial component of the planned 57,000-square-foot, three-story building is a recommendation by the Jackson City/County Facilities Study Committee -- which hosted the public meetings and has worked for nearly two years on the project -- not to have a referendum vote on the proposal.
WORTHINGTON -- The possibility of including a local option sales tax referendum on the November general election is still under consideration by City of Worthington officials and leaders, Mayor Alan Oberloh said Wednesday. A bill passed by the state legislature last year granted Worthington permission to present such a referendum to voters in 2006, with a specific purpose of building a community/events center and remodeling and upgrading Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center.
WORTHINGTON -- Downtown merchants would self-enforce parking in the city's central business district under a recommendation made unanimously Tuesday by the Downtown Parking Committee. Dollars spent for enforcement of downtown parking regulations have diminished drastically over recent years, and there has been no enforcement -- other than that of no parking rules between 1 and 6 a.m. -- during the last year.
WORTHINGTON -- City and county leaders gathered under a blue Tuesday afternoon sky to break ground on a spec building in the city's bioscience industrial park. Glenn Thuringer, manager of Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp. (WREDC), explained that the 15,000-square-foot facility will be designed so that both ends of the building can be added upon.
WORTHINGTON --There's been plenty of talk around town in recent months regarding two high-profile development projects -- new locations and buildings for Hy-Vee and McDonald's. So what's reality and what's myth? Some details regarding each of the possible projects are clearer than others. Rumors have circulated across the community that Hy-Vee Food Stores, based in West Des Moines, Iowa, either intends to purchase or has purchased property along Oxford Street now occupied by Budget Inn.
WORTHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Dayton announced Friday that Worthington Regional Airport will receive more than $1.8 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation, through the Federal Aviation Administration. Worthington's airport is one of seven in Minnesota to receive funding. A total of $3,553,229 has been designated, with Worthington's share set at $1,823,158. The new funding is designated for rehabilitation and safety improvements to Taxiway C at Worthington's airport.