I first joined the Daily Globe in April 2001 as sports editor. I later became the news editor in November 2002, and the managing editor in August 2006. I'm originally from New York State, and am married with two children.
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WORTHINGTON -- Employees of Worthington Regional Hospital (WRH) needn't worry about retaining current Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) now that the hospital is being sold. That's the opinion of District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, as well as Evan Burkett, chief human resource officer for Sanford Health, which will purchase the hospital from the City of Worthington under a deal approved Monday night by the city council. "They (WRH employees) want to be added to Minnesota Statute 353F, which preserves their benefits," Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, said Wednesday.
WORTHINGTON -- In her first visit to Worthington since judging the Paycheck-Ruby Begonia showdown last King Turkey Day, Sen. Amy Klobuchar gave an overview of her initial year in Washington during a Tuesday afternoon stop at the Blue Line Travel Plaza. Klobuchar, who visited eight other communities Tuesday, is in the midst of a "Main Street" tour across the state. She noted the week had gotten off to a good start with a visit to Redwood Falls Monday evening. "They listened to a Democrat for an entire hour, and they were still in a good mood," joked Klobuchar, who won the U.S.
WORTHINGTON -- Putting an end to what has been an emotional debate within the community, the Worthington City Council voted 4-1 Monday night to approve the sale of Worthington Regional Hospital (WRH) to Sanford Health Network of Sioux Falls, S.D. Individual council members spoke at length on the proposed sale and how they came to their respective decisions.
WORTHINGTON -- A little more than a month before the Minnesota Legislature reconvenes, area lawmakers met their constituents Friday morning in a Legislative Breakfast coordinated by the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee. The event, hosted at Travelodge Hotel, was attended by all three of the region's legislators -- District 22 Sen. Jim Vickerman (DFL-Tracy), District 22A Rep. Doug Magnus (R-Slayton) and District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake). Legislators took questions from the approximately 40 people in attendance and engaged in informal dialogue.
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WORTHINGTON -- As Central Elementary has continued to be reduced to rubble over the course of the past several days, Jon Benson can't help but be saddened. Benson, a lifelong Worthington resident who served as co-chair of the Friends of Central committee -- a non-profit group that hoped to save the downtown structure from the wrecking ball -- was pragmatic Thursday about Central's ultimate fate. Yet, he wished a different result had come to fruition. "Quite honestly, I have to admit the school either had to be utilized or be demolished," Benson said.
WORTHINGTON -- Coming soon to a movie theater near you ... movies. That's the hope of officials from West Mall Theaters Inc. and Northland Mall, who are reportedly close to a deal that would reopen Northland Cinema 5 in Worthington. The theater, previously operated by TCMCI Theaters, has been closed since Nov.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Margaret and Don Hinchey slept soundly Sunday night, but awoke early Monday morning to a hubbub of activity. "The helicopters started about 5 a.m., right over our house," explained Margaret Rickers Hinchey, a Worthington native, by telephone Monday night.
WORTHINGTON -- A Minnesota House Republican who hopes to earn the right to challenge U.S. Rep. Tim Walz next November has earned the support of one of his in-party challengers. District 29A Rep. Randy Demmer, a three-term state legislator from Hayfield, was joined Tuesday morning in Worthington by Mark Meyer, who along with Demmer had been seeking the Republican endorsement to run against Walz in the First District.
WORTHINGTON -- Now that the dust has settled from Monday night's public forum on the proposed sale of Worthington Regional Hospital (WRH) to Sanford Health, the future of the deal rests with the Worthington City Council. Council members will meet in executive session at 8:30 a.m. Friday to discuss Sanford's offer, which was recommended unanimously last month by the WRH Board of Trustees. With a regular council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m.