WORTHINGTON — Nobles County Commissioners this morning voted to commit $8.5 million to collaborate on a W.E.L.L. (Welcome, Education, Library and Livability) project. That amount may change as plans are developed for the building, which is slated to include a new county library, community and adult basic education and potentially other entities.

Board chairman Matt Widboom asked for a roll call vote on the motion made by Commissioner Gene Metz. Both voted in favor of the $8.5 million, with support also from commissioners Donald Linssen and Bob Demuth Jr. Commissioner Justin Ahlers, who has consistently voted against a library project, cast the lone vote in opposition.

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