ST. PAUL — District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, has co-authored a bipartisan bill that would bring Minnesota tax law into conformity with Section 179 of Federal Internal Revenue Code.
WILMONT — The Nobles 2 Wind Project has reached a major milestone as developer Tenaska completes its electrical interconnection study. Tenaska Vice President of Strategic Development and Acquisition Scott Seier explained that the study is an essential step because it ensures that the facility can connect to the power grid. Construction cannot begin until the study verifies connections. “We are excited about the progress we’ve made,” Seier said.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council, heeding a recommendation from the Worthington Charter Commission, voted following a public hearing Monday night to amend the city charter to eliminate the requirement for a police civil service commission. Municipal officials felt comfortable with the amendment in the city charter given that the police civil service commission no longer serves the purpose for which it was originally created.
I’ve been thinking lately about traditions. Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, which means many people will be observing annual traditions, whether that means a romantic date, exchanging cards and/or chocolate or serving breakfast in bed.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council, heeding a recommendation from the Worthington Charter Commission, voted following a public hearing Monday night to alter the city charter to eliminate the requirement for a police civil service commission.
EDGERTON — Betty Huisken has been giving back to the Edgerton community for 45 years and counting. It all started because her husband, Fred, was working as an EMT. Huisken noticed a need medical services had for blood. “You can’t manufacture blood,” she said. “It has to come from people.”
WORTHINGTON — Following a press release last month that announced the closing of 38 Shopko locations, Shopko released an updated list Wednesday of 174 additional closings. This time around, the Worthington location is on the list.
WORTHINGTON — In preparation for Tuesday’s District 518 bond referendum vote, Nobles County tested its voting machines during a public meeting Friday. Chief Deputy Auditor/Treasurer Kris Ray explained that while Nobles County has been using voting machines since 2006, state law requires voting machines to be tested before each election.
WORTHINGTON — Worthington resident and longtime southwest Minnesota devotee Julane Coyer will celebrate her 102nd birthday on Feb. 12.
ST. PAUL — District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, sat in session on the Minnesota House of Representatives Taxes Committee last week in support of HF351, a bill that would expand tax exemption for firefighting and EMS supplies. Since 1991, local fire stations and ambulance services in Minnesota have been required to pay taxes on purchasing supplies. This limits the purchasing power of these services, which in rural areas could make a big difference.