WORTHINGTON — The Globe hosts its 12th annual Women’s Expo Health & Home Show this Saturday. Running from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, the women’s expo boasts 53 booths from local businesses and organizations.
WORTHINGTON — A plan to sell the Thompson Hotel building at auction had Worthington City Council members debating the merits of its continued repair at their meeting Monday night. The city had previously agreed to pay for re-roofing the Thompson and hired contractor Gag Sheet Metal to do the labor. The contractor had already ordered materials and was ready to begin work.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council discussed a number of upcoming construction projects during its regular meeting Monday night, The meeting opened with a public hearing regarding a plan to pave East Avenue from Nobles County 5 eastward to Rising Sun Estates. One neighbor testified against the project, citing the potential for raised property taxes as his concern. Another neighbor testified in favor, pointing to increased traffic from Rising Sun.
WORTHINGTON — United Prairie, headquartered in Mankato, is celebrating 100 years of business. The Worthington location of United Prairie Bank opened in 1985 after its acquisition from Farmers State Bank of Round Lake. At its opening, UPB Marketing Manager Leslie Vermillion said, the Worthington branch employed four part-time tellers and had assets totaling about $1 million.
If you ask me which books had a profound impact on my childhood, Harry Potter will always make the list. It’s hard for me to say exactly why, except that I felt understood and validated by these stories in a way that not much else was able to do. So understood and validated, in fact, that a decade and a half later, I still re-read and love my Harry Potter books. This week I finished the fifth book for the billionth time.
WORTHINGTON — Bill Nguyen, 28, of Bloomington was sentenced in a drug possession case after pleading guilty to felony second-degree drug sale — 10 kilos or more of marijuana within a 90-day period. An additional charge was dismissed during the plea hearing.
ST. PAUL — Friday was the first legislative deadline of the 2019 session, meaning that any bills read in a general House or Senate session must have been approved by a majority vote in their chamber of origin. Plenty of bills made the deadline and will move forward, and others have died. Here’s an update on some:
WORTHINGTON — A new Domino’s store will open in Worthington next month at 1300 Humiston Avenue. Franchise owner Ryan Hawkins of Coon Rapids explained that cold weather gridlock and the recent government shutdown caused some construction delays, but the restaurant is now on track to open toward the end of April. Hawkins has worked for Domino’s since 1999 and has always dreamed of opening his own franchise. The Worthington location will be his first.
WORTHINGTON — Representatives from the city of Worthington, Nobles County, District 518 and Minnesota West met Friday morning to provide project updates and collaborate on joint efforts.
REGIONAL — As this winter’s record-breaking snowfall began to melt and wintry precipitation turned to rain this week, communities all over the region face rising water levels.