PIPESTONE — The University of Minnesota Extension Office hosted the “Farming in Tough Times” seminar Thursday to discuss the growing need of farmers and farming families to have mental health resources available and present ways to address that need.
ST. PAUL — The Freedom to Drive Act passed in the Minnesota House of Representatives Transportation Committee during its first hearing Thursday. Supporters of the bill filled every audience seat in the hearing chamber, plus standing room. They testified for almost two hours that allowing all Minnesotans to have driver’s licenses is necessary for the state. No one spoke in opposition to the bill.
WORTHINGTON — After a few minor construction snags, Interstate Cenex is ready to re-open, and will unveil its new facility at a grand re-opening at 8 a.m. Monday. The station on Humiston Avenue has been closed since September 2018 for a remodel. Operated by Cooperative Energy Co. out of Sibley, Ia., Interstate Cenex is member-owned and focuses on Service, Value and Trust.
WORTHINGTON — Since its opening in 2016, New Generations Barbershop — now known as New Gen Studio — has been bursting at the seams in downtown Worthington. “Ever since we started, we’ve been booked up weeks in advance,” said owner Jesus Ordaz. With just two employees, New Gen couldn’t accommodate the volume of clientele.
WORTHINGTON — Josh Erwin describes his new role as Worthington’s Community Service Officer/Animal Control Specialist as “a whole new world.” And it is. Erwin’s newly created position began on Feb. 4 and is still being defined as he learns his responsibilities.
WORTHINGTON — The first reading of proposed regulations on all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use on city streets was approved Monday night during the Worthington City Council’s regular meeting. Police Chief Troy Appel and Sgt. Brett Wiltrout presented their plan for regulating use. The proposed regulations would be an amendment to the city code for the purpose of public safety and to prevent public nuisance. Under these regulations, it would be unlawful to drive or operate an ATV within Worthington city limits without a driver’s license and an ATV permit.
WORTHINGTON — The first reading of proposed regulations on all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use on city streets was approved Monday night during the Worthington City Council’s regular meeting.. Police Chief Troy Appel and Sgt. Brett Wiltrout presented their plan for regulating use. After asking a few questions and requesting two minor clarifications, council members voted unanimously in favor of the proposal.
WORTHINGTON — As Minnesota legislators discuss the possibility of expanding employee rights included under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), local business owners are nervous that, if passed, the new policy could put them out of business.
WORTHINGTON — As Gov. Tim Walz announced his proposed budget at a Tuesday press conference, he spoke of a desire to “promote diversity, inclusion and racial equity in every corner of the state.” Part of his plan is to open new regional offices of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) — including one in Worthington. This expansion is a small part of Walz’s vision of One Minnesota.
WORTHINGTON — About 150 local residents met Sunday at St. Mary’s School to learn about newly proposed legislation that, if passed, will allow people to apply for a Minnesota driver’s license using legal identification from any country. NAVIGATE Unidos Minnesota decided to host the information session after lead organizer Jessica Velasco received feedback from the Hispanic and Latinx community in this area that they are concerned about the current limitations of driver’s license laws.