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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SIBLEY, Iowa — Given the frequently humorous banter shared around the table of Brad Willemssen’s kitchen recently, the three individuals who coordinate WeCare of Osceola County events care about each other a great deal.
ADRIAN — Even though she initially opened her business on April 1, 2003, Joni Aggen wasn’t fooling around. She still isn’t, as her business — Closet to Closet Inc. Consignment — is still going strong. In fact, Aggen’s daughter, Carissa is joining the business full-time in April and has been in charge of the boutique section at the store since its inception.
WORTHINGTON — A little more than three years ago, Ken Besel was at his job as a grain specialist at the elevator in St. James. It was expected to be an ordinary day. On Feb. 5, 2016, Besel was working with a portable grain dryer, and the corn had started to smolder in the middle of the dryer. The fire department was called right away and, in the meantime, Besel ran to an outside building to retrieve fire extinguishers.
WORTHINGTON — Local economic development officials are teaming up with a home builder and community bank to construct additional homes in the city.
WORTHINGTON — A new all-inclusive playground could be on the way to Chautauqua Park, and Worthington City Council members heard a presentation on the potential project during a work session Wednesday afternoon.
WORTHINGTON — Spring may be on the way, but the ice will be a popular place to be this weekend in Luverne. The Minnesota ON’ice-Blue Mound Figure Skaters 28th annual Ice Show will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Blue Mound Ice Arena in Luverne. A total of 69 participants — ranging in age from 3 years old to adult — will take part. Three are graduating seniors, with two of those skating with the program for more than 15 years.
WORTHINGTON — Gunner Beckering wants to give youths in Worthington something do while drawing attention to what he feels is an important cause. That’s why he, along with Justin Phaengdara — are coordinating a first-ever “Rap 4 Awareness/Concert for a Cause” event, which is scheduled for March 23 at the Hickory Lodge Bar & Grill. The concert, which features multiple musical artists from the region, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 1 a.m.
“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” — Benjamin Franklin, 1789
WORTHINGTON — Lauren Postma wanted to do something special for this year’s Hospice Cottage Inc. fundraiser, set for April 6 at the Worthington Event Center. “I’ve got a real soft spot for hospice and like to do whatever I can to support it,” said Postma, a Worthington resident.
WORTHINGTON — The road to qualifying for the NJCAA National Wrestling Tournament was a challenging one Sunday for Minnesota West’s Adam Rients.