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WILMONT — Nearly three years after the closing of First Presbyterian Church, religious services are once again taking place in the sacred Wilmont building. This time, the church hosts new faces and a new name — Christian Church Iglesia Cristiana. Leading the services is Flora Iniguez, a pastor from California-based Pentecostal ministry Ministerio Misionero Mundial, who moved to Wilmont in March.
REGIONAL — More often than ever, residents of southern Minnesota are getting flooded with calls from local numbers, only to hear a pre-recorded voice message on the other end offering a special deal or demanding money. The 507 area code — which covers the southern portion of Minnesota — has seen 3.4 million automated calls every month from May to August, an increase over a monthly average of 2.7 million in months prior. Those statistics come from YouMail, a mobile phone voicemail app.
WORTHINGTON — It’s been a rough construction season, but home builders have been trucking through regardless. It’s no different for Al Drost and Dan Krueger, two area landscaping business owners who teamed up to build housing units with their partnership South Lake Development (SLD).
WORTHINGTON — It’s been 20 years since Bedford Technology began transforming recyclables into plastic lumber. In celebration of the milestone, the Worthington manufacturer will hold an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at its manufacturing facility at 1180 27th St. (off U.S. 59) to show off what its process looks like.
Wednesday will be my last day at The Globe, ending an amazing two years of my life that I’ll never forget. Starting Oct. 9, I will begin work as the money-in-politics reporter for the Center for Responsive Politics in Washington, D.C. Its website, opensecrets.org, is a leading resource for information and news on campaign finance and dark money in federal elections. It’s a big opportunity for me, just like The Globe was two years ago.
WORTHINGTON — Worthington’s new municipal liquor store was built with the idea that its improved look and location along Ryan’s Road would bring in more sales and more profits for the city. In August, its first full month of operation, the new store brought in approximately $1,700 more in sales per day over the previous year, representing a 16 percent increase. Beer was the biggest driver, with sales increasing by nearly 21 percent over 2017.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — With several wind farm projects in development in southwest Minnesota and more on the way, it's an exciting time for area construction workers. Laborers' International Union of North America Minnesota has identified 19 wind farm projects in development now or in the near future, including wind farms in Nobles, Jackson, Cottonwood, Rock and Pipestone counties. Combined, they add up to more than 3,500 megawatts of wind generated power. As contractors typically hire one worker per megawatt, that's a lot of jobs.
REGIONAL — With several wind farm projects in development in southwest Minnesota and more on the way, it’s an exciting time for area construction workers. Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) Minnesota has identified 19 wind farm projects in development now or in the near future, including wind farms in Nobles, Jackson, Cottonwood, Rock and Pipestone counties.
WORTHINGTON — With the Nov. 6 elections coming up, the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce plans to host a debate for local offices on each Tuesday in October. Each debate will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Worthington High School band room.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council on Monday authorized the city to get quotes to repair damage to parts of Olson Park’s streambank and bike path along Sunset Bay that washed out as a result of June flooding. Along with repairs, a permanent turf stabilizing mat and rip-rap will be installed to prevent continued erosion and loss of stability. The project cost is estimated at $105,000, said City Engineer Dwayne Haffield.