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Partners break ground on regional retention pond

August 28, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Project hoped to improve water quality in runoff before reaching Lake Okabena
WORTHINGTON A ceremonial tossing of dirt Tuesday morning marked the start of construction on a regional water retention pond on the south end of the Minnesota West Community and Technical College campus in Worthington. Continue Reading

Air, ground crews draw fire line to protect Ely

May 17, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ELY Crews were battling a fast-moving forest fire just outside Ely that apparently started when a vehicle drove over a downed power line.
Eyewitnesses in Ely said flames could be seen from the city just before 3 p.m. and smoke was enveloping the town. Continue Reading

Breaking ground

April 10, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Representatives of Luverne’s city council, Chamber of Commerce, Optimist Club, area businesses and Sanford Medical Center held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the Blue Mound Ice Arena in Luverne. The $750,000 project will be funded in part by the City of Luverne and Sanford, both pledging $20,000 per year over five years. Continue Reading

Avera breaks ground

April 1, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Company has been in Worthington past 14 years
WORTHINGTON With the wind at their backs and a light drizzle from the morning fog, representatives from Avera Medical Group were joined by the Worthington Chamber Ambassadors Saturday in a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site of a new three-story, 60,000-square-foot facility on Ryan’s Road in Worthington. Continue Reading

Obama closes circle with visit to ground zero

May 5, 2011 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK In the days after Sept. 11, a president hoisted a bullhorn and raised his voice in the smoldering ruins of the World Trade Center to galvanize a nation. On Thursday, nearly a decade later, another president brought a wreath to ground zero and bowed his head in silence.
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Commentary: Losing ground in an up economy

January 14, 2011 in West Central Tribune

In the typical economic downturn, Americans thrown out of work make a deal with Euthenia, the Greek goddess of prosperity. They say (in their heads): We will get through this. We’ll move in with family, find any part-time job. All we want is an assurance that good times will eventually return for hardworking people like us. Continue Reading

American Opinion: On the proposed mosque near ground zero in New York

September 12, 2010 in West Central Tribune

An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States:
On the proposed mosque near ground zero in New York: Continue Reading

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