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Then and now: one year after the ice storm

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — One year ago, residents in southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa woke up to a disaster.

The sound of tree branches falling like rain broke the nighttime silence as ice covered the region. Power was lost in cities and farms across …continue reading on dglobe.com

Then and now: one year after the ice storm

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — One year ago, residents in southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa woke up to a disaster.

The sound of tree branches falling like rain broke the nighttime silence as ice covered the region. Power was lost in cities and farms across …continue reading on dglobe.com

Lawmakers rapidly OK disaster aid

September 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators breezed through disaster-relief approval Monday, about as fast as winds that uprooted thousands of trees in June, but spent far more time discussing what Republicans called a “man-made disaster” of tax increases…continue reading on dglobe.com

Lawmakers rapidly OK disaster aid

September 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators breezed through disaster-relief approval Monday, about as fast as winds that uprooted thousands of trees in June, but spent far more time discussing what Republicans called a “man-made disaster” of tax increases…continue reading on dglobe.com

Storm relief funds slow coming

September 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — In the final hours of the 2013 session, the state legislature passed money to help five southwest Minnesota counties recover from the April ice storm.

The bill passed included $1.5 million to match the funds from the Federal Emergen…continue reading on dglobe.com

Legislators raise questions about disaster aid

August 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers appear ready to spend money to help local governments affected by June storms, but during a Wednesday night meeting many questioned using a Sept. 9 special legislative session to spend anything beyond what is needed t…continue reading on dglobe.com

Legislators raise questions about disaster aid

August 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers appear ready to spend money to help local governments affected by June storms, but during a Wednesday night meeting many questioned using a Sept. 9 special legislative session to spend anything beyond what is needed t…continue reading on dglobe.com

More ice storm relief funds could come

August 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — There is potential for more disaster relief funding coming to Nobles and Rock counties in southwest Minnesota.On Wednesday, Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders agreed to have a special session, which is slated for Sept. 9.”It woul…continue reading on dglobe.com

Stump grinding bid re-awarded

August 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The bid for grinding the stumps left from tree damage caused by the April ice ice storm has been re-awarded to another company.At the July 8 city council meeting, the bid was awarded to Prairie Landscaping for $41,034. However, Prairie…continue reading on dglobe.com

After ice storm, thinking of the birds

July 9, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON After April’s ice storm, Betty Atchison and Teresa Moser, both residents at South Shore Care Center, were worried. Continue Reading