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Housing remains big issue in Worthington

December 16, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Vacancy rates at zero percent in rental properties
WORTHINGTON With very limited options for rental housing within Worthington, being able to keep up with the demand of a growing community has been nearly impossible. Continue Reading

Farm bill unlikely before fiscal cliff issue resolved

November 13, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

MINNEAPOLIS America’s agriculture industry needs to be patient.
Jennifer Duffy of The Cook Political Report said Tuesday that an overall budget-debt deal needs to happen before Congress can pass new federal farm policy. Continue Reading

Variance request turns into big issue on Lake Ocheda

August 22, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON After two meetings, more than four hours of discussion and two failed motions, the Nobles County Board of Adjustment came to a 4-1 agreement Wednesday night to allow Joe and Rita Vander Kooi of rural Worthington to build a new home on the west basin of Lake Ocheda and build a deck that infringes no more than 16 feet over the 150-foot setback. Continue Reading

A family problem: Loved ones often more affected by alcoholism than the addict

August 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO At her worst, “Jane” of New York Mills, Minn., avoided family gatherings. Continue Reading

Commentary: Arizona’s declining image

June 9, 2010 in West Central Tribune

SAN DIEGO — Several weeks ago, after a column critical of President Obama, a woman wrote to say that she agreed with me. Then she said something I certainly did not agree with, bemoaning the fact that, thanks to Obama, her grandchildren would grow up with a “different image of what a president looks like” than the one she had a child.
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