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Drought drying North Dakota out

September 27, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The drought gripping much of the area is diminishing river levels, with some tributaries in the northern Red River Valley slowing to a trickle. Continue Reading

Badlands wildlife taking drought well, for now

September 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Wildlife survival in the Badlands during this year’s drought is not as rough as it may seem, even as the Little Missouri River’s level continues to decline to 1 foot. Continue Reading

County assessor seeks review of staffing level

June 19, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Udermann said office short-staffed to handle workload
WORTHINGTON Nobles County Commissioners on Tuesday received a request from Assessor Joe Udermann to review staffing levels in the assessor’s office. Currently, a staff of three is cross-trained to work with individuals and complete property inspections. Both Jackson and Cottonwood counties have a staff of six, and each has fewer parcels than Nobles County. Continue Reading

Tax abatement motion fails at school district level

December 20, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Members of the Worthington School District 518 Board approved a levy of $4,885,083 payable for 2012 Tuesday night, following a committee recommendation that would reduce the levied amount by $250,000.
Board member Mark Shepherd said the reduction was based on projections that show the district can afford the reduction and keep a promise made to taxpayers. Continue Reading

High lead level found in 1-year-old

August 10, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON A 1-year-old child in Nobles County has been diagnosed with a “very high” blood lead level, and because the level is higher than 15 micrograms per deciliter, an investigator from the Minnesota Department of Health’s Asbestos and Lead Compliance Program will visit the county next week to visit the home where the child resides. Continue Reading