WORTHINGTON – Worthington’s District 518 School Board was the latest to hear the Nobles Housing Initiative, presented by Abraham Algadi of the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp. The initiative is a program designed to solve the housing crunch so prevalent in the area by offering 100 percent tax abatement to new housing construction for a five-year period.
WORTHINGTON – The lack of a quorum kept the Worthington City Council from any action Monday night, but the members present listened to a presentation by Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp Director Abraham Algadi regarding the Nobles Housing Initiative.
The Initiative would offer 100 percent tax abatement on new residential construction from the county, city and school district. Last week, the Nobles County Board of Commissioners approved the concept of the plan, and are now waiting for Algadi’s office to work out details for their approval.
Sen. Bill Weber will introduce a bill Monday March 10 requesting $69 million in bonding money for completion of the Minnesota portion of the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System.
Listen to his explanation of the bill at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGX_6IcAghE&feature=youtu.be
WORTHINGTON – The King’s Wok Chinese Restaurant is facing an estimated $150,000 in damages after a fire that was reported just before 3 a.m. Saturday morning. The Worthington Fire Department was called to the scene after a witness reported seeing smoke coming from the roof.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, flames were already coming through the roof of the building.
Worthington Fire Department Second Assistant Chief Chris Cummings believes the blaze may have started near the women’s restroom or a small meeting room.
MINNESOTA – According to Sen. Bill Weber, a bill will be formally introduced to the
WORTHINGTON – A New Ulm woman suffered non-life threatening injuries this morning shortly before 8 a.m. when her 2003 Oldsmobile Alero rolled. Jessica Zupfer, age 33, of New Ulm was southbound on Minnesota 60 when she lost control on the icy road and entered the ditch, rolling the vehicle. Zupfer was brought to Sanford Worthington Regional Hospital to be treated for her injuries. The Worthington Ambulance, Nobles County Sheriff’s Office and Brewster Rescue assisted at the scene.
Federal forecasters predict a warming of the central Pacific Ocean this year that will change weather worldwide. And that's good news for a weather-weary United States.
The warming, an El Nino, is expected to lead to fewer Atlantic hurricanes and more rain next winter for drought-stricken California and southern states, and even a milder winter for the nation's frigid northern tier next year, meteorologists say.
Globally, it can mean an even hotter year coming up and billions of dollars in losses for food crops.
Roads are slippery this morning, and blowing snow is causing dangerous spots throughout the area. On Minnesota 60 near the Nobles County 36 intersection, this truck flipped after the driver lost control.
Please be careful out there!
WORTHINGTON - A couple from Rushmore both received non-life threatening injuries Wednesday morning when their vehicle rolled on I-90 near mile marker 31. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Norman Engelson, 71, was driving a Chevy Silverado westbound when he lost control on the icy road, hit the median and rolled. He and his wife Mary Engelson, 76, were taken to Sanford Worthington Regional Hospital for treatment.
WORTHINGTON – A roomful of people burst into applause Tuesday when the Nobles County Commissioners officially approved the concept of the Nobles Home Initiative, a tax abatement program that would provide 100 percent tax abatement for new residential construction for a period of five years from the date of issuance of a certificate of occupancy.