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Names released on city admin candidates

WORTHINGTON – Four of the five finalists for the Worthington City Administrator position have accepted interviews for March 6 and 7, and the Brimeyer Fursman has now released the names of those four candidates.

Three of them are very familiar to the community and area.

Mike Cumiskey recently retired after almost 15 years as Worthington’s Public Safety Director, Steve Robinson has spent the last six months as Worthington’s Director of Public Works and Randy Thompson has been the Executive Director of the Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority for more than two years.


Minnesota Supreme Court files issues opinion in case argued in Worthington

WORTHINGTON – Cases argued in front of the Minnesota Supreme Court can have far-reaching consequences or sometimes affect only the people directly involved in the outcome. Every now and then, people simply want to know how it ended up. Such may be the case of the State of Minnesota versus Roger Schmid.


UPDATE: Hwy 169 reopened near North Mankato

UPDATE:

MANKATO -- Minnesota Department of Transportation has reopened a section of Highway 169 that was closed about an hour Wednesday morning near Seven Mile Creek County Park.

The closure was necessary while crews cleared power lines from the road after a vehicle struck a pole.
MANKATO -- Minnesota Department of Transportation has closed a section of Highway 169 about a mile north of North Mankato.

The section between Nicollet County Road 28 and Highway 295 is blocked by downed power lines in the Seven Mile Creek County Park area

Motorists are urged to use alternate routes.


February 25 news

WORTHINGTON - Reserved seats for the Worthington High School performances of “Anything Goes” at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, 714 13th St., are available at the box office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays or by calling (507) 376-9101. Tickets may also be purchased online until noon Friday at friendsoftheauditorium.com.

Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. District 518 activity passes will be honored for the Sunday performance only. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended to avoid long pre-show lines.


A long awaited demo

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WORTHINGTON – As of Tuesday morning, it wasn’t very noticeable from the front, but progress is definitely being made in the demolition of the old K-Mart portion of the Northland Mall. The gaping hole in the back where the building meets the main mall section is growing slowly as the crew clears away debris.


February 24 news

WORTHINGTON – During a special session before the regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening, the Worthington City Council reviewed potential candidates for the position of administrator as presented by executive search firm Brimeyer Fursman.


National FFA Week

Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. The week-long tradition began in 1947 when the National FFA Board of Directors designated the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer. The first National FFA Week was held in 1948. Today, FFA Week always runs Saturday to Saturday and encompasses Feb. 22, Washington's birthday.

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February 23 news

WORTHINGTON — Mark Brodin has been contracted to serve as the new technical director for Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center.

Brodin is a regional Emmy award-winning documentary video producer and technical audio video services provider who found his niche in live theater. He has provided technical design and execution for thousands of performances at the Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, the Medora Musical and the Plymouth Playhouse.


February 20 news

WORTHINGTON – The strip mall at 1151 Ryan’s Road is under new ownership, a fourth generation commercial real estate company focused on shopping center development, acquisition, commercial and residential land development. Schostak Brothers and Company Inc. was established in 1920 and is based in Livonia, Michigan.

They have 65 centers they refer to as Walmart Supercenter Shadow locations, strategically positioned within the market to allow maximum exposure to consumers.


February 19 news

WORTHINGTON – The Worthington City Council met Wednesday morning in special session to discuss several items, including a closed meeting regarding litigation surrounding the Northland Mall. According to Interim City Administrator Brad Chapulis, they are working on the finalization of the court ordered assessment of the mall.

There was also discussion regarding two possible annexations – one south of the city in Worthington Township between the old Beltline and the new Minnesota 60, the other east of the city in Lorain Township, just south of Smith Trucking.