January 19 news

WORTHINGTON – With yesterday’s chilly temperatures, it’s hard to say how much Winterfest medallion searching took place, but here’s clue #2 for today’s hunters:

Each year I choose a new place to abide
More searchers are out there, so please don’t collide,
Put on your boots to tromp through the snow,
A hood on your head to keep warm as you go.

January 18 news

WORTHINGTON – Winterfest is right around the corner, and with it comes the Chili Cook-off, the Deep Freeze Dip, the crowning of royalty, ice fishing, hockey and of course, the medallion hunt. The Winterfest medallion is out there right now, waiting for someone to solve the clues and find it.

Dayton's job proposal includes $16 million for Lewis & Clark, $108 million for SW MN

MINNESOTA – Gov. Mark Dayton’s 2016 Minnesota Jobs Proposal, unveiled Friday, includes $16 million in funding to complete the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System in southwest Minnesota.

Dayton’s plan for $1.4 billion in Minnesota public works projects will open the coming legislative debate on this year's bonding bill. In a statement, Dayton said his plan would create an estimated 39,000 jobs and strengthen the state's economy while meeting its critical needs.

January 15 news

WORTHINGTON - Worthington High School agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor Matt Tripp was presented Thursday with a $2,600 scholarship by AgStar Financial Services and DuPont Pioneer to attend a Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) certification course June 19-29 in Mankato.

After completing the course, Tripp will be certified in the CASE curriculum, which uses activity-, project- and problem-based learning to prepare students for higher education and careers in agriculture, he said.

January 14 news

WORTHINGTON – Just a reminder, the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Listening Session Legislative Breakfast at 8 a.m. this Saturday at the Biotechnology Advancement Center, 1527 Prairie Drive. Invited to attend are District 22 Sen. Bill Weber and Reps. Joe Schomacker of District 22A and Rod Hamilton of 22B. The cost of the breakfast is $10.

If you would like to submit a question or reserve a seat, contact the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-372-2919 or email wcofc@worthingtonmnchamber.com or stop at their office at 1121 Third Avenue.