Worthington District 518 referendum today

WORTHINGTON - Today, Worthington District 518 residents will decide on a construction bond referendum - the latest in a string of attempts by the district to get permission from voters to purchase general obligation bonds to fund construction of a new school.

Worthington referendum vote fails by 17 votes

WORTHINGTON - Once again, after multiple attempts, a referendum vote for Worthington District 518 has failed. This time by 17 votes.

The unofficial ballot count came in after Tuesday's vote at 1,366 yes and 1,383 no votes.

Farm turnover are going to be big in the next decade, Weber says

ST. PAUL - Sen. Bill Weber today said predictions show that in the next decade, the farmers in the state will have the greatest transfer of assets from one generation to the next that has occurred in modern times, which will be stressful to the families trying to work those transfers out.

WPD is crafting a body camera policy

WORTHINGTON - The Worthington Police Department is working on a policy for a body camera program. Police Chief Troy Appel on Monday approached the Worthington City Council looking for comment on a draft policy comprised in part of policies from other departments and the League of Minnesota Cities.

Zoning change vote fails in Worthington City Council

WORTHINGTON - The second reading of a proposed zoning change near the Glenwood Heights addition across from the Olson Park Campground did not go through on Monday night during the Worthington City Council meeting. A successful second reading requires a 4/5 vote by council, and Monday's vote was 3-2, with Councilors Alan Oberloh and Chad Cummings opposed.