Worthington Daily Globe: Nobles County plans urban lawmaker tour

EXCERPT: “Nobles County commissioners are in the midst of planning an Urban Lawmaker Tour in mid-July. The event is targeted to metro-area legislators and will feature a day-long bus tour July 13 to discuss everything from agriculture regulations to management of state-owned lands, broadband, water, mental health and Local Government Aid . . . As they travel, commissioners will talk about agricultural issues and the permitting process with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System expansion, the request for bonding for the W.E.L.L. project in Worthington, management of the Swessinger Wildlife Management Area in Bloom Township, and the half-cent sales tax implemented by the city of Worthington that helped fund the renovation of Memorial Auditorium and the construction of the Worthington Event Center. ‘We want to show a few legislators from the Twin Cities a little bit of how we are similar in needs to the metro, plus why and how legislation is important for our communities and the impacts of some of the legislation they consider,’ (County Administrator Tom Johnson) said.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2JsglMT