Nobles County

Nobles County, Minnesota

1530 Airport Rd
Worthington, MN 56187
Phone: (507) 372-8263
Fax: (507) 372-4994

On the southwestern border of MN, southwest of Mankato; established May 23, 1857 (prior to statehood) from Jackson County. Name Origin: For William H. Nobles (1816-76), MN Territory legislator (1854;1856); discovered Nobles Pass through the Rocky Mountains

Area (sq mi):: 722.33 (land 715.39; water 6.94) Population per square mile: 28.70
Population 2005: 20,508 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.60%; 1990-2000 3.70% Population 2000: 20,832 (White 82.70%; Black or African American 1.10%; Hispanic or Latino 11.20%; Asian 4.00%; Other 8.40%). Foreign born: 9.00%. Median age: 37.50
Income 2000: per capita $16,987; median household $35,684; Population below poverty level: 11.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,188-$26,127
Unemployment (2004): 3.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 15.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Worthington County seat (11,087)

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    With plans to replace a number of bridges and overlay dozens of miles on the county state aid highway system, the next few construction seasons would be busy for the Nobles County Public Works Department (PWD).
    While presenting a five-year road improvement plan to Nobles County commissioners Tuesday afternoon, Public Works Director Stephen Schnieder said three projects set to be done this year will be carried into 2016, including rebuilding and overlay of CSAH 39 in Dundee and replacement of two bridges in other parts of the county.
    The Board of Animal Health said that the highly pathogenic H5N2 virus was found at a commercial turkey farm in Nobles County.
    Earlier, the USDA confirmed the H5N2 strain in a flock of 53,000 turkeys in Beadle County of eastern South Dakota, and a fourth Minnesota case in the southwest part of the state, in Nobles County, involving a commercial turkey farm with about 21,000 birds.
    In Minnesota, Outland will provide full-time services for the 201-megawatt (MW) Nobles wind farm in Nobles County and the 100.
    Nobles County commissioners tried to draw from county history when selecting street names last year for the city's newly enhanced 911 system.
    The 201-megawatt wind farm, located in Nobles County, consists of 134, 1.
    5-megawatt wind turbines for the 201-megawatt Nobles Wind Project, located on 49 square miles of farmland in Nobles County about three hours south of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company (PARIS: EEN), and Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) closed on the Wind Project Purchase and Sale Agreement (WPPSA) for the Nobles Wind Project, a 201 megawatt wind facility to be constructed in Nobles County in southwest Minnesota.
    The current Princess Kay is Tae Vander Kooi of Worthington in Nobles County.
    enXco will develop and build the 201 MW Nobles Wind Project located in Nobles County in southwestern Minnesota and the 150 MW Merricourt Wind Project in Dickey & McIntosh counties in southeastern North Dakota.
    Under the agreement, Xcel Energy will seek regulatory approvals to develop a 201-megawatt project in southwestern Minnesota's Nobles County, called the Nobles Wind Project, and a 150-megawatt project in Dickey and McIntosh counties in southeastern North Dakota, called the Merricourt Wind Project.