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Julie buntjer/Daily Globe Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District Administrator Dan Livdahl scoops up some of the blue-green algae floating in Lake Okabena.

Blue-green algae returns to Lake Okabena

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WORTHINGTON -- A walk along Lake Okabena's Sailboard Beach Wednesday night yielded some rather impressive views of the lake's first significant algae bloom of the season, but by Thursday morning -- thanks to a shift in the wind direction -- the green muck had moved across the lake to settle in the area around Ehlers Park.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at www.farmbleat.areavoices.com.
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