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Algae that was near the surface of the water was suspended in the ice of Lake Okabena in November 2013 near Ehler’s Park. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe File Photo)

Board keeps focus on algae, even in winter


WORTHINGTON — While a thick layer of ice may blanket Lake Okabena this winter, the health of the local lake is never far from the minds of Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District board members.

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During the district’s meeting Tuesday, board member Jay Milbr

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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
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