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Dan Livdahl, administrator of the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District, takes a water sample from Lake Okabena at Centennial Beach Friday morning.

Decaying algae odor in the air

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WORTHINGTON -- Here comes that odor again -- the acrid, pungent smell akin to rotten eggs. It's hanging in the air just down the shore from Sailboard Beach, but if conditions are ripe -- perhaps with the high temperature and lack of wind forecast for this weekend -- people will likely smell the effects of decaying blue-green algae all around the lake.


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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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