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DNR proposes plan to stop spread of Asian carp

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WORTHINGTON — When the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources closed a gate on Herlein-Boote Slough north of Worthington in January 2012, to stop water from flowing through a diversion channel and into Okabena Creek, it was a temporary fix to try and stop invasive fish species like big head and silver carp from making their way into the Des Moines River Watershed.


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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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