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With permission from nearby landowners, a local farmer installed a culvert a foot below the previous one to encourage drainage. The improvements are in violation of watershed regulations. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

Drainage dilemma

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WORTHINGTON -- A rural Worthington landowner will be asked to restore a culvert that runs underneath a township road in Indian Lake Township after proceeding with the work without a permit from the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District.


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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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