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Marie Neeb stands next two her two 50-gallon rain barrels behind her garage Monday afternoon in Worthington. (Julie Buntjer/Daily Globe)

In drought, rain barrels hold their own

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WORTHINGTON -- Brimming with colorful annuals and all sorts of options for perennial gardens, greenhouses are often the go-to destination in the spring. But with a ban on nonessential watering in the city of Worthington, some residents are thinking they'll have to forego the beautiful blooms this year.

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Not so, according to former flower shop owner Marie Neeb of Worthington.

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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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