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Legacy grant money comes to the region

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WORTHINGTON -- The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) has awarded more than $10 million in state grants from Minnesota's Clean Water Fund to complete projects that help to protect streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater. In all, 61 applications were approved for funding in an announcement made Wednesday, including three in southwest Minnesota.


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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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