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Nobles County Highway Department engineers Pat Thier (from left), Rocky Kolar, Director Stephen Schnieder and Mark Lathen pose with the Highway Safety Achievement Award they received by the Minnesota County Engineers Association for the development of the trail system on the west side of Worthington. (JULIE BUNTJER/DAILY GLOBE)

Nobles County trail project earns state honor

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WORTHINGTON — A team of engineers from the Nobles County Highway Department were recently honored by the Minnesota County Engineers Association for design and completion of the 2.3-mile trail system on the west edge 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
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