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WORTHINGTON — When Nobles County Pheasants Forever President Scott Rall talked about the chapter’s latest land acquisition in Bigelow Township Tuesday morning with members of the E.O. Olson Trust board, he said the 147-acre parcel will generate up to $5,200 in annual payments in lieu of taxes. That’s nearly double the amount of taxes collected on the property when it was farmed.


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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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