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Brian Korthals/Daily Globe Byron Swart will retire Friday after nearly 30 years as the Nobles County Assessor. He began his career in the local assessor's office on Feb. 16, 1982.

Retiring on a high note

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WORTHINGTON -- In a few weeks, Byron Swart will be soaking up the sunshine outside Orlando, Fla., and perhaps thinking about Florida's skyrocketing land values as he and wife Cindy consider investing in a winter getaway.


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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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