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Paul Standafer, director of plant operations (left), and John Wajer, plant manager at Ridley Block Operations, stand in front of the facility on the east side of Worthington. The plant will undergo an expansion yet this year.

Ridley Block Operations to expand


WORTHINGTON -- A few changes are in store for Ridley Block Operations on the east edge of Worthington in the coming months.

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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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