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Brian Korthals/Daily Globe New soldiers in the Minnesota National Guard Recruit Sustainment Program pick up sticks and trash along the shore of Lake Okabena Saturday afternoon in Worthington.

Soldiers clean up the trash

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WORTHINGTON -- Nearly 40 Army National Guard soldiers from across southwest Minnesota spent their Saturday afternoon in Worthington, clearing garbage from parks and debris from public shoreline as part of the nationwide Guard the Environment program.


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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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