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This photo show a Twin Cities-produced Biohaven covered with plants and floating in a small pond. The technology will be tested on the new Olson Regional Stormwater Pond on Minnesota West Community and Technical College's Worthington campus, with hopes that it could be used on Sunset Bay or even portions of Lake Okabena to clean up excess nutrients in the water.

Watershed district aims to keep new retention pond clean with new technology

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WORTHINGTON -- The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District plans to test a Minnesota-made product this spring that is touted to improve water quality by removing excess nutrients from ponds and lakes.


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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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