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Representatives of the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District pose with 50th anniversary plaques received from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources and the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts. Pictured are Nobles County Commissioner Gene Foth (from left) and OOWD board members Jim Mc Gowan, Les Johnson, Rolf Mahlberg, Jeff Rogers, OOWD Administrator Dan Livdahl and Jeff Williamson. (Julie Buntjer/Daily Globe)

Watershed district marks 50 years

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WORTHINGTON -- The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District was honored by the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Tuesday night for its 50th anniversary in humble fashion with little fanfare -- much like its beginning in Nobles County back in 1960.

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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 www.farmbleat.areavoices.com.
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