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Ducks and geese enjoy the large area of open water near Slater Park on Lake Okabena Friday afternoon in Worthington. Ice conditions have been suspect most of the winter, a DNR official said Friday.

Winter may be back, but area ice remains thin

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WORTHINGTON -- Reports of a truck going through the ice and sinking up to its front bumper in Lake Okabena Thursday night serve as a good reminder that the condition of the ice on area lakes isn't safe -- especially this year.


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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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