THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW Pelicans on Lake Bella
My Minnesota bird book doesnt think that we have pelicans in this state. And, while its true that I live about 20 seconds on foot from Iowa, I do still reside in Minnesotaand so do these pelicans o... Posted on 4/2/12 at 6:19 AM
REPRINT 1986: iPods of the Past
Scott Elzenga of Westbrook was listening to a boom box in 1986. Children, be glad of iPods.... Posted on 5/17/11 at 6:00 PM
STAFF BLOG LAGNIAPPE Waves on Lake Okabena
Mark it on the calendar, folks. April 4, 2011, is the date the ice officially went out on Lake Okabena.
Well, I didnt drive around the lake to make sure the ice was all broken up, but the view from C... Posted on 4/4/11 at 2:39 PM
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT My Minnesota fashion statement
I've never really been one to follow the fashion trends.
I prefer turtlenecks to those colorful silky scarves in winter, I'd rather wear jeans to work every day than have to dress up for the job and,... Posted on 1/12/11 at 11:08 PM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING Worthington of the Past
I have a google alert set for Worthington, Minnesota, so I get little emails that tell me whenever Worthington is mentioned in a new website.
This time, I happened to have gotten two al... Posted on 2/22/10 at 9:20 AM
Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District considering Lake Okabena options
WORTHINGTON — Students in Jeff Rogers’ intro to soil science class at Minnesota West Community and Technical College’s Worthington campus are in the process of drying samples of sediment collected from Lake Okabena and Whiskey Ditch to determine how much organic matter is in the sediment found at the bottom of Worthington’s lake and inlet.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council met with DNR Hydrologist Tom Kresko in a special early morning meeting Thursday to discuss water levels on Lake Okabena, the city’s ability to get water from Herlein-Boote Slough and the concerns over the dropping water levels at the city’s well fields at Lake Bella.
WORTHINGTON — Gov. Mark Dayton will be in Worthington this month for a public forum. He should be urged to appoint a task force focused on the algae growths that are making slime ponds of Minnesota’s lakes
Sediment levels will be compared to previous studies
WORTHINGTON — Farmers who own land along Okabena Creek north of Worthington are getting a little extra incentive this year to keep marginal lands along the creek out of production.
In the third part of his series on Lake Okabena, Jay Milbrandt asks Do we suck it up (pun completely intended), and make the investment to start dredging again? Or, do we stay the course and hope Lake Okabena fills very slowly?
Blogger Jay Milbrandt looks deeper into the Lake Okabena problem and suggests and out-of-the-box solution: Algae skimming. He asks, "Do you agree that an algae skimmer is part of the solution and would it be an investment supported by the community?"
I have read with interest the articles in the Globe on Lake Ocheda and also the one by Scott Rall on his having misgivings about spending more of the legacy amendment money on trying to curb invasive species in our lakes and waterways.
Bacteria settles on eastern shore; people, pets urged to stay out of affected areas
WORTHINGTON — A walk along Lake Okabena’s Sailboard Beach Wednesday night yielded some rather impressive views of the lake’s first significant algae bloom of the season, but by Thursday morning — thanks to a shift in the wind direction — the green muck had moved across the lake to settle in the area around Ehlers Park.
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