STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT Don't say 'I told you so!'
While most of the blogs I write these days also appear in the Daily Globe newspaper, this isnt one of them youll be seeing in print.
I dont want my dad to read it. Actually, I dont want him to ... Posted on 3/12/13 at 12:37 PM
THE FLENSBURG FILES Christmas Market Tour 2012: Buckau
When it comes to Christmas Markets, sometimes the best ones can be found either in the suburbs of a big city, like Magdeburg, or in rural communities. Why? There are many reasons to support this argu... Posted on 1/3/13 at 6:08 AM
CAPITOL CHATTER MPCA credits 1972 law for cleaning waters
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency sings praises of the federal Clean Water Act, passed in 1972.
The MPCA reminded Minnesotans that an Ohio river fouled with contaminants and inadequately treated... Posted on 10/19/12 at 2:49 PM
THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW Girl Scouts: Centennial Day of Service
Can we do this every year?
This is awesome!
I didnt know what to expect, but this is way more fun than I thought it would be!
How can you not like responses like that to a community service project... Posted on 10/13/12 at 5:34 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Wild Monkeys
It was my last day at the Wu Dang Shan Tai Chi Academy. I was leaving at four o'clock that afternoon. And the anticipation of my exit provided a new vibe to my remaining hours.
One thing I wanted to ... Posted on 9/22/12 at 7:53 AM
Water shortage leaves tough decisions for
residents, city WORTHINGTON — While the city of Worthington is using less water than it did a year ago, the well levels are still lower than they were at this time last year.
WORTHINGTON — Brimming with colorful annuals and all sorts of options for perennial gardens, greenhouses are often the go-to destination in the spring. But with a ban on nonessential watering in the city of Worthington, some residents are thinking they’ll have to forego the beautiful blooms this year.
Grasses, flowers and plants on the artificial islands strengthen ecosystems above and below water WORTHINGTON — Under cloudy skies and sporadic sprinkles, students in Jeff Rogers’ Introduction to Soil Science class at Minnesota West Community and Technical College anchored the first of four floating islands Tuesday afternoon in the E.O. Olson storm water retention pond on campus.
With low water levels and bans on non-essential use, what is the state of the resource locally? WORTHINGTON — Looks can be deceiving, especially when recent rains and melting snow have brought flowing water to streams that have been dry, and covered the surfaces of lake beds where deep crevices told the story of a severe drought last fall.
The headline on Monday's press release from Lewis & Clark Regional Water System was prescient. "Lewis & Clark RWS Responds to Federal FY14 Budget Allocation: $3.2 Million Leaves Project 'Dead in the Water.'" These laments are - sadly - nothing news for a project that is such an integral component of this region's future.
Region's water supply in need of recharge
WORTHINGTON — Crop farmers are almost giddy at the prospect of getting some much needed moisture this weekend, but they aren’t the only ones crossing their fingers and watching the skies.
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.
Program asks producers to adopt new practices in exchange for regulatory certainty
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota Assistant Agriculture Commissioner Matt Wohlman was in Worthington Monday night to lead the first of six public input sessions on a proposed statewide certification program encouraging farmers to implement conservation practices on their land.
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.
Total for year appears average despite three thus far in week
WORTHINGTON — A string of recent water main breaks is nothing out of the ordinary, according to Worthington Public Utilities Manager Scott Hain.
Floating island will be given test on removing excess nutrients
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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