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Commercial shrimp production on way to southwest MN
Shivering weather greets celebrities at Oscars
Ellsworth teen represents Rock County cattlemen
Wilmont teen represents Nobles County cattlemen
Father, who lost 3 children in ND fire, is in Twin Cities burn unit
Kurt Busch finally wins Daytona 500 on 17th try
Jacobs: Early migrants reach the valley
Ted Takasaki offers walleye tips and techniques
Dokken: Learning in the wild
Baltimore player arrested on multiple drug charges in Miami
AstroBob: Can you see the Russian landers, rovers on the moon? Yes!
Swift: Expiration dates are just suggestions
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
Dean Juit Frantsen
Robert "Bob" Reed Prahm
Richard Robert Mork
Robert "Bob" Reed Prahm
Luverne native succeeding as professional mountain bike racer
Column: Adventures of that Hardy boy were the stuff of legend
Disheveled Theologian: Ornithology 101
2012: Kusz appointed Nobles County Attorney
Column: Worthington’s first Shorty — A colorful life and a sad end
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Meester 60th Anniversary
Birth: Feb. 18, 2017
Coyer 100th birthday
Data: Feb. 27, 2017
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Regular School Board Meeting January Minutes
Data: Feb. 24, 2017
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July 1, 2016
Column: Lake Okabena -- a path to becoming algae-free
WORTHINGTON -- If you’re like me, you were horrified by the sight and stench of the algae bloom on Lake Okabena the opening day of the Windsurfing...
July 1, 2016 - 9:26pm
October 21, 2015
October 21, 2015 - 8:38pm
September 3, 2015
Lake Okabena’s green... again: Local residents contribute to harmful algae
WORTHINGTON — Although it happens every summer, the blue-green colored waters of Lake Okabena today are a sign that algae continues to thrive...
September 3, 2015 - 9:36pm
July 2, 2015
Blue-green algae a health risk
ALEXANDRIA — After incidents in which a child was hospitalized and a dog died, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued a warning...
July 2, 2015 - 9:56pm
June 11, 2015
Letter: Take a closer look at our algae problem
By Kern Iverson, Lamberton It has been interesting to read the different theories about the algae problem in Lake Okabena. There have been several ideas on how to clean up the lake by using floating islands, using solar powered pumps to circulate the water and using settling ponds...
June 11, 2015 - 5:17pm
April 29, 2014
WORTHINGTON — Students in Jeff Roger’s Introduction to Soils class at Minnesota West Community and Technical College were supposed to launch...
April 29, 2014 - 8:53pm
November 17, 2013
Lake algae hangs around
WORTHINGTON — As colder temperatures worked to create a sheet of ice across Lake Okabena last week, passersby may have noticed something on...
November 17, 2013 - 11:13pm
August 14, 2013
Skimming the surface
WORTHINGTON -- Rain and cooler temperatures have nearly cleared up the visible blue-green algae on Lake Okabena in the last week, but with temperatures...
August 14, 2013 - 10:36pm
July 23, 2013
Bad bloom: Why is Lake Okabena green?
WORTHINGTON -- Mats of blue-green algae mimicked the appearance of an oil spill along the shores of Lake Okabena and into Whiskey Ditch Monday...
July 23, 2013 - 2:06pm
June 6, 2013
WORTHINGTON -- While most visitors to Sailboard Beach this weekend will be looking out over the water, they may want to look down as well. Water...
June 6, 2013 - 10:04pm
June 28, 2012
Blue-green algae returns to Lake Okabena
WORTHINGTON -- A walk along Lake Okabena's Sailboard Beach Wednesday night yielded some rather impressive views of the lake's first significant...
June 28, 2012 - 8:54pm
October 11, 2010
Lake Okabena's odd odor
WORTHINGTON -- Unseasonably warm temperatures and clear skies have been a perfect combination for farmers working to get this year's crop into...
October 11, 2010 - 8:47pm
July 30, 2010
Decaying algae odor in the air
WORTHINGTON -- Here comes that odor again -- the acrid, pungent smell akin to rotten eggs. It's hanging in the air just down the shore from Sailboard...
July 30, 2010 - 9:44pm
February 12, 2010
Lake algae a concern
Lake Okabena Improvement Association wants to speed up process to improve lake's health WORTHINGTON -- Consultants hired by the Lake Okabena...
February 12, 2010 - 12:00am
July 29, 2008
Algae suspected in S.D. cattle deaths
FREEMAN, S.D. -- Official lab reports are pending, but some recent deaths of purebred cattle in Hutchinson County were likely caused by algae poisoning, according to State Veterinarian Sam Holland. About 21 head, part of a larger herd of Angus cattle belonging to Roth Angus of Freeman,...
July 29, 2008 - 1:00pm