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Worthington Middle School Festival of Music event is Monday evening
Heron Lake-Okabena students gather 'Coins for Kids'
Doubt remains in Daubt; Democrats have concerns about new House speaker
Windom schools say no to winter weather
Education, research and new treatments assisting people with diabetes
Prep boys hockey: Luverne skates away from Worthington
Prep boys basketball: Antes sinks nine threes as Windom Area survives JCC
Prep gymnastics: Worthington soars to 140.175
Prep girls basketball: Jackson County Central tops Windom, SWC beats Canby
Prep wrestling: Four from Worthington get into Riot semifinals
Column: Substitute teachers a key component of District 518
Column: Elizabeth Warren, godmother of sorts
Column: Worthington Christian School offering program tonight on 'The Trees of Christmas'
Letter: Letter on Christmas wasn't meant to be negative
Column: Energy industry -- CO2 is good for us
Anita Rose (Ling) Siegmann
Florence "Kip" Gee
Cyril F. Gengler
Teresa Marie Stofferan
Season's jottings: Newsroom staffers share Christmas memories
Column: If Worthington builds it, they sure would come
The pageantry of it all
Looking Back: 1964 - Armour helps Worthington hit employment high
HO, HO, HO: Koster has jolly time standing in for Santa
Out and About
Probst 80th birthday
Schubert 90th birthday
Amundson 100th birthday
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November 6, 2014
Seining ceases on Lake Ocheda
WORTHINGTON — After just two short hauls from the southern end of Lake Ocheda’s west basin, commercial fisherman Scott DesLaurier has pulled his crew off the lake and moved the men to West Graham Lake in northern Nobles County. Windy conditions over the past week have hampered...
November 6, 2014 - 9:39pm
September 2, 2014
Watering ban to stay lifted
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Public Utilities Water and Light Commission decided during its Tuesday afternoon meeting to keep the watering ban lifted since levels were still in the green as of Friday morning. The ban was lifted July 23, and the commission agreed it would look...
September 2, 2014 - 8:50pm
August 20, 2014
The great divide
WORTHINGTON — Three years and one month ago this week, nearly 30 people gathered on the shores of Lake Ocheda’s east basin to discuss potential actions to remove a prolific carp population and improve water quality in the 1,778-acre lake. Despite efforts to bring in a commercial...
August 20, 2014 - 8:32pm
July 15, 2014
Lake Ocheda restoration project moves forward
WORTHINGTON — The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District (OOWD) will seek the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ assistance in a proposed restoration project for Lake Ocheda. The project, while in its infancy, hopes to increase water quality, clarity and aquatic vegetation...
July 15, 2014 - 8:09pm
May 7, 2014
DNR, OOWD strategize over Lake Ocheda
WORTHINGTON — With the lack of a significant fish kill on Lake Ocheda this past winter, the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District (OOWD) board met with several Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials and a Ducks Unlimited biologist Tuesday afternoon to discuss options to...
May 7, 2014 - 9:28pm
April 6, 2014
WORTHINGTON — Hundreds of decaying carp, bullheads and walleyes are washing up along the shore of Lake Ocheda’s west basin as the ice cover begins to slowly melt away and reveal the impact sustained low oxygen levels have had on this shallow prairie lake. The dead fish are...
April 6, 2014 - 8:20pm
August 22, 2012
Variance request turns into big issue on Lake Ocheda
WORTHINGTON -- After two meetings, more than four hours of discussion and two failed motions, the Nobles County Board of Adjustment came to a 4-1 agreement Wednesday night to allow Joe and Rita Vander Kooi of rural Worthington to build a new home on the west basin of Lake Ocheda and...
August 22, 2012 - 9:16pm
August 17, 2012
Fish barriers keeping carp out of Lake Ocheda
WORTHINGTON -- Earlier this summer, Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District Administrator Dan Livdahl witnessed literally thousands of carp in the...
news / outdoors
August 17, 2012 - 9:49pm
July 20, 2011
Carp removal is key to improving water clarity on Lake Ocheda
WORTHINGTON -- Water quality on Lake Ocheda has been poor for years, and it's no secret that carp populations in the 1,700-acre lake are to blame...
July 20, 2011 - 8:29pm
Tending to impaired waters
WORTHINGTON -- One week after people gathered in Worthington to discuss the health of Lake Okabena, landowners and residents who live along the shores of Lake Ocheda met Thursday night to develop a consensus on how to best improve water clarity and water quality in the shallow prairie...
February 20, 2010 - 12:00am
November 21, 2009
Saving the shoreline
WORTHINGTON -- Over the past 50 years, Paul Langseth has seen the banks of his family's Lake Ocheda waterfront property slowly erode away because of large whitecaps slamming into the eastern shore on windy days and heavy rains washing away the shoreline. It has taken years for the...
November 21, 2009 - 12:00am