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County budget talks lead to bonding discussion
Government Center steps to be repaired
High school volleyball: Trojans hope experience puts them over the top
Girls tennis: Trojans drop opener to Harrisburg
High school football: H-LP gridders aiming for success
Amateur baseball: Cubs fall in state opener; Milroy wins
Girls tennis: Luverne splits early triangular tests
Sean Hannity, Trump's 'spin doctor'
Letter: Divider-in-chief is at it again
Column: Why pension oversight is important
Column: A nice column about Trump
Column: District 518 geared up for start of new school year
Curtis Lowell Schmidt
James Robert Arnt
Robert D. Miller
Theodore "Ted" Kamstra
Looking Back: 1966 -- Foreign ag specialists visit Worthington
Column: Is it possible to be fast asleep for three or four weeks?
Crazy about the cube: Abel Piper, 12, participates in Rubik’s Cube National Championships
Disheveled Theologian: Twenty years later, still glad to have him with me
Column: Getting lost in the clouds
Out and About
Westman 111th birthday
Miller 50th anniversary
Hemmen 60th anniversary
Berger 80th birthday
Scheepstra 85th birthday
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Regular School Board Meeting Minutes
Special Board Meeting Summary
August 18, 2016
Column: A letter to HLWD and OOWD landowners
By Dave Henkels HERON LAKE -- The purpose of this letter is to inform property owners in the Heron Lake Watershed District of a public hearing on its proposed 2017 budget on Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. at the Heron Lake Community Center. It is proposed to again adopt a budget setting the maximum...
August 18, 2016 - 8:53pm
August 3, 2016
Watershed district proposes setting maximum levy
WORTHINGTON -- With a lengthy list of projects, the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District’s board of managers proposed Tuesday to seek the maximum levy possible as it prepares its 2017 budget. While the board doesn’t officially set its levy until September, managers have asked OOWD...
August 3, 2016 - 9:43pm
June 9, 2016
OOWD to continue offering incentives for landowners maintaining buffers
WORTHINGTON — The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District will continue to provide incentive payments to landowners who place buffers along critical streams within the watershed. The incentive, though, will only be based on land not required to be buffered under Minnesota law. During...
June 9, 2016 - 11:24am
March 16, 2016
Ocheda options: Riparian landowners hear options for Lake Ocheda’s health
WORTHINGTON — Less than a month after representatives from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Ducks Unlimited presented ideas...
March 16, 2016 - 10:06pm
March 2, 2016
Islands on the rise: OOWD to buy, build more floating biohavens
WORTHINGTON — More floating islands will be added to Sunset Bay and the E.O. Olson Regional Stormwater pond this spring and summer after the...
March 2, 2016 - 8:44pm
February 19, 2016
Addressing Lake Ocheda ... again; water body remains fixture on dubious state list
WORTHINGTON — The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District met with representatives from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Ducks Unlimited...
February 19, 2016 - 9:55pm
December 3, 2015
Watershed suspends sign-up for incentive payments
WORTHINGTON — With many questions still surrounding Minnesota’s new buffer law, such as where buffers are required and aren’t needed, the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District took action earlier this week to suspend sign-up of any new landowners interested in the district’s filter...
December 3, 2015 - 9:09pm
May 1, 2015
BioHaven floating islands added to Sunset Bay
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West Community and Technical College students Ryen Bosma and Tim Nolte waded through nearly knee-deep mud and...
May 1, 2015 - 9:57pm
March 5, 2015
Cleaning up Lake Okabena
WORTHINGTON — The state of Lake Okabena’s health took center stage during the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District’s meeting earlier this week. For years, the Worthington lake has produced pungent summer algal blooms and given off a murky appearance — far from the clear, clean...
March 5, 2015 - 7:44pm
February 4, 2015
Thistles, committee appointments, floating island wetlands focus of OOWD meeting
WORTHINGTON — The managers of the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District met Tuesday afternoon to discuss a number of issues relating to the district. President Les Johnson introduced a letter regarding Canada thistles to send to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Johnson’s...
February 4, 2015 - 9:09pm
January 7, 2015
Watershed district approves budget
WORTHINGTON — The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District (OOWD) met Tuesday afternoon to discuss 2015 plans and budget. While no formal decisions were made on the annual plan, OOWD administrator Dan Livdahl suggested four ideas for serious consideration. The managers voted unanimously...
January 7, 2015 - 9:05pm
December 5, 2014
Effort under way to develop plan to deter aquatic invasive species from area waters
WORTHINGTON — With nearly $75,000 coming to Nobles County before the end of the year to target aquatic invasive species, representatives from the county, its park board and local watershed districts met Friday to discuss an action plan and budget for the funds. Money is being dispersed...
December 5, 2014 - 9:50pm
December 3, 2014
Okabena-Ocheda Watershed looks to future
WORTHINGTON — The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District (OOWD) met in its last regular session of 2014 on Tuesday to discuss, among other things, plans for 2015. The board began discussing projects for next year to make the organization more visible in the community and increase...
December 3, 2014 - 8:40pm
October 13, 2014
Partnership yields public land
WORTHINGTON — Through the cooperation of the local Pheasants Forever chapter, Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District, Worthington Public Utilities,...
October 13, 2014 - 5:16pm
October 7, 2014
Okabena-Ocheda District doing well
WORTHINGTON — Managers of the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District were met with good news at Tuesday afternoon’s meeting. Don Buckhout...
October 7, 2014 - 10:06pm