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December 21, 2016
Smart usage of salt during winter is encouraged
WORTHINGTON — The city of Worthington uses aproximate 400 tons of salt every winter to keep its roads safe for motorists. However, as the snow...
December 21, 2016 - 9:39pm
December 14, 2016
Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District awarded grant
WORTHINGTON — The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources on Wednesday approved more than $13 million in 2017 Clean Water Fund grants. Among the recipients is the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District, which will receive a $428,000 grant to modify three ponds on the former Prairie...
December 14, 2016 - 9:20pm
December 7, 2016
Okabena-Ocheda Watershed sets 2017 budget
WORTHINGTON — The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District Board of Managers on Tuesday approved a 2017 budget of $324,700. Revenues for the coming year will come from a $303,000 levy the board set in September as well as reimbursements from the Clean Water Partnership, funds from the...
December 7, 2016 - 9:31pm
November 2, 2016
Watershed district sinks idea to install data buoy
WORTHINGTON — After a few months of discussing the idea, the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District’s board of managers decided Tuesday not to pursue the purchase of a data buoy for Lake Okabena. The decision was made to drop the idea after Manager Rolf Mahlberg visited with individuals...
November 2, 2016 - 9:37pm
October 5, 2016
Watershed board takes second look at data buoy
WORTHINGTON -- With the potential to gather more data from Lake Okabena on everything from turbidity, algae and dissolved oxygen to wind speeds and water temperature, the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District continued its discussion Tuesday on whether to invest in a data buoy for the...
October 5, 2016 - 9:45pm
September 7, 2016
OOWD sets $303,000 levy for 2017
WORTHINGTON -- The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District Board of Managers has set the district’s 2017 levy at $303,000. The levy represents a 59.4 percent increase over 2016, or an additional $113,000. The actual impact of the levy increase on property owners in the district will vary...
September 7, 2016 - 10:05pm
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