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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 5, 2016
Changes at Herlein-Boote Slough lead to questions about management, actions to close diversion channel
WORTHINGTON -- When the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources closed off a diversionary channel leading east from Herlein-Boote Slough in January 2012, the impetus was to block the potential spread of aquatic invasive species -- particularly bighead and silver carp -- from reaching...
August 5, 2016 - 9:41pm
July 13, 2016
Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District discusses potential boundary change
WORTHINGTON -- The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District board of managers discussed Tuesday the recent concerns raised by landowners of excess water flow through the County Ditch 4 system. In late June, landowners appeared before the Nobles County Board of Commissioners to discuss flooding...
July 13, 2016 - 9:45pm
May 4, 2016
Watershed district gets glimpse of TMDL draft: Making lakes healthy will take lots of work
WORTHINGTON — A drawdown on Lake Ocheda would do so much to improve the health of the lake that the rural Worthington water body could be removed...
May 4, 2016 - 8:36pm
April 21, 2016
HLWD highlights water quality projects during tour
BREWSTER — As Gov. Mark Dayton travels around the state to discuss water challenges and water quality as part of Water Action Week, the Heron...
April 21, 2016 - 7:59pm
April 14, 2016
HLWD to host tour of project sites
HERON LAKE — The Heron Lake Watershed District will host a Best Management Practices tour from 9 to 11 a.m. April 21 for attendees to visit a streambank stabilization project along Okabena Creek, a bioretention basin west of Graham Lakes and a biodetention basin on the west side...
April 14, 2016 - 8:24pm
March 29, 2016
Watershed aims ‘To not be so impaired’: Focus group develops timeline for possible Lake Ocheda drawdown
WORTHINGTON — A team composed of representatives from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fish and wildlife divisions, Okabena-Ocheda...
March 29, 2016 - 9:09pm
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 24, 2016
Land of Impaired waters: Though lakes ‘not as good as they could be, we still love them’
Note: This is the first in a two-part series sharing what local watershed districts are doing to improve water quality. Part 2, to publish in...
February 24, 2016 - 9:34pm
January 19, 2016
Appointments to HLWD board of managers questioned
JACKSON — Controversy has again arisen in the Heron Lake Watershed District after Jackson County commissioners appointed two individuals to the board of managers during their Tuesday morning meeting. Five candidates had sought appointment to fill two terms — one a full three-year...
January 19, 2016 - 8:39pm
December 16, 2015
Insufficient evidence: HLWD administrator will not be charged with wrongdoing
JACKSON — More than three years after complaints were filed against the Heron Lake Watershed District and its administrator, Jan Voit, alleging...
December 16, 2015 - 8:36pm
December 10, 2015
Settlement reached: Heron Lake Watershed manager to resign in mediation agreement
HERON LAKE — Nearly five months after Heron Lake Watershed District Administrator Jan Voit filed a lawsuit against board member Roger Hartman, a settlement has been reached in the case. On Wednesday, Voit and her attorney, New Ulm-based Jeff Braegelmann, went through mediation in...
December 10, 2015 - 9:02pm
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
November 4, 2015
All clear: As presence of zebra mussels expands, Lake Okabena shows no sign of invasive species
WORTHINGTON — Those who enjoy watersports on Worthington’s Lake Okabena can celebrate a little victory after recent inspections of monitoring...
November 4, 2015 - 9:03pm