Julie Buntjer joined the Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at The Farm Bleat.
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BREWSTER — A Chicago-based renewable energy company is finalizing landowner leases to construct a 125-megawatt solar farm on 900 acres in western Jackson County.
WORTHINGTON — Members of Minnesota’s Board of Water and Soil Resources, staff, partners and legislators visited Nobles and Rock counties on Wednesday to see first-hand some of the projects they’ve helped support to the benefit of clean water.
WORTHINGTON — Southwest Crisis Center Executive Director Sara Wahl and Youth Outreach Coordinator Seth Quam presented an annual update to Nobles County commissioners Tuesday, speaking about a new three-year grant the agency received to assist labor-trafficked youths, as well as highlights of its growing youth program.
WORTHINGTON — After 15 hours of classroom training and testing, a group of Nobles County youths spent their Saturday morning at the Worthington Gun Club for the range portion of firearms safety class. From the pop of .22-caliber rifles to the boom of 20-gauge shotguns, the youths — ages 11 to 18 — were taking the final step in their licensing process by shooting at both stationary and moving targets.
WORTHINGTON — Worthington’s Pioneer Village has a significant birthday approaching, and though there won’t be black streamers or “Over the Hill” signs placed about the grounds, this “gem on the prairie” is showing its age. The approaching 50th birthday of the village — home to numerous buildings closer to the century mark — has a newly established facilities committee rolling up its sleeves and getting to work. They could use some extra hands.
WORTHINGTON — Since the closure of Northland Cinema 5 in Worthington nearly three years ago, the public has made it known it wants another theater in the community. It’s something Worthington City Council members hear time and again, and after putting out a call for proposals in May, they’ve received two options for consideration.
WORTHINGTON — Since the closure of Northland Cinema 5 in Worthington nearly three years ago, the public has made it known they want another theater in the community. It’s something Worthington City Council members hear time and again, and after putting out a call for proposals in May, two options have been received for consideration.
SLAYTON — What does an enthusiastic 4-H member do when her county fair just happens to be the same week she packs her bags and moves off to college? Well, for Maggie Heezen, it’s become a juggling act.
WORTHINGTON — There was a swish-swish of paint brushes and rollers, quiet reflection among those tying blankets and steady movements as volunteers filled baskets, bags and backpacks with necessities. On Monday evening, 85 volunteers — ranging in age from young children to seniors — answered the call to help during a community impact event coordinated by Lakeside Church.
WORTHINGTON — A second assessment of the carp population in Worthington’s Lake Okabena — this time including data collected in Sunset Bay — shows there is indeed a high number of the invasive rough fish stirring up trouble in the basins.