Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism.
At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family.
Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at www.farmbleat.areavoices.com.
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SIBLEY, Iowa -- With more space needed in the community's industrial park and a lack of land for residential development, Sibley's new city administrator has his work cut out for him. S.L. Martin began his new role at Sibley's City Hall on Jan. 2, more than four months after the position was vacated by the previous administrator, Dan Zulkosky.
WORTHINGTON -- When Lori Lanphere Kruger learned Wednesday night that Minnesota National Guard soldiers now serving in Iraq won't be coming home in early April as expected, she had the difficult task of notifying the families of soldiers deployed through the B-Battery of the 1-125th, Jackson-Fairmont units. What she hadn't counted on, however, was spilling the news to her husband, Scott, a sergeant first class stationed with his unit at CSC Scania, Iraq. Kruger, Family Readiness Group coordinator for the southwest Minnesota National Guard unit, received an e-mail from the Adjutant General th
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Minnesota's 7th District Congressman and newly elected chair of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee Collin Peterson told a standing-room only audience Monday afternoon that the 2007 Farm Bill will look much like the one passed in 2002, with the exception of some "tweaking" -- particularly in the areas of disaster assistance and renewable energy. Peterson led an hourlong session during the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual meeting at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Major issues in agriculture, from biofuels and renewable energy to animal agriculture and the 2007 Farm Bill, are being discussed during the 88th annual American Farm Bureau Federation convention that continues through Wednesday.
LUVERNE -- Within the past 10 months, Loren Forrest and son Russell -- and their Rural Energy Marketing business on the outskirts of Luverne -- have come full circle. Last March, the pair was in the midst of signing contracts with farmers to purchase corn stalks and chaff for a proposed corn stover refinery. By June, they were testing a variety of crops that have the potential to produce as much, if not more, fuel per acre than corn.
WORTHINGTON -- Two programs intended to provide Minnesota soldiers and their families with a little extra bonus for serving their country are now available online and at Veterans Service Offices across the state. Mark Joldersma, Nobles County Veterans Service Officer (VSO), said both programs are geared to assist soldiers who served in a combat zone between Sept. 11, 2001, and Dec. 31, 2006. The first program, a tax credit for military service in a combat zone, is available through the Minnesota Department of Revenue.
WORTHINGTON -- Two programs intended to provide Minnesota soldiers and their families with a little extra bonus for serving their country are now available online and at Veterans Service Offices across the state. Mark Joldersma, Nobles County Veterans Service Officer (VSO), said both programs are geared to assist soldiers who served in a combat zone between Sept. 11, 2001, and Dec. 31, 2006. For the rest of the article, read tomorrow's Daily Globe.
BIGELOW -- Bigelow firefighters were called to a fire shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday to find flames shooting 20 to 30 feet up from the roof of Julie Hohensee's home at 5549 100th St. A house dog died in the blaze, which destroyed the home and its contents.
WORTHINGTON -- During his report to Nobles County Commissioners Tuesday, Family Services Director Lee McAllister reported 14 cases -- totaling $46,795 -- of potential fraud in the one-year period that ended in September. The agency has provided the information to the county attorney for investigation. The money was dispersed through state and federal programs to those who qualified for Child Care Assistance, Minnesota Family Investment Program, Food Support and Medical Assistance.
WORTHINGTON -- Some have said that when Swift Independent purchased the former Armour's plant in Worthington, so began the town's demise. Wage reductions and increased expectations forced people to leave the processing facility behind -- to be replaced by workers willing to do the job for whatever pay they could get. Back in 1983, one local man left his job on the line after 19 years with what he believes was a relatively good company in Armour's.