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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WORTHINGTON — Staying cooped up inside during the winter months may not be good for your health — in more ways than one.
WORTHINGTON — A transloading facility that will deliver product to rural Worthington on the Buffalo Ridge Regional Rail Authority shortline railroad may be operational by the end of February, according to Clark Meyer, president of Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Rail to Road Inc.
SLAYTON — Southwest Minnesota seems to have a very healthy population of beavers, and it may only get worse with the devaluation of beaver pelts offering little incentive to area trappers. Late last month, the Murray County Board of Commissioners renewed its commitment to control the beaver population by reauthorizing a beaver bounty. For the past several years, the county has paid $60 for each beaver trapped from the county’s open ditch systems.
WORTHINGTON — The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District board of managers on Tuesday adopted a resolution to petition the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources for a boundary change. Discussed for more than a year, the change — if approved — will result in approximately 6.4 square miles of land currently within the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed to be transferred to the Kanaranzi-Little Rock Watershed.
WORTHINGTON — After more than two years of collaborative work between six counties, their soil and water conservation districts and two watershed districts, a draft of the Missouri River One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P) is now open for a 60-day review and comment period.
WORTHINGTON — Crews continue to look for the last of the leaks in the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System pipeline, and it’s still not known when the city of Worthington will begin to receive the much-anticipated water.
WORTHINGTON — A majority of Nobles County landowners are now in compliance with Minnesota’s buffer law, having seeded perennial grasses, alfalfa or an alternative practice on land that abuts streams, waterways and open ditches.
WORTHINGTON — A new year brings with it new leadership to the Nobles County Board of Commissioners, with Matt Widboom elected chairman during the board’s Tuesday morning meeting. Commissioner Justin Ahlers was elected vice-chairman.
WORTHINGTON — Today marks Day 15 of the federal partial government shutdown, and while it may seem the local area is affected little by the stalemate between President Donald Trump and Congress over funding for a border wall, many federal employees who work in the region were forced into unpaid leave — indefinitely. At the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency office in Worthington, eight employees have been on furlough since Monday morning, including director Ron McCarvel.
WORTHINGTON — The next time the Rev. Owar Ojulu stands before his congregation to deliver a Sunday sermon, his message will be one of salvation. By the grace of God, Ojulu said he is alive today. The Worthington man was struck by a car sometime between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. Dec. 28 at the intersection of Oxford Street and Humiston Avenue. Despite a sore jaw, arm, ribs and knee, as well as a broken tooth and cut lip, he has no broken bones.