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.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — With voters in the Worthington Public School District voting overwhelmingly against a $79 million facilities bond referendum just months ago, it seemed fitting that Lt. Gov. Tina Smith would visit Thursday, Jan. 19, to garner support for an agriculture property tax credit in Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed tax bill.