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Heron Lake Watershed District on verge of receiving $122,000 grant

July 13, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Money from Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund needs final approval from state legislature
HERON LAKE The Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR), tasked with identifying projects to receive Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund dollars generated by the Minnesota State Lottery, released its list of recommendations Thursday for funding in 2014 and 2015. For the first time ever, a Heron Lake Watershed District project has been selected for funds. Continue Reading

Heron Lake Watershed District wins state award

June 1, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Grassroots effort for Fulda Lakes is recognized
FULDA Nearly 20 years after discussions began regarding the poor health of the Fulda Lakes, the Heron Lake Watershed District (HLWD) has earned a state award recognizing it for efforts to improve water quality and clarity. Continue Reading

Letter: HLWD needs teamwork, not disrespect

May 3, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

I read Ryan McGaughey’s article on “Respect, Integrity, and Responsibility” on which the Daily Globe is based. It was a very well-written article. Continue Reading

Letter: Similarities exist between county board, HLWD

April 10, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

What is the purpose of a governmental board comprised of citizen members? In the case of county boards, they serve a four-year term and are responsible for the operation of the county and its delivery of services Continue Reading

Commissioners approve HLWD appointment

January 3, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Nearly a dozen people attended the Nobles County commissioners’ board meeting Tuesday regarding a citizen appointment to the Heron Lake Watershed District board. Continue Reading

Letter: Cuts are common – why not add HLWD?

December 15, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

I am all for flood control and water quality improvement, but why does the Heron Lake Watershed District show blatant irresponsibility in their request for additional locally generated funding in order to expand their program?
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Heron Lake Watershed District saves family’s Fulda Lake shoreline

December 2, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

FULDA When Ann and Don Lubben purchased their lake-front property in Fulda in 2005, they inherited a problem that had been festering for years Continue Reading

Letter: HLWD ignores what it ‘was supposedly organized to do’

November 29, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

I see I am being “responded” to in this never-ending, damage-control effort on behalf of the HLWD. I am pleased that it is with all the factual information that could be found. Continue Reading

Letter: Writer’s letters on HLWD meeting spark response

November 16, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

I am writing this letter in response to those submitted by Mr. Allen Jensen of Heron Lake regarding the Heron Lake Watershed District (HLWD) and his comments following the public hearing Oct. 13. Continue Reading

Letter: With HLWD, it seems some have short memories

November 3, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

This letter is in response to the person who wrote to say that one of the speakers at the meeting of the HLWD was a Jackson County commissioner who did not live within the boundaries of the watershed district and that the proposed WMD would not affect him.
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