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In court, Detroit Lakes cop, ex-convict allege years of harassment, both seek restraining orders
WATCH: Flames engulf Perrywinkle Marketplace in Otter Tail County
Individual wrestling: Area athletes punch their tickets to state
Section 5 swimming: Records fall, state bids punched for Cards
Boys hockey (updated): Resch knows a tough task awaits in Cathedral after Cards drop Sartell
Girls hockey: Cardinals bounce back to bring home third place
NorthStar Sports Complex construction takes shape
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
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Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
What would Mr. Fitzgerald think?
Rose Cummings (Mom of Pat Gustafson)
Mike Frisch: A one-two punch for perch
Northeast's Minnesota moose population remains low but stable
Is feeding the ducks helping or hurting them?
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
Albert takes a position with the DNR
Betty Jean Fischer
Gerald E. Sether
Merlin V. Thompson
Jamie Michael Lund
COMMENTARY: Licensing system is getting fixed
LETTER: Professional response to a leak
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OUR TURN: Could Parkland be the turning point?
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Alexandria Industries' event reels in $50,000 for cancer research
Easy on the salt: Douglas County seeks ways to prevent runoff into lakes but keep roads safe
Conservation plan pays farmers
Alexandria J.C. Penney store to close
USDA: Farm profits to fall in 2018
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April 21, 2013
Are Minnesotans using too much water? Report provides insights
Are Minnesotans overusing groundwater in ways that could leave us short of water - for human needs and for the environment - in the future? The short answer to that question is: Yes, in some places across the state. A new Freshwater Society Report estimates that total reported groundwater...
April 21, 2013 - 11:15am
April 20, 2013
Driveways, sealcoating and Earth Day: Key things to consider
As we get ready to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, you might ask yourself, "What can I do to protect the environment?" Any time you're doing things around the house is a good time to ask whether there's a safer alternative. Consider your driveway. As the snow and ice melts and...
April 20, 2013 - 11:10am
March 22, 2013
Senator Westrom to help decide funding for environmental projects
State Senator Torrey Westrom was recently appointed to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) by Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk. The purpose of LCCMR is to make funding recommendations to the Legislature for specific environment and natural resource projects....
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am
March 6, 2013
Environmental health moves to services center
After operating for the past one and a half years from a temporary location at 1500 Irving Street, Douglas and Pope Counties Environmental Health will move back to the recently remodeled location at the Douglas County Services Center, 725 Elm Street, Alexandria.
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
February 26, 2013
Listening session in St. Cloud to focus on new ag water quality program
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will hold a listening session in St. Cloud on Thursday, February 28, to gather input on the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program. The new program has been in development over the past year and is designed to accelerate...
February 26, 2013 - 6:41pm
February 18, 2013
MPCA praises power utilities for dramatic mercury emissions
Ninety percent of the atmospheric mercury that falls into Minnesota lakes and streams and makes fish unsafe to eat comes from outside of the state.
February 18, 2013 - 11:30am
February 16, 2013
Ag commissioner seeks recommendations for new water quality pilot projects
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson is seeking recommendations for pilot project watershed areas for the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP). The program is designed to accelerate voluntary adoption of agricultural practices that enhance...
February 16, 2013 - 3:45pm
February 10, 2013
Program helps property owners clean up polluted land
For 25 years, Minnesota's petroleum remediation programs have provided assistance and partial funding for businesses, schools, farmers and homeowners who are responsible for cleaning up property contaminated by petroleum tank leaks. These leaks are a liability for property owners...
February 10, 2013 - 9:15am
February 7, 2013
Public forum will examine ways of protecting drinking water sources
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Drinking Water Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) Program will hold a public advisory forum February 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at MDH's Snelling Office Park location (1645 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul). The forum is open to anyone concerned...
February 7, 2013 - 2:05pm
February 3, 2013
DNR state parks help reduce carbon footprint
Several Minnesota state parks are replacing old gas guzzlers with electric cars, installing solar panels that help generate electricity for many of its park buildings and visitor centers and rehabbing those buildings to use less energy.
February 3, 2013 - 12:38pm
Minnesota on track to meet renewable energy standards
All 16 of the utilities subject to the Minnesota Renewable Energy Standard have demonstrated compliance with the 2011 requirements and are on track to comply with 2012 goals, according to a report released this month by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. The...
February 3, 2013 - 10:09am
January 10, 2013
Morris company reaches emissions agreement with MPCA
In an agreement with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), Superior Industries of Morris has taken corrective actions to protect the environment from excessive air pollutant emissions from its operations. In December 2010, the MPCA received reports from Superior Industries...
January 10, 2013 - 8:40am
December 2, 2012
Report examines ways to improve predictions of wildlife impacts at wind energy facilities
A new report from Dovetail Partners examines strategies for increasing the availability of data used in making wildlife impact predictions at proposed wind energy facilities. The report, "Barriers and Opportunities for Post-construction Wildlife Monitoring at Wind Energy Facilities...
December 2, 2012 - 10:22am
November 24, 2012
Forums to address environmental issues
On November 27, the regional Citizen Forums on the Environment will begin with forums in Rochester and Bloomington. The forums are an opportunity for Minnesotans to interact with state agency commissioners and staff, and learn more about Minnesota's Environment & Energy Report Card....
November 24, 2012 - 9:19am
November 5, 2012
Minnesotans urged to speak up about environment at Citizen Forums
What do clean water, the economy, energy and the health of the environment all have in common? These topics will be discussed by Minnesotans this month and next at six Citizen Forums around the state. The forums, free and open to the public, will afford Minnesotans an opportunity...
November 5, 2012 - 10:30am