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Why doesn't Alexandria have a veterans memorial?
Council acts on barrier request during concerts
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Elvis Pigsley (w/video)
Sladek takes second at Pepsi Little People's Golf Tournament
Alexandria Horseshoe League
Legion Baseball: Alex wins a couple, loses a couple in home tourney
Morken: Easy to see why wins piled up for the Panthers
Area baseball players make state all-tournament teams
Ralph Covert plays family concert at Evansville Art Center
Lincoln students compete at global Destination Imagination competition
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Osakis church holds community supper
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Wanda Jean Tramm
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
On the Street
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
hires and promotions
On The Street
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
February 24, 2017
Open for comment: water quality report for Long Prairie River watershed
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and local partners have developed plans to restore and protect water quality in the Long Prairie River watershed in Central Minnesota. A Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) report is open for public review and comment through...
February 24, 2017 - 8:00am
October 5, 2016
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
Fall is a busy time for farmers, not only for the crop harvest. Livestock producers will apply billions of gallons or pounds of stored manure to fertilize next year's crop. Manure application requires proper techniques to get the most value from fertilizer and avoid polluting waters...
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
July 24, 2015
Brandon farm fined for feedlot violations
A Brandon farm was one of 52 entities in 32 counties that received penalties from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) during the second quarter of 2015. The Joe Wagner Farm of Brandon was fined $12,000 for feedlot violations. Penalties from all 52 cases for the quarter...
July 24, 2015 - 12:00am
April 15, 2015
For the love of water: Become a volunteer water monitor
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking volunteers for its Citizen Stream and Citizen Lake Monitoring Programs. These programs give Minnesotans the opportunity to participate in the long-term protection of lakes and streams by collecting valuable information the...
April 15, 2015 - 12:00am
May 28, 2014
TWF Industries pays $9,030 for MPCA violation
In its ongoing efforts to promote environmental compliance, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 60 enforcement cases in 41 counties throughout Minnesota during the first quarter of 2014. One local company was among the cases. TWF Industries, a metal finishing company...
May 28, 2014 - 12:00am
March 19, 2014
Impaired water identified, restoration plans are next
Lakes Winona, Henry, Agnes have excess chloride
March 19, 2014 - 12:00am
January 2, 2014
What are Minnesotans really throwing away?
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently released a waste composition report, which highlights trends of recycling in Minnesota. The study investigated what Minnesotans are throwing into the garbage and how much. The last waste composition study was completed in 2000. Some...
January 2, 2014 - 3:12pm
December 24, 2013
Ten lakes, 20 streams removed from 2014 draft Impaired Water List
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently announced the draft 2014 Impaired Waters List, which will be open for public comment in January. Ten lakes and 20 streams reaching across Minnesota have been removed from this year’s list. “In recent years, thanks in part...
December 24, 2013 - 8:44am
July 2, 2010
Report environmental complaints to MPCA online
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently launched its new online Complaint Tracker system. Citizens with environmental complaints can now fill out an online form available via the MPCA website and click to send it directly to an MPCA inspector. The MPCA receives about...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am