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November 8, 2017
Lake Osakis gets $300,000 boost
An effort to improve the water quality on Lake Osakis has received a $300,000 boost. That's the amount of a grant the Todd County Soil and Water Conservation District is receiving from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. It will work with landowners on projects that will help...
November 8, 2017 - 7:14am
May 5, 2017
10 area water treatment plants honored
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recently recognized 327 Minnesota wastewater treatment facilities — including 10 in the Douglas County area — for maintaining outstanding permit compliance from September 2015 through September 2016.
May 5, 2017 - 6:00am
February 3, 2017
Two local companies cited for pollution violations
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency lists cases in Douglas County among the 43 enforcement cases statewide in the fourth quarter of 2016. Penalties from all 43 cases, in 24 counties throughout Minnesota in the fourth quarter, totaled just under $260,000. In all of 2016, the MPCA...
February 3, 2017 - 7:00am
January 9, 2017
Treatment plant costs could skyrocket
New state requirements call for the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District to install a new treatment process that would cost more than $10 million — much higher than the state's estimate of $5.6 million. That's what Bruce Nelson, district director, told the Alexandria City...
January 9, 2017 - 10:21pm
January 4, 2017
LETTER: Whose job to monitor water?
To the editor: We attended the county commissioners' meeting on Dec. 20, regarding the feedlot in Millerville Township. We were told we were not allowed to speak at this meeting, that we had a chance at the public meeting the week before. Each person was allowed two minutes to talk...
January 4, 2017 - 8:00am
December 28, 2016
'I like challenges': Wagner beef farm poised to be third largest in state
Cattle have been a passion of Joe Wagner's since he was young. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Wagner grew up on a farm on Gravel Pit...
December 28, 2016 - 6:00am
December 21, 2016
Big concern, big cost: Cleaning Lake Winona
Cleaning up Alexandria's Lake Winona will take some time, new efforts from the city and property owners, and millions of dollars. It's that last...
December 21, 2016 - 6:00am
December 15, 2016
LETTER: Attend meeting Friday and speak up
To the editor: (Regarding the Dec. 9 story, "City presents wish list to legislators.") They talked about our ALASD and we need a new facility as soon as possible. I believe this facility was put in the wrong part of the county and we need so many updates so a new facility would be...
December 15, 2016 - 10:36am
December 14, 2016
A $5.6 million pollution solution
A state report estimates it will cost $5.6 million to reduce pollution in Lake Winona to acceptable levels. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency...
December 14, 2016 - 6:00am
August 12, 2016
Beef facility expansion topic for upcoming feedlot meeting
An informational meeting regarding the proposed expansion of a beef feedlot is planned for next Monday, Aug. 15. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the Millerville Township Hall, 16560 County Road 7 NW, Brandon. Joe Wagner will host the meeting to discuss details regarding the expansion...
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
July 15, 2013
High temperatures can bring harmful algal blooms
When the summer sun shines and temperatures climb, conditions are ripe for Minnesota lakes to produce harmful algal blooms. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is reminding people that some types of algae can harm pets, livestock and even humans. Algae, microscopic aquatic...
July 15, 2013 - 9:45am
June 29, 2013
MPCA study confirms suspicions, high nitrate levels in southern Minnesota
MPCA study confirms suspicions, high nitrate levels in southern Minnesota St. Paul, Minn.
June 29, 2013 - 12:14pm
May 26, 2013
MPCA begins water quality monitoring field work throughout state
Monitoring crews from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) are beginning the sixth year of a 10-year effort to assess the condition of rivers, streams and lakes in Minnesota. This work is being funded by the Clean Water Fund from the constitutional amendment passed by voters...
May 26, 2013 - 11:46am
April 27, 2013
Applications are being accepted for Minnesota GreenCorps
Minnesota GreenCorps is now recruiting hosts and Americorp members for the upcoming program year. Minnesota GreenCorps is an AmeriCorps program that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) started in 2009.
April 27, 2013 - 8:03am
March 23, 2013
Fix a leak and save up to 300 gallons of water per day
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is encouraging residents to check their toilets for leaks during national Fix-a-Leak week, March 18-24. The agency will provide a free packet of leak detection tablets to any interested household in Minnesota upon request. In Minnesota,...
March 23, 2013 - 3:02pm