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For the Record - Feb. 22, 2017
Practicing for thin ice
Minnesota Legislature begins work to overhaul teacher licensing
No prom photo required, says Osakis superintendent
Girls basketball: Knights pull off the upset over 16-win Chargers
Boys Hockey: Alex advances to semis with 13-0 shutout over Wadena-Deer Creek
State hockey preview: Cards embrace challenge of facing defending state champ
Boys basketball: Tigers shoot 50 percent to down WCA
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 21
Education presentation to cover topics of Islam, Muslims
Grove is a 2017 ExCEL Award Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society hosts open house
WCA Speech Team brings home multiple awards
Marking a century
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Vernet "Jackie" Schroeder
Bonnie Rae Coloroso
Fayette Melde Neunsinger
LETTER: Pollinators are essential for crops
IN THE KNOW: City Charter needs updating
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: Hospital room rate rises to $25 a day
EDITORIAL: Young people show their potential
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
March 7, 2013
Air pollution advisory issued for much of Minnesota
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued an air pollution health advisory for the southern two-thirds of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities metropolitan area and Rochester, effective Friday, March 8 through midday Saturday, March 9. Air quality monitors indicate...
March 7, 2013 - 4:01pm
February 14, 2013
MPCA offers help to businesses to reduce BPA exposure
An increasing number of retailers are offering receipts digitally via email or text, instead of on paper. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is launching a project to support this paperless receipt trend, for environmental and public health reasons. The goal is to reduce...
February 14, 2013 - 8:11am