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Echo Press wins 17 awards in state newspaper contest
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 8
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
Holiday Train to stop in Alexandria
Wrestling: Silverstreaks split at New London-Spicer Tri
Boys basketball: Lakers drop home opener in overtime loss
Boys basketball: Chargers roll to 2-0
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Gymnastics: Cardinals lose close one to Brainerd in home opener
Ernie Unruh Christian Service Award lunch rescheduled
Heaven's headlines are the ones that matter
Students test their knowledge in science fairs
Annual Jingle Bells Telethon is Dec. 10
Crockpot 'crocktails' on standby with or without alcohol
Births - Dec. 9, 2016
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
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Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Harriet M. Johnson
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
COMMENTARY: Take a look at how Minnesota turkeys are raised
LETTER: Fake news is form of terrorism
LETTER: Burden falling on younger generations
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IT'S OUR TURN: 'Don't forget to remember'
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
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On The Street
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
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 9, 2013
MPCA invites comments on statewide permit that regulates construction stormwater
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) invites comments through March 20 on a permit that regulates construction stormwater throughout the state. Under the federal Clean Water Act and Minnesota law, the MPCA oversees a program to manage stormwater runoff from construction...
February 9, 2013 - 8:39am
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
January 7, 2013
How low can you go? MPCA paper use drops more than 60 percent
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has reached a new low -- in office paper use. During the last fiscal year, the agency used 4,526 reams of paper compared to 12,000 reams in Fiscal Year 2009. This is not simply the result of having fewer staff. Sheets of paper used per...
January 7, 2013 - 2:30pm
November 17, 2012
Efforts to clean up Minnesota River pay off, says MPCA study
St. Paul, Minn. -The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is releasing results of testing on the Minnesota River that shows significant improvements in pollution levels in the river. "It's often difficult to show environmental gains because it can take decades to show significant...
November 17, 2012 - 10:17am
July 28, 2012
MPCA asks schools to help reduce stormwater pollution
Since July 2010, Minnesota state agencies have been restricted from purchasing coal tar-based pavement sealers because they contain harmful chemicals that pollute stormwater. In addition, 21 cities in Minnesota ban the use of coal tar-based products within their boundaries. (Last...
July 28, 2012 - 10:21am
July 27, 2012
MPCA fines two area farms for feedlot violations
In an ongoing effort to promote environmental compliance, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 34 enforcement cases in 26 counties throughout Minnesota during the second quarter of 2012. Two violations, both of them involving water quality, were reported in Douglas and...
July 27, 2012 - 12:00am