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Vintage Car Club show draws big crowd
Alexandria to issue $9.8 million in bonds for energy projects, streets, refinancing
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26
VIkingland Band Festival takes over Broadway
Here's a taste of State Fair's new foods
Up to the challenge
VFW 15s swept at Willmar
Legion baseball: Alexandria puts school season behind it to focus on a fifth run to Legion state
Legion baseball: Seven late runs lead Glenwood past Osakis
SUPing off the beaten path
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
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The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
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Births - June 10, 2016
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
James "Jim" Dittberner
Duane A. Wagner
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COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
COMMENTARY: Safe at Home can help victims of domestic violence
LETTER: Can constitutional government survive?
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LETTER: Let’s be Douglas County nice
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
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June 10, 2016
Pollution alert issued for Friday
By Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency warns that Friday air pollution will be dangerous for Minnesotans in the west, central and south. With temperatures expected in the low-to-middle 90s, and mostly sunny skies and light winds, the agency said ozone...
June 10, 2016 - 8:42am
May 25, 2016
Working buffers for water quality
Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on working lands and water quality in Douglas County, written by Mae Petrehn, Douglas County Feedlot Coordinator and Andy Rice, Douglas County Soil and Water Conservation District Technician There has been lots of talk about...
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
LETTER: Need action to protect surface and ground water
To the editor: Thanks to the Echo Press team for your editorial on the need for action to protect and preserve our surface and ground water. You’ve brought attention to a problem that extends beyond Douglas County but one that may have its solution being born here. On April 29,...
opinion / letters
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
April 22, 2016
Minnesota’s commitment to biodiesel use has paid off with an impact on air quality, according to an analysis of the cleaner-burning fuel by the American Lung Association in Minnesota (ALAMN). “I think the amount of air pollution we are preventing right now by blending biodiesel...
April 22, 2016 - 12:00am
March 18, 2016
LETTER: Standing up for clean water
To the editor: Here in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes and sky blue waters, we understand the importance of water. We recognize the blessings God has bestowed upon our state, in particular, the blessings of our land, soil, and water. Rural and small town America depend on water...
opinion / letters
March 18, 2016 - 12:00am
February 5, 2016
Dayton vows to stop state from being 'another Flint'
Stating that he’s not going to allow Minnesota to become “another Flint, Michigan on a larger geographic scale,’’ Gov. Mark Dayton vowed...
February 5, 2016 - 12:00am
January 21, 2016
Pollution advisory issued for today
Minnesotans in the central and southern parts of the state could experience air pollution problems Thursday. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued an air pollution health advisory for those areas from early Thursday morning through early evening. Low clouds Wednesday night,...
January 21, 2016 - 7:53am
January 20, 2016
Dayton seeks $220M to improve water
Minnesota cities, especially small rural ones, ask the state for money almost every year to improve their sewage treatment systems. Same for...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
December 18, 2015
Dayton lays out conservation plan
Gov. Mark Dayton wants the state and the federal government to spend nearly $800 million to improve water quality by taking 100,000 acres out...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
May 22, 2013
Studies show chemicals detected in lakes and rivers
Two studies released by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) confirm that a wide variety of unregulated chemicals are ending up in Minnesota's lakes and rivers. The chemicals, including pharmaceuticals and personal care products, are of concern because many have properties...
News / state
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
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 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
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
November 14, 2012
Comments sought on water quality improvement
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) seeks comments on a water quality improvement report for Lake Osakis, Faille Lake and Smith Lake, located in Douglas and Todd counties. The report, known as a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), focuses on pollution caused by excess nutrients,...
November 14, 2012 - 12:00am