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Around the County: Millerville Butter Days
GMO bill edges ahead in U.S. House
1,000 cyclists on a mission roll through Douglas County
A knockout Party in the Street
APD invites area residents to 'Community Night Out'
A first time finisher at Grandma's: Hochsprung youngest male finisher at Duluth marathon
Millers look ahead to next summer after two losses
Alexandria set to host VFW tournament this weekend
Bemidji takes Sub-state 14 title from Alex
Alex Horseshoe League results
A treasure trove of crafts awaits at Art in the Park
Grants offered for artists to quick start next project
Alexandria Public Schools back-to-school packets are ready
Nutty for coconut ice cream
Benefit for Steve Pederson family is July 30
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Births - July 22, 2016
Engaged - Buschette and Krivanek
Births - July 15, 2016
Births - June 28-July 2, 2016
Big smallmouth caught during boat parade
Locals make good on Minnewaska
DNR release: Muskies to be stocked in Gull and Fairmont chain of lakes
Seniors get their day on the water (W/video)
Hess brings in nice bass on Whiskey Lake in Brandon
Donald A. Crossley
Myrna A. Zimmerman
Ruth Ann Struck
Carol Diane Jeffries
LETTER: Some people think laws don't apply to them
LETTER: Unique ecosystem needs protection
LETTER: Candidate can't keep simple promise
IN THE KNOW: There is so much right with America
From the archives - 2006: Bill Ingebrigtsen files for Senate as Republican candidate
Save money, water by using rain barrels
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Corn Views: Farmers take leadership role on water quality issues
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
Gardening for the senses
Three single moms can now get to work
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
Bell State Bank and Trust receives five stars from bank research firm
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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,...
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...
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...
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