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Third Avenue gets more hectic
Law enforcement blotter: May 1-3, 2015
Part of sidewalk to be replaced on Broadway
MNsure chief to resign
A Run for the Roses -- and the arts
Osakis defeats 6AA opponent Minnewaska with bats
Sports roundup from Saturday, May 2
Softball: Cards finish home tournament with a split
Chain of Lakes Triathlon: Local graduates take home titles
Sports roundup from Friday, May 1
Brandenburg photo exhibit comes to Maritime Museum
Musicians, storytellers gear up for History Live!
Brush and Palette Club celebrates 50 years
New exhibit comes to Evansville Art Center for the month of May
Ask a Trooper: What are the laws concerning motorcycle passengers?
Engaged - Anderson and Jennissen
Births - Douglas County Hospital through April 27
Births - Douglas County Hospital through April 21, 2015
Engaged - Lanoue and Negen
Births - Douglas County Hospital through April 6, 2015
Mike Frisch: Jigging to success on opener
Wildlife of Douglas County: brown creeper
Teaching moment in the turkey woods
Hunters asked to help with HPAI surveillance
DNR offers guidance for cleaning wild turkeys
Funeral - Sylvester Steffl, 85
Memorial Service - Donald Hoven, 89
Funeral - Shirley Wogan, 70
Funeral - Sharon Karg, 74
Memorial Service - Robert Allguire Sr., 82
Want to help pay phone bills?
Implication offends Christian
Stop the pelicans from fishing
Transportation is arteries of economy
Remember who gave away your children’s future
Caterpillar peak may have passed
A time to sow
Farmers should file certification form by June 1
Largest Minnesota Grown Directory released
Ask a Trooper: Can irrigators legally spray water over a highway?
Tastefully Simple earns Governor’s Safety Award
New boutique store coming to Alexandria
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a top agency partner
Contributed Widseth Smith Nolting raises funds for food shelf
Operation Round Up grants announced
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On The Street
July 6, 2012
MDA loan program helps rural landowners fix ailing septic systems
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has issued more than 5,000 loans for septic system improvements through the Agricultural Best Management Practices (AgBMP) Loan Program.
July 6, 2012 - 12:00am
December 31, 2011
With little or no snow cover, Jack Frost may be nipping at your septic system
It's beginning to look a lot like potential problems for rural septic systems this holiday season, warns the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. "It may not be such a happy new year for some households if we don't get snow cover before temperatures really start to drop," Dan Olson,...
December 31, 2011 - 11:55am
April 6, 2011
Grant ending for septic upgrades
For a limited time, there is money available for residents of the Chippewa River Watershed to upgrade their septic systems. If you know you have a non-compliant system, you should act now as the funding expires in June 2011. Low interest loans with 3 percent interest will be assessed...
April 6, 2011 - 12:00am
October 17, 2010
Consumers warned of deceptive sales of water treatment systems
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is reminding Minnesota residents to beware of false claims, deceptive sales pitches, and scare tactics being used by some water treatment companies to sell expensive and unnecessary water treatment systems. High profile investigations of groundwater...
October 17, 2010 - 11:07am
July 14, 2010
Free septic seminars to take place Thursday and Friday
Douglas County Land and Resource Management and the University of Minnesota are hosting two free homeowner septic operation and maintenance educational seminars. The seminars will take place Thursday, July 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at LaGrand Town Hall and Friday, July 16 from 7 to 9 ...
July 14, 2010 - 12:00am
July 22, 2009
Local residents learn about septic systems
Two free educational meetings about septic systems drew large crowds and keen interest, according to organizers. About 200 people attended the...
July 22, 2009 - 12:00am
July 8, 2009
Free septic information meeting offered to homeowners
The Citizens League for Environmental and Economic Responsibility (CLEER) will sponsor two free educational events about septic systems on Saturday, July 11: 10 a.m. at the Miltona Community Center in the city of Miltona. 1 p.m. at the LaGrand Town Hall, 501 Town Hall Road,...
July 8, 2009 - 12:00am
March 24, 2009
Sewer district another step closer to folding
ST. PAUL - A half-dozen years of fighting appears near an end for Douglas County's Central Lakes Region Sanitary District. A bill that got its...
March 24, 2009 - 9:28am
September 26, 2008
Speaker presents a sunnier side to septic systems
Jim Vonmeier knows septic systems. He has written articles for septic industry publications. He has invented septic tank maintenance products. He is a certified environmental specialist from the University of Minnesota Extension Service. He teaches community education classes...
September 26, 2008 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
Sewer showdown: Septics vs. the 'big pipe'
When it comes to selecting the superior wastewater treatment system, septic or sewer, science says it's a wash. As the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens' Board met Tuesday to decide the fate of the disputed Central Lakes Region Sanitary District wastewater treatment facility,...
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am