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Aerodynamic stunts fill Lifestyles Expo
Law enforcement blotter: March 31, 2015
High Fire Danger Today
Minnesotans in oil train ‘danger zones’ urged to prepare
For the record
Peewee A team takes third at state
Sports roundup from Tuesday, March 31
Laker boys track and field has numbers
Loaded and ready for a repeat
Osakis boys golf team returns young nucleus
Another trip to state? That’s great!
Community Education offers spring classes
Parkers Prairie still working on pool funds; $700,000 of 1.8 million raised
Figure skaters ‘ignite’ the ice
Kids’ Easter celebration to be held in Evansville
Engaged - Wesen and Sczepanski
Births - Douglas County Hospital through March 24
Engaged - Hoeper - Erickson
Engaged - Carlson and Auran
Engaged - Lee and Mairs
Wildlife of Douglas County: Sharp-shinned hawk
Governor Dayton calls for stricter poaching laws
Cards’ program continues to grow
Five generations of carvers
Wildlife of Douglas County: Northern shrike
Karen Lenz, 69
Mary Peterson, 69
Verlyn Phipps, 85
Maycel Clark, 89
Gerald L. Robinson, 82
Readers debate: Should Alexandria allow food trucks in city limits?
Observations from the archives, 1990: Unpaid parking fines mean prosecution
Food trucks: great for time-crunched workers
Have we reaped what we have sown?
Discussion continues on buffer strips
Color and texture in shady spots
Apply for master gardeners scholarship
Farmers: Stay informed!
There are benefits to ‘growing up’
Spring issues topic of meeting in Glenwood
GRAIFA bands together for Someplace Safe
County hospital named Blue Distinction Center+
Ecumen Bethany Community named a best workplace
ATCC, Felling trailers get grant for job training
Scholarship offered to individual in a health-related field
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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