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Gas prices in Alexandria dip below $2
St. Cloud loses air link to Chicago one year after getting it
UPDATE: Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
Fergus Falls council member dies in crash after fleeing from police
Alex boys basketball: Torrid start carries Cards to win over Delano
Aces past and present help set an unofficial world record
Party like it's 1990
Sports schedule for Saturday, December 27
Sports roundup from Tuesday, December 23
Culinary class studies safety, sanitation
High school Christmas concert shines
Ask a trooper: Can you plow snow onto highways?
Bringing cheer to all
Theatre Off the Cuff to lead New Year’s comedy show
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
A helping hand
Candlelight trails set at Lake Carlos State Park
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Carl Kremer, 67
Funeral - Ricahrd Sjerven, 72
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Letter: We just have to behave ourselves
It's Our Turn: Unconditional, crazy love
In the Know: Aging can be adventurous fun
Observations from the archives, 2004: Mental health facility to be built in Alexandria
Guest Editorial: With state surplus, use restraint, not wide-eyed greed
Minnesota on alert to keep pine beetles out
Farmers invited to attend crops education seminar
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Going green for United Way
New TV station launches in Central MN
Hull named Assistant Principal of the Year
Hospital board members recognized
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Hires and Promotions
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