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Willmar hospital and clinic seek affiliation with CentraCare of St. Cloud
Grand Forks man dies, another injured in head-on crash in Becker County
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, May 24
Pearl Harbor victim from Minnesota has remains returned home
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
Track and Field: Minnewaska girls win West Central Conference Championship
Softball: Chargers' experience shines through as B-E advances in winner's bracket
Softball: Hardy tosses shutout, hits game-ending homer in first round of 8AAA playoffs
Softball: Streaks rally for three seventh-inning runs to take second in the 6AA-North
Girls golf: Lakers first after day one of 3AA Tournament
At Ole Oppe Fest, Big Ole will meet new family member
Have questions? The library has answers
Flags to fly on Veterans Hill
Alexandria students write their own play within a musical
Bus tour visits Arboretum
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
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Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
Marion G. Bauer
Lee Howard Urness
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
Letter: Memorial Day meaning can get lost
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
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On The Street
May 25, 2017
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
By Del Rae Williams and Pat Hentges Let us be clear: It's possible to support regulatory reform and the environment at the same time. Some interest groups, lawmakers and government officials have tried to paint municipal groups seeking to reform Minnesota's regulatory process as anti-environment...
18 hours 48 min ago
May 6, 2017
Wonders of Water
Area students were able to experience the wonders of water on Wednesday at the annual Groundwater Festival at the Runestone Community Center...
May 6, 2017 - 9:01am
April 12, 2017
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Knowing when to water and how much to water is a challenge for any gardener. Too much water at the wrong time and place can cause fungal disease. Not enough water in the right place can lead to stunted, stressed plants susceptible to disease and insect infestation. To get your garden...
April 12, 2017 - 7:08pm
April 7, 2017
Letter: Lessons from the Civil War
To the editor: One tragedy of the Civil War was the many painful deaths caused by gangrene due to unsanitary conditions. This is why today cleansing the wound prior to bandaging is practiced. Believing a good bandage will clean a dirty wound is absolutely false. In all the contentious...
April 7, 2017 - 5:17pm
March 24, 2017
Fishing out vehicles
Doing recovery dives at the end of the winter season is much more preferable than earlier in the season, according to Jeff Bosek. The reason?...
March 24, 2017 - 6:00am
March 13, 2017
Ban on new wells sinks, for now
A public hearing on an ordinance to ban the drilling of new private wells in Alexandria drew a packed crowd at Monday night's council meeting, along with a stream of concerns and questions. Three people from out of the area who represented well drilling groups opposed the idea. Freeport...
March 13, 2017 - 11:51pm
March 1, 2017
GUEST EDITORIAL - Wanted: spring hunters for water research
By Greg Brick, Department of Natural Resources research analyst, St. Paul, MN Anyone who enjoys the outdoors can help with important groundwater research by reporting springs to the Department of Natural Resources. A spring is any natural flow of water from an aquifer — an underground...
March 1, 2017 - 7:00am
February 24, 2017
Open for comment: water quality report for Long Prairie River watershed
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and local partners have developed plans to restore and protect water quality in the Long Prairie River watershed in Central Minnesota. A Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) report is open for public review and comment through...
February 24, 2017 - 8:00am
February 17, 2017
COMMENTARY: Do we need a water czar?
By State Rep. Jeff Backer, R-Browns Valley, MN
February 17, 2017 - 10:03am
January 18, 2017
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
To the editor: I am writing to outline Minnesota's water protection process. Citizens test waters they are concerned about to document their condition. Occasionally, Minnesota Pollution Control provides grant funding. If enough samples are documented as polluted, the water will be...
January 18, 2017 - 8:00am
January 11, 2017
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
The Central Minnesota Irrigator's Corporation will hold an Irrigation Clinic on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Prairie Event Center in Parkers Prairie. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9:15 a.m. and concluding by 1 p.m. This is followed by the corporation's...
January 11, 2017 - 11:00am
January 4, 2017
Open house to discuss water quality certification
The Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program is a voluntary program designed to accelerate adoption of on-farm conservation practices that protect Minnesota's lakes and rivers. Farm owners and operators who implement and maintain approved farm management practices...
January 4, 2017 - 10:00am
October 12, 2016
Innovative approach to water management takes next step
Continuing statewide work to shift local water planning to a more holistic, coordinated approach, the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources approved seven new planning grants for the One Watershed, One Plan program. The Aug. 26 board action allocates up to $1,700,000 in Clean...
October 12, 2016 - 2:00am
Free nitrate water testing offered
The Douglas County Soil and Water District (SWCD) in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will offer a free nitrate water testing clinic at the Douglas County Fairgrounds during the fair on Thursday, Aug. 18 and Friday, Aug. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in...
August 12, 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