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County out to find source of Lake Ida problems
Poor quality water is flowing into Lake Ida and Douglas County authorities want to find out why. The county is looking at conducting a study to identify the source of the problem.
October 20, 2017 - 12:08pm
October 17, 2017
Watershed meeting plans for future
Farmers, hunters, lakeshore owners, swimmers and boaters and others who live in or near Lund Township in northwestern Douglas County will have a chance to provide comments for a plan to protect the Pomme de Terre watershed, and where they'd like to see money spent.
October 17, 2017 - 5:41pm
April 6, 2017
Minnesota water board releases possible alternatives to buffers
ST. PAUL — Landowners are learning what types of alternative practices will be allowed as options to meet Minnesota's new buffer law. The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources released a list of six possible options Thursday that are meant to serve as guidance to landowners...
April 6, 2017 - 8:07pm
January 4, 2017
LETTER: Whose job to monitor water?
To the editor: We attended the county commissioners' meeting on Dec. 20, regarding the feedlot in Millerville Township. We were told we were not allowed to speak at this meeting, that we had a chance at the public meeting the week before. Each person was allowed two minutes to talk...
January 4, 2017 - 8:00am
December 30, 2016
LETTER: Should raise water quality standards
To the editor: I am writing to express my concern for protecting our water quality here in Alexandria and the surrounding community. The abundance of water we have here in Minnesota is perhaps our most precious gift. Our community depends on having good quality water, which in turn...
December 30, 2016 - 7:00am
December 21, 2016
LETTER: Misleading comments distract from challenge
To the editor: We, the Water Quality Committee of Douglas County Lakes Assn., feel compelled to respond to the Friday, Dec. 9 article, "City presents wish list to legislators." With many polluted lakes and dozens of clean lakes, our community faces tough choices. As urban development...
December 21, 2016 - 7:00am
December 16, 2016
LETTER: Have they won the war on the environment?
To the editor: I was so excited when I saw the sub-headline "Water quality regulations are top concern" in the Echo today! I thought to myself, "Finally, our good mayor is calling out our senators — realizing how important this issue is for the economy of our lakes area." Then...
December 16, 2016 - 7:00am
December 7, 2016
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
Winter grazing of cover crops and its role in building soil health and improving water quality in row-cropped fields will be the subject of a workshop and field day on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Starbuck Community Center, 307 E. Fifth St. A field tour will follow...
December 7, 2016 - 8:00am
September 2, 2016
Water quality outreach event set for Sept. 9
The Douglas County Corn and Soybean Growers Association invites the public to its Water Quality Outreach event next Friday. The event will take place Sept. 9 beginning with a social at 6 p.m. There will be two guest speakers at 6:30 p.m. — Warren Formo and Mark Dybdal —...
September 2, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
Corn Views: Farmers take leadership role on water quality issues
A statewide editorial that appeared in ECM publications on June 24 called on agriculture to take the lead on managing pollutants. As farmers, we’re always working to improve how we grow food, feed, fiber and fuel for an increasing world population. And when it comes to the important...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
May 18, 2016
Phosphorus, buffers and water quality on the ground
Editor’s note: This is the first 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
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
May 4, 2016
Local water quality topic of meeting
Douglas County is known for its lakes and is considered a popular summer destination. However, this could change if water quality in the county...
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
Day of the Lakes to be held in Alexandria
Do you have questions about your lake or lakeshore property? Have you been searching for the right person to answer your questions? The Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Douglas County Lakes Association (DCLA) are sponsoring an event for anyone wanting to know...
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
Central Minnesotans' insistence on protecting water quality heard at Capitol
Key advocates for clean water in central Minnesota joined others from around the state at the state Capitol as part of a coordinated mission to let legislators know how important the environment is to Minnesotans. District managers, staff and others for the Sauk River Watershed District...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
August 18, 2010
Pumping begins on Jennie Lake
With help from Ducks Unlimited (DU) and other funding partners, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has begun to enhance Jennie...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am