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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, July 27
Planned power outage near County Road 11 takes place this morning
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, July 26
Around the County: Millerville Butter Days
GMO bill edges ahead in U.S. House
Orgeman Crumb selected as Minnesota girls' track coach of the year
VFW district baseball: 16s to square off with 15s after six-inning win
Seven under-14 Alex Swim Club members head to state at Rochester
A first time finisher at Grandma's: Hochsprung youngest male finisher at Duluth marathon
Millers look ahead to next summer after two losses
A treasure trove of crafts awaits at Art in the Park
Grants offered for artists to quick start next project
Alexandria Public Schools back-to-school packets are ready
Nutty for coconut ice cream
Benefit for Steve Pederson family is July 30
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Births - July 22, 2016
Engaged - Buschette and Krivanek
Births - July 15, 2016
Big smallmouth caught during boat parade
Locals make good on Minnewaska
DNR release: Muskies to be stocked in Gull and Fairmont chain of lakes
Seniors get their day on the water (W/video)
Hess brings in nice bass on Whiskey Lake in Brandon
Jeri L. (Petterson) Harris
Myrna A. Zimmerman
Ruth Ann Struck
David Kenneth Holm
Carol Diane Jeffries
LETTER: Some people think laws don't apply to them
LETTER: Unique ecosystem needs protection
LETTER: Candidate can't keep simple promise
IN THE KNOW: There is so much right with America
From the archives - 2006: Bill Ingebrigtsen files for Senate as Republican candidate
Save money, water by using rain barrels
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Corn Views: Farmers take leadership role on water quality issues
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
Gardening for the senses
Three single moms can now get to work
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
Bell State Bank and Trust receives five stars from bank research firm
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On The Street
September 18, 2013
What's up with the water?
Some locals wanted to know why water was shooting out of a fire hydrant in Garfield during the hot, dry days of August. What the newspaper thought...
September 18, 2013 - 8:52am
September 4, 2013
Photo of the Week - flinging water
Amy Amundson of Alexandria took this photo of her daughter, Alison Amundson and friends Taylor Partington and Emma Schmidt as they were beating...
September 4, 2013 - 4:03pm
August 30, 2013
Boaters urged to stop 'power loading' at public water accesses
As summer progresses and lake water levels drop, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds boaters using public accesses to check ramp conditions before launching any boat and to refrain from "power loading." Power loading is a phrase that describes using the motor thrust...
August 30, 2013 - 9:01am
July 6, 2013
Explore paddleboarding at Glacal Lakes Park
Families throughout the region are invited to spend a day communing with nature and enjoying some summer fun on a paddleboard. The Friends of Glacial Lakes State Park have organized a demonstration and hands-on learning of the fundamentals of paddleboarding from the experts of HanglooseMN....
July 6, 2013 - 11:42am
July 4, 2013
Minnesota waters are moving fast; boaters should be cautious
Water levels in lakes and rivers around Minnesota are expected to remain high during the Fourth of July holiday, so the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is urging boaters to slow down and use caution. A no-wake zone is in effect on the St. Croix River from Taylors...
July 4, 2013 - 8:32am
June 29, 2013
MPCA study confirms suspicions, high nitrate levels in southern Minnesota
MPCA study confirms suspicions, high nitrate levels in southern Minnesota St. Paul, Minn.
June 29, 2013 - 12:14pm
June 15, 2013
New program aims to improve water quality in state
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton officially launched a new agricultural water quality pilot program this week designed to enhance water quality in the state.
June 15, 2013 - 2:09pm
May 26, 2013
MPCA begins water quality monitoring field work throughout state
Monitoring crews from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) are beginning the sixth year of a 10-year effort to assess the condition of rivers, streams and lakes in Minnesota. This work is being funded by the Clean Water Fund from the constitutional amendment passed by voters...
May 26, 2013 - 11:46am
May 22, 2013
Studies show chemicals detected in lakes and rivers
Two studies released by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) confirm that a wide variety of unregulated chemicals are ending up in Minnesota's lakes and rivers. The chemicals, including pharmaceuticals and personal care products, are of concern because many have properties...
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
May 19, 2013
Report shows lowest number of boating fatalities on record, overall drop in accidents and injuries
May 19, 2013 - 4:12pm
May 18, 2013
Studies show unregulated chemicals widespread in lakes, rivers
Two studies released this week by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) confirm that a wide variety of unregulated chemicals are ending up in Minnesota's lakes and rivers. The chemicals, including pharmaceuticals and personal care products, are of concern because many have...
May 18, 2013 - 9:06am
May 3, 2013
Students soak up lessons
Students from across Douglas County went hands-on Wednesday participating in the 20th annual Kids' Groundwater Festival in Alexandria. More...
May 3, 2013 - 12:00am
May 1, 2013
Water is key part of outdoors measure
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
Check recreation status before traveling
Before venturing out to campgrounds, trails and public water accesses statewide, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) advises people to check online or call ahead to avoid surprises. "Winter weather is always a challenge to public water access," said Nancy Stewart, DNR public...
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
April 21, 2013
Are Minnesotans using too much water? Report provides insights
Are Minnesotans overusing groundwater in ways that could leave us short of water - for human needs and for the environment - in the future? The short answer to that question is: Yes, in some places across the state. A new Freshwater Society Report estimates that total reported groundwater...
April 21, 2013 - 11:15am