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January 18, 2017
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
January 18, 2017 - 8:00am
January 11, 2017
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
January 11, 2017 - 11:00am
January 4, 2017
Open house to discuss water quality certification
January 4, 2017 - 10:00am
October 12, 2016
Innovative approach to water management takes next step
October 12, 2016 - 2:00am
Free nitrate water testing offered
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
LETTER: Need action to protect surface and ground water
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
April 20, 2016
During the State of Water Conference April 14 in Alexandria, Doug Malchow (standing at right), U of M Extension educator from Rochester, led a group through The Watershed Game – an interactive tool used to outline how land use by a wide range of citizens – farmers, cabin owners, city officials, residents – can impact the health of lakes, streams and rivers. The group discussed how those land use changes have led to watershed degradation and how it can be reversed. (Photo by Amy Chaffins, Echo Press)
The state of Minnesota's water
April 20, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
COMMENTARY: Communities need to get the lead out
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 18, 2016
LETTER: Standing up for clean water
March 18, 2016 - 12:00am
February 27, 2016
Don Wyse, professor of agronomy and plant genetics at the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus, with a field of kernza, a perennial grass that his program has helped develop, which could one day outperform wheat both environmentally and economically, photographed on Thursday, October 1, 2015. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi)
800 voices on how to save Minnesota’s water: Dayton holds summit today
February 27, 2016 - 8:00am
February 5, 2016
Eran Sandquist (left), state coordinator of Pheasants Forever, presents Gov. Mark Dayton with a pheasant statue in recognition of his conservation work during the organization’s state convention Saturday, Jan. 30 in Willmar. Dayton joked that it was the first pheasant he’d gotten in five years.  (Photo by Tom Cherveny  |  Tribune)
Dayton vows to stop state from being 'another Flint'
February 5, 2016 - 12:00am
January 20, 2016
Minnestota Governor’s Office graphic
Cities in Douglas County are not slated to receive funding for clean water or drinking water projects under Gov. Mark Dayton’s plan announced last week. The map also shows that between 0 and 20 percent of the lakes and streams in western Douglas County (shown in light red) are considered safe for swimming and recreation. Conditions are better in the eastern part of the county where the percentage falls between 41 and 60 percent (shown in yellow)
Dayton seeks $220M to improve water
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
December 18, 2015
This is a map of the proposed conservation plan area.
Dayton lays out conservation plan
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
COMMENTARY: New EPA water regulations cause ripples
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
October 5, 2015
County, city leaders in region to talk about clean water
October 5, 2015 - 9:06am