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June 23, 2019
Cleaning water with barley?
June 23, 2019 - 12:14pm
May 15, 2019
John Kamphake, owner of JJ's Co. Excavating in Parkers Prairie, chips away at a football field-sized bog that lodged against the southeastern shore of Lake Miltona. The DNR granted special permission to use heavy equipment in the lake. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
'Once-in-a-lifetime bog': Crew removes football field-sized mass of cattails from beach
May 15, 2019 - 6:26am
January 6, 2019
The state, county, city and some townships store sand and salt at the truck station in Alexandria on 34th Ave. W. (Echo Press file photo)
What to do about salt: Other communities have spent millions to control chloride pollution
January 6, 2019 - 7:23am
December 12, 2018
An Echo Press Editorial: Smart salting can protect our lakes
December 12, 2018 - 9:28am
December 6, 2018
Community news
December 6, 2018 - 12:48pm
November 27, 2018
Commentary: We must all protect our lakes
November 27, 2018 - 8:35am
October 31, 2018
Jan Beliveau
Lake group seeking half-cent sales tax
October 31, 2018 - 7:52am
Resorts have rich history in area: But number of resorts continues to slide
August 31, 2018 - 6:51am
Dick and Linda Wagner (front), owners of Shady Creek Resort,  get ready to go kayaking with Pat and Doug Guikema (sitting in kayaks) from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Guikemas are just one of the families the Wagners have become friends with over the years at their resort near Millerville. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
The resort life: Despite hard work, owners enjoy lifestyle
August 31, 2018 - 5:48am
August 16, 2018
Letter to the Editor: I wish I was a lake protector
August 16, 2018 - 7:10am
August 11, 2018
Raked-up starry stonewort from Lake Koronis in Paynesville. (Contributed / DNR)
Volunteers needed to search for starry stonewort
August 11, 2018 - 5:07am
August 3, 2018
Bruce Olson, executive director of the Legacy of the Lakes Museum, is soon retiring. A retirement party and fundraiser for the Legacy Gardens is set for Friday, Aug. 10. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)
'I feel good about leaving': Olson set to retire from Legacy of the Lakes Museum
August 3, 2018 - 5:11am
July 4, 2018
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Slow going for annual boat parade w/video
July 4, 2018 - 12:03pm
Treated water from the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District cascades into Lake Winona at a steady rate last summer. (Al Edenloff / Echo Press)
Pollution chief OKs Winona cleanup plan
May 4, 2018 - 2:24pm
March 30, 2018
LETTER: Pollution is the problem, not carp
March 30, 2018 - 5:51pm