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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency isn't giving up yet, however.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is pursuing an appeal to the Supreme Court after the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the City of Osakis.
The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to aedenloff@echopress.com or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.
Strong resistance to installing Otter Tail County's first ditch in 100 years has Otter Tail County commissioners searching for solutions.

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Proposed ditch pits flooding concerns in Otter Tail County against pollution concerns in Douglas County.
The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources announced Friday, Dec. 18, that the Douglas County Soil and Water Conservation District will receive a $683,867 grant to reduce the amount of phosphorus that’s getting into the lake.
As the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District moves forward with plans to reduce pollution in Lakes Winona, Henry and Agnes, it will hold a public hearing to explain its plans to treat Lake Agnes with alum.
State and local officials are working on a plan they say could improve water quality on Lakes Winona, Agnes and Henry while easing some regulatory pressure on the sewer plant in Alexandria.
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...
One of the great unanswered questions is how did life arise. Since so many of life's functions involve chemical interactions on a microscopic scale, it's a good guess that chemistry was involved from the beginning. No one knows exactly how,...

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is releasing results of testing on the Minnesota River that shows significant improvements in pollution levels in the river.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) seeks comments on a water quality improvement report for Lake Osakis, Faille Lake and Smith Lake, located in Douglas and Todd counties.
A sparkling clean Lake Winona. Is it possible? Probably not - and it would cost a lot of money just to try, according to a discussion that took place at an Alexandria City Council meeting Monday night. But that's what the Alexandria Lake Area San...

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