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10 tips for protecting our water
How about a nice, tall glass of yard waste? Or motor oil? Or litter, soil or pet waste? Yuck! But that’s what ends up in our lakes and groundwater if residents aren’t more conscientious. The city of Alexandria is trying to increase awareness that stormwater runoff isn’t just...
opinion / editorials
4 hours 45 min ago
June 2, 2016
Blue-green algae in MN: If in doubt, stay out
With Memorial Day past, the unofficial start of summer is here. While water enthusiasts and pets enjoy swimming and boating when the weather is calm and sunny, these conditions are also perfect for growing blue-green algae, which can be harmful to both people and animals. Last summer,...
June 2, 2016 - 5:25am
April 20, 2016
The state of MN’s water discussed at Alexandria meeting
Water is a finite resource and people converged last week in Alexandria to explore the state’s water resource issues. The State of Water Conference...
April 20, 2016 - 10:41am
April 19, 2016
Dayton administration focusing on water quality
ST. PAUL – Cleaning up Minnesota's water takes more than new laws, Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday, April 18, while proclaiming this as Water...
April 19, 2016 - 8:21am
April 17, 2016
Minnesota Senate votes to eliminate buffer confusion
The Minnesota Legislature is close to cleaning up misunderstandings in a law meant to clean up the state’s water. Senators on Thursday passed legislation 61-0 making it clear that vegetative buffers will not be required along private ditches. The measure also clears up other issues...
April 17, 2016 - 5:15am
April 1, 2016
Becker SWCD seeking public input in local water management planning process; meeting is April 12
Becker County residents all have a vested interest in clean water, and the Becker Soil and Water Conservation District wants to hear from you. Citizens interesting in identifying resource concerns, informing landuse decisions and establishing local goals for surface and groundwater...
April 1, 2016 - 5:45am
March 19, 2016
World Water Day is March 22
In the land of 10,000 lakes, we have a tendency to take water for granted; unfortunately there are people in this world that don’t have that luxury. The United Nations General Assembly put together the first World Water Day on March 22, 1993 to bring awareness to water issues both...
entertainment / books
March 19, 2016 - 5:45am
March 16, 2016
SWCD forums set Thursday in Callaway, April 12 in Detroit Lakes
In Becker County, protecting local water resources is about more than just aesthetics; it’s essential to the continued health and growth of the region’s tourism and agriculture-based economy. To give the public an opportunity to learn more about the resources available to them...
March 16, 2016 - 11:03am
March 1, 2016
Ideas flow at clean water summit
Balancing water is tough. Still, Gov. Mark Dayton brought together more than 800 Minnesotans to do that on Saturday, looking at ways to clean...
March 1, 2016 - 3:10pm
January 31, 2016
Hardball politics forces Dayton to support change in buffer law
In a victory for farmers and a defeat for environmentalists, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton has capitulated to legislators on the issue of un-farmed buffer...
January 31, 2016 - 5:10am
January 24, 2016
Clean water is worth the price
Our modern water infrastructure is a miracle that most of us barely even think about. How many times every day do we turn on a faucet, use the water for a hundred different reasons, spill gallons down the drain and never give it a second thought? We take for granted the drinking water,...
opinion / editorials
January 24, 2016 - 5:25am
January 15, 2016
Dayton aims money at small, rural communities with water woes
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota cities, especially small rural ones, ask the state for money almost every year to improve their sewage treatment systems....
January 15, 2016 - 8:28am
January 3, 2016
Ikes to host meetings on ag, water quality
Matthew Davis and his fellow Izaak Walton League members are concerned about water quality, agriculture, the two coinciding and fairly sharing both sides of the issue. They are wrapping all that into three meetings for the public to attend, and the first one is Jan. 11. The Prairie...
News / Detroit Lakes
January 3, 2016 - 5:40am
October 16, 2015
Land use symposium highlights efforts to protect water quality
The leadership training event of the year was unfolding at the Prairie Event Center last Wednesday, Oct. 7. One hundred and fifty local land use decision makers and natural resource managers from eight counties in west-central Minnesota gathered to discuss preserving and enhancing...
October 16, 2015 - 5:00am
October 10, 2015
Hunters reminded cold water can kill
Late season waterfowl hunters are reminded that with water temperatures rapidly dropping across the state, wearing a life jacket is the best defense against the dangers posed by cold water, the Minnesota DNR said. In Minnesota, one-third of all boating fatalities occur during the...
outdoors / DNR
October 10, 2015 - 5:20am