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Cory Netland sends a secchi disk into the waters of Long Lake to measure water clarity. The Hawk Creek Watershed Project is collecting water samples from a number of Willmar area lakes. The data will be analyzed and used to determine how best to improve the lakes. Submitted photo

Assessments of Willmar area lakes to be done this year


WILLMAR -- Not since Willmar Mayor Ole Reynolds and Kandiyohi County board chair Virgil Olson stood before the cameras and supposedly sipped water from a dipper pulled from Foot Lake in 1983 has water quality in the lake gotten this kind of attention.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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