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June 4, 2018
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Pelicans hunt for fish below the Marsh Lake dam. Marsh Lake is home to one of the largest nesting colonies of white pelicans in the Midwest.
Marsh Lake project getting back on track
June 4, 2018 - 7:23pm
February 13, 2017
Water flows through a damaged spillway on the Oroville Dam in Oroville, California, late last week. REUTERS/Max Whittaker/File Photo
Crews work to seal California spillway that forced evacuations
February 13, 2017 - 8:15am
May 15, 2016
The Marsh Lake dam is a fixed structure that has prevented water levels from dropping during dry years. It has produced a turbid water system devoid of the aquatic vegetation that can support wildlife, capture nutrients and reduce the resuspension of sediments. It will be rehabilitated starting in September. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
With funds secure, work on Marsh Lake rehabilitation to begin in September
May 15, 2016 - 11:32pm
May 10, 2016
Dave Trauba, regional wildlife manager with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Officials eye the start of Marsh Lake's recovery project
May 10, 2016 - 12:13pm
January 9, 2013
Workers with Rachel Construction of St. Michael began removing the Minnesota Falls dam in mid-December and are on track to have it fully removed by mid-February. Its removal will restore a three-mile stretch of fast water and rapids upstream that is expected to become a popular destination for anglers and paddle sport enthusiasts. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Gateway to what many expect to be a regional gem for paddling, fishing is about one month from opening
January 9, 2013 - 11:24pm
April 20, 2012
The Lac qui Parle dam in Dawson has been replaced by this set of rock weirs. A similar set of rock rapids will replace the Chippewa River dam in Montevideo. (Tribune file photo)
Montevideo, Minn., approves removal of dam on Chippewa River
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
October 4, 2011
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has determined that an environmental impact statement will not be required on plans by Xcel Energy to remove the Minnesota Falls dam on the Minnesota River south of Granite Falls. (Tribune file photo)
DNR says further environmental study not required for Minnesota Falls dam removal
October 4, 2011 - 12:00am
August 12, 2011
Family and friends of Tom Stich wait Friday afternoon outside the location of the Minnesota Falls dam. Stich's body was located in the Minnesota River Friday morning after apparently falling off the Minnesota Falls dam about 1 p.m. Wednesday. Tribune photo by Susan Lunneborg
Missing worker's body has been located downstream from the Minnesota Falls dam
August 12, 2011 - 12:30pm
July 7, 2011
DNR seeks comments on environmental assessment worksheet for the Minnesota Falls Dam Removal Project
July 7, 2011 - 12:00am
June 29, 2011
Construction work on the new Mill Pond Dam in New London is expected to get done this week -- avoiding a potential work stoppage if the state government shuts down. The project was conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Dam gets done under the wire
June 29, 2011 - 12:00am
January 31, 2011
Tracey Olson, CEO of Granite Falls En-ergy, makes a point at Friday's meeting on the Minnesota Falls dam. Tribune photo by Tom Chervey
Saving Granite Falls dam will be an upstream battle; solutions laborious so far
January 31, 2011 - 9:00am
December 1, 2010
Water flows Tuesday through the New London Dam, which opened Monday. Work on the project, however, is still not complete. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Despite ongoing work, water flowing through dam in New London
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am
November 17, 2010
Montevideo orders manufactured home park work
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
September 24, 2010
Dam weakened in Olmsted Co. community
September 24, 2010 - 9:14am
September 17, 2010
The Minnesota Falls dam constructed in 1905 and is at the point where major repairs are needed. An engineering study estimates it's cheaper to remove the dam.
Xcel planning to remove large dam; upstream water users say they're worried
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am