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Kathleen H. Diederich
August 26, 2016
Wake restrictions lifted off area lakes
WILLMAR -- The slow, no wake restrictions placed on Kandiyohi County lakes after the massive rains earlier this month have been lifted in time...
August 26, 2016 - 4:15pm
August 16, 2016
Sheriff: No-wake restrictions on local lakes still in effect
WILLMAR—Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputies were out in force last weekend, making sure boaters observed no-wake restrictions. No-wake...
August 16, 2016 - 8:15pm
August 11, 2016
No-wake restriction in place for all Kandiyohi County lakes
WILLMAR—The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office placed a no-wake restriction on all area lakes Thurday, in effect until further notice. In...
August 11, 2016 - 10:36pm
Zebra mussels confirmed in five Minnesota lakes
The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed five new reports of zebra mussels in central Minnesota lakes.Infested waters signs have been...
August 11, 2016 - 3:22pm
July 29, 2016
Cameras could be the next weapon against aquatic invasive species
WILLMAR—Kandiyohi County is proud of its lakes, and there is a group of people who want to keep those natural gems healthy and viable for...
July 29, 2016 - 1:38pm
Lake Koronis takes on starry stonewort
PAYNESVILLE — An aggressive, five-year campaign that is expected to cost over $800,000 is being launched to manage starry stonewort in Lake...
April 29, 2016 - 11:07am
October 13, 2015
Green Lake’s zebra mussel population explodes
SPICER –– Last fall when docks and boat lifts were pulled from Green Lake, there was just a handful of the tiny zebra mussels stuck onto...
October 13, 2015 - 10:59pm
August 31, 2015
Algae blooms threaten state’s $13B tourism industry
ST. PAUL — On a recent summer day, Dylan, Madysen and Colten King escaped the heat in time-honored Minnesota fashion: with a swim in a lake. But...
August 31, 2015 - 8:00am
August 14, 2015
The heat is on
Relief from a two-day heat wave could be found at the lakeshore. This is Games Lake at County Park No. 7 late Friday morning where families enjoyed...
August 14, 2015 - 12:00am
June 2, 2015
More chemicals found in remote Minnesota lakes
ST. PAUL -- A chemical associated only with X-ray technology is showing up in Lake Kabetogama in Voyageurs National Park and other northern lakes, one of many industrial compounds showing up in samples taken from Minnesota waterways. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Tuesday...
June 2, 2015 - 11:51pm
April 16, 2015
Ice-out moves north fast
DULUTH -- Ice has left Minnesota lakes from the Iowa border to near the Ontario border already this year, in most cases more than a week ahead of normal. Thanks to record warm temperatures, ample sunshine and strong winds in recent days, ice has been leaving lakes across the state...
April 16, 2015 - 11:35pm
March 4, 2015
Few southwest Minnesota lakes, rivers swimmable
ST. PAUL — Few streams or lakes in the far southwestern corner of Minnesota are fishable or swimmable, according to the latest study of water bodies in that area by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The study released Wednesday said of 93 streams studied, only three could...
March 4, 2015 - 11:47pm
January 30, 2015
Minnesota DNR suspends invasive species training program
ST. PAUL — A requirement that Minnesota boaters receive training and place decals on their trailers is being postponed while legislators consider changing the program, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday. A law passed in 2012 requires people pulling...
January 30, 2015 - 7:00am
January 26, 2015
Battle against invasives goes local
DULUTH — Minnesota’s battle against aquatic invasive species is going to be a lot more obvious starting this summer as counties and local...
January 26, 2015 - 9:52pm
December 14, 2014
Warm weather leads to unsafe ice conditions; Sheriff's Office urges extreme caution
WILLMAR - After an early start to winter, many folks are welcoming the warm weather, but a March-like spate of above-freezing temperatures has...
December 14, 2014 - 3:56pm