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October 11, 2017
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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has added Willmar Lake to its draft list of impaired water bodies in the state. The designation may aid efforts to improve water quality in the Willmar Chain of Lakes, shown above, including Foot, Willmar, Swan and Skataas.
Willmar Lake soon to join list of impaired waters
October 11, 2017 - 10:25pm
April 17, 2017
An information meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Willmar Community Center for those interested in improving water quality in Foot, Willmar and Swan Lakes.
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
April 17, 2017 - 7:30am
February 19, 2015
Noah Gausman, of Hudson, Wisconsin, paddles after a trumpeter swan Tuesday near where the Willow River empties into the St. Croix River in Hudson, Wisconsin. Gausman was one of several people who helped rescue the sick bird, which was later brought to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota in Roseville. (PIONEER PRESS/Andy Rathbun)
Rescuers aid ailing trumpeter swan
February 19, 2015 - 6:00am
November 2, 2011
Trumpeter swans such as these are protected. One was found dead in Kandiyohi County, and authorities are trying to apprehend the culprit. (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources photo)
DNR officer out to catch trumpeter swan killer in Kandiyohi County, Minn.
November 2, 2011 - 10:59am
July 25, 2011
56-year-old Annandale, Minn., man drowns in Big Swan Lake
July 25, 2011 - 9:07am
January 4, 2010
Spicer man rescues trumpeter swan from the side of interstate
January 4, 2010 - 12:00am
August 22, 2009
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
August 22, 2009 - 12:00am