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August 31, 2016
Taking a drink of what he said was clean Minnesota water, Gov. Mark Dayton launches a drive to get people to sign a pledge to protect the state's water on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
August 31, 2016 - 6:36am
August 29, 2016
Tribune file photo 

The Chippewa River Project is aiming to increase the amount of perennial cover in the watershed to improve water quality. Part of that effort included last summer’s Simon Lake Bio-Blitz, shown here, where participants could view the benefits of perennial cover. Two reports on water quality in the watershed are  available for public comment until Sept. 7.
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
August 29, 2016 - 9:33pm
August 16, 2016
Sheriff: No-wake restrictions on local lakes still in effect
August 16, 2016 - 8:15pm
May 19, 2016
A report outlining plans to address water quality issues in the Yellow Medicine River and tributary streams in the watershed is now available for public review. The Yellow Medicine River is a major contributor to the Minnesota River. It is shown here a few miles upstream of its confluence with the Minnesota River. (FILE | TRIBUNE)
Studies of water quality in Yellow Medicine River Watershed released
May 19, 2016 - 11:31pm
April 25, 2016
Ian Cunningham of rural Pipestone examines the soil health on his farm after years of planting cover crops. (JULIE BUNTJER | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
First farmers finish new Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program
April 25, 2016 - 5:30am
This nitrate removal system has been in use in Ellsworth, a town of 450 people in far southwest Minnesota for almost 25 years. The 30 tanks that spin around contain filters that filter out nitrates. (BARRY AMUNDSON | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Fighting nitrates in southwest Minnesota
April 25, 2016 - 5:30am
February 26, 2016
A buffer strip helps protect creek water from field runoff. (SUBMITTED | MINNESOTA BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL RESOURCES)
Watersheds offer programs to improve water quality
February 26, 2016 - 5:30am
June 2, 2015
Sugar beet co-op shows water quality improvements
June 2, 2015 - 11:53pm
May 27, 2015
Farmers analyze new water rule
May 27, 2015 - 11:32pm
April 29, 2015
John Linc Stine, Minnesota pollution control commissioner, unveils a water pollution report with Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday showing work that needed to be done to slow the flow of pollutants.  Forum News Service/Don Davis
With varied water quality across Minnesota, little time left to pass buffers
April 29, 2015 - 11:36pm
March 24, 2015
Letter: Water belongs to all of us
March 24, 2015 - 10:52am
May 22, 2014
Kandiyohi County hears about project to enhance Diamond Lake water quality discussed
May 22, 2014 - 3:00am
December 28, 2013
Consultant and lobbyist says farmers need to be active in solving water quality concerns
December 28, 2013 - 7:56am
December 1, 2013
Minnesota is among 12 Midwest states that are developing strategies to reduce the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus they send to the Gulf of Mexico. “We’ve developed a strategy that says we’re doing to do our fair share,’’ Wayne Anderson, MPCA, told about 140 people attending a public meeting in Willmar on Tuesday. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
MPCA looking at voluntary strategy to reduce excess nutrients in water
December 1, 2013 - 11:11pm
Minnesota is among 12 Midwest states that are developing strategies to reduce the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus they send to the Gulf of Mexico. “We’ve developed a strategy that says we’re doing to do our fair share,’’ Wayne Anderson, MPCA, told about 140 people attending a public meeting in Willmar on Tuesday. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
MPCA looking at voluntary strategy to reduce excess nutrients in water
December 1, 2013 - 11:11pm