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May 23, 2017
New standards lead to groundwater advisory in Bemidji, suburbs east of St. Paul
May 23, 2017 - 8:37pm
April 21, 2017
More than 400 traffic cones, each representing a 2016 traffic death, sit in front of Wright County Sheriff Joe Haggerty on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, as he speaks to a gathering encourging Minnesota leaders to reach a deal on a transportation funding plan. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Transportation funding may be on the move
April 21, 2017 - 3:12pm
April 16, 2017
Tribune file photo
Earth Day 2016 is celebrated at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. This year's event will be held Saturday, April 22, at PWELC near Spicer.
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
April 16, 2017 - 6:44pm
April 14, 2017
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Farm Service Agency director Wes Nelson talks Wednesday about Conservation Reserve Program options for meeting state buffer law requirements. He was one of the speakers during a Kandiyohi County Soil and Water Conservation District session for landowners.play button
Landowners hear alternatives to vegetation for compliance with buffer law
April 14, 2017 - 5:12am
March 16, 2017
Trump wants 21 percent USDA budget cut; food, rural water hit
March 16, 2017 - 2:05pm
March 15, 2017
Osakis, Minn., Public Works Superintendent Kurt Haakinson poses for a 2012 photo. On March 15, 2017, he told a Minnesota Senate committee that a state order to improve the city's sewage treatment plant would be expensive to follow. File photo / Forum News Service
Cities object to high sewage treatment plant costs
March 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
March 10, 2017
Study finds small public wells in Minnesota have viruses, bacteria
March 10, 2017 - 10:51pm
March 2, 2017
Commentary: You can by being a spring hunter for water research
March 2, 2017 - 12:10pm
February 24, 2017
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Streambank erosion remains a concern in Hawk Creek, which flows 65 miles from its start at Eagle Lake in Kandiyohi County to its confluence with the Minnesota River near the Upper Sioux Agency State Park. Large quantities of water at high velocity erode the banks during rain events and snowmelt periods.
Slowing the water remains Hawk Creek challenge
February 24, 2017 - 5:37am
February 20, 2017
Ice conditions on Lac qui Parle Lake are expected to become unsafe as a result of the lake elevation changes associated with dam repairs and the warmer weather that is forecast during the next week. (Tribune file photo)
Corps prepares for final construction repairs at Lac qui Parle Dam
February 20, 2017 - 9:05pm
February 3, 2017
Gov. Dayton wants public input on water quality plan
February 3, 2017 - 9:10pm
January 6, 2017
Newly elected Minnesota state Sen. Mark Johnson of East Grand Forks talks to Rep. Debra Kiel of  Crookston Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, before the new legislative session begins. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Capitol Chatter: GOP in charge, a state Senate surprise
January 6, 2017 - 10:34pm
January 3, 2017
Renville County wants state funding before taking on buffer law enforcement
January 3, 2017 - 9:23pm
November 28, 2016
Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
November 28, 2016 - 6:06am
August 19, 2016
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announces on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, that he will not call a special legislative session, blaming Republicans for failing to support Twin Cities transit funding needs. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Capitol Chatter: Dayton says clean water tops light rail politics
August 19, 2016 - 8:20pm