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May 26, 2019
Kathleen Murphy
Commentary: New perspective from a broken pipe
May 26, 2019 - 8:50am
May 25, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

Hawk Creek has chewed away over 40 feet of Margaret and Don Korstad's rural Sacred Heart property, and continues to take more. After moving one building, they are now preparing to move a second. They believe the three buildings closest to the river as shown above will need to be moved.
Where a river runs through it: Hawk Creek cuts away at family’s property
May 25, 2019 - 6:03am
March 29, 2019
Minnesota River at Granite Falls dam on Thursday nightplay button
Minnesota River at Granite Falls dam Thursday night
March 29, 2019 - 1:03pm
March 17, 2019
Tribune file photo 

Groundwater usage has grown steadily since the early 1990s in Swift County, and groundwater levels have steadily declined since then as well. Increased irrigation, concentrated livestock operations, and industrial uses have placed more demand on the groundwater resource.
Swift County sees increasing groundwater demands
March 17, 2019 - 12:54pm
September 24, 2018
Dawson residents advised to boil water
September 24, 2018 - 10:50am
September 16, 2018
Washington County water-cleaning projects won't start until 2020
September 16, 2018 - 5:27pm
August 19, 2018
Tribune file photo  

Minnesota DNR staff will demonstrate how they monitor groundwater usage in the Bonanza Valley Groundwater Management Area at 10 a.m. onThursday at 44697 Johnfield Road, Belgrade, or 0.5 miles southeast of Big Grove Lutheran Church on Johnfield Road.
DNR staff to present data Thursday from Bonanza Valley Groundwater Management Area
August 19, 2018 - 10:27pm
August 11, 2018
Gardens and flowerbeds are at full throttle in August, often requiring supplemental watering. David Samson / Forum News Service
August watering is crucial for gardening success
August 11, 2018 - 6:17am
July 18, 2018
Detroit baby falls through floor into basement, drowns in 'standing water and sewage,' prosecutors say
July 18, 2018 - 6:36am
July 3, 2018
One man covers his ears while another films the fireworks display at Detroit Lakes, Minn. Forum News Service file photo
'It all goes into the water': Fireworks spark pollution concerns in some places; no problems found in Minn., ND
July 3, 2018 - 7:41pm
June 25, 2018
Photo courtesy of Flickr.
Woman threatens to call police on 8-year-old selling water for a trip to Disneyland
June 25, 2018 - 7:33am
June 5, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

A new project at Willmar's Northeast Water Treatment Plant will update the plant’s filter system in order to remove ammonia, iron and manganese. An $8.5 million design contract has been approved.
Step forward in water quality: Willmar Utilities Commission OKs $8.5M design contract for treatment plant
June 5, 2018 - 6:49am
April 21, 2018
Volunteers cleaned up in and around the Red River in Fargo during the summer of 2017. River Keepers / Special to The Forum
10 simple ways to help save Earth
April 21, 2018 - 6:27am
March 16, 2018
The city motto for Little Falls, Minn., is, "The Town Where the Mississippi Pauses." It pauses more often in the winter when some of the flow is slowed by freezing temperatures that turn some of the Mississippi River into ice. Aviator Charles Lindbergh was from Little Falls and tours are offered of his boyhood home.  Washington Post photo by Michael S. Williamson
Taming the mighty Mississippi: Troubles run deep in changing national waterway
March 16, 2018 - 10:59am
March 9, 2018
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune

Willmar Utilities Water and Heating Supervisor Joel Braegelman uses a device to listen for leaks in a pipe. To keep water loss low, staff members keep their eyes – and ears – out for leaks in the water system and repair them.
Willmar residents’ water conservation efforts have greatest impact on usage
March 9, 2018 - 7:02am