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June 15, 2018
University of Minnesota Ph.D. student Elliot Charette speaks to community members about his feasibility study on Crosslake’s proposed National Loon Center Friday, June 8, at Manhattan Beach Lodge. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Crosslake: National Loon Center deemed feasible. Questions raised, answered about project's scope
June 15, 2018 - 5:00am
June 5, 2018
Annual WAPOA meeting set June 9
June 5, 2018 - 2:30am
May 30, 2018
Applicants sought for WAPOA shoreline restoration award program
May 30, 2018 - 5:00am
May 23, 2018
Registration now open for Grandpa's Run for the Walleye
May 23, 2018 - 8:00am
May 14, 2018
Registration open for Grandpa's Run for the Walleye
May 14, 2018 - 8:30am
May 12, 2018
Joe Brodil, AIS director for WAPOA, presents information on the AIS director program, which is looking for volunteers, during an AIS roundtable discussion April 28. Submitted Photo
AIS roundtable focuses on education, prevention methods
May 12, 2018 - 7:00am
April 26, 2018
WAPOA roundtable discussion to focus on AIS
April 26, 2018 - 10:30am
April 3, 2018
Lands with good tree coverage protect lakes by slowing down runoff, allowing the water to soak into the ground and reduce lake pollution from chemicals such as roadway salt and oils. Trees and shrubs also slow down runoff containing soil, plant materials, fertilizers and pesticides. Illustration
WAPOA offers discounted trees, shrubs
April 3, 2018 - 7:00am
January 26, 2018
Fifty Lakes: Mayor suggests temporarily closing liquor store
January 26, 2018 - 4:00am
November 21, 2017
Project grants will be made for proposals from 501(c)3 organizations. To apply, go to and click "Resources & Links" to get grant guidelines and application. Screen grab from Pine River Watershed Alliance website.
Grant funds available for water preservation projects
November 21, 2017 - 12:00pm
October 16, 2017
Crosslake: Council approves new community center sound system
October 16, 2017 - 6:00am
October 14, 2017
The Line 3 proposal uses the same corridor as the Sandpiper proposal that was withdrawn in 2015. Barr Engineering, a contractor to Enbridge, did studies in 2014 and identified Norway Lake, Roosevelt Lake and the Whitefish Chain of Lakes as three area lakes on the proposed route that would be at risk during a potential oil spill.
Crosslake to host hearings on Enbridge Line 3 proposal
October 14, 2017 - 5:00am
September 2, 2017
Moriya Rufer, environmental services director at RMB in Detroit Lakes, presented findings on area lake health to members of WAPOA Tuesday, Aug. 15. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
WAPOA members learn about lake health
September 2, 2017 - 6:00am
August 25, 2017
Daren Blanck, a science teacher at Pequot Lakes school, places the 'hare' (rabbit) on the starting line prior to the finale of the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce-hosted turtle races for the "tortoise and the hare" event. Photo from the Aug. 28, 1997 issue of the Lake Country Echo.
Looking Back - Aug. 25, 2017
August 25, 2017 - 4:00am
August 13, 2017
WAPOA seminar will discuss water quality Aug. 15
August 13, 2017 - 4:30am