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August 23, 2018
One teaspoon of road salt permanently pollutes five gallons of water, according to Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District Manager Melissa Barrick. Submitted photo
Class to cover winter salt use best practices
August 23, 2018 - 9:23am
July 9, 2018
Most Crow Wing County lakes meet state standards after water quality testing
July 9, 2018 - 7:00am
July 8, 2018
Two-year-old Edie shares a special moment with her best friend, Gramma Ginny. Jessie Veeder / Forum News Service
Who are we without our memories?
July 8, 2018 - 9:11am
June 27, 2018
A map showing the lake water quality trend for the larger lakes in Crow Wing County.  Located on the Crow Wing county website (http://www.crowwing.us/241/Water-Quality-and-Water-Plan), users can click on the lake to pull up additional information, including links to water quality reports and factsheets as well as the lake association website.
Crow Wing County Board: Board adopts SWCD watercourses
June 27, 2018 - 8:00am
May 1, 2018
"Just because you can access a lake doesn't mean it's safe to do so," stated Rodmen Smith, director of the DNR Enforcement Division, in a news release."Ice this time of year is dangerously deceptive and can change markedly in a matter of minutes& - and within just a few feet."
DNR urges extreme caution on late-season ice
May 1, 2018 - 3:00am
December 10, 2017
The process of a lake icing over is not always a continuous one. Ice begins to form, but may recede or break up with warming temperatures, a strong wind or both. Subtle currents, underwater springs, a trickle of stream in-flow, even a beaver's underwater highway from its lodge to the shore, can affect ice thickness.  PineandLakes.com Illustration
Inside the Outdoors: First ice is a timeless temptation
December 10, 2017 - 6:00am
November 23, 2017
County seeks input on proposed aquatic invasive species prevention plan
November 23, 2017 - 12:30pm
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
About 85 residents of Kimble, Ossawinnamakee and surrounding lakes gathered Tuesday, Aug. 22, to learn about the Department of Natural Resource's plan to remove a navigation barrier between the two lakes in Kimble Creek. The DNR issued a permit to place boulders in Kimble Creek to block navigation from Ossie. The boulders were placed in 2004, and the permit for them was good for five years. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Ossie, Kimble residents clash over DNR barrier removal
September 2, 2017 - 4:00am
August 13, 2017
WAPOA seminar will discuss water quality Aug. 15
August 13, 2017 - 4:30am
August 5, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Get outside and enjoy summer in the lakes area
August 5, 2017 - 4:00am
July 14, 2017
Gull Chain of Lakes Association logo
GCOLA business meeting to be held Saturday
July 14, 2017 - 5:30am
June 30, 2017
I have dubbed this a "Summer of FUN." I have that phrase written on a dry erase marker board on my refrigerator with "FUN" in all capital bubble letters, so you know I'm serious. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Vogt's Notes: Celebrate a summer of FUN
June 30, 2017 - 9:00am
April 29, 2017
Dan-ecdotes: Snow is gone; go check out the lakes area
April 29, 2017 - 5:10am
March 2, 2017
Submitted Photo
The ice was deteriorating on Walker Bay of Leech Lake in late February.
Sheriff's offices warn of deteriorating ice
March 2, 2017 - 9:25pm