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Sheriff-elect names chief deputy: 'We complement each other'
Police Blotter - Nov. 17, 2018
Nisswa gains viewers' choice for Minnesota's best small town
Crash on Highway 6 injures both drivers
Rear-end Baxter crash injures driver and 12-year-old passenger
Area Girls Hockey: Abear nets game-winner in Lightning victory
Girls Basketball: Lane signs to play for Fighting Hawks.
Junior Hockey: Wisconsin sweeps North Stars
Volleyball: PR-B's Wynn all-state. Tigers earn academic honors
Russell Jon "Jack" Anderson
John L. Holder
Bernice A. Otterson
Rockne D. Anderson
Card games: Nov. 5-9, 2018
Essentia Health offers way to quit smoking for better health
Chef's Hat: Don't forget about those tried-and-true recipes
Faith: Keep God in your life
Senior Menus: Nov. 12-16, 2018
Wealth Column: Why new tax laws could change your 2018 tax filing
Letter to the editor: Thanks, Pequot Lakes, for your votes
As I See It: The fallacy of 'choice'
The Last Windrow: 'The Second Week of Deer Hunting'
Letter to the editor: This is a new dawn
letters to the editor
Births: Nov. 17, 2018
Births: Oct. 28, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
November 9, 2018
Backus: Dump property sale a complex issue
The journey to convert the old Backus dump into a viable business property may not fit into Black Line Conversions Inc.'s preferred timeline,...
November 9, 2018 - 4:00am
August 17, 2018
Air quality alert again issued for Brainerd area
A haze is once again expected to descend upon the Brainerd lakes area and most of northern Minnesota this upcoming weekend. The Minnesota Pollution...
August 17, 2018 - 2:00am
August 9, 2018
Air quality alert issued into Thursday for northern Cass County
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for northwestern and north central Minnesota through 10 a.m. Thursday,...
August 9, 2018 - 12:05am
July 20, 2018
Wildfire smoke prompts air quality alert
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued an air quality alert for western portions of northern and central Minnesota effective 1 p.m. Friday,...
July 20, 2018 - 10:18pm
June 5, 2018
3M settlement working groups take shape
ST. PAUL — On the heels of a Gov. Mark Dayton-signed bill about the 3M settlement, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Department of Natural Resources announced the finalized structure of working groups that will decide how to spend the money. The state of Minnesota and...
June 5, 2018 - 3:58pm
March 29, 2018
MPCA challenges judge's ruling on sulfate limit
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Wednesday, March 28, said it has filed a response defending its proposed wild rice...
March 29, 2018 - 11:04am
June 22, 2017
Air quality forecasting goes statewide
Summer is here. To get ready, MPCA has redesigned its Air Quality Index (AQI) forecasting and alert program. Previously limited to the Twin Cities...
June 22, 2017 - 2:00pm
June 20, 2017
Volunteer: It’s a good year to become a water monitor
When I was 12, Rachel Carson’s published her long-researched documentation of environmental abuse in America, Silent Spring. I was a South...
June 20, 2017 - 11:30am
June 14, 2017
Project aimed at cleaning Upper Mississippi River
The Upper Mississippi River-Brainerd watershed, which includes parts of Crow Wing, Aitkin, Cass, Morrison and Todd counties, includes 212 lakes...
June 14, 2017 - 5:00am
October 26, 2016
Backus: Family who discovered contamination waits on city water
Only paperwork separated the Dwire family, who lives just outside the Backus city limits, from selling their home of 11 years and moving. That...
October 26, 2016 - 9:10am
April 27, 2016
MPCA to begin water quality monitoring field work in Mississippi River-Brainerd Watershed
Monitoring crews from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will be focusing on the Mississippi River-Brainerd Watershed beginning in May in an effort to assess the condition of rivers, streams and lakes throughout the watershed. In an effort to inform the public about the...
April 27, 2016 - 4:01pm
April 13, 2016
East Gull Lake discusses wastewater plant updates
The East Gull Lake City Council on March 1 approved a proposal to update the North Wastewater Plant of Squaw Point over a two-year period, according to draft city council meeting minutes. The council learned of plant violations with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and that...
April 13, 2016 - 2:17pm
December 31, 2015
Public comment sought on Pequot Lakes wastewater facility
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking public comment on its intent to reissue a permit for the Pequot Lakes Wastewater Treatment Facility. The public comment period is open now and extends through 4:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 2016. A draft permit and statement of basis is...
December 31, 2015 - 8:17am
June 4, 2015
East Gull Lake: New 4-H club starts with young members
Under the direction of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the East Gull Lake City Council made changes to the city's ordinance for Sanitary Sewer Treatment Systems (SSTS), according to draft minutes. According to City Administrator Rob Mason, the city was required to adopt new...
June 4, 2015 - 9:48am
December 3, 2014
MPCA requests comment on Crow Wing Watershed project
The final part of the Crow Wing Watershed Project is to seek feedback on the Watershed Restoration and Protection Plan (WRAP) document. Since 2010, the following items have been completed: • Monitored the health of lakes and rivers. • Identified areas of nutrients and runoff. •...
December 3, 2014 - 11:04am