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July 13, 2017
Once a month, Al Kiecker and Sharon Natzel observe and document the physical conditions of Long Lake. They also collect water samples for testing. They and other citizen volunteers countywide provide valuable data about lake water quality.
Land of clear, blue waters: Citizen volunteers keeping on eye on Hubbard County lakes' water quality
July 13, 2017 - 10:49am
March 19, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said his water quality law has gained good traction throughout the state, with nearly 75 percent of counties in compliance with buffer laws eight months before deadline. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Serviceplay button
Buffer strips ahead of deadline; Dayton opposes big changes to law
March 19, 2017 - 1:59pm
March 5, 2014
Park Rapids to fund AIS inspections
March 5, 2014 - 11:49am
November 2, 2013
Lake Emma is one of the “chain lakes.” COLA members worry that if one lake in the chain becomes contaminated, it could mean the death knell for the remaining lakes in the chain, or a massively expensive cleanup cost. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
COLA discusses successes, where to focus in the future
November 2, 2013 - 1:21pm
July 17, 2013
AIS inspections
July 17, 2013 - 1:34pm
June 30, 2012
Pristine waters are best for wildlife, recreation, resale value and quality of life. Most of Hubbard County's lakes are considered excellent quality. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
BEST LAKES IN STATE: Report shows Hubbard County's lakes are in excellent condition
June 30, 2012 - 10:25am
March 22, 2012
Lake associations sue DNR -- say it is not doing enough to keep out zebra mussels
March 22, 2012 - 8:21am
June 23, 2011
Pelicans enjoyed the surf in Lake Agnes. A recent netting survey of the lake revealed higher numbers of fish, including blue gills, northern pike, yellow perch, crappies and some walleyes.
Fish return to Lake Agnes - mystery of dead Alexandria fish remains unsolved
June 23, 2011 - 8:44am
March 31, 2011
Becker County businesses homing in on invasives
March 31, 2011 - 8:24am
July 28, 2010
Luke Stuewe, water quality advisor for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, explains the test results to Lawrence Garber, a seasonal Long Lake resident. Garber says he gets his water checked annually for nitrates. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Free nitrate testing clinic draws 150 residents with water samples
July 28, 2010 - 1:00pm
July 11, 2009
A 72-hour pump test is wrapping up this week at a recently drilled test well just south of the Park Rapids Area School District offices. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Pump test nearly complete for 300-foot deep well in Park Rapids
July 11, 2009 - 12:00pm
June 24, 2009
Water quality affects property values
June 24, 2009 - 1:01pm
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