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April 17, 2019
A panel of regional fishing guides discussed fishing techniques, equipment and more. The special guests were, from left, Jason Durham, Chip Leer, Paul Nelson, Jason Freed and Brian Brosdahl.
Regional experts share tips at first annual fishing expo
April 17, 2019 - 1:00pm
August 25, 2018
Starry stonewort is a bushy, bright green macro-algae. Thin, bright green branchlets can be variable in length and are arranged in whorls around the stem. (Photo credit: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)
COLA COLUMN: Focus your eyes on invasive Starry Stonewort
August 25, 2018 - 1:00pm
July 16, 2018
COLA COLUMN: Focusing our "Eyes on the Water" helps protect our healthy lakes
July 16, 2018 - 7:22pm
October 4, 2017
Commentary: Recent AIS infestations are call for action when closing your cabin for the winter
October 4, 2017 - 2:17pm
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
July 4, 2017
Sharon Natzel, President, Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations
COLA: Our area lakes and rivers support the cycle of life
July 4, 2017 - 6:48am
June 7, 2017
Spring activities for increased water quality
June 7, 2017 - 1:37pm
Spring activities for increased water quality
June 7, 2017 - 1:37pm
May 3, 2017
Subsurface sewage treatment systems (SSTS), commonly known as septic systems, comprise three basic components: plumbing from the house to the septic tank, the septic tank and the soil. Depending on the home site's conditions, either a trench or mound system is installed. (Graphic by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency)
Protect your septic: MPCA inspector offers basic tips
May 3, 2017 - 7:07pm
COLA Column: Let's keep our eyes on the water
May 3, 2017 - 7:01pm
COLA: Three thousand boat inspections
June 3, 2015 - 3:31pm
July 23, 2014
Zebra mussels scaring Becker County lake residents; COLA steps up efforts
July 23, 2014 - 10:41am
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
August 3, 2013
A study commissioned for COLA says lake association memberships are important in keeping area lakes pristine. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
COLA study outlines best practices
August 3, 2013 - 1:11pm
November 21, 2012
BOA, COLA spar over comment rules; new board coming
November 21, 2012 - 1:00pm