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February 21, 2017
The Cass County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Office assisted with a full size pickup that dropped its front end into quickly eroding ice at the Walker City Park landing, a popular and heavily traveled landing on Leech Lake. The area has been barricaded and taped off. Submitted photo.
Pickups falling through lake ice as officials put out warnings
February 21, 2017 - 5:31pm
May 4, 2016
Minnesota West CTC ag students launch one of six floating biohavens Tuesday morning on Sunset Bay in Worthington. The six islands join six others launched last spring in the bay. The biohavens, containing grasses, forbs and sedges, help to filter nutrients from the water. Submitted Photo
Watershed district gets glimpse of TMDL draft: Making lakes healthy will take lots of work
May 4, 2016 - 8:36pm
March 6, 2016
Marc Lenz of Willmar hauls his ice fishing gear Sunday on Foot Lake in Willmar. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff is requesting people not drive vehicles on the lake ice, as the warmer weather is causing the ice to melt. Rand Middleton/Forum News Service
Ice melt makes vehicle traffic dangerous on lakes
March 6, 2016 - 7:49pm
February 25, 2016
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
Making a difference: Watersheds offer programs to improve water quality
February 25, 2016 - 8:20pm
February 24, 2016
Land of Impaired waters: Though lakes ‘not as good as they could be, we still love them’
February 24, 2016 - 9:34pm
January 31, 2016
‘Another Flint, Michigan’: Dayton vows to continue fight for clean water
January 31, 2016 - 8:58pm
September 13, 2015
Rickie Guderian, Patricia Morgan, Dan Fettig, and Kirsten Barta (left to right) on Sand Creek near Jordan. Electrofishing consists of using electricity to stun fish, which allows them to be easily collected. Once collected, the fish are put into a tub to be identified, counted, weighed and measured after sampling is complete.  The abundance and species composition is used as an indicator of water quality to assess the condition of the streams. Holly Peterson/Pioneer Press
A watershed moment? Minnesota’s water-protection methods are about to change
September 13, 2015 - 8:17pm
August 30, 2015
Ray Walker and his daughter, Carle, from Cannon Falls drive by the sandstone cliffs on the south shore of Lake Byllesby in Cannon Falls in this July 24 photo. (JEAN PIERIE/PIONEER PRESS)
Troubled waters: Minnesota lakes and streams threatened by algae blooms
August 30, 2015 - 8:19pm
July 2, 2015
Blue-green algae a health risk
July 2, 2015 - 9:56pm
More chemicals found in remote Minnesota lakes
June 2, 2015 - 9:12pm
May 3, 2015
Jade Benavides (right) and Carlos Garcia spend their Saturday afternoon checking a few spots along Lake Okabena.
2015 Fishing Opener: Fishing opener always a big day in Minnesota
May 3, 2015 - 11:02pm
Scott Juusola took this photo of the ring he found in the bottom of a lake.
Lost and found: WHS 1953 class ring turns up in bottom of metro lake
May 3, 2015 - 8:21pm
April 16, 2015
Turkey virus: From China to Minnesota
April 16, 2015 - 8:24pm
March 4, 2015
Report shows few streams, lakes swimmable in southwest Minnesota
March 4, 2015 - 8:44pm
August 21, 2014
Horseback riders with the Native-led environmental organization Honor the Earth participate in the “Ride for Mother Earth” on the “Love Water Not Oil” tour Thursday. Forum News Service
Protesters’ ride along pipeline route sheds light on heavy issues
August 21, 2014 - 8:15pm