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Which way do we go? Roundabout proven safer, but some are confused
Hog heaven: Sibley-Ocheyedan FFA chapter meets fundraising goal
St. Gabriel's Church gives back with Stations of the Cross donation
Minnesota West volunteers to be featured during fund drive
Some Minnesota highways will get higher speed limits
Section 3A boys basketball: DeBoer board, free throw save Southwest
Girls basketball: MCW, BEA, JCC, Pipestone Area move on
College wrestling: Henning, Farris ousted in nationals
State wrestling tournament: Axford upsets No. 1; Two Trojans in semis
State Class A wrestling tournament: W/ML's Stevens goes OT to advance
Column: A step forward in Afghanistan
Column: District 518 moving forward with high school addition project
Column: The waiting game Boehner can't win
Column: Workforce housing key to economic growth in Greater Minnesota
Column: Twitter as America's conscience
Joseph L. Tolver
Robert H. Strandberg
Joan Vance Wiley
A real puzzler: Pat Loosbrock puts together works of art, piece by piece
Column: Hay! Did you know about our town's wonder crop?
Out & About: Feb. 27-March 7
Religion briefs: Feb. 26
Looking Back: 1940 - Historic Chautauqua Park pavilion torn down
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Lamfers 80th birthday
Grube 80th birthday
Erdman 80th birthday
Moser 85th birthday
Tax-Forfeited Land Classification Public Meeting Notice
Data: Feb. 28, 2015
Data: Feb. 27, 2015
Notice of Proposed City Ordinance
Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
February 3, 2015
Letter: When it comes to ‘real ag,’ remember the little guy
As a family dairy farmer, I’ve always thought of myself as “real ag.” Along with my daughter and son-in-law, I farm 240 acres and run a 48-cow dairy operation in Renville County. We are among the 85 percent of the state’s dairy farmers who milk 200 cows or fewer. Only 30 dairies...
opinion / letters
February 3, 2015 - 9:23pm
January 21, 2015
Murray County Highway Department fined by MPCA
ST. PAUL — In its ongoing efforts to promote environmental compliance, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 58 enforcement cases in 34 counties throughout Minnesota during the fourth quarter of 2014. Penalties from all 58 cases totaled $469,815. In all of 2014, the...
January 21, 2015 - 8:28pm
December 11, 2014
Southern half of Minnesota under air pollution advisory
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued an air pollution health advisory for the southern half of Minnesota, extending into early Sunday morning. Warmer temperatures, moisture and low wind conditions are causing fine particle formation and trapping near...
December 11, 2014 - 8:39pm
Minnesota will take time to study pipeline route alternatives
ST. PAUL — It all started with a crayon. At least that was the rhetoric used during Thursday’s Minnesota Public Utilities Commission hearing regarding proposed alternate routes for the Sandpiper Pipeline project. The original route, along with the eight proposed “system alternatives,”...
September 11, 2014 - 7:58pm
May 12, 2014
Thirsting for water
WORTHINGTON — As if Worthington’s need for water wasn’t dire enough with the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System hinging on the generosity of state legislators and a bonding bill, the state’s environmental agency is now threatening to shut down a Lincoln-Pipestone Rural...
May 12, 2014 - 10:43pm
July 25, 2013
MPCA completes 65 enforcement cases in second quarter of 2013
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) concluded 65 enforcement cases in 42 counties throughout the state during the second quarter of 2013.</p><p>Penalties for all 65 cases totaled just under $240,000. Nearly 30 percent of these cases, with penalties...
July 25, 2013 - 11:12pm
Lake and stream monitors sought
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) seeks volunteers to track the health of their favorite lake or stream through the Citizen Lake Monitoring Program or the Citizen Stream Monitoring Program. Volunteers measure water clarity in their lake or stream weekly throughout...
April 25, 2013 - 5:45pm
April 16, 2013
MPCA issues fine in Pipestone County
ST. PAUL -- In its ongoing efforts to promote environmental compliance, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 51 enforcement cases in 36 counties throughout Minnesota during the first quarter of 2013. In this area, Double D Demo Landfill of Pipestone was fined $4,150 for...
April 16, 2013 - 11:09pm
April 8, 2012
MPCA recognizes local wastewater plant operator
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently recognized Jerry Vogt from the city of Worthington-Worthington Industrial for maintaining a perfect record of compliance with their wastewater treatment permit during 2011. This year, the city of Worthington-Worthington...
April 8, 2012 - 7:07pm
May 1, 2011
MPCA commends area
May 1, 2011 - 9:28pm
September 25, 2009
Local waters impaired
WORTHINGTON -- Earlier this week, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) released its draft list of impaired waters for 2010. Among the 147 lakes to be added to the list are Lake Okabena in Worthington, the west basin of Lake Ocheda in Nobles County, Flaherty Lake in Jackson...
September 25, 2009 - 12:00am
January 29, 2009
Backyard burn barrels still used
Goodhue County Commissioner Richard Samuelson ditched his backyard burn barrel years ago. The farmer said it was a great decision. "We did have a burn barrel years ago and I hated it," Samuelson said.
January 29, 2009 - 12:00pm
October 7, 2008
Comments sought on proposed swine expansion
MARSHALL -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet for Randy Hein, who has proposed expanding an existing operation by adding a 101- by 192-foot swine finishing barn with a maximum capacity of 2,400 head, in Section 28, Graham...
October 7, 2008 - 12:00am
July 29, 2008
Brief: MPCA issues air pollution advisory
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) issued an air pollution health advisory for the southern two-thirds of the state of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, Rochester, St. Cloud, Duluth and the Brainerd lakes area, effective today through Saturday. Hot...
July 29, 2008 - 12:00am