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May 12, 2014
State fighting spread of aquatic invasive species
Fishing opener marks the beginning of the busy season on many of Minnesota's lakes. Soon, families will be enjoying the lakes we are so well known for. The problem is that many of those folks bring something else along for the ride when they load up their boats back onto their trailers. Aquatic...
opinion / letters
May 12, 2014 - 3:56pm
December 3, 2013
Minn. DNR warns of thin ice on lakes with aerators
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As Minnesota's lakes start to freeze, safety officials are warning outdoor enthusiasts to be cautious when venturing out onto any lake that's covered or partially covered with ice, especially those with aeration systems. Aerators are installed on around...
news / region
December 3, 2013 - 9:06am
November 26, 2013
Minn. ice remains thin as Thanksgiving approaches
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Safety officials are warning parents to keep an eye on their children over the Thanksgiving holiday as they visit family and friends who live near lakes, ponds or streams. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the ice remains thin. Six people...
news / region
November 26, 2013 - 9:47am
November 19, 2013
Minnesota adds 500 waters to impaired list
By John Myers Forum News Service DULUTH -- It’s not that Minnesota’s waters are more polluted every year. It’s that every year, the state looks at more lakes and rivers, it finds more that have pollution problems. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency this year...
outdoors / environment
November 19, 2013 - 9:01am
November 14, 2013
Ideas clash on how to fight invasive species
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's fight against aquatic invasive species is pitting the government panel that helps allocate Legacy Fund money against lake property owners. The Lessard Sams Outdoor Heritage Council angered the Minnesota Coalition of Lake Associations when...
news / region
November 14, 2013 - 9:59am
July 29, 2013
Letter: City should support Friends of Lake Bemidji
The Turtle River Watershed board voted unanimously last Tuesday evening to support Syd Corrigan and Friends of Lake Bemidji in their modest request for city funds to hire more Aquatic Invasive Species inspectors for Lake Bemidji. We think Councilman (Roger) Hellquist's observation...
opinion / letters
July 29, 2013 - 4:23pm
May 13, 2013
Study finds chemicals, drugs common in Minnesota lakes
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new study finds that chemicals from household products, prescriptions and illegal drugs are common in Minnesota lakes. MPCA scientists chose 50 lakes at random and tested the water for 125 chemicals. The common insect repellent DEET was found in...
news / local
May 13, 2013 - 9:03am
March 6, 2009
Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival: Time is now to register and save
Those interested in taking part in the popular Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival have until April 5 to save $100 on team registrations. Teams may be registered for $650, $100 less than the normal registration fee, until Early Bird Registration expires after April 5. A $100 deposit...
news / local / outdoors
March 6, 2009 - 12:48am