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Water quality

June 17, 2019
Presenter John Wefald -- a former Minnesota commissioner of agriculture, university president and current loon advocate -- speaks Tuesday, June 11, to an assembled audience at Heartwood Assisted Living Community, Crosby. Wefald says Minnesota's population of loons is in an unsustainable, vulnerable state. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
National Loon Center progress comes amid dire warnings. Advocate decries vulnerability of state bird
June 17, 2019 - 2:00pm
June 13, 2019
Walking on the grounds of Driftwood Resort Tuesday, May 28, Whitefish Lake can be seen in the background. The family owned resort closed in 2009 and was recently sold. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
County cites water quality, lack of need in Driftwood decision: Concerned residents unconvinced fight is over
June 13, 2019 - 5:00am
June 6, 2019
Crow Wing County receives grant to replace or protect septic systems
June 6, 2019 - 8:30am
June 4, 2019
WAPOA shoreline management open house is June 8
June 4, 2019 - 4:00am
May 29, 2019
Whitefish Area Property Owners Association President Tom Watson spoke Tuesday, May 28, at the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners meeting against amending the county land use map to allow the redevelopment of the former Driftwood Resort property in Ideal Township to open a new resort. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Crow Wing County Board sinks proposal to redevelop lakefront resort
May 29, 2019 - 1:40pm
May 14, 2019
Crow Wing County receives grant to seal unused wells
May 14, 2019 - 9:30am
May 9, 2019
Crow Wing County preps for fishing opener, aquatic invasive species
May 9, 2019 - 9:25am
May 5, 2019
Richard Goodkind, St. Louis Park, Minn., painted this brook trout, which will appear on the 2019 Minnesota trout and salmon stamp. Image courtesy of Minnesota DNR
Best indicator of water quality? Look for trout
May 5, 2019 - 8:50am
Connor Geary gathers a bucket of water from Brown’s Creek in Stillwater last month before testing it for clarity and temperature. Geary is a volunteer with the Metropolitan Council’s Citizen-Assisted Monitoring Program. It is one of several water-watching groups in the state organized by nonprofits or government agencies.
Volunteers — and even robots — monitor water quality of lakes and streams across Minnesota
May 5, 2019 - 8:45am
April 29, 2019
The Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners hear at the Tuesday, April 23, meeting about county landfill leachate from county Environmental Services Supervisor Ryan Simonson. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: County authorizes treating landfill leachate
April 29, 2019 - 3:00pm
April 7, 2019
A boat makes its way up the Mississippi River Thursday, April 4, near French Rapids north of  Brainerd.  Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Nonprofit coalition advocates initiative to preserve Mississippi headwaters. Study indicates $490-$500 million in direct and indirect benefits
April 7, 2019 - 10:00am
April 6, 2019
Map of the proposed Pine River One Watershed One Plan. Submitted info. Click on the image to view the entire graphic.
Crow Wing, Cass counties seek comments on watershed plan
April 6, 2019 - 5:00am
April 5, 2019
MPCA recognizes wastewater facilities for operational excellence
April 5, 2019 - 5:30am
March 22, 2019
County Soil and Water Conservation District recaps year with report
March 22, 2019 - 9:30am
March 3, 2019
Trust for Public Land works to protect Aitkin County land
March 3, 2019 - 9:30am