Tag: water

Enbridge, DNR Responds to Line 3 Water Use Claims by Protestors

Minnesota — Protests continue against the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline project and now Enbridge is responding to claims that they are using and displacing billions of gallons from the water systems and destroying wild rice beds in Northern Minnesota.  Paul Eberth, Director of Tribal Engagement for Enbridge, says what they DNR has permitted them to…
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July 26, 2021 0

Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District talk about recent drought conditions, low water levels

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (7/20/21) (Aitkin, MN) — The dry and drought-like conditions this summer have kept the Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation at bay while working on other projects, after learning more from District Manager Steve Hughes recently. Hughes spoke on the dry conditions being of a historic nature. Lakes and rivers have…
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July 20, 2021 0

Dry Weather Impact on Livestock Water

Drought remains an issue across the region impacting crop growth and livestock health. High temperatures in the day paired with humidity can especially be stressful for livestock. North Dakota State University Extension Vet and Livestock Stewardship Specialist Dr. Gerald Stokka says having cattle on the pasture can fair better than those in the feedlot or…
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June 10, 2021 0

Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District talk about AIS inspectors, shoreland buffers

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/25/21) (Aitkin, MN) — With the boats in the water and the weather turning towards the summer, the Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District is running full steam ahead with lake inspectors, projects, and other initiatives to help land and water persevere. District Manager Steve Hughes spoke about the need…
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May 25, 2021 0

City of Mahnomen to Reinstate Late Fees & Water Shutoffs

Mahnomen, MN — Since the beginning of the pandemic in March of 2020, the City of Mahnomen has been deferring water shut offs and also suspending the collection of late penalties. But as the pandemic comes to an end, the Mahnomen City Council is reversing that decision and will now begin reinstating late penalties and…
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May 24, 2021 0

Aitkin County Soil and Water conservation District needs AIS inspectors, continuing with other Spring work

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (4/20/21) (Aitkin, MN) — Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District manager Steves Hughes is gearing up for the open water fishing season and all the public accesses that will be covered by Aquatic Invasive Species inspectors, as we covered that topic and much more with our monthly conversation. Hughes mentioned…
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April 20, 2021 0

Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District update with Manager Steve Hughes

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (3/22/21) (Aitkin, MN) — As the Spring thaw continues in the lakes area, water levels continue to rise and other items have kept Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District Manager Steve Hughes and his staff, which highlighted our latest monthly conversation.  Hughes did speak about 2020 and how it was…
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March 22, 2021 0

Aitkin County Soial & Water Conservation District transitioning from Winter to Spring

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (3/4/21) (Aitkin, MN) — As spring temperatures continue with each day now into the month of March, the Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District Manager Steve Hughes returned for his monthly conversation with activity going to be increasing. Hughes talked about even with the winter weather, Forestry work in the…
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March 4, 2021 0

Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District update with Director Steve Hughes

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (12/28/20) (Aitkin, MN) — Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District Director Steve Hughes wrapped up 2020 with a look at Water Quality and how it will be affected going into the New Year. Hughes first informed us about how Soil & Water Conservation Districts came to be, especially in Aitkin…
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December 28, 2020 0

Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District update with Steve Hughes

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (11/24/20) (Aitkin, MN) — Now that November is in the tail end and winter is in full swing, the Aitkin County Soil & Water Conservation District is starting to ramp back up activity in our latest update with Director Steve Hughes. Hughes brought the reports and hard numbers from this past…
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November 24, 2020 0