Tag: water

International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board

The International Joint Commission, through the Water Levels Committee (WLC) associated with the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board, works to secure to the people of Canada and the United States the most advantageous use of the waters of Rainy Lake and the Namakan Chain of Lakes for the combined purposes of navigation, sanitation, domestic…
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September 16, 2021 0

Farm and Field Show (9/9/21)

Bill Zurn – Callaway Area Producer Kyle Vig – Producer Near Fosston Matthew Kitchell – Ada Area Producer Randy Tufton – Norman County FSA Paul Engelstad – Producer Near Beltrami James Hardy – CHS Mahnomen General Manager Leif Bakken – Farm and Field Show News

September 9, 2021 0

Water Situation in Barnesville Returns to Normal with Boil Advisory Lifted and Water Tower Back Online

Barnesville, MN — Good news for Barnesville residents! The city lifted their boil water advisory on Monday afternoon after a weekend storm briefly shut down their water system. The boil water advisory was a precautionary measure that was issued after a lightning stroke caused a temporary loss of water pressure making the system susceptible for…
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August 31, 2021 0

City of Ada Bans Non-essential Outdoor Water Usage

Ada, MN — The City of Ada is stepping up their efforts to further conserve water during the ongoing drought. Previously the city had limited lawn watering to essentially every other day, but now is banning all non-essential outdoor water usage. City of Ada Public Works Director Brian Rasmusson says that includes lawn watering, filling…
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August 5, 2021 0

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