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Embrace "Smart Salting" (January 24, 2018)
The use of road salt has been getting a lot of air time these past few months. Why? Because it’s wreaking havoc on our natural environment. While salt can control ice and keep us safe during our winter travels, it doesn’t tend to stay where we put it. A...

Road Salt Feature: City of Plymouth (January 16, 2018)
The danger of ice and snow on roads and sidewalks is a fact of life in Minnesota, and salt and sand can help reduce ice and add traction. When that snow inevitably melts, however, most of that salt and sand flows directly into nearby waters. This...

Friday Feature: Freshwater Society (January 3, 2018)
Freshwater Society is a nonprofit that was founded in 1968 by Dick Gray, Hib Hill, and Dr. Richard Caldecott to promote the conservation, protection, and restoration of all freshwater resources and their surrounding watersheds. The organization is...

Water and Soil Conservation Sustain Dairy Farm (January 3, 2018)
For practically-minded farmer Wayne Kieffer and farmer sons Kevin and Tim, water and soil conservation are essential to the sustainability of their fifth-generation operation — the Kieffer Dairy Farm — on the “variable...

To move forward, we must remember the past (December 15, 2017)
This is the ninth and last in a series of columns about the history of the Minnehaha Creek watershed.As this is my last column commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD), I’d like to go all the...

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