McRae Set to Lead Bemidji Boys Swim

After guiding the Bemidji Boys Swim Team in the section meet last year, Kristen McRae has been handed the reigns to lead the Lumberjacks. McRae swam in college at the University of Nebraska, and was an All-American for the Cornhuskers in 1988, which she and the team say will only...

Northwoods Adventure: Water Conservation

The fight against water pollution continues. Yesterday’s Rosenmeier Forum titled “The Future of Northern Minnesota Water” discussed how the current state of local watersheds are healthy, but stress the importance on maintaining and protecting the abundance of water in the...

Fifth Graders Learn Water Lesson

The Itasca Water Legacy Partnership has a theme: “Team Up For Clean Waters”. It’s a message they’re looking everywhere to spread, and elementary school kids are a way to get it out there. Find out more about the story here.

Sandpiper Pipeline Stirs Up Controversy in Bemidji

The Sandpiper Pipeline would pump millions of barrels of oil through Minnesota and provide over one thousand jobs, but it’s already stirring up major controversy before a single pipe has been places. A public hearing in Bemidji was an outlet today for supporters and...
Posted On Jan. 8 2015
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Fighting Fire Without Needing Hydrants

Fire hydrants. They’re an important tool to fight fires. In Pequot Lakes rural areas and cold winters make it challenging to be able to rely on fire hydrants all the times. But the few hydrants in our area are regularly checked and loaded. To keep them from freezing in the...

Let’s Go Fishing Program Gets Seniors Out On The Water

Fishing and boating is a common past-time that some Minnesotans take for granted, but the Let’s Go Fishing group is returning that outdoor experience to seniors. What started as a small program in 2004 has grown to provide free fishing and boating excursions for over 400...
Posted On Jun. 26 2014
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Grand Rapids Students Learn About Water Science at Summit

Water is one of the most valuable elements on earth. That’s why the Itasca Water Legacy Partnership held its 3rd Annual Youth Water Summit for 5th graders in Grand Rapids. We explain how the focus of the summit is not only on water science but also on the students. 360 students,...

Arsenic Found in Brainerd Drinking Water

  Several homeowners north of Brainerd have discovered high levels of arsenic in their drinking water.  The area includes homes along Ojibwa Road on Round and North Long Lakes.  Six wells have arsenic levels over the legal limit of 10 parts per billion.   Water experts...
Posted On Mar. 27 2014

Blackduck Faces Frozen Water Line Problem

  First Bemidji and now Blackduck.  Frozen water lines are starting to cause problems for some cities in Northern Minnesota, and it’s only the beginning. Employees at Moon Drug Variety Distributors in Blackduck were caught off guard when they found out they didn’t have...

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