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WATER QUALITY

“There are a few that exceed the standards by quite a bit, but up to 70% of the water in the body of some of [the lakes] are still within standards," one scientist who worked on the study said.
The City of Chamberlain's municipal water system serves 2,387 residents with approximately 330,000 gallons of water each day.
The court will consider what test courts should use to determine what constitutes "waters of the United States" under the landmark 1972 Clean Water Act, the answer to which determines whether the property is subject to oversight.
More than 80% of the watershed that makes up the headwaters of the Minnesota River fails to meet water quality standards.

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City Administrator says lake fund will provide more transparency
City of Hoffman hired a mechanical harvester to bale weeds on Elk Lake.
The Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program, which began in 2014, has certified 977 farms over 685,000 acres in the state.
Kara Nell is working on ways to eliminate nitrates from water
Mitchell leaders say watershed work has been gaining more support from farmers along Firesteel Creek
Friends of Firesteel is seeking to begin a $3 million fundraising campaign aimed at improving the water quality of Lake Mitchell through a future dredging project.

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To further advance the wetland project for Lake Mitchell, the city is seeking to take a deeper look at the behavior of Firesteel Creek through the guidance of a national water science firm.
A nonprofit organization backed with a mission to improve Lake Mitchell is beginning to take shape after the Lake Advisory Committee was recently disbanded.
There’s a new way to test for harmful bacteria and toxins looming in Lake Mitchell.

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