In this issue:

‘Our water is our diamond’

Mississippi River Basin Initiative feeds Chisago Chain of Lakes improvements

Lakeshore lawns: In Detroit Lakes, native plant restorations catch on

Boyer Lake: A sparkling success story

Benton County cover crop trial: Improving soil, clearing up lakes

Field work: Basin projected to save 110 tons of topsoil

St. Cloud’s $1.3M stormwater project affects city’s drinking water supply

Lake Ida: Clear, cold, in danger of degrading

Clean Water Funds let Stearns SWCD fix more out-of-compliance feedlots

Septic system inventory targets 25 phosphorus-sensitive lakes

Otter Tail River bank stabilization preserves farmland, pleases paddlers

North Fork Crow River clean-up stabilizes gullies, retains topsoil

Experimental nitrate treatment holds promise for water quality

‘The potential application is huge’

New twists on Twin Cities paddling route built to improve water quality

Engineered erosion: A fix on a Minnesota River tributary