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You can help improve the water quality in our lakes

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Have you ever heard the phrase “every curb is a shoreline”? It means our surface water runoff from rain, snow, sleet, or other precipitation will eventually drain to a lake. Often times, precipitation reaches our lakes by draining from our … Continue reading

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Groundwater

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There is Water Underground When you hear the term “groundwater,” what do you think? Perhaps you picture an underground lake in a cavern somewhere or possibly a subterranean river. Maybe you think of that glass of water you knocked over … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Traffic, Part 2

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The speed of traffic in our neighborhoods, where we and our families drive, walk and play, is a recurring topic of discussion, especially over the non-winter months when the roads are clear and neighbors and children are out walking or … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Traffic – Part 1

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The speed of traffic in our neighborhoods, where we and our families drive, walk and play, is a recurring topic of discussion over the non-winter months. It is certainly an issue that warrants consideration, and every situation is different in … Continue reading

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Frigid Weather in Maple Grove

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The DNR reports that the winter of 2013-2014 will be the coldest winter on record in 35 years. The average daily temperature this winter has been 9.7 degrees (F); only about 9 degrees below normal. My thoughts have been drifting … Continue reading

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