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June 6, 2019
The Afton Passive House. Photo courtesy of Mike and Barb Morehead
Dream home: Afton couple brings energy-efficient housing trend to east metro
June 6, 2019 - 5:00am
April 29, 2019
Test your drinking water at free nitrate testing clinic
April 29, 2019 - 12:20pm
April 11, 2019
Editorial: Spring cleaning goes beyond the flood
April 11, 2019 - 12:56pm
April 8, 2019
Hastings spring cleanup day set for April 27
April 8, 2019 - 6:00am
August 10, 2018
Pollinator habitat near the Randolph substation. Submitted photo
Dakota Electric announces another pollinator planting
August 10, 2018 - 5:00am
April 18, 2018
Shred your documents safely
April 18, 2018 - 6:00am
April 16, 2018
State Reps. Paul Anderson of Starbuck, left, and Jeff Backer of Browns Valley talk before the Minnesota House debates a bill to require legislative approval for any nitrate use rules on Monday, April 16, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
GOP fights Dayton effort to restrict some fertilizer use
April 16, 2018 - 5:39pm
December 20, 2017
Court backs Goodhue County Board's decision to usher in new factory farm
December 20, 2017 - 3:47pm
April 2, 2016
Courtney Swanson and Mark Beer are pictured inside the paint room at Wayne’s Auto Body. They recently converted the shop to use all water-based paint to reduce the VOCs they produce. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)
Going green one paint job at a time
April 2, 2016 - 8:00am
December 30, 2015
Josh Prigge presents at a forum discussion at COP21 in Paris Dec. 7. He is the director of regenerative development at Fetzer Vineyards, which is leading the way in sustainable and regenerative agriculture. (Submitted photo)
Hastings native speaks at global sustainability conference
December 30, 2015 - 11:10am
August 16, 2013
Letter: County is fortunate to have such amazing parks
August 16, 2013 - 8:47am
July 3, 2013
Stakeholders gathered on North and Sturgeon lakes June 18 for a look at river conditions and to talk about projects in the works to address several issues. 
Star Gazette photos by Katrina Styx
Mending the Mississippi: River tour highlights plans for backwater restoration
July 3, 2013 - 10:05am
February 18, 2013
National Park Service seeks favorite river views
February 18, 2013 - 11:18am
February 8, 2013
Agreement approved to reduce nitrate in groundwater and surface water
February 8, 2013 - 8:56am
February 28, 2012
Amy and Andy Tix stand next to the rain garden they installed in 2010. Although dormant now, drought-resistant plants line the top edges where plants will get little water, while in the center where water pools, moisture-loving plants thrive. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)
Cultivating your blue thumb
February 28, 2012 - 12:37pm
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