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The trickle effect of triclosan

March 26, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

A lot of questionable decisions were made in the 1960s. Was introducing the antibacterial agent triclosan one of them?
The antimicrobial ingredient was first used decades ago in Dial soap and pesticides. It can now be found in personal care products, housewares, toys and Lake Winona in Alexandria. Continue Reading

A cleaner Winona?

September 28, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

A sparkling clean Lake Winona.
Is it possible?
Probably not and it would cost a lot of money just to try, according to a discussion that took place at an Alexandria City Council meeting Monday night. Continue Reading

Sewage in, clean water out

August 26, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

It’s a dirty job but someone has to do it. And the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District (ALASD) has been doing it treating and disposing sewage since October 1, 1977. Continue Reading