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Trail to be resurfaced from Willmar to Spicer
Pianos on Parade comes to Willmar
Pearl Harbor victim from Minnesota has remains returned home
Franken rules out White House bid in 2020
Fox News crew 'watched in disbelief' as Montana's Greg Gianforte 'slammed' and 'punched' reporter
Prep Softball: Gjerde does Saints' heavy lifting
Local Roundup: Area tennis players advance to 6A semifinals
Vikings still don't know if Bridgewater will ever play in NFL again
Twins' Hughes may not miss many games
Former Minnesota high school hockey star, current Penguins veteran Cullen playing Game 7 like it's his last
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
David J. Peterson
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Five startling things Betsy Devos told (or wouldn't tell) Congress
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Dionne: The wider Trump scandal
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Commentary: The genius of Roger Ailes
August 9, 2012
Water quality issues lead to closing of Robbins Island swimming beach in WIllmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The Robbins Island swimming beach on Foot Lake remains closed after routine testing last week uncovered a high fecal count. Water...
August 9, 2012 - 12:00am
July 28, 2012
Patience and compassion has enable 10-year-old Willmar, Minn., girl to keep her blind Arabian horse in competitions
WILLMAR -- From a distance, the beautiful gray Arabian nuzzling his young owner looks just like any other horse -- and he is, except he's completely...
July 28, 2012 - 12:00am
July 23, 2012
Funds available to protect riparian lands in Minn.
LITCHFIELD -- Contracts on 60 percent of the land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program in Minnesota will expire in the next five years,...
July 23, 2012 - 12:00am
July 20, 2012
Citizen discovers what is thought to be zebra mussel in Lake Minnewaska
GLENWOOD -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is investigating a report that a zebra mussel was found in Lake Minnewaska in Pope...
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
Requirements by law for boaters
- Remove aquatic plants, zebra mussels and other prohibited species from boats, trailers and equipment before transporting from any water access. - Drain all water from bilge, livewell, motor, ballast tanks, and portable bait containers before leaving water accesses or shoreline...
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
July 13, 2012
DNR lengthens wolf hunt period
Minnesota's first regulated wolf hunt will be longer than earlier announced, with a late season ending Jan. 31 instead of Jan. 6, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials said Thursday. Among other changes announced Thursday, hunters and trappers must register the wolves...
July 13, 2012 - 10:00am
July 12, 2012
Research remains murky on danger of Asian carp invasion
HAVANA, Ill. -- As scientists aboard a research boat activate an electric current, the calm Illinois River transforms into a roiling, silvery...
July 12, 2012 - 1:46am
July 7, 2012
Paddling a canoe at Minn.'s Sibley State Park
July 7, 2012 - 12:00am
June 18, 2012
Comment sought on Chippewa River bank stabilization project near Watson, Minn.
WATSON -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is inviting public comments on its plans to stabilize and protect the banks of the Chippewa River Diversion approach channel near Watson. The channel has experienced substantial bank erosion due to high flows and ice...
June 18, 2012 - 12:00am
June 16, 2012
Increase in water-related fatalities so far this year in Minnesota attributed to warm weather earlier
WILLMAR -- More than two dozen people have died in water-related accidents this year in Minnesota, which is up from 14 at this time last year. Kim Elverum, coordinator of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Boat and Water Safety, said the increase is directly related to the...
June 16, 2012 - 12:00am
May 24, 2012
Family Energy FaceOff blog: Unplugged in the great outdoors
May 24, 2012 - 8:33am
May 15, 2012
Fisheries biologist to talk about low head dam removal, fishing
MONTEVIDEO -- Fisheries biologist Chris Domeier of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be the featured expert giving a presentation on the health of the fish in the Minnesota River at a special presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Montevideo/Chippewa County Public...
May 15, 2012 - 12:00am
May 14, 2012
Reports abound of happy anglers in west central Minn.
WILLMAR -- The consensus is west central Minnesota's 2012 fishing opener experience was an unqualified success. Even those few folks who didn't...
May 14, 2012 - 12:00am
April 30, 2012
Getting down to basics
April 30, 2012 - 12:00am
April 24, 2012
Increase in license fees closer for hunters, anglers but not yet law
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota hunters and anglers could get their wish to pay higher license fees, but some House Republicans must be convinced first. "I think it is doable," Rep. Denny McNamara said of getting enough votes from fellow representatives, but it will be a tough job. Supporters...
April 24, 2012 - 12:00am