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September 18, 2012
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O' Dark Thirty blog: Preparing for hunting season
September 18, 2012 - 8:51am
September 13, 2012
House approves Boundary Waters land swap
September 13, 2012 - 9:09am
August 9, 2012
The beach at Robbins Island remains closed Wednesday. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Water quality issues lead to closing of Robbins Island swimming beach in WIllmar, Minn.
August 9, 2012 - 12:00am
July 28, 2012
Mercedes Schueler tends to Positive Vibes, her 23-year-old Arabian show horse. Vibes suffered an eye injury 10 years ago and completely lost his sight in May, by that hasn't kept Schueler from the show arena. The 10-year-old girl from Willmar has learned to communicate with Vibes by steering and leading him with her body and voice. Tribune photos by Ron Adams
Patience and compassion has enable 10-year-old Willmar, Minn., girl to keep her blind Arabian horse in competitions
July 28, 2012 - 12:00am
July 23, 2012
Jeanette and David Stottrup enrolled 60 acres in the Reinvest in Minnesota Riparian Buffer Easement program to protect water quality on Battle Creek and provide wildlife habitat on their land west of Litchfield. (Submitted photo)
Funds available to protect riparian lands in Minn.
July 23, 2012 - 12:00am
July 20, 2012
Requirements by law for boaters
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
Zebra mussels, an invasive species that continue to threaten Minnesota lakes, are pictured next a U.S. quarter in this undated photo. Tribune photo
Citizen discovers what is thought to be zebra mussel in Lake Minnewaska
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
July 13, 2012
DNR lengthens wolf hunt period
July 13, 2012 - 10:00am
July 12, 2012
This June 13, 2012, photo shows Asian carp jumping from the Illinois river as scientists aboard a research boat activates an electric current near Havana, Ill. Scientists at a network of field stations on the Mississippi and Illinois rivers are using electric currents to stun fish so they can be scooped up and examined. Researchers have been monitoring fish populations on the rivers for many years and now are looking for evidence that native species are being affected by the arrival of invasive Asian car...
Research remains murky on danger of Asian carp invasion
July 12, 2012 - 1:46am
July 7, 2012
Sibley Park Naturalist Melissa Mackedanz, from left, helps Ryan Thompson, 11, of New London, Reed Thompson, 13, of New London, and Jameson Block, 10, of Arizona, learn about paddling a canoe Friday during the Sibley State Park educational program "Paddle in the Park." Advance registration is required for this program that includes all equipment needed for the training. The next session is July 14 at the state park in rural New London. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
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.
June 18, 2012 - 12:00am
June 16, 2012
Increase in water-related fatalities so far this year in Minnesota attributed to warm weather earlier
June 16, 2012 - 12:00am
May 24, 2012
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May 24, 2012 - 8:33am
May 15, 2012
Fisheries biologist to talk about low head dam removal, fishing
May 15, 2012 - 12:00am
May 14, 2012
Earl Olson, left, and Roscoe Berg, both of Willmar fish from shore Sunday at the Ringo Lake fishing piers. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Reports abound of happy anglers in west central Minn.
May 14, 2012 - 12:00am